Volume 4

Issue 1

Summer 2006


Raj K. Kohli, SIndiana University of South Bend

Editorial Board:

Robert Balik, Western Michigan University
Monzurul Hoque, Saint Xavier University
Thomas Krueger, Texas A&M University,Kingsville
Kent P. Ragan, Southwest Missouri State University
Donald Swanton, Roosevelt University


Guest Editors:

Editor's Assistant:

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  • 2006 Summer: Volume 4, Issue 1
  • The Impact on a Firm's Stock Price of an Earnings Restatement to Adhere to Lease Accounting Standards - An Empirical Study

    • Jamshid Mehran ;
    • Robert Balik

    Closed End Fund Discounts as Sentiment Indices

    • Thomas Berry

    Forecast Dispersion Following ADR Listings: Does U.S. Trading Promote Herding?

    • Kent P. Ragan

    Country Betas and Potential Gains From Diversification in the European Union

    • G. N. Naidu

    The Performance of Insurance Initial Public Offerings

    • Raja Bouzouita ;
    • Arthur J. Young

    Introducing Arbitrage

    • Donald W. Swanton


    • Charles W. Johnston

    A Contingent-Claim Interpretation of Leases on Real Assets

    • Joseph Albert ;
    • Alfred Francfort ;
    • Hugh Hobson

    An Instructional Model of Bank Portfolio Credit Risk and Return

    • Rob Wolf ;
    • Tom Aiuppa

    On Market Price of Risk: A Global Evidence

    • Tarek Zaher ;
    • Eric Girard ;
    • Raj K. Kohli

    The Job and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act Tax Effects on Dividends

    • John Consler ;
    • Greg M. Lepak

    Determinants of Academic Performance in the Introductory Business Finance Course and a Test of the Models

    • Robert Howard ;
    • Alonzo Redmon

    Charting Changes in Saudi Arabian Insurance Industry

    • Ali Al-Elg ;
    • Monzurul Hoque

    Characteristics and Performance of U.S. Bond Funds in Index Investing

    • C. Edward Chang ;
    • George S. Swales, Jr. ;
    • John S. Bowdidge

    A Brief Look at the Dividend Paid in Petroleum Industry

    • Stephanie Lewis ;
    • Raj Kohli

    The Developing Retirement Crisis and a Recommendation to Include Real Estate Investment in Retirement Plans

    • Robert Howard ;
    • Alonzo Redmon

    The Real Tax Effect of IRA Distributions

    • William E. Maas ;
    • Kevin M. Bahr

    Stock Settlement and Clearance in the United States

    • Thomas M. Krueger

    Hedging Energy Price Risk Using Artificial Neural Networks

    • Hossein Najafi ;
    • Reza Rahgozar

    The Capital Structure of Firms with Negative EBIT - Applying the MM Propositions

    • K. Matthew Wong

    Volume 4, Issue 1 Reviewer List


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