Marshall School of Business

Spring 2009 - 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-506
(Hoffman Hall) unless otherwise noted below. 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. [Get map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
Faculty Recruiting Seminars
  Feb. 27          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Mar. 6 Christina Gathmann
How do Electoral Systems Affect Fiscal Policy? Evidence from State and Local Governments, 1890 to 2005  (with Patricia Funk, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) HOH-506
  Mar. 13 Antoinette Schoar
  MIT Sloan
Paper TBA  Seminar CANCELLED 3/5/09 - will be rescheduled for Fall 09
Joint with FBE Finance Seminar Series. Seminar time: 10:30am
  Mar. 20          - - - No seminar - Spring Break!     - - -
  Mar. 27 Richard Holden
  MIT Sloan
No Firm Is An Island: The Price Mechanism and the Institutional Structure of Production   (with Robert Gibbons [MIT], and Michael Powell [MIT]).    Per the presenter's request, we are only posting the abstract.   Copies of this paper will be available in BRI-308 once the full paper is received. Contact Terry Lichvar  to obtain a hardcopy via mail. My apologies, but the presenter has asked that we not distribute a PDF version. HOH-506
  Apr. 3 Andrea Matozzi
Social Learning inĘPolitical Games  This is a project based on more than one paper. The paper available to download is titled "Personal Influence": Social Context and Political Competition (with Andrea Galeotti, University of Essex) HOH-506
  Apr. 10          - - - No seminar currently scheduled.     - - -
  Apr. 17 Ricard Gil
  UC Santa Cruz
The Interplay of Formal, Informal and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Movies HOH-506
  Apr. 24 Nina Walton
  USC Gould School of Law
Gatekeepers and CEO Reputation HOH-506
  May 1
See the Program for links to presenter and discussant websites.
USC-UCLA Finance Day at USC          Program (pdf)
Papers:    Longstaff,   Tuzel,   Carlin,   Westerfield,   Grinblatt,   Matos
Finance Day campus map with parking directions (pdf)
Directions to USC Gate 3.        Full campus map (pdf).

For more information, contact Dr. Selale Tuzel, 213-740-9486 or

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Ricardo Alonso at 213-740-7804 or  For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or Parking reservations require at least 24 hours advance notice!
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3670 Trousdale Parkway, Ste. 308  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804 ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax  ·

This page last modified: 5/4/09 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.     ©2003-2009 University of Southern California