Marshall School of Business

Fall 2017
FBE Applied Economics Workshop

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department sponsors three seminar series each semester.
Applied Economics Workshop | Finance Seminar Series | Joint Macroeconomics Workshop
The joint SPPD/Marshall School Lusk Center for Real Estate also offers a Lusk Research Seminar series and the
FBE Dept. Center for Investment Studies has an occasional Distinguished Speaker Series.

Applied Economics Workshops are usually held on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in the Accounting Bldg (ACC),
room 205
unless otherwise noted below. We no longer provide hardcopies of the papers. If you want a printout, please
download and print the PDF file available by clicking on the paper title.
   Thank you.
[parking & seminar map (.pdf)]   [interactive USC campus m]ap

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Aug. 25
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  No seminar.
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  Sept. 1
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  No seminar.
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   Sept. 8 Emily Owens
  UC Irvine
Is Your Lawyer a Lemon? Incentives and Selection in the Public Provision of Criminal Defense
co-authors: Amanda Agan (Rutgers) and Matthew Freedman (UC Irvine)
  Sept. 15
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  No seminar.
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  Sept. 22 Brendan Daley
  Duke, Fuqua
Bargaining and News
co-author: Brett Green (UC Berkeley, Haas)
Dr. Titman's visit is being hosted by the Marshall Institute for Outlier Research in Business (iORB)
Distinguished Visiting Fellow program.
  Sept. 26


Sept. 29
Sheridan Titman
  Univ. of Texas at Austin,
  McCombs School
Tues. 9/26/17: seminar: 1:30pm, ACC-201.
A Dynamic Model of Characteristic-Based Return Predictability     co-author: Aydogan Alti (Univ. of Texas)
This is a FINANCE seminar presentation. It is aimed at faculty & PhD students.

Fri. 9/29/17: seminar: 1:30pm, JFF-LL125.
What Makes Cities Prosper and Their Real Estate Appreciate?    abstract     (sorry - no paper)
This is a PUBLIC seminar presentation.
EVERYONE is wecome!


  Sept. 29
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No Applied Econ seminar this week.
Please go to the Sheridan Titman workshop!
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  Oct. 6 Rebecca Diamond
The Geography of Poverty and Nutrition: Food Deserts and Food Choices Across the United States
co-authors: Hunt Allcott (NYU) and Jean-Pierre Dubé (Chicago, Booth)
  Oct. 13
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No Applied Econ seminar this week.
We are hosting an all day "Macro Day" conference from 9:15a-5:10p in JFF-236.
Conference website (program, papers, parking info, etc.)       Macro Day program PDF
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  Oct. 20 Molly Roberts
How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information
co-author: William Hobbs (Northeastern)
  Oct. 27 Marina Halac
  Columbia GSB
Commitment vs. Flexibility with Costly Verification
co-author: Pierre Yared (Columbia)
  Oct. 27
Program, papers,
links, etc.

pdf of program
The Lusk Center for Real Estate (a joint venture of the Marshall School and the Price School) is hosting the 2017 Rena Sivitanidou Annual Research Symposium from 8:30a-6:00p at the University Club Scriptorium.
Conference website (program, papers, links, etc.)       Program PDF

To attend, you MUST RSVP to Nina Tibayan ASAP at or 213-740-0969.    FACULTY and PhD STUDENTS from any College or University are welcome!
University Club
  Nov. 3 Marina Agranov
Commitment and (In)Efficiency: a Bargaining Experiment
co-author: Matt Elliott (Cambridge)             Supplemental Appendix
  Nov. 10 Navin Kartik
  Columbia Econ
Reputation Effects and Incumbency (Dis)Advantage
co-author: Richard Van Weelden (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
  Nov. 17 Claire Lim
The Political Economy of Medicaid: Ideology, Eligibility, and the Consequences of Cost-Saving Measures     abstract       paper
co-author: Jee Hun Choi (Cornell)
   Nov. 24
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  No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday.
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  Dec. 1
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  No AE seminar.
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 > Dec. 7-8
FOM Conference website

pdf of program
updated 11/29/17
The FBE Finance group is hosting the FOM Conference (Finance, Organizations, and Markets).   Organizers: Jerry Hoberg (USC FBE) and Oguz Ozbas (USC FBE)     If you've not yet registered and wish to attend, please email the coordinator for instructions!
Th: 11:45a-5:00p and dinner
Fri: 8a-3:30p
  Dec. 8
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  No AE seminar.
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  Dec. 15

LA Theory Day Conference      Organizers: João Ramos (USC FBE),
Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn (UCLA Econ), and Federico Echenique (Caltech)
If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we have an accurate count for lunch & dinner!
1:30 - 5:45pm

plus dinner

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.   To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Chad Kendall at 213-740-7804 or chadkend at marshall dot usc dot edu, or Dr. João Ramos at 213-821-9888 or antunesr at marshall dot usc dot edu.   For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or Parking reservations require minimum 3 hours advance notice!
University of Southern California    Finance and Business Economics Department    HOH-231, MC-1422
701 Exposition Blvd, Ste. 231    Los Angeles, CA 90089-1422   213-740-6515    213-740-6650 fax
fbe at usc dot edu

This page last modified: 12/4/17 by Terry Lichvar, USC FBE Dept.   ©2017 University of Southern California