Marshall School of Business

Fall 2012
FBE Finance Seminar Series

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department typically sponsors three seminar series each semester.
Applied Economics Workshop | Finance Seminar Series | Macroeconomics & 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.

Finance Series seminars are usually held on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in JKP-202.
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 Presenter Title of Paper Room
  Sept. 7 Amit Seru
  Chicago, Booth
Inconsistent Regulators: Evidence From Banking   (co-authors: Sumit Agarwal, FRB Chicago, David Lucca, FRB NY, and Francesco Trebbi, UBC)
  Sept. 14 René Stulz
  Ohio State, Fisher
Financial globalization and the rise of IPOs outside the U.S.
(co-authors: Craig Doidge, Univ. of Toronto, and G. Andrew Karolyi, Cornell)
  Sept. 21 Jianfeng Yu
  Univ. of Minnesota
Investor Sentiment and Economic Forces
(co-author: Junyan Shen, Univ. of Minnesota)
  Sept. 28 Kent Daniel
Momentum Crashes   (co-author: Tobias Moskowitz, Chicago)
  Oct. 5 David Matsa
  Northwestern, Kellogg
Boarding a Sinking Ship? An Investigation of Job Applications to Distressed Firms   (co-author: Jennifer Brown, Northwestern)
  Oct. 12 Kelly Shue
  Chicago, Booth
No News is News: Do Markets Underreact to Nothing?
(co-author: Stefano Giglio, Chicago, Booth)
  Oct. 19 Harrison Hong
  Princeton Econ
Speculative Betas   (co-author: David Sraer, Princeton)
  Oct. 25
Adrien Verdelhan
  MIT, Sloan
The Share of Systematic Variation in Bilateral Exchange Rates
Different day, time, & room! Thursday, 11:00am, in JKP-104.    SSRN Link
  Nov. 2 Joel Peress
The Media and the Diffusion of Information in Financial Markets: Evidence from Newspaper Strikes
  Nov. 9 Daniel Ferreira
A Theory of the Evolution of Executive Labor Markets
(co-author: Radoslawa Nikolowa, Queen Mary University of London)
  Nov. 16

23rd Annual Financial Economics and Accounting Conference  (CFEA)   conference website

This FREE conference will be held at USC beginning at 11:30am on Friday, Nov 16 and ending at 6pm on Saturday, Nov. 17. See   for details.


see program for details

   Nov. 23          - - -  No seminar - Thanksgiving Break.    - - -
  Nov. 30 Toni Whited
Equity Market Misvaluation, Financing, and Investment
(co-author: Missaka Warusawitharana, Federal Reserve Board - Board of Governors)   SSRN Link
  Dec. 7 Dong Lou
Comomentum: Inferring Arbitrage Capital from Return Correlations   (co-author: Christopher Polk, LSE)
 > Dec. 13
Murillo Campello
Is the Stock Market Just a Side Show? Evidence from a Structural Reform   (co-authors: Rafael P. Ribas, Univ. of Illinois, and Albert Wang, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong)     Thursday, 10:30am.
 > Dec. 14 Johan Walden
  UC Berkeley, Haas
Trading, Profitability, and Volatility in a Dynamic Information Network Model

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