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When the Boss Comes to Town: The Effects of Headquarters' Visits on Facility-Level Misconduct
(American Accounting Association, 2020-11)
We study the effects of headquarters’ visits on facility-level misconduct. We use the staggered introduction of airline routes to identify exogenous travel-time reductions between headquarters and facilities and test whether ...
The Effect of Retaliation Costs on Employee Whistleblowing
(Elsevier BV, 2021-04)
We use large increases in unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to study the effects of expected retaliation costs on employee whistleblowing. Increases in UI benefits reduce the costs that arise from a job loss, one of the ...
Fraud Allegations and Government Contracting
This paper examines whether fraud allegations affect firms’ contracting with the government. Using a dataset of whistleblower allegations brought under the False Claims Act against firms accused of defrauding the government, ...
The Department of Justice as a Gatekeeper in Whistleblower-initiated Corporate Fraud Enforcement: Drivers and Consequences
(Elsevier BV, 2021-02)
We examine drivers and consequences of U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) oversight of whistleblower cases of corporate fraud against the government. We find that the DOJ is more likely to intervene in and conduct longer ...
The Political Influence of Voters’ Interests on SEC Enforcement
I examine whether political influence as a response to voters’ interest in employment levels is reflected in the enforcement actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). I find that large employers are less ...
When the Local Newspaper Leaves Town: The Effects of Local Newspaper Closures on Corporate Misconduct
(Elsevier BV, 2022-08)
We examine whether the local press is an effective monitor of corporate misconduct. Specifically, we study the effects of local newspaper closures on violations by local facilities of publicly listed firms. After a local ...