Marshall School of Business

Spring 2004
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.
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
unless otherwise noted below. [Get map]

Rev   Date      Speaker           Title of Paper Room
  Feb. 6 Keith Crocker
  Penn State Univ. B School
Contracting with limited commitment: evidence from employment-based health insurance contracts (with John Moran, Syracuse Univ)  joint seminar with USC Management & Organization Dept. ACC-201
New Room!
seminar: 1:30 pm
  Feb. 13 Guofu Tan
  USC Economics Dept.
Bidding Rings and the Winner's Curse: The Case of Federal Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Auctions  (with Ken Hendricks and Robert Porter) HOH-601K
  Feb. 20 Stanley Winer
  UC Irvine
Searching for Keynes: An Essay on the Political Economy of Fiscal Policy, with Application to Canada, 1870-2000 (with J. Stephen Ferris) HOH-601K
  Feb. 27 Tano Santos
  Columbia Univ. B School
The Demand for Coordination  (with Wouter Dessein) HOH-601K
  Mar. 5          - - - No seminar. HOH-601K
  Mar. 12          - - - No seminar. HOH-601K
  Mar. 19          - - - Spring Break - No Seminar     - - -
  Mar. 26 Robert Gibbons
  MIT Sloan School
Contracting for Control [Presentation slides] & Appendix: Decision Rights, Payoff Rights, and Relationships in Firms, Contracts, and Other Governance Structures  (with George Baker and Kevin J. Murphy) HOH-601K
  Apr. 2 Francine Lafontaine
  Univ. of Michigan

Beyond Entry:  Examining McDonald's Expansion in International Markets    joint seminar with USC Management & Organization Dept.

New Room!
seminar: 1:30 pm
  Apr. 9 Isabelle Brocas
  USC Economics Dept.
Multi-agent contracts with positive externalities HOH-601K
  Apr. 16 Steve Tadelis
  Stanford Business School
Profit Sharing and the Role of Professional Partnerships
(with Jonathan Levin)
  Apr. 23 Juan Carrillo
  USC Economics Dept.
A Theory of Influence  (with Isabelle Brocas) HOH-601K
 > Apr. 30 Winand Emons
  Purdue University
Escalating Penalties for Repeat Offenders  and
Perjury versus Truth-Revelation: Quantity or Quality of Testimony

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: 5/7/04 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2004 University of Southern California