Marshall School of Business

Spring 2014
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 usually held on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Hoffman Hall, room 706
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.   [Parking & seminar map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Jan. 17          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Jan. 24          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Jan. 30
Dario Cestau
  Carnegie Mellon
Political A liation and Risk of Default: Are Republicans or Democrats More Fiscally Responsible? HOH-706
  Jan. 31          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Feb. 5
Chad Kendall
  UBC Econ
Informational Losses in Rational Trading Panics
seminar 12:30p - 1:50p, ACC-205
   Feb. 7 Daniel Rogger
  UCL Econ
The Causes and Consequences of Political Interference in Bureaucratic Decision Making: Evidence from Nigeria
seminar 10:30a - 12:00p, JKP-210
  Feb. 14          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Feb. 21          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Feb. 26
Andrea Prat
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work   (co-authors: Oriana Bandiera, LSE, and Raffaella Sadun, Harvard)
joint with FBE Finance Seminar series.   Seminar: 3:30p, JKP-202

Andrea will also be presenting a joint FBE/Econ Dept. Theory workshop on MONDAY, Feb. 24. 4:00-5:30pm, in KAP-319. Paper title: "Managerial Attention and Worker Engagement" (co-author: Marina Halac, Columbia).
  Feb. 28          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Mar. 7 Gabriel Natividad
  NYU, Stern
Does More Information Lead to More Financing? Local Information Shocks and Bank Credit  (co-author: Mark Garmaise, UCLA)
joint with the MOR Dept.     Seminar: 1:30p, HOH-422
  Mar. 14 John Roberts
  Stanford GSB
Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment   (co-authors: Nicholas Bloom, Stanford, James Liang, Beijing Univ., and Zhichun Jenny Ying, Stanford)     Seminar: 10:30a, JKP-210 JKP-210
   Mar. 21          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 28 Francesco Trebbi
How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign   (co-authors: Chad Kendall, UBC, and Tommaso Nannicini, Bocconi University)   joint with FBE Finance Seminar series.
Seminar: 10:30a, JKP-112
  Apr. 4          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Apr. 11 Jin Li
  Northwestern, Kellogg
Managing Careers in Organizations    abstract    (co-authors: Rongzhu Ke, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, and Michhael Powell, Kellogg School, Northwestern).    Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper. HOH-706
  Apr. 18 Yanhui Wu
The Determinants of Media Bias in China    abstract    (co-authors: Bei Qin, Hong Kong University, and David Stromberg, University of Stockholm).    Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper. HOH-706
  Apr. 25          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  May 2 Willie Fuchs
  Berkeley, Haas
Optimal contracting and the organization of knowledge
(co-authors: Luis Garicano, LSE, and Luis Rayo, LSE)
  May 7
Bernard Yeung
  National Univ. of
State-controlled Banks and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy   (co-authors: Randall Morck, Univ. of Alberta, and M. Deniz Yavuz, Purdue)   FYI:  A second paper, “China's Pseudo-monetary Policy” is referenced by the presentation paper listed above.   joint with the MOR Dept.     Seminar: 1:30p, ACC-236 ACC-236
  May 9

See the Conference website for details.

USC-UCLA-UCI Finance Day at USC            Program (pdf) JKP-210

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.   To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Yanhui Wu 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!
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This page last modified: 5/5/14 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2003-2014 University of Southern California