Marshall School of Business

Spring 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
unless otherwise noted below. [Get map]

Rev   Date      Speaker           Title of Paper Room
  Feb. 18            - - - No seminar.        - - -
  Feb. 25 Michael Riordan
Vertical Integration, Exclusive Dealing, and Ex Post Cartelization  (with Yongmin Chen, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder)


  Mar. 4 Hongbin Cai
  UCLA Econ.
Firm Reputation and Horizontal Integration  (with Ichiro Obara, UCLA Econ)


  Mar. 11 Fernando Zapatero
  USC FBE Dept.
Executive Stock Options as a Screening Mechanism  (with Abel Cadenillas, Univ. of Alberta, and Jaksa Cvitanic, USC Economics Dept.)   joint seminar with FBE Finance Workshop,  seminar: 1:30 pm

sem: 1:30 pm

  Mar. 18          - - - SPRING BREAK - No seminar.        - - -
  Mar. 25 Koleman Strumpf
  UNC Chapel Hill
The Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales: An Empirical Analysis
  (with Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Harvard Business School)
  Apr. 1 CIS Speaker
Edward C. Prescott

  Arizona State Univ.
"Rebuilding the Social Security Retirement System"
RSVP REQUIRED     Lunch will be served.  This event is free & open to the public.
Registration: 11:00 am, Lunch, Presentation, & Q&A: 11:30-1:15
Dr. Prescott is the 2004 Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences.
USC Town & Gown
  Apr. 1 Bentley MacLeod
Cancelled 3/15/05 - will be rescheduled for Fall 2005        - - -
  Apr. 8 Joel Watson
 UC San Diego Econ
Are There Too Many Entrepreneurs? A Model of Client-Based Entrepreneurship   (with James Rauch, UC San Diego Economics Dept.) HOH-601K
  Apr. 15            - - - No seminar.        - - -
  Apr. 22          - - - No seminar.        - - -
  Apr. 29 Oliver Hart
  Harvard Econ.
Agreeing Now to Agree Later: Contracts that Rule Out but do not Rule In   (with John Moore, Edinburgh Univ. and London School of Economics)
 joint seminar with FBE Finance Workshop, USC Economics Dept, and the USC Law School CLEO workshop.  Seminar time: 1:30 pm
Download Dr. Hart's presentation handout
sem: 1:30 pm
  May 6 Roman Inderst
Keeping the Board in the Dark:  CEO Compensation and Entrenchment
(with Holger Mueller, NYU Stern & CEPR)   joint seminar with FBE Finance Workshop,  seminar: 1:30 pm
sem: 1:30 pm

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: 5/16/2005 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.    ©2005 University of Southern California