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Psychological evidence and casual intuition predict that sunny weather is associated with upbeat mood. This paper examines the relation between morning sunshine at a country's leading stock exchange and market index stock returns that day at 26 stock exchanges internationally from 1982-97. Sunshine is strongly significantly correlated with daily stock(More)
Institute, René Stulz and an anonymous referee for helpful comments and suggestions. Financial and other support from the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research and the Wharton Financial Institutions Center is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed are those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Goldman Sachs Asset(More)
The correlation between governance indices and abnormal returns documented for 1990–1999 subsequently disappeared. The correlation and its disappearance are both due to market participants' gradually learning to appreciate the difference between good-governance and poor-governance firms. Consistent with learning, the correlation's disappearance was(More)
The effects of mass transfer of a sick geriatric population of war veterans were evaluated to determine the resultant change in mortality. A comparison of mortality patterns by months during this interval made over a six-year period, centered around the month of the move, July 1971. Analysis of the mortality fluctuations in the 24-month interval surrounding(More)
Elderly patients in whom mental impairment is associated with organic brain damage (chronic brain syndrome) usually bear a higher mortality risk than do other sick geriatric patients, especially under the stress of relocation. When Ste. Anne's Hospital moved, the patients with chronic brain syndrome had the highest mortality rate during the following year.(More)
The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research is one of the oldest financial research centers in the country. It was founded in 1969 through a grant from Oppenheimer & Company in honor of its late partner, Rodney L. White. The Center receives support from its endowment and from annual contributions from its Members. The Center sponsors a wide range of(More)
The entire general medical unit of Ste. Anne's Hospital for disabled elderly veterans was moved into a new modern building on July 13, 1971. Roughly, about 350 patients were involved. In anticipation of the move, a program of preparation of the patients was organized to prevent if possible the dramatic increases in the mortality rate reported in some(More)
This exploratory study examined attitudes toward professional psychological services and help provider characteristics among 232 self-identified Italian and Greek American college students in 3 Northeast colleges. Regarding general attitudes toward psychological services in the Italian American sample, women had a greater recognition of personal need for(More)
Philippe' has raised an interesting point in regard to the randomness of daily mortality in hospitals. However, his charge, that Zweig and Csank2 had concluded only on the basis of their success in fitting a Poisson distribution to the mortality data from large hospitals that 'daily mortality may occur at random and independently.. .', is not in accord with(More)
The daily distributions of annual mortality for varying numbers of years between 1965 and 1975 were investigated in three geriatric hospitals and three general hospitals in the Montreal area. Nearly all the observed mortality distributions were found to mimic the classical Poisson distribution, with little departure. In two of the larger hospitals, the(More)