Paul D. Bailey

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Private equity critics claim that leveraged buyouts bring huge job losses and few gains in operating performance. To evaluate these claims, we construct and analyze a new dataset that covers US buyouts from 1980 to 2005. We track 3,200 target firms and their 150,000 establishments before and after acquisition, comparing to controls defined by industry,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To determine whether lesion to activation distance (LAD) on presurgical blood-oxygen-level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and degree of white matter involvement by primary or metastatic brain lesions predict perioperative motor and language deficits. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 76 patients with(More)
PURPOSE Many hospitals experience one or more retained surgical item events per year, with risk of patient morbidity and medicolegal consequences. We hypothesized that the confidence and performance of the radiologist would be enhanced by prior training in retained surgical item detection and by prior exposure to commonly employed surgical instruments and(More)
Woolverton for research assistance and Per Stromberg for data on the classification of private equity transactions. Francesca Cornelli, Per Stromberg, three anonymous referees, several practitioners, and numerous participants in conferences and research seminars provided many helpful comments. and the US Census Bureau provided generous financial support for(More)
  • Teresa C Fort, Dissertation Directed, John Haltiwanger, Nuno Limão, Teresa Clark Fort, Co-Chair Professor +14 others
  • 2012
It is increasingly common for firms to break up their production process across different regions and countries. While the existing literature credits improvements in communication technology with enabling fragmentation, there is practically no empirical evidence on the determinants of firms' sourcing strategies. In this disser-tation, I document the roles(More)
Grade Point Averages (GPAs) are widely used as a measure of college students' ability. Low GPAs can remove a students from eligibility for scholarships, and even continued enrollment at a university. However, GPAs are determined not only by student ability but also by the difficulty of the classes the students take. When class difficulty is correlated with(More)
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