Marshall School of Business

Fall 2011
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.

Applied Economics Workshops are held on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Hoffman Hall, Room 706.
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]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Aug. 26          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Sept. 2          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Sept. 9 Heski Bar-Isaac
  NYU Stern
Exclusionary Minimum Resale Price Maintenance    (co-author: John Asker, NYU Stern)   
  Sept. 16 Ernesto Dal Bó
  UC Berkeley Haas
“Do the Right Thing:” The Effects of Moral Suasion on Cooperation    (co-author: Pedro Dal Bó, Brown Univ.)
  Sept. 23 Richard Van Weelden
  Chicago Econ
Re-Election Through Division    (co-author: Massimo Morelli, Columbia)
  Sept. 30 Karen Bernhardt-Walther
  Ohio State
Teams, Hierarchies, Uncertainty, and Innovation
(NOTE: This is a LARGE 6.3MB file and may take a few minutes to download!)
  Oct. 7          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Oct. 7          - - - Macro Day   An all day conference with 6 paper presentations.
For more information:  Website,   Program (pdf),  or contact  J. Eberhard  213-740-6532
  Oct. 14          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Oct. 21 Chris Stanton
The Value of Bosses    Abstract   (co-authors: Edward Lazear, Stanford, and Kathryn Shaw, Stanford)    Per the presenter's request, we will NOT be posting a paper for this talk. Copies of the paper will be distributed at the seminar and are available via email. Contact the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF in advance, or stop by BRI-308 to pick up a hardcopy.
  Oct. 28 Marina Agranov
  Caltech Econ.
The Process of Choice in Guessing Games    (co-authors: Andrew Caplinz, NYU, and Chloe Tergiman, UBC)
  Nov. 4 Alessandro Bonatti
  MIT Sloan
Career Concerns with Coarse Information    (co-author: Johannes Hörner, Yale)   paper title changed - formerly titled: Career Patterns and Career Concerns    REVISED paper posted 11/1/11
  Nov. 11 John Matsusaka
  USC Marshall
Shareholder Empowerment: The Right to Approve and the Right to Propose    (co-author: Oguzhan Ozbas, USC FBE)
  Nov. 18          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Nov. 25          - - -
No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday
    - - -
  Dec. 2 Ricardo Alonso
  USC Marshall
Recruitment and Selection in Organizations     Abstract
Per the presenter's request, we will NOT be posting a paper for this talk.

Contact Dr. Alonso for more information.

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Odilon Câmara at 213-740-7658 or  For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
University of Southern California  ·  Finance and Business Economics Department  ·  BRI-308, MC-0804
3670 Trousdale Parkway, Ste. 308  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804  ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax  ·

This page last modified: 12/7/11 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.     (C)2003-2011 University of Southern California