Omri Even-Tob

Omri Even-Tov

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Haas School of Business
Phone
(510) 642-0192
Research Expertise and Interest
capital markets research, agency costs of debt finance, mergers and acquisitions
Research Description

Omri Even-Tov is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Group. His research focuses on empirical capital markets and addresses issues related to the information content of earnings, corporate debt, corporate governance, information intermediaries, and mergers and acquisitions. His current research examines investor sentiment; the relation between stock prices and the cost of debt; information leakage prior to credit-rating changes; and the conflict of interest that exists between managers and shareholders over whether to accept acquisition offers

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April 15, 2020
Spencer Jakab
Wall Street analysts who share their first name with a company's CEO tend to make more accurate predictions about the company's earnings, a new study co-authored by assistant business professor Omri Even-Tov has found. According to this reporter, the study "shows that the effect seems to hold not only for any Tom, Dick or Harry but for any Sundar, Elon or Hubert. In fact, sharing a less common name makes the effect stronger. When there is a change in the occupant of the corner office then analysts' forecasts become less accurate." Professor Even-Tov theorizes that the phenomenon could be attributable to the warm disposition the CEOs may have toward their namesakes, inspiring them to offer more useful information.
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