Irina Stefanescu

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Principal Economist

20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20551

United States

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It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 19 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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401(k), pension plans, trustee, favoritism, mutual funds

It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 01/2013-002 - revised version August 2015
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 31 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2015
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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401(k), pension plans, trustee, favoritism, mutual funds

It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans

FEDS Working Paper No. 2014-96
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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401(k) pension plans, mutual funds, favoritism

It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(K) Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w18764
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 02 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2021
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Expanding the Limits of Merger Arbitrage

University of North Carolina Working Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Jun 2003
Eliezer M. Fich and Irina Stefanescu
Drexel University - Department of Finance and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Risk arbitrage, S&P 500 Index, Price Pressure Hypothesis

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How Do Pensions Affect Corporate Capital Structure Decisions?

The Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2012
Anil Shivdasani and Irina Stefanescu
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Pension Plans, Debt, Capital Structure, Marginal Tax Rates

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Mutual Fund Revenue Sharing in 401(k) Plans

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 31 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 14 May 2021
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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401(k) plans, retirement, providers, revenue sharing, mutual funds

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Cost Shifting and the Freezing of Corporate Pension Plans

FEDS Working Paper No. 2013-82
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Nov 2013
Joshua D. Rauh, Irina Stefanescu and Stephen P. Zeldes
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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defined benefit plans, pension freezes, pension cost, labor cost, firm value, benefit accruals

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Financial Misrepresentation and its Impact on Rivals

Forthcoming, Financial Management
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 12 May 2014
Eitan Goldman, Irina Stefanescu and Urs Peyer
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and INSEAD - Finance
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Fraud, iearnings manipulation, industry competition

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Why are Firms in the United States Abandoning Defined Benefit Plans?

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
Joshua D. Rauh and Irina Stefanescu
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Benefit Accruals, Cost Savings, Defined Benefit Plan, Pension Conversion, Pension Freeze

Cost Saving and the Freezing of Corporate Pension Plans

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-4, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-4
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
Joshua D. Rauh, Irina Stefanescu and Stephen P. Zeldes
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Pensions, Pension freezes, Pension cost, Retirement, Labor compensation, Firm value

Cost Saving and the Freezing of Corporate Pension Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w27251
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2021
Joshua D. Rauh, Irina Stefanescu and Stephen P. Zeldes
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Out of Sight No More? The Effect of Fee Disclosures on 401(k) Investment Allocations

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), 2021, Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 19-6
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 26 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2021
Tulane University, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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401(k) pension plans, Disclosure, Expense ratio, Financial regulation, Mutual funds, Pensions, Performance

Out of Sight No More? The Effect of Fee Disclosures on 401(K) Investment Allocations

FEDS Working Paper No. 2020-78
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 28 Sep 2020
Tulane University, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Out of Sight No More? The Effect of Fee Disclosures on 401(k) Investment Allocations

NBER Working Paper No. w27573
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2020
Tulane University, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Pay Me Now (and Later): Pension Benefit Manipulation before Plan Freezes and Executive Retirement

Best Paper Award - Melbourne Business School, 2016 Financial Institutions, Regulation & Corporate Governance (FIRCG) Conference, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Netspar Discussion Paper No. 12/2014-096 - revised version October 2016, Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 16-24
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2016
Irina Stefanescu, Yupeng Wang, Kangzhen Xie and Jun Yang
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
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Corporate governance; Executive annual bonuses; Defined benefit pension plans; Pension freezes; Executive retirement

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The 'Real' Value of Conflicted Analyst Coverage

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 18 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
Stacey E. Jacobsen, Irina Stefanescu and Xiaoyun Yu
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Finance Department, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Indiana University Kelley School of Business
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Conflicts of interest, sell-side research, Global Research Settlement, analyst coverage incentives, loss of analyst coverage, information asymmetry.

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Pay Me Now (and Later): Bonus Boosts Before Pension Freezes and Executive Departures

Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 15-5
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2015
Irina Stefanescu, Kangzhen Xie and Jun Yang
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
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Defined benefit pension plans; SERP; Pension freeze; Executive bonuses

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It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(K) Plans

FEDS Working Paper No. 2014-96
Posted: 15 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
Veronika Krepely Pool, Clemens Sialm and Irina Stefanescu
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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State and Local Pension Funding in the Enhanced Financial Accounts

FEDS Notes No. 2016-02-05 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1700
Posted: 17 Mar 2016
Matthew Hoops, Paul A. Smith and Irina Stefanescu
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Saving for College and Section 529 Plans

FEDS Notes No. 2016-02-03 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1684
Posted: 17 Mar 2016
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Introducing Section 529 Plans into the U.S. Financial Accounts and Enhanced Financial Accounts

FEDS Notes No. 2015-12-18 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1673
Posted: 31 Oct 2015
Madeline McCullers and Irina Stefanescu
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Defined-Contribution Pension Plans for State and Local Government Employees in the Financial Accounts of the United States

FEDS Notes No. 2015-04-20 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1519
Posted: 22 Oct 2015
Matthew Hoops, Irina Stefanescu and Ivan Vidangos
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Introducing Actuarial Liabilities and Funding Status of Defined-Benefit Pensions in the U.S. Financial Accounts

FEDS Notes No. 2014-10-31-3 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0034
Posted: 16 Dec 2014
Irina Stefanescu and Ivan Vidangos
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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