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Seminar Speaker Series

The Seminar Speaker Series invites outside professors to speak at The McCombs School of Business to share their research. The seminars are typically held on Thursdays during the Fall and Spring semesters at 11:00 AM in the Legacy Events Room. They're open to faculty and Ph.D. students. Please check bac, as scheduled events may vary/change. 

Fall 2016 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/1 Amir Sufi Chicago Legacy Room 3.202  Household Debt and Business CyclesWorldwide
9/8 Maria Guadalupe INSTEAD Legacy Room 3.202  Price and Probability: Decomposing the Takeover Effects of Anti-Takeover Provisions
9/13 Marcin Kacperczyk * Imperial College UTC 3.134  Chasing Private Information
9/20 Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh * NYU Legacy Room 3.202
 Identifying the Benefits from Home Ownership: A Swedish Experiment
9/23 Viral Acharya **
NYU Stern
Legacy Room 3.202  Whatever it takes: The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy
9/29 Nick Barberis Yale SOM Legacy Room 3.202  Extrapolation and Bubbles
10/6 Antoinette Schoar MIT Sloan
Legacy Room 3.202
 Do Credit Card Companies Screen for Behavioral Biases?
10/14 Jonathan Parker ** MIT Sloan Legacy Room 3.202  Reported Preference vs. Revealed Preference: The propensity to spend tax rebates
10/20 Peter Kondor LSE Legacy Room 3.202  Cursed Financial Innovation
10/27 Xiaoji Lin OSU Legacy Room 3.202  The Finance-Uncertainty Multiplier
11/3 Enrique Sentana CEMFi Legacy Room 3.202
 Empirical Evaluation of Overspecified Asset Pricing Models
11/10 Tobias Moskowitz Chicago Legacy Room 3.202
11/17 Brian Melzer Kellog Legacy Room 3.202
12/1 Adi Sunderam HBS Legacy Room 3.202
12/8 Philip Bond UW Foster Legacy Room 3.202

 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar, **Indicates a Friday seminar

Spring 2016 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
2/11 Juhani.Linnainmaa Chicago Legacy Room 3.202 The History of the Cross Section of Stock Returns
2/25 Michael Weisbach OSU Legacy Room 3.202  do not post
3/3 Toby Moskowitz Chicago Legacy Room 3.202  cancelled seminar
3/11 Alp Simsek  ** MIT GSB 3.104  The Choice Channel of Financial Innovation
3/24 Bruce Carlin UCLA
Legacy Room 3.202  Financial Exaggeration and the (Mis)Allocation of Capital
3/31 Tara Bhandari SEC Legacy Room 3.202  Public versus Private Provision of Governance: The Case of Proxy Access
4/5 John Campbell  * Harvard
CBA 4.328  The Cross-Section of Household Preferences
4/14 Tomasz Piskorski Columbia Legacy Room 3.202  Mortgage Refinancing, Consumer Spending, and Competition: Evidence from the Home Affordable  Refinancing Program
4/21 Martijn Cremers Notre Dame Legacy Room 3.202  Staggered Boards and Long-Term Firm Value, Revisited
5/5 Harrison Hong Princeton
Legacy Room 3.202 Stock Market Coverage

 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar, **Indicates a Friday seminar

Fall 2015 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/3 Stefano Giglio Chicago Legacy Room 3.202 Excess Volatility: Beyond Discount Rates
9/10 Jonathan Berk Stanford
Legacy Room 3.202 Matching Capital and Labor
9/17 Itzhak Ben-David OSU Legacy Room 3.202 The Granular Nature of Large Institutional Investors
9/24 Barney Hartman-Glaser UCLA Legacy Room 3.202 Dynamic Agency and Real Options
9/29 Wei Jiang* Columbia
Legacy Room 3.202 Influencing Control: Jawboning in Risk Arbitrage
10/8 Holger Mueller NYU Legacy Room 3.202 Firm Leverage and Unemployment during the Great Recession
10/15 Joao Gomes Wharton
Legacy Room 3.202
Beyond Q: Investment without Asset Prices
10/22 Toni Whited Michigan Legacy Room 3.202 Labor and Capital under Financing Frictions
10/29 Liu Yang Maryland Legacy Room 3.202 The Human Factor in Acquisitions
11/6 Brent Glover** CMU
GSB 2.120 Idiosyncratic Risk and the Manager
11/12 Jack Favilukis UBC
Legacy Room 3.202 The Elephant in the Room: the Impact of Labor
11/19 Stefan Nagel Michigan GSB 5.153 The Liquidity Premium of Near-Money Assets
12/3 Ralph Koijen LBS GSB 5.153 An Equilibrium Model of Institutional Demand and Asset Prices
12/7 Stavros Panageas Chicago Legacy Room 3.202 What to Expect when Everyone is Expecting:
12/10 Hengjie Ai  Minnesota Legacy Room 3.202 Uncertainty Aversion in Macro-Announcements
 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar, **Indicates a Friday seminar

