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    • Do age and gender affect managers’ career progression? Evidence from the careers of movie directors. 

      Ravid, S. Abraham; Han, Shu (SSRN, 2021-02-04)
      This paper considers discrimination in the market for managerial positions by following the career paths of film directors. Film directors manage multi-million projects and are hired on a project by project basis. We ...
    • Effects of aging on gender differences in financial markets. 

      Shao, Ran; Wang, Na (Economics Bulletin, 2015-03-30)
      Gender differences in risk-taking and investment decisions have been widely documented in the financial markets. Utilizing trading information from individual investor brokerage accounts, this paper explores the effects ...
    • Generalized Coarse Matching. 

      Shao, Ran (Elsevier, 2016-11)
      This paper analyzes the problem of matching two heterogeneous populations, such as men and women. If the payoff from a match exhibits complementarities, it is well known that, absent any friction, positive assortative ...
    • How critical are critical reviews? The box office effects of film critics, star power, and budgets. 

      Ravid, S. Abraham; Basuroy, Suman; Chatterjee, Subimal (SAGE Publications, 2003-10)
      The authors investigate how critics affect the box office performance of films and how the effects may be moderated by stars and budgets. The authors examine the process through which critics affect box office revenue, ...
    • The impact of advertising content on movie revenues. 

      Ravid, S. Abraham; Rao, Vithala R.; Gretz, Richard T.; Chen, Jialie; Basuroy, Suman (Springer, 2017-03-11)
      We analyze the contents of print ads in the motion picture industry (e.g., number of reviews quoted in the ad, the presence of a top reviewer, size of the ad, star, director, etc.). We find that external validation (a ...
    • Innovation under ambiguity and risk. 

      Coiculescu, Gabriela; Izhakian, Yehuda (Yud); Ravid, S. Abraham (Baruch College Zicklin School of Business ; Social Science Research Network (SSRN), 2019-07-30)
      We explore the implications of ambiguity (Knightian uncertainty) and risk for innovation decisions through the lens of real options. Our hypotheses are supported by a real options model, and are based on a new risk- and ...
    • Is everybody an expert? An investigation into the impact of professional versus user reviews on movie revenues. 

      Ravid, S. Abraham; Basuroy, Samun; Gretz, Richard T.; Allen, B. J. (Springer Nature, 2020-03)
      This study is the first attempt to examine the effect of electronic word of mouth (user reviews) relative to expert reviews on moviegoing decisions. For the first time, we use time-varying data on expert reviews. We find ...
    • Large investors’ portfolio composition and firms value. 

      Ravid, S. Abraham; Sekerci, Naciye (2020-04)
      We analyze new Swedish data on the portfolio holdings of large blockholders and find that firm value increases with the weight of a stock in a large blockholder's portfolio. In our sample, this weight may be greater than ...
    • Optimal Allocation of an Indivisible Good. 

      Shao, Ran; Zhou, Lin (Elsevier, 2016-11)
      In this paper, we consider the problem of allocating an indivisible good efficiently between two agents with monetary transfers. We focus on allocation mechanisms that are dominant-strategy incentive compatible when agents' ...
    • Star Turnover and the Value of Human Capital—Evidence from Broadway Shows.Management Science. 

      Ravid, S. Abraham; Han, Shu (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS, 2020-02)
      Theater shows routinely turn over actors in lead roles. Otherwise, the show stays the same, including the director, the script, other actors and, the physical theater environment. Even the lines performed do not change the ...
    • Trade credit, quality guarantees, and product marketability. 

      Ravid, S. Abraham; Long, Michael; Malitz, Illeen B. (Wiley [Commercial Publisher] ; Financial Management Association International [Associate Organisation], 1993-11)
      Although trade credit has long been an important source of financing for corporations, it is one of the least understood methods of doing business. One possible reason for misconceptions about trade credit is that it is ...
    • Voting and optimal provision of a public good. 

      Shao, Ran; Zhou, Lin (Elsevier, 2016-02)
      In this paper, we study the optimal provision of a costly public good using an average efficiency crite- rion. For every fixed cost, we identify a quota mechanism as the optimal mechanism among those that are dominant- ...