Marshall School of Business

Spring 2011    - 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 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
  Jan-Feb Faculty Recruiting Seminars    - - -    - - -
  Feb. 25 Robert Tamura
  visiting Pepperdine)
Black and White Fertility, Differential Baby Booms: The Value of Civil Rights   (coauthors: Curtis Simon, Clemson, and Kevin M. Murphy, Chicago) HOH-706
  Mar. 4 Feng Zhu
  Marshall, USC
Ad Revenue and Content Commercialization: Evidence from Blogs   (coauthor: Monic Sun, Stanford University) HOH-706
  Mar. 11 Tracy Lewis
  Fuqua, Duke
Selective Disclosure of Public Information: Who Needs to Know?   (coauthors: Qi Chen, Duke, and Yun Zhang, George Washington Univ.) HOH-706
   Mar. 18          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 25 Catherine Thomas
Innovation and Foreign Ownership   (coauthors: Maria Guadalupe, Columbia, and Olga Kuzmina, Columbia) HOH-706
   Apr. 1          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Apr. 8 David Reiley
  Yahoo, Inc.
Does Retail Advertising Work? Measuring the Effects of Advertising on Sales via a Controlled Experiment on Yahoo! HOH-706
  Apr. 14
Uri Gneezy
  Rady, UC San Diego
Gender differences in preferences ACC-312
  Apr. 15 Marina Agranov
  Caltech Econ.
 Marina's seminar will be rescheduled for the Fall 2011 semester.
  Apr. 22

See the Program website for links to presenter and discussant websites.

USC-UCLA-UCI Finance Day at USC         Program (pdf)

Papers:   Santikian,   Eisfeldt,   Schwarz,   Gandhi and Lustig,   Wang,   M. Westerfield,   Tate and Yang, or Abstracts only

For more information, contact Dr. Carvalho 213-740-7677, Dr. Solomon 213-740-1057, or Dr. Stathopoulos 213-740-7628.

  9:00 am
  4:10 pm
  Apr. 29 Yasutora Watanabe
  Kellogg, Northwestern
Inferring Strategic Voting (co-author: Kei Kawai, Northwestern University)   SSRN Link HOH-706

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: 5/3/11 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.     2003-2011 University of Southern California