Finance Seminars

Fall 2014 / Spring 2015

Date Time Speaker/Event Topic
Friday Sep 12 8:00 AM - 4:40 PM
McNair Hall AFC
Lone Star Conference  
Friday Oct 10 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Zhiguo He
Chicago
Friday Oct 24 10:00 AM
Room: 216
Hank Bessembinder
Utah
 
Friday Oct 31 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Kelly Shue
Chicago
 
Friday Nov 14 10:00 AM
Room: 216
Richard Lowery
UT Austin
 
Friday Nov 21 10:00 AM
Room: 318
3rd Year PhD Student Presentations  
Friday Dec 5 10:00 AM
Room: 216 
Sam Hanson
Harvard
 
Monday Dec 8 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Roni Michaely
Cornell
 

Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Oct 4 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Kent Daniel
Columbia
 
Friday Oct 11 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Juhani Linnainmaa
Chicago
Friday Nov 1 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Leonid Kogan
MIT
 
Friday Nov 15 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Nancy Wallace
Berkeley
 
Friday Nov 22 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Robert Stambaugh
Wharton
 
Friday Dec 6 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Wei Jiang
Columbia
 
Friday Feb 7 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Gerard Hoberg
Maryland
 
Friday Feb 28 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Yaniv Grinstein
Cornell
 
Friday Mar 7 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Robert Korajczyk
Northwestern
 
Friday Mar 14 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
David Yermack
NYU
 
Friday Mar 21 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Phil Strahan
Boston College
 
Friday Mar 28 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Gustavo Manso
Berkeley
 
Friday Apr 4 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Dirk Jenter
Stanford
 

Fall 2012 / Spring 2013

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Oct 5 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Francisco Perez-Gonzales
Stanford
 
Friday Oct 12 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Pedro Matos
University of Virginia
Friday Nov 2 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Lukas Schmid
Duke  
 
Friday Nov 9 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Paul Povel
University of Houston
 
Friday Nov 16 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Itay Goldstein
Wharton  
 
Friday Nov 30 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Robert Dittmar
University of Michigan
 
Friday Dec 7 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Rick Green
Carnegie Mellon
 
Friday Feb 1 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Dave Denis
University of Pittsburgh
 
Friday Mar 8 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Jonathan Lewellen
Dartmouth
 
Friday Mar 15 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Stephan Siegel
University of Washington
 
Friday Mar 29 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
David Sraer
Princeton
 
Friday Apr 5 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Amit Seru
University of Chicago
 
Friday Apr 12 10:00 AM
Room: 316 
Kumar Venkataraman
Southern Methodist University
 

Fall 2011 / Spring 2012

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Sep 2 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Nicolae Garleanu
UC Berkeley  
Dynamic Trading with Predictable Returns and Transaction Costs  
Friday Sep 16 10:00 AM
Room: 214
Arthur Korteweg
Stanford  
Estimating Loan-to-Value and Foreclosure Behavior
Friday Sep 23 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Ivo Welch
UCLA  
A Critique of Recent Quantitative and Deep-Structure Modeling in Capital Structure Research and Beyond
Friday Oct 7 10:00 AM
Room: 314
Tomasz Piskorski
Columbia  
Mortgage Modification and Strategic Behavior:Evidence from a Legal Settlement with Countrywide
Friday Nov 4 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Tyler Shumway
Michigan  
Peer Effects In Economic Attitudes
Friday Nov 11 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Tim Loughran
Notre Dame  
Measuring Readability in Financial Disclosures
Friday Dec 9 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Ralph Koijen
Chicago  
Equity Yields
Friday Mar 2 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Jeff Pontiff
Boston College  
Does Academic Research Destroy Stock Return Predictability?
Friday Mar 9 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Lauren Cohen
Harvard  
Misvaluing Innovation
Friday Mar 23 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Alexander Ljungqvist
NYU  
Shaping Liquidity: On the Causal Effects of Voluntary Disclosure
Friday Mar 30 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Martijn Cremers
Yale  
 
