Marshall School of Business

Fall 2005
FBE Applied Economics Workshop

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

The Applied Economics Workshops are co-sponsored by the Center in Law, Economics and Organization (CLEO)

Applied Economics Workshops are held on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in HOH-601K
(Hoffman Hall) unless otherwise noted below. [Get map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Sep. 2 Heitor Almeida
  NYU, Stern
The Risk-Adjusted Cost of Financial Distress  (with Thomas Philippon, NYU, CEPR, and NBER)  joint seminar with FBE Finance Seminar, seminar: 1:30 pm JKP-104
sem: 1:30
  Sept. 9 Thomas Hubbard
  Northwestern, Kellogg
Learning About the Nature of Production from Equilibrium Assignment Patterns  (with Luis Garicano, University of Chicago, GSB) HOH-601K
  Sept. 16          - - -  No seminar currently scheduled.    - - -
  Sept. 23 John Matsusaka
  USC FBE, Marshall
Village versus Market Social Capital: An Approach to Development  (with Krishna Kumar) HOH-601K
  Sept. 30 Vikram Nanda
  Univ. of Arizona
Finance and Innovation:  The Case of Publicly Traded Firms  (with Julian Atanassov, Univ. of Michigan and Amit Seru, Univ. of Michigan) joint seminar with FBE Finance Seminar, seminar: 1:30 pm JKP-104
sem: 1:30
  Oct. 7          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Oct. 14          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Oct. 21 Heski Bar-Isaac
  NYU Economics
Teaching to the top and searching for superstars
(with Juan-José Ganuza, NYU Economics)
  Oct. 28 Andres Almazan
  Univ. of Texas
Attracting Attention: Cheap Managerial Talk and Costly Market Monitoring  (with Sanjay Banerji, University of Durham, and Adolfo de Motta, McGill University)  joint seminar with FBE Finance Seminar, seminar: 1:30 pm JKP-104
sem: 1:30
  Nov. 4 Jonathan Levin
Comparing Open and Sealed Bid Auctions: Theory and Evidence from Timber Auctions  (with Susan Athey, Stanford, and Enrique Seiray, Stanford) HOH-601K
  Nov. 11          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Nov. 18          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Nov. 25
- - -
 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break
   - - -
  Dec. 2 Antonio Merlo
  Univ of Penn Econ
Political Careers or Career Politicians?   (with Andrea Mattozzi, CalTech) HOH-601K
  Dec. 9          - - -  No seminar.    - - -

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  To meet with a particular visitor, contact Dr. Jan Zabojnik at 213-740-6497 or  For a paper hardcopy or parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or  Parking reservations require at least 24 hours advance notice!
University of Southern California  ·  Finance and Business Economics Department  ·  HOH-701, MC-1427
701 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 701  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-1427  ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax  ·

This page last modified: 12/7/2005 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.    ©2005 University of Southern California