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Overview

Initial public offerings (IPOs) play a crucial role in allocating resources in market economies. Because of the enormous importance of IPOs, an understanding of how IPOs work is fundamental to an understanding of financial markets generally. Of particular interest is the puzzling existence of high initial returns to equity IPOs in the United States and other free-market economies.
Audience: Designed for use by anyone wishing to perform further academic research in the area of IPOs and by those practitioners interested in IPOs as investment vehicles.
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Offers a brief overview of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US, followed by concise treatment of IPO's history, regulation, and process; summaries of academic articles' findings on IPO returns; theoretical models of IPOs; and a summary of the findings of various tests of theories of underpricing. Concentrates especially on the existence of high initial returns to equity IPOs in the US and other free-market economies. For those performing academic research in IPOs, and those interested in IPOs as investment vehicles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface. Writings summarized. 1. Initial public offerings: an introduction. 2. History, regulation, and process. 3. Empirical findings. 4. Theoretical models of IPOs. 5. Testing theories of underpricing. 6.Conclusion. Bibliography. Endnotes. Index.
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