Friday Apr 20 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Ross Levine
Brown  
Cancelled  
Friday Apr 27 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Francisco Perez-Gonzalez
Stanford  
 
TBD TBD Jay Hartzell
UT Austin  
 

Fall 2010 / Spring 2011

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Sep 3 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Lu Zhang
 
The Value Spread: A Puzzle  
Friday Sep 10 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Paola Sapienza
 
The Determinants of Attitudes towards Strategic Default on Mortgages  
Friday Oct 8 10:00 AM
Room 116
Todd Milbourn
 
The Optimal Duration of Executive Compensation: Theory and Evidence  
Friday Oct 29 1:00 PM
Room 317
Chris Malloy
 
Friends in high places  
Friday Nov 5 10:00 AM
Room: 316
Dana Kiku
 
Growth to Value: Option Exercise and the Cross Section of Equity Returns
Friday Nov 12 10:00 AM
Room: 317
Charlie Hadlock
 
Managers Who Lack Style: Evidence from Exogenous CEO Changes  
Friday Dec 3 TBA Frank Diebold
 
 
Friday Feb 4 TBA Vijay Yerramilli  
Friday Mar 11 TBA Pietro Veronesi
 
 
Friday Mar 25 TBA Ivo Welch  
Thursday Apr 14 TBA Rich Matthews  
Monday Apr 18 TBA Viral Acharya  

Fall 2009 / Spring 2010

Date Time Speaker Topic
Tuesday Sep 22 10:00 AM Room 317 Narayan Naik
LBS  
Do hedge funds manage their reported returns?  
Friday Oct 9 10:00 AM Room 317 Mark Leary
Cornell  
Do Firms' financing decisions affect one another?  
Friday Oct 30 10:00 AM Room 316 Shane Johnson
Texas A&M  
Managerial Incentive Horizons and the Quality of Firms’ Information Environments  
Friday Nov 6 10:00 AM Room 218 Nick Bollen
Vanderbilt  
Predicting Hedge Fund Fraud  
Friday Nov 13 Postponed to Spring 2010 Shmuel Baruch
Utah  
TBA 
Friday Nov 20 1:15 PM Room 316 Michael Johannes
Columbia  
Sequential learning, predictive regressions, and optimal portfolio returns (not available online)
Friday Dec 4 10:00 AM Bo Becker
Harvard  
Equity‐Debt holder Conflicts and Capital Structure
Friday Dec 11 10:00 AM: Room 316 Torben Andersen
Northwestern  
Dissecting the Pricing of Equity Index Volatility
Monday Mar 8 TBA Joel Peress
Insead
 
Friday Mar 12 TBA Murillo Campello
UIUC
 
Friday Mar 19 TBA Stefan Nagel
Stanford
 

Fall 2008 / Spring 2009

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Sep 26 10:00 AM
Room 317
Jiang Wang
MIT  
Liquidity of Corporate Bonds
Friday Oct 3 1:00 PM
Room 217
Kerry Back
Texas A&M  
Open Loop Equilibria and Perfect Competition in Option Exercise Games
Monday Oct 6 10:00 AM
Room 317
Kewei Hou
Ohio State  
Resurrecting the Size Effect: Firm Size, Profitability Shocks, and Expected Stock Returns
Thurs. Oct 23 10:00 AM
Room 316
Haitao Li
Michigan  
MCMC Estimation of Levy Jump Models Using Stock and Option Prices
Friday Oct 24 10:00 AM
Room 317
Natalia Piqueira
Univ. of Houston  
Marketwide Liquidity and Another Look at Liquidity Risk
Wed. Oct 29 1:00 PM
Room 317
Yaniv Grinstein
Cornell  
Perks and Excess: Evidence from the New Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules
Friday Oct 31 10:00 AM
Room 317
Jonathan Berk
Berkeley  
Human Capital, Bankruptcy and Capital Structure
Friday Nov 7 10:00 AM
Room 216
Robert Marquez
Arizona State  
Financial Contracting and the Specialization of Assets
Monday Nov 10   Simon Gervais
Duke  
 
