Marshall School of Business

Fall 2012
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
  Sept. 7 Iwan Barankay
  U.Penn., Wharton
Rank Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Workplace Experiment
  Sept. 14
- - -
 No seminar.
  Sept. 21 Dina Mayzlin
  USC, Marshall
  Marketing Dept.
Promotional Reviews: An Empirical Investigation of Online Review Manipulation   (co-authors: Yaniv Dover, Dartmouth, and Judith Chevalier, Yale)
  Sept. 28 Odilon Câmara
  USC, Marshall FBE
Persuading Skeptics and Reaffirming Believers    abstract
(co-author: V. Ricardo Alonso, USC FBE)   This paper will NOT be posted. Please email the presenter to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.
  Oct. 5 Tymofiy Mylovanov
  U.Penn. Econ
Mechanism Design By An Informed Principal: The Quasi-Linear Private-Values Case   (co-author: Thomas Tröger, Univ. of Mannheim Econ Dept., Germany)
  Oct. 12 Yilmaz Kocer
  USC Econ
Endogenous Learning with Bounded Memory
  Oct. 19 Erik Snowberg
  Caltech Econ
Confidence and Overconfidence in Political Economy
(co-author: Pietro Ortoleva, Caltech)
  Oct. 26
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 No seminar.
  Nov. 2 Michael Powell
  Northwestern, Kellogg
Productivity and Credibility in Industry Equilibrium
  Nov. 9 Dhammika Dharmapala
  UIUC Law
Corporate Governance, Enforcement, and Firm Value: Evidence from India (co-author: Vikramaditya Khanna, Univ. of Michigan Law School)
  Nov. 16

23rd Annual Financial Economics and Accounting Conference  (CFEA)   conference website

This FREE conference will be held at USC beginning at 11:30am on Friday and ending at 6pm on Saturday. See   for details.


see program for details
   Nov. 23          - - -  No seminar - Thanksgiving Break.    - - -
  Nov. 30          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Dec. 7          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Dec. 14          - - -  No seminar currently scheduled.    - - -

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Odilon Cmara 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: 12/10/12 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.     2003-2012 University of Southern California