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Seminar Speaker Series

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Overview

The Seminar Speaker Series invites leading academics to present their research at the McCombs School of Business. Seminars are Thursdays at 11:00 AM unless otherwise indicated. These seminars are open to faculty and Ph.D. students.

Speaker Series Archives

Spring 2019

SPRING 2019

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
02/26 Jason Donaldson
Washington University, St. Louis Legacy Events 3.202
Netting
03/07 Motohiro Yogo
Princeton University Legacy Events 3.202 The Fragility of Market Risk Insurance
03/14 Gary Gorton
Yale University
Legacy Events 3.202 Social Progress and Corporate Culture
03/28 Lukas Schmid Duke University Legacy Events 3.202 Risk-Adjusted Capital Allocation and Misallocation
04/04 Jules van Binsbergen University of Pennsylvania Legacy Events 3.202 Real Anomalies and Exactly Solved Economies with Heterogeneity
04/11 Alan Moreira University of Rochester Legacy Events 3.202 Liquidity Creation as Volatility Risk
04/18 Johannes Stroebel New York University Legacy Events 3.202 Peer Effects in Product Adoption
04/25 Andres Liberman New York University Legacy Events 3.202 The Equilibrium Effects of Information Deletion: Evidence from Consumer Credit Markets
05/02 Dimitri Vavanos London School of Economics Legacy Events 3.202 Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices
05/09 Andrea Eisfeldt University of California, Los Angeles Legacy Events 3.202 The Cross Section of MBS Returns

Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/20 Anthony DeFusco
Northwestern Kellogg Legacy Events 3.202 Regulating Household Leverage
9/27 Nadya Malenko
Boston College
Legacy Events 3.202 Deadlock on the Board
10/4 Matteo Benetton University of California, Berkeley Legacy Events 3.202 Leverage Regulation and Market Structure
10/25 Giorgia Piacentino Columbia Legacy Events 3.202 Conflicting Priorities: A Theory of Covenants and Collateral
11/1 Scott Nelson Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Legacy Events 3.202 Private Information and Price Regulation in the US Credit Card Market
11/8 Jonathan Berk Stanford University Legacy Events 3.202 Regulation of Charlatans in High-Skill Professions
11/15 Christopher Palmer MIT Sloan Legacy Events 3.202 The Capitalization of Consumer Financing into Durable Goods Prices
12/6 Philipp Schnabl NYU Stern Legacy Events 3.202 Banking on Deposits: Maturity Transformation without Interest Rate Risk

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
3/1 Arvind Krishnamurthy
Stanford University Big Bend Conference Room 2.564 Foreign Safe Asset Demand and the Dollar Exchange Rate
3/8 Christine Parlour
University of California, Berkeley
Big Bend Conference Room 2.564 Making Money: Commercial Banks, Liquidity Transformation and the Payment System
3/22 Gary Gorton Yale University CBA Events Room 3.304 Good Booms, Bad Booms
3/27 Pablo Kurlat Stanford University Legacy Events 3.202 The Social Value of Financial Expertise
4/5  Jeffrey Wurgler New York University Legacy Events 3.202

Financing Climate Change Solutions: The Pricing and Ownership of U.S. Green Bonds
4/12 Adriano Rampini Duke University Legacy Events 3.202
Financing Durable Assets
4/19  Saki Bigio University of California, Los Angeles Legacy Events 3.202
Optimal Debt-Maturity Management 
4/26 Daniel Paravisini London School of Economics Legacy Events 3.202
How Sensitive is Young Firm Investment to the Cost of Outside Equity? 
5/3 Kelly Shue Yale University Legacy Events 3.202
Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/7 Andrey Malenko
MIT Sloan

CBA Events Room 3.304

Asymmetric Information and Security Design under Knightian Uncertainty
9/14 Thomas Bates
Arizona State University Carey
CBA Events Room 3.304

Performance-Based Turnover on Corporate Boards
9/21 Hanno Lustig
Stanford
Legacy Room 3.202

Gravity in FX R-Squared: Understanding the Factor Structure in Exchange Rates
9/28 Effi Benmelech Northwestern Kellogg
Legacy Room 3.202