Friday Nov 14 2:30 pm
Room 316
John Cochrane
Chicago
Decomposing the Yield Curve
Tues. Dec 2 4:00 PM
Room 317
Alex Butler
UT-Dallas  
Connected Companies’ Compensation
Wed. Dec 10 10:00 AM
Room 317
Jarrad Harford
Univ. of Washington  
Shareholder Cross-holdings and Their Effect on Acquisition Decisions
Friday Dec 12 10:00 AM
Room 359
Sudheer Chava
Texas A&M  
The Effect of Banking Crisis on Bank-Dependent Borrowers 
Friday Feb 6 1:30 PM
Room 317
Ekkehart Boehmer
Texas A&M  
Short selling and informational efficiency of prices 
Friday Feb 20   Alok Bhargava
University of Houston  
 
Friday March 6   Ulrike Malmendier
University of Berkeley  
 
Friday Mar 27 10:00 AM
Room 216
Marc Lipson
Univ. of Virginia  
What Explains the Asset Growth Effect in Stock Returns? 
Friday Apr 10 10:00 AM
Room 317
Rajnish Mehra
ASU  
Intermediated quantities and returns 
Friday Apr 24   Antoinette Schoar
MIT  
 

Fall 2007 / Spring 2008

Date Time Speaker Topic
Thurs. Sep 13 10:30 AM
Rm. 316
Ron Masulis
Vanderbilt
How do financial institutions affect the IPO underwriting process when they are venture investors?
Thurs. Sep 20 10:00 AM
Rm. 317
Adlai Fisher
UBC
Conditional Risk, Overconditioning, and the Performance
Tues. Sep 25 10:00 AM
Rm. 317
Jefferson Duarte
Washington
Why is PIN Priced?
Friday Oct 26 10:00 AM
Rm. 316
Tom George
UH
Securities Trading when Liquidity Providers are Informed
Tues. Nov 6 2:00 PM
Dean’s Conf. Room (210)
Peter Bossaerts
Cal Tech
 
Friday Nov 9 10:00 AM
Room 316
Amir Sufi
Chicago
The Composition and Priority of Corporate Debt: Evidence from Fallen Angels
Friday Nov 30 10:00 AM
Room 316
Alex Butler
UT-Dallas
Does Access to Finance Improve Productivity? Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Friday Dec 7 10:00 AM
Room 316
Milton Harris
Chicago
Control of Corporate Decisions: Shareholders vs. Management
Friday Mar 14 10:00 AM
Room 317
John Graham
Duke
The Cost of Debt
Friday Apr 4 Cancelled Erik Lie
Iowa
Cancelled
Thurs. Apr 10 10:00 AM
Room 317
Paul Tetlock
Yale
All the News That‘s Fit to Reprint: Do Investors React to Stale Information?
Friday Apr 18 10:00 AM
Room 317
Amit Goyal
Emory
Cross-Section of Option Returns and Volatility

Fall 2006 / Spring 2007

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Sep 8 10:00 AM
Dean’s Conf. Room (210)
Michael Roberts
Wharton
Dividend Smoothing, Agency Costs, and Information Asymmetry: Lessons  
Friday Sep 29 10:00 AM
Room 217
Andrew Ang
Columbia University
Risk, Return, and Dividends 
Friday Oct 20 10:00 AM
Room 316
David Robinson
Duke University
Market Structure, Internal Capital Markets, and the Boundaries of the Firm
Friday Oct 27 10:00 AM
Room 217
Peter DeMarzo
Stanford
Optimal Security Design and Dynamic Capital Structure in a Continuous-Time Agency Model 
Friday Nov 10 1:00 PM
Room 216
Michael Lemmon
University of Utah
Board Classification and Managerial Entrenchment: Evidence from the Market for Corporate Control 
Friday Dec 8 10:00 AM
Room 317
Jennifer Conrad
University of North Carolina
Basis Assets 
Thurs. Jan 18 10:00 AM
Room 217
Utpal Bhattacharya
Indiana
When No Law is Better than a Good Law 
Friday Jan 26 10:00 AM
Room 217
Mitchell Petersen
Northwestern
Estimating Standard Errors in Finance Panel Data Sets: Comparing Approaches 
Friday Feb 23 10:00 AM
Room 217
Andrea Eisfeldt
Northwestern
Leasing, Ability to Repossess, and Debt Capacity 
Friday Mar 23 10:00 AM
Room 316
Clara Vega
Rochester
Economic News and International Stock Market Co-movement 
Friday Mar 30 1:00 PM
Room 360
Rob Hansen
Tulane
On the information role of stock recommendations 
  Cancelled Jessica Wachter
Wharton
Cancelled

