FIN 423 Assignment #2

Individual assignment due at the beginning of class on Thursday, April 25, 2013


1.  (10 points)

Write a brief referee's report (PhD students) / reading response (MBA students) on the paper "Can managers time the market? Evidence using repurchase price data" by Amy Dittmar and Laura Field. Limit your answers to no more than three (3) double-spaced (11 point fonts or larger and 1" margins on all sides) pages. This is an individual assignment. If you collaborate, you risk failing the entire course.

PhD students should comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the theory and empirical tests discussed in the paper and make suggestions for how the paper could be improved.

MBA students should comment on the credibility of the analysis in the paper and the ramifications of it for practice, if any.


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