Marshall School of Business

Spring 2015 - complete
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. 23
Yumi Koh
  Penn Econ
Universalism and Inefficiency in Distributive Politics HOH-706
   Jan. 28
Sandra Rozo
  UCLA Econ
Is Murder Bad for Business and Real Income? The Effects of Violent Crime on Economic Activity   seminar: 1:30pm HOH-506
   Jan. 29
Troy Smith
  Stanford Econ
Private Equity Investment in India: Efficiency vs Expansion   online appendix   seminar: 2:30pm HOH-706
   Feb. 4
C. Matt Leister
  UC Berkeley Econ
Information Acquisition and Response in Peer-effects Networks   seminar: 3:30pm HOH-706
   Feb. 6
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 No seminar.    - - -
   Feb. 13
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 No seminar.    - - -
   Feb. 20 Mattias Polborn
  UIUC Econ
Political Competition in Legislative Elections   (co-author: Stefan Krasa, UIUC) HOH-706
   Feb. 27
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 No seminar.    - - -
  Mar. 6
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 No seminar.    - - -
  Mar. 13 Hanming Fang
  Penn Econ
Joint Household Labor Supply and Health Care Reform   abstract This work is very preliminary and there is NO PAPER to accompany the workshop. However, a .pdf copy of the PPT presentation may be obtained by emailing the Program Administrator. HOH-706
   Mar. 20
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 No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 27 David Primo
  Political Sci
Risky Business? Disclosure and Shareholder Approval of Corporate Political Spending   abstract   co-author: Saumya Prabhat (Indian School of Business).    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. 3
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 No seminar.    - - -
  Apr. 10 John Matsusaka
  USC Marshall FBE
The Precarious Link between Legislators and Constituent Opinion: Evidence from Matched Roll Call and Referendum Votes HOH-706
  Apr. 17 Thomas Hellmann
Getting Tired of Your Friends: The Dynamics of Venture Capital Relationships   abstract   co-author: Qianqian Du (Shanghai Jiao Tong University).    This work is very preliminary and there is NO PAPER to accompany the workshop.   Joint workshop, co-sponsored by the Department of Management and Organization and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. JKP-104
  Apr. 24 Steven Callander
  Stanford GSB
Managing on Rugged Landscapes   (co-author: Niko Matouschek, Northwestern) HOH-706
  May 1
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 No seminar.    - - -

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 3 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: 4/29/15 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2015 University of Southern California