Debt, Information, and Illiquidity
10/5 Laurent Fresard Maryland Smith UTC 3.112
4 - 5:30pm
Ripple Effects of Noise on Corporate Investment
10/19 Ian Dew-Becker Northwestern Kellogg Legacy Room 3.202

Uncertainty shocks as second-moment news shocks
10/26 Sydney Ludvingson
NYU Stern

Legacy Room 3.202

Monetary Policy and Asset Valuation
11/2 Shai Bernstein
Stanford

Legacy Room 3.202

Does Economic Insecurity Affect Employee Innovation?
11/9 Christian Opp
Wharton
Legacy Room 3.202

Voluntary Disclosure in Bilateral Transactions
11/16 Eduardo Davila
NYU Stern
Legacy Room 3.202

House Price Beliefs and Mortgage Leverage Choice
11/30 Samuel Hanson
Harvard
Legacy Room 3.202

The Decline of Big-Bank Lending to Small Business: Dynamic Impacts on Local Credit and Labor Markets
12/7 Victoria Vanasco
Stanford
Legacy Room 3.202

Securitization, Ratings, and Credit Supply

Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
3/2 Andrea Buffa
Boston University Legacy Room 3.202

Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Benchmarking
3/9 Miriam Schwartz-Ziv
Michigan State University
Legacy Room 3.202

Blockholder Heterogeneity, Multiple Blocks,
and the Dance Between Blockholders
3/23 Zhiguo He
University of Chicago
Legacy Room 3.202

Leverage Dynamics without Commitment
3/30 Jessica Wachter
University of Pennsylvania-Wharton
Legacy Room 3.202

Risk, Unemployment, and the Stock Market: A Rare-Event-Based Explanation of Labor Market Volatility
4/6 Emmanuel Farhi
Harvard University
Legacy Room 3.202

A Model of the International Monetary System
4/13 Pietro Veronesi
University of Chicago
Legacy Room 3.202

Political Cycles and Stock Returns
4/20 David Hirshleifer
University of California, Irvine
Legacy Room 3.202

Visibility Bias in the Transmission of Consumption Norms and Undersaving

5/2 Juliane M. Beganau
Harvard University
Legacy Room 3.202

Firm Selection and Corporate Cash Holdings
5/4 David Thesmar
MIT Sloan
Legacy Room 3.202

Aggregating Estimates of Firm-level Capital Distortions
5/11 Alexander Ljungqvist
NYU Stern
Legacy Room 3.202

Busy Directors, Strategic Interaction, and Monitoring Synergies

Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/1 Amir Sufi University of Chicago Legacy Room 3.202 Household Debt and Business Cycles Worldwide

9/8 Maria Guadalupe INSEAD 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-Stern 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 School of Management 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 London School of Economics Legacy Room 3.202 Cursed Financial Innovation

10/27 Xiaoji Lin Ohio State University 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 University of Chicago
CANCELLED

11/17 Brian Melzer Kellogg School of Management Legacy Room 3.202 Accelerator or Brake? Cash for Clunkers, household Liquidity, and Aggregate Demand
12/1 Adi Sunderam Harvard Business School Legacy Room 3.202
The Cross Section of Bank Value

12/8 Philip Bond University of Washington Legacy Room 3.202 The Equilibrium Consequences of Indexing

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
2/11 Juhani Linnainmaa University of Chicago Legacy Room 3.202 The History of the Cross Section of Stock Returns

2/25 Michael Weisbach Ohio State University Legacy Room 3.202  

3/3 Toby Moskowitz University of Chicago CANCELLED  

3/11 Alp Simsek MIT Sloan GSB3.104 The Choice Channel of Financial Innovation
3/24 Bruce Carlin UCLA
Legacy Room 3.202 Financial Exaggeration and the Allocation of Capital

3/31 Tara Bhandari Securities and Exchange Commission Legacy Room 3.202 Public versus Private Provision of Governance: The Case of Proxy  Access
4/5 John Campbell   Harvard Business School
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