Marshall School of Business

Spring 2008    - completed
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 HOH-706
(Hoffman Hall) unless otherwise noted below. [Get map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Feb. 15 Ulrike Malmendier
  UC Berkeley
With a Little Help from My (Random) Friends:   Success and Failure in Post-Business School Entrepreneurship
(with Josh Lerner, Harvard)
  Feb. 22 Marco Ottaviani
Search Agency   abstract    (with Tracy Lewis, Duke).
This presenter requested that we not post his paper on the internet.  Please email a request to Terry Lichvar if you would like a PDF via email.
  Feb. 29          - - -  No seminar.     - - -
  Mar. 7 Sylvain Chassang
Building Routines: Learning, Cooperation and the Dynamics of Incomplete Relational Contracts HOH-706
  Mar. 14 Tracy Lewis
The Value of Information in Matching Markets   (with Li Hao, University of Toronto) HOH-706
  Mar. 21          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break!     - - -
  Mar. 28 Jon Levin
  Stanford Econ
Contract Pricing in Consumer Credit Markets   abstract    (with Liran Einav, Stanford Econ, and Mark Jenkins, Stanford Econ)   This presenter requested that we not post this paper on the internet.   Please email a request to Terry Lichvar if you would like a PDF via email. HOH-706
  Apr. 4          - - - USC/UCLA/UCI Finance Day at UCLA    Program   UCLA map
Papers:  RollOzbasZhengSubrahmanyamChen
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  Apr. 11 Heski Bar-Isaac
Information and Human Capital Management   (with Ian Jewitt, Nuffield College, Oxford, and Clare Leaver, The Queen’s College, Oxford) HOH-706
  Apr. 18 Nageeb Ali
  UC San Diego
Social Learning in Elections: Theory and Experiments
There are two papers for this seminar.
Information Aggregation in Standing and Ad Hoc Committees (with Jacob K. Goeree, CalTech, Navin Kartik, UCSD, and Thomas R. Palfrey, CalTech) and
Social Learning in Elections (with Navin Kartik, UCSD)
  Apr. 25 Ilan Guedj
  Univ of Texas, Austin
Director Networks and Firm Governance   (with Amir Barnea, University of Texas at Austin)   [Bård Harstad (Northwestern) will be rescheduled for Fall 2008] HOH-706
  May 2 Wei Li
  UC Riverside
Peddling Influence through Strategic Intermediaries
There are two papers for this seminar.
Peddling Influence through Intermediaries: Propaganda   and
Peddling Influence through Well Informed Intermediaries

Jed DeVaro  (Cornell) CANCELLED 3/27

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  Click on a presenter's name to go to their website, obtain a vita, etc. To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Heikki Rantakari at 213-740-8019 or For a paper hardcopy or free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or  Parking reservations require a minimum 24 hours advance notice!  
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