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Scott Weisbenner

Professor of Finance and James F. Towey Faculty Fellow

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Articles in Journals

Brown, J. , Weisbenner, S. Forthcoming. Defined Contribution Plans as a Foundation for Retirement Security. Journal of Retirement

Brown, J. , Weisbenner, S. Forthcoming. Why Do Individuals Choose Defined Contribution Plans? Evidence from Participants in a Large Public Plan. Journal of Public Economics

Brown, J. , Dimmock, S., Kang, J., Weisbenner, S. 2014. How University Endowments Respond to Financial Market Shocks: Evidence and Implications. American Economic Review, 104: 931-962

Brown, J. , Weisbenner, S. 2013. The Distributional Effects of the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 12: 415-434

Almeida, H. , Campello, M., Laranjeira, B., Weisbenner, S. 2012. Corporate Debt Maturity and the Real Effects of the 2007 Credit Crisis. Critical Finance Review, 1: 3-58

Becker, B., Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2011. Local Dividend Clienteles. Journal of Finance, 66: 655-684

Brown, J. , Coile, C., Weisbenner, S. 2010. The Effect of Inheritance Receipt on Retirement Decisions. Review of Economics and Statistics, 92: 425-434

Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2009. Individual Investor Mutual-Fund Flows. Journal of Financial Economics, 92: 223-237

Brown, J. , Ivkovich, Z., Smith, P., Weisbenner, S. 2008. Neighbors Matter: Causal Community Effects and Stock Market Participation. Journal of Finance, 63: 1509-1531

Ivkovich, Z., Sialm, C., Weisbenner, S. 2008. Portfolio Concentration and the Performance of Individual Investors. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 43: 613-656

Brown, J. , Liang, N., Weisbenner, S. 2007. Individual Account Investment Options and Portfolio Choice: Behaviorial Lessons from 401 (k) Plans. Journal of Public Economics, 91: 1992-2013

Brown, J. , Liang, N., Weisbenner, S. 2007. Executive Financial Incentives and Payout Policy: Evidence from the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut. Journal of Finance, 62: 1935-1965

Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2007. Information Diffusion Effects in Individual Investors' Common Stock Purchases: Covet Thy Neighbors' Investment Choices. Review of Financial Studies, 20: 1327-1357

Brown, J. , Liang, N., Weisbenner, S. 2006. 401(k) Matching Contributions in Company Stock: Costs and Benefits for Firms and Workers. Journal of Public Economics, 90: 1315-1346

Ivkovich, Z., Poterba, J., Weisbenner, S. 2005. Tax-Motivated Trading by Individual Investors. The American Economic Review, 95: 1605-1630

Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2005. Local Does as Local Is: Information Content of the Geography of Individual Investors' Common Stock Investments. Journal of Finance, 60: 267-306

Weisbenner, S., Poterba, J. 2003. Inter-Asset Differences in Effective Estate Tax Burdens. The American Economic Review, 93: 360-365

Weisbenner, S. 2002. Do Pension Plans with Participant Investment Choice Teach Households to Hold More Equity? Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 1: 223-248

Weisbenner, S., Poterba, J. 2001. Capital Gains Tax Rules, Tax-Loss Trading, and Turn-of-the Year Returns. Journal of Finance, 56: 353-368

Chapters in Books

Brown, J. , Dimmock, S., Weisbenner, S. Forthcoming. The Supply and Demand for Charitable Donations to Higher Education.. In How the Great Recession Affected Higher Education

Brown, J. , Weisbenner, S. 2009. Who Chooses Defined Contribution Plans?. In Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey Liebman, and David Wise (Ed.), Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment, 131-161. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Brown, J. , Weisbenner, S. 2004. Intergenerational Transfers and Savings Behavior. In David A. Wise (Ed.), Perspectives on the Economics of Aging, 181-201. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Weisbenner, S., Poterba, J. 2001. The Distributional Burden of Taxing Estates and Unrealized Capital Gains at Death. In William G. Gale, James R. Hines, and Joel Slemrod (Ed.), Rethinking Estate and Gift Taxation, 422-449. Brookings Institution.

Working Papers

Brown, J. , Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2014. Empirical Determinants of Intertemporal Choice," Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Financial Economics

Dimmock, S., Gerken, W., Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2014. Capital Gains Lock-In and Governance Choices

Brown, J. , Pollet, J., Weisbenner, S. 2012. The Investment Behavior of State Pension Plans

Dimmock, S., Weisbenner, S. 2012. The Supply of and Demand for Charitable Donations to Higher Education

Weisbenner, S., Liang, N. 2001. Who Benefits from a Bull Market? An Analysis of Employee Stock Option Grants and Stock Prices

Weisbenner, S. 2000. Corporate Share Repurchases in the 1990s: What Role Do Stock Options Play?

Presentations

Weisbenner, S. 2005. Tax-Motivated Trading by Individual Investors, Wharton School, Philadelphia.

Weisbenner, S. 2005. Neighbors Matter: The Geography of Stock Market Participation, DePaul University/Chicago Fed, Chicago.

Weisbenner, S. 2005. 401(k) Matching Contributions in Company Stock--Costs and Benefits for Firms and Workers, American Economic Association Meetings, Philadelphia.

Brown, J. , Ivkovich, Z., Smith, P., Weisbenner, S. 2004. The Geography of Stock Market Participation: The Influence of Communities and Local Firms, Western Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2011, Vancouver.

Ivkovich, Z., Poterba, J., Weisbenner, S. 2004. Tax-Loss Trading by Individual Investors: New Evidence from Brokerage Accounts, American Economic Association Meetings, San Diego.

Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2003. Local Does as Local Is: Information Content of the Geography of Individual Investors' Common Stock Investments, Western Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2011, Los Cabos.

Weisbenner, S. 2003. Inter-Asset Differences in Effective Estate Tax Burdens, American Economic Association Meetings, Washington.

Weisbenner, S. 2003. Investor Behavior and Purchase of Company Stock in 401(k) Plans - the Importance of Plan Design, American Finance Association Meetings, Washington.

Ivkovich, Z., Weisbenner, S. 2002. Local Does as Local Is: Information Content of the Geography of Individual Investors' Common Stock Investments, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Weisbenner, S. 2002. Corporate Share Repurchases in the 1990s: What Role Do Stock Options Play?, American Finance Association Meetings, Atlanta.

Weisbenner, S. 2002. Corporate Share Repurchases in the 1990s: What Role Do Stock Options Play?, National Forum on Corporate Finance, Austin.

Weisbenner, S. 2001. Is a Bird in Hand Worth More than a Bird in the Bush? Intergenerational Transfers and Savings Behavior, NBER Aging Conference, Carefree.

Weisbenner, S. 2001. Taxing Estate and Unrealized Capital Gains at Death, American Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans.

Weisbenner, S. 2000. Taxing Estates and Unrealized Capital Gains at Death, Brookings/University of Michigan's Office of Tax Policy Research, Washington.

Weisbenner, S. 1998. Capital Gains Tax Rules, Tax-Loss Trading, and Turn-of-the-Year Returns, American Finance Association Meetings, Chicago.

 

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