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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. 

Legacy Room 3.202
Legacy Room 3.202

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

4/13 Pietro Veronesi
University of Chicago
Legacy Room 3.202

4/20 David Hirshleifer
University of California, Irvine
Legacy Room 3.202

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

5/4 David Thesmar
MIT Sloan
Legacy Room 3.202

5/11 Alexander Ljungqvist
NYU Stern
Legacy Room 3.202

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 
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

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

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

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/3 Stefano Giglio University of 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 Ohio State University 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 Stern 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 University of Michigan Legacy Room 3.202 Labor and Capital under Financing Frictions

10/29 Liu Yang University of Maryland Legacy Room 3.202 The Human Factor in Acquisitions

11/6 Brent Glover Carnegie Mellon University
GSB 2.120 Idiosyncratic Risk and the Manager

11/12 Jack Favilukis University of British Columbia
Legacy Room 3.202 The Elephant in the Room: the Impact of Labor

11/19 Stefan Nagel University of Michigan GSB 5.153 The Liquidity Premium of Near-Money Assets

12/3 Ralph Koijen London Business School GSB 5.153 An Equilibrium Model of Institutional Demand and Asset Prices
12/7 Stavros Panageas University of Chicago Legacy Room 3.202 What to Expect when Everyone is Expecting: Self-Fulfilling Expectations and Asset-Pricing Puzzles
12/10 Hengjie Ai  Minnesota Legacy Room 3.202 Uncertainty Aversion in Macro-Announcements

Spring 2015

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 CANCELLED
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

Fall 2014

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?

Spring 2014

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

Fall 2013

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

Spring 2013

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

Fall 2012

Date Speaker Affiliation Location Paper
9/13 Brayden           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

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     10:15 a.m.
Volatility, the Macroeconomy and Asset Prices    
12/7 John Hatfield
Stanford GSB 3.106                 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