Spring 2015 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
2/12 Chris Parsons UCSD
Legacy Room 3.202 "Financial Conflicts of Interest in Medicine"
2/26 Renee Adams UNSW
Legacy Room 3.202 "Lehman Sisters"
3/5 Stuart Gillan U of Georgia
Legacy Room 3.202 "Incentives, Termination Payments, and CEO Contracting"
3/10 Thomas Philoppon * NYU
Legacy Room 3.202 "Runs versus Lemons: Information Disclosure and Fiscal Capacity"
3/26 Itai Ashlagi MIT
UTC 3.102 "Unbalanced Random Matching Markets: The Stark Effect of Competition"
3/31 Itzhak Ben-David * Ohio State Legacy Room 3.202 Rescheduled
4/6 Allaudeen Hameed ** NUS
Legacy Room 3.202

4/7 Shawn Cole Harvard Legacy Room 3.202 How Does Risk Management Influence Production Decisions?
4/16 Elroy Dimson LBS
Legacy Room 3.202 The Keynes Collection and Art Appraisal 
4/23 Itay Goldstein Wharton
Legacy Room 3.202 Do Asset Price Booms have Negative Real Effects? 
4/28 Josh Lerner * Harvard
Legacy Room 3.202 The Globalization of Angel Investments
5/5 David Solomon USC Legacy Room 3.202 Being Surprised by the Unsurprising: Earnings Seasonality and Stock Returns
 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar, **Indicates a Monday seminar

Fall 2014 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/4 Robin Greenwood Harvard Legacy Room 3.202  "Price Dynamics in Partially Segmented Capital Markets"
9/9 Manuel Adelino * Duke
Legacy Room 3.202  "Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation"
9/18 Saki Bigio Columbia
Legacy Room 3.202  "Banks, Liquidity Management, and Monetary Policy"
9/25 Wei Xiong Princeton
Legacy Room 3.202  "Credit Expansion and Neglected Crash Risk"
10/2 Laura Veldkamp NYU
Legacy Room 3.202  A Rational Theory of Mutual Funds' Attention Allocation
10/9 Martin Lettau UC Berkeley
Legacy Room 3.202  "Origins of Stock Market Fluctuations"
10/16 Frederico Belo Minnesota
Legacy Room 3.202  External Equity Financing Shocks, Financial Flows, and Asset Prices
10/23 Pierre-Olivier Weill UCLA
Green Room 4.350
 Heterogeneity in Decentralized Asset Markets
10/28 Tarun Ramadorai * Oxford Legacy Room 3.202  Home Away From Home? Safe-Haven Effects and London House Prices"
11/6 Thomas Philippon NYU
Legacy Room 3.202
11/13 David Matsa Northwestern
Legacy Room 3.202
11/20 Dirk Jenter Stanford
Legacy Room 3.202  
12/4 Alessandro Previtero Western, Ontario Legacy Room 3.202  Retail Financial Advice: Does One Size Fit All?
 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar

Spring 2014 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
2/27 Cosmin Ilut Duke
Legacy Room 3.202
Uncertainty shocks, asset supply and pricing over the business cycle
3/4 Ken Singleton     *
Legacy Room 3.202

3/20 Hui Chen
Legacy Room 3.202
Debt, Taxes, and Liquidity
3/27 Robert Whitelaw NYU-Stern
Legacy Room 3.202
Comovement and Momentum
Katharina Lewellen
Legacy Room 3.202
Internal Ownership Structures of U.S. Multinational Firms
Arvind Krisnamurthy
Legacy Room 3.202
Short-term Debt and Financial Crises: What we learn from U.S. Treasury Supply
Monika Piazzesi
Legacy Room 3.202
Banks' Risk Exposures
Albert Pete Kyle
Legacy Room 3.202

Market Microstructure Invariance: Theory and Empirical Tests 

 5/1  Jarrad Harford
 Washington Legacy Room 3.202
Corporate Financial Policies in Misvalued Credit Markets

