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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

Fall 2019

FALL 2019

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
08/29 Alex Gorbenko
University of Southern California
Legacy Events 3.202
Venture Capital Contracts
09/05 Ralph Boleslavsky
University of Miami
Legacy Events 3.202 Faking It
09/12 Narayana Kocherlakota
University of Rochester
Legacy Events 3.202 21st Century Macro
09/19 Itay Goldstein
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Legacy Events 3.202 Commodity Financialization and Information Transmission
09/26 Emanuele Colonnelli
Booth, University of Chicago
Legacy Events 3.202 Corruption and Firms
10/03 Andrea Prat
Columbia University
Legacy Events 3.202 Organizational Capital, Corporate Leadership, and Firm Dynamics
10/10 Matt Backus
Columbia University
Legacy Events 3.202 Common Ownership in America: 1980-2017
10/17 Margarita Tsoutsoura
Cornell University
Legacy Events 3.202
Partisan Professionals: Evidence from Credit Rating Analysts
10/24 Lars Lochstoer
University of California, Los Angeles
Legacy Events 3.202 Volatility Expectations and Returns
10/31 Sean Higgins
Kellogg, Northwestern University
Legacy Events 3.202 Financial Technology Adoption
11/07
Heski Bar Isaac
University of Toronto
Legacy Events 3.202 Outplacement, Training, and Recruitment: A model of adverse selection with general skills and match specific components.
11/14 Kilian Huber
Booth, University of Chicago
Legacy Events 3.202
 
11/21 Wenxin Du
Booth, University of Chicago
Legacy Events 3.202
 
12/05
Cami Kuhnen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Legacy Events 3.202
 

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