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Title: Changing Stock Market Response to Announcement of Job Loss: Evidence from 1970-1997
Authors: Farber, Henry
Hallock, Kevin
Keywords: job loss
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1999
Series/Report no.: Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 414
Abstract: We report preliminary results of an analysis of the reaction of stock prices to announcements of reductions in force (RIFs) using a large sample of such announcements during the 1970-1997 period collected from the Wall Street Journal index. We find some evidence that the stock market reaction to the announcement of RIFs has become less negative over this period. While a complete understanding of the underlying causes of this finding awaits further research, one possible interpretation is that, over the last three decades, RIF s designed to improve efiiciency have become more common relative to RIFs designed to cope with reductions in product demand.
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