To allocate capital efficiently in a market-based economy, we need to understand the financing and investment decisions made by the management of companies in pursuit of corporate goals. This need has grown further in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 financial crisis that has had a colossal impact on global economy. Dr. Huseynov’s research focuses on the issues related to the factors impacting corporate decisions and their implications on financial markets. He has specifically studied the determinants of corporate tax avoidance, accounting manipulations, and capital structure decisions and their impact on corporate performance.
Currently, in one of his studies, Huseynov examines corporate tax avoidance behavior around the financial crisis. This research contributes to the debate on whether shareholders benefit from corporate tax avoidance and how financial crisis influences corporate policies. In a separate project, he examines the financing decisions of firms when they are investing in uncertain growth opportunities. Dr. Huseynov’s main goal is to learn why firms deviate from well-known theories of capital structure and issue the “wrong” securities. Answering this question will help us bridge the gap between different theories and practice. In an inter-disciplinary study, he investigates whether strong brand reputation can limit accounting manipulations which allows him to apply his research to the marketing discipline.
“Brand Equity, Earnings Management, and Financial Reporting Irregularities?” with Ismail, G., Jain, P.K., McInish, T.H., Review of Corporate Finance Studies, 2020, forthcoming
“Bank Earnings Management and Analysts Following: Evidence from Abnormal Loan Loss Provisions” with Hong, Y., Sardarli, S., and Zhang, W., Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2020, 55: 29-54
“Corporate Tax Avoidance and Mutual Fund Ownership” with Doellman, T., Nasser, T., and Sardarli, S., Accounting and Business Research, 2020, Vol, 50, No. 6, 608-635
“Corporate Governance, Tax Avoidance, and Financial Constraints,” with Bayar, O. and Sardarli, S., Financial Management, 2018, Vol 47, 651-677
“Corporate Financing and Target Following: New Tests and Evidence” with Chauhan G. S., Journal of Corporate Finance, 2018, Vol 48, 840-856
“Earnings Management and Analyst Following: A Simultaneous Equations Analysis,” with Hong, Y. and Zhang, W., Financial Management, 2014, Vol. 43, 355-390.
“Bank Credits and Non-Oil Economic Growth: Evidence from Azerbaijan,” with Hasanov, F., 2013,International Review of Economics and Finance, 2013, Vol. 27, 597-610.
“Tax Avoidance, Tax Management, and Corporate Social Responsibility,” with Klamm B., Journal of Corporate Finance, 2012, Vol. 18, 804–827.
"Does index addition affect corporate tax avoidance?", with Sardarli S. and Zhang, W. 2017. Journal of Corporate Finance, 43, 241-259