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Anticipated versus Realized Benefits: Can Event Studies be Used to Predict the Impact of New Regulations?

  • Kara M. Reynolds

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    (Department of Economics, American University)

Economists often use event study methodology to evaluate the impact of new regulations on firms. This research investigates the degree to which event study methodology can provide useful information in this regard by studying how accurately markets predict the actual benefits associated with a new law.

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Paper provided by American University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2006-02.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2006
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Handle: RePEc:amu:wpaper:0206
Contact details of provider: Web page: http://www.american.edu/cas/economics/

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  1. Aileen J. Thompson, 1993. "The Anticipated Sectoral Adjustment to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement: An Event Study Analysis," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 26(2), pages 253-71, May.
  2. John J. Binder, 1985. "Measuring the Effects of Regulation with Stock Price Data," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 16(2), pages 167-183, Summer.
  3. Hartigan, James C & Kamma, Sreenivas & Perry, Philip R, 1989. "The Injury Determination Category and the Value of Relief from Dumping," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 71(1), pages 183-86, February.
  4. Reynolds, Kara M., 2006. "Subsidizing rent-seeking: Antidumping protection and the Byrd Amendment," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(2), pages 490-502, December.
  5. Benjamin Liebman & Kara M. Olson, 2004. "The Returns from Rent-Seeking: Campaign Contributions, Firm Subsidies, and the Byrd Amendment," International Trade 0408003, EconWPA.
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