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Stock price crash risk: review of the empirical literature

Ahsan Habib, Mostafa Monzur Hasan and Haiyan Jiang

Accounting and Finance, 2018, vol. 58, issue S1, 211-251

Abstract: We survey the burgeoning literature on the determinants and consequences of firm‐specific future stock price crash risk. We synthesise a vast body of literature on the determinants of crash risk, identify weaknesses, and offer future research opportunities. We categorise the determinants into: (i) financial reporting and corporate disclosures, (ii) managerial incentives and managerial characteristics, (iii) capital market transactions, (iv) corporate governance mechanisms, and (v) informal institutional mechanisms. Despite a large body of research into the determinants of crash risk, very little research attention has been directed towards understanding the consequences of stock price crash.

Date: 2018
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