A Comprehensive Study of the Reasons for Underpriced IPOs
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- Initial Public Offerings; Underpricing; Information Asymmetry; Machine Learning; Interest Rate
The paper reviews mainstream explanations of the underpricing of IPOs and aims to locate the most logical explanation among both existing literature and hypotheses to be corroborated. The author divides current literature into two groups, informational explanations and non-informational explanations. Informational explanations are further differentiated into three types; by characters of both parties in an asymmetric information situation, issuers vs. investors, underwriters vs. investors and investors vs. investors. For non-informational explanations, there is Legal Cost by Ibbotson and Takeover Defence by Booth and Chua. Among mentioned literature, the author identified strong evidence for the Winners Curse Model via the corroboration of a recent paper published in 2018, as well as the Bookbuilding Theory. Furthermore, the author concluded that there are scopes for future research in machine learning. It can be further studied that which features determine the quality of a firm and which model or what combinations of models can well explain the mispricing. Finally, the author hypothesized that overprinting of U.S. dollars can increase informed investments. According to the Winners Curse Model, IPOs have to be more underpriced to keep the uninformed investors stay.
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TY - CONF AU - Kelai Wang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/15 TI - A Comprehensive Study of the Reasons for Underpriced IPOs BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2213 EP - 2217 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.363 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211209.363 ID - Wang2021 ER -