Topic:Financial Leverage, Information Quality, and Efficiency
Speaker:Lin Nan, Purdue University
Time:Wednesday, Oct 17th, 10:00-11:30 a.m
Place:Room K02, Guanghua Building 2
In this paper, we examine both information quality and financial leverage in a setting in which an entrepreneur is in need for external financing to undertake a project, and the entrepreneur’s effort input affects the outcome of the project. We find that when the financial leverage is in an intermediate range, overall efficiency may decrease in information quality, because higher information quality discourages the entrepreneur from working hard. We also find that overall efficiency is very sensitive to financial leverage if information quality is poor; while when information quality is higher, overall efficiency is less sensitive to leverage. Our results further indicate that when facing high uncertainty regarding leverage, the entrepreneur prefers high information quality.
Dr. Lin Nan joined Purdue University in 2012. She received her M.A. in Economics from West Virginia University and Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Florida. She has published inThe Accounting Review, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of Accounting and Economics and so on.
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