Fall 2005 / Spring 2006

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Sep 16 10:00 AM
Room 317
Wei Jiang
Columbia University
Costly Communication, Shareholder Activism, and Limits to Arbitrage 
Friday Oct 28 10:00 AM
Room 217
Asani Sarkar
NY Fed
Inter-Temporal Trade Clustering and Two-sided Markets 
Thurs. Nov 3 10:00 AM
Room 317
Gideon Saar
Cornell
Individual Investor Trading and Stock Returns 
Friday Nov 18 10:00 AM
Room 317
Peter Christoffersen
McGill Univeristy
An Empirical Comparison of Affine and Non-Affine Models for Equity Index Options
Friday Dec 2 2:00 PM
Room 217
Matthew Pritsker
FRB
A Fully-Rational Liquidity-Based Theory of IPO Underpricing and Underperformance
Friday Jan 27 10:00 AM
Room 217
Mike Chernov
Columbia University
No-Arbitrage Macroeconomic Determinants of the Yield Curve 
Friday Feb 3 10:00 AM
Room 317
Gordon Phillips
University of Maryland
Why Do Public Firms Issue Private and Public Securities?
Friday Mar 3 1:00 PM
Room 217
Avanidhar Subrahmanyam
UCLA
Liquidity and Market Efficiency 
Friday Mar 10 TBA Christopher Hennessy
UCB
TBA
Friday Apr 7 Cancelled Peter Demarzo
Stanford
Cancelled
Friday Apr 14 10:00 AM
Room 217
N. R. Prabhala
University of Maryland
Dividend Policy, Risk, and Catering
(Extra slides) 
TBA TBA Kenneth Kavajecz
Wisconsin
TBA

Fall 2004 / Spring 2005

Date Time Speaker Topic
Friday Sep 17 10:00 AM
Room 217
Michael Brandt
Duke University
The Effect of Macroeconomic News on Beliefs and Preferences: Evidence from the Options Market.
Friday Oct 15 10:00 AM
Room 316
Alex Butler
University of South Fla.
Corruption and Municipal Bonds.
Friday Nov 12 10:00 AM
Room 316
Pietro Veronesi
University of Chicago
Was There a NASDAQ Bubble in the Late 1990s?
Friday Dec 10 10:00 AM
Room 316
Joel Hasbrouck
NYU
Technology and Liquidity Provision: The Blurring of Traditional Definitions 
Friday Feb 25 10:00 AM
Room 317
Peter Tufano
Harvard
The Costs and Benefits of Brokers in the Mutual Fund Industry 
Friday Feb 25 10:00 AM
Room 317
Vojislav Maximovich
Maryland
TBA
Friday Mar 11 10:00 AM
Room 317
Phil Strahan
Boston College
TBA
Friday Mar 25 10:00 AM
Room 317
Vasil Mihov
TCU
TBA
Friday Apr 8 10:00 AM
Room 317
Mark Seasholes
UC-Berkeley
TBA
Friday Apr 15 10:00 AM
Room 317
Yaniv Grinstein
Cornell
TBA
Friday Apr 29 10:00 AM
Room 317
Morris Davis
Federal Reserve Board
TBA
Friday May 13 10:00 AM
Room 317
Espen Eckbo
Dartmouth
TBA