 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar

Fall 2013 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/5 David Yermack NYU Legacy Room 3.202 Smokescreen: How managers behave when they have something to hide
9/10 George Constantinides  * Chicago GSB 5.142A  3:30 p.m.
Asset Pricing with Countercyclical Household Consumption Risk
9/19 Xavier Gabaix NYU GSB 2.120  9:30 a.m. International Liquidity and Exchange Rate Dynamics    
9/26 Nick Roussanov
Legacy Room 3.202 Houses as ATMs? Mortgage Refinancing and Macroeconomic Uncertainty 
10/3 David Scharfstein Harvard Legacy Room 3.202 Concentration in Mortgage Lending,Refinancing Activity, and Mortgage Rates
10/10 Monika Piazzesi Stanford CANCELLED Banks Risk Exposures   
10/15 Efraim Benmelech Kellogg CANCELLED The Agglomeration of Bankruptcy
10/22 Maju Puri  * Duke Legacy Room 3.202 Loan officer incentives and the limits of hard information
10/31 Tano Santos Columbia Legacy Room 3.202 Cream Skimming in Financial Markets & Distribution and Origination Incentives
11/5 Paul Tetlock  * Columbia Legacy Room 3.202 Retail Short Selling and Stock Prices
11/12 Mara Faccio  * Purdue CANCELLED CEO Gender, Corporate Risk-Taking, and the Efficiency of Capital Allocation
11/21 Gideon Saar Cornell CBA 3.202  10:30am Hidden Liquidity: Some new light on dark trading
12/5 Nick Bloom Stanford Legacy Room 3.202 Really Uncertain Business Cycles
12/12 Andrew Karolyi Cornell Legacy Room 3.202 Regulatory arbitrage and cross-border bank acquisitions

*Indicates a Tuesday seminar

Spring 2013 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
3/07 Lukas Schmidt Duke University Legacy Room 3.202 Fiscal Policy and the Distribution of Consumption Risk
3/21 Wayne Ferson USC Legacy Room 3.202 Performance Measurement with Market and Volatility Timing and Selectivity
 3/28 David Sraer Princeton Legacy Room 3.202 Speculative Betas
4/04 Lu Zhang Ohio State University Legacy Room 3.202 An Equilibrium Asset Pricing Model with Labor Market Search
4/11 Ivo Welch UCLA Legacy Room 3.202 "Disaster Risk and the Equity Premium" and "Long-Term Capital Budgeting"
4/16 Ilya Strebulaev* Stanford University Legacy Room 3.202 Investment Busts, Reputation, and the Temptation to Blend in with the Crowd
4/25 Ravi Bansai Duke University Legacy Room 3.202 Temperature, Aggregate Risk, and Expected Returns    
5/02 Matteo Maggiori Princeton/NYU Legacy Room 3.202 Conditional Risk Premia in Currency Markets and Other Asset Classes

 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar

Fall 2012 Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker  Affiliation Location   Paper
9/13 Braydyn Breon-Drish Stanford Legacy Room  3.202 Asymmetric Information in Financial Markets: Anything Goes
9/20 Murray Carlson UBC Legacy Room  3.202 Leverage and the Limits of Arbitrage Pricing
9/27 Bill Wilhelm University of VA UTC 4.132 Traders vs. Relationship Managers: Reputational Conflicts     
10/4 Christian Opp       Wharton UTC 4.132 Learning, Active Investors, and the Returns of Financially Distressed Firms
10/11 S. Vish Viswanathan Duke GSB 3.138 Financial Intermediary Capital        
 10/25 Paul Povel             University of Houston Legacy Room  3.202 Getting to Know Each Other: The Role of Toeholds in Acquisitions
11/1 Ulf Axelson London School of Economics Legacy Room  3.202 Wall Street occupations: An equilibrium theory of overpaid jobs
11/5 Joel Watson             UCSD GSB 3.106 Contractual Chains
11/9    Kent Daniel Columbia GSB 5.153 Momentum Crashes    
11/29 Hank Bessembinder Utah Legacy Room  3.202 Predatory or Sunshine Trading? Evidence from Crude Oil ETF Rolls
12/6 Ivan Shaliastovich Wharton Legacy Room 3.202 at 10:15 a.m.
Volatility, the Macroeconomy and Asset Prices    
 12/7     John Hatfield Stanford GSB 3.106 at 3:45 p.m. Promoting School Competition Through School Choice
 12/11 Michael Grubb  MIT Legacy Room  3.202 Cellular Service Demand: Biased Beliefs, Learning, and Bill Shock
 *Indicates a Tuesday seminar
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Legacy Room 3.202