Marshall School of Business

Fall 2014
FBE Finance Seminar Series

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department usually 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-102.
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 (.pdf)]   [interactive USC campus map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Aug. 29
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  No seminar    - - -
  Sept. 5 Andrei Shleifer
  Harvard Econ
Banks as Patient Fixed-Income Investors   (co-authors: Samuel G. Hanson, Harvard, Jeremy C. Stein, Harvard, and Robert W. Vishny, Chicago) JKP-102
   Sept. 12 Cesare Fracassi
  UT Austin, McCombs
Do Credit Analysts Matter? The Effect of Analysts on Ratings, Prices, and Corporate Decisions   (co-authors: Stefan Petry, Univ. of Melbourne, and Geoffrey Tate, UNC-Chapel Hill) JKP-102
  Sept. 19 Nicolae Gârleanu
  UC Berkeley, Haas
Financial Entanglement: A Theory of Incomplete Integration, Leverage, Crashes, and Contagion   (co-authors: Stavros Panageas, Chicago Booth, and Jianfeng Yu, Minnesota Carlson) JKP-102
   Sept. 26 Xiaoji Lin
  Ohio St., Fisher
External Equity Financing Shocks, Financial Flows, and Asset Prices   (co-authors: Frederico Belo, Univ. of Minnesota, and Fan Yang, Univ. of Hong Kong) JKP-102
   Oct. 3 Juhani Linnainmaa
  Chicago, Booth
Retail Financial Advice: Does One Size Fit All?   (co-authors: Stephen Foerster, Western University; Brian T. Melzer, Northwestern; and Alessandro Previtero, Western University) JKP-102
   Oct. 10 Jérôme Taillard
  Boston College
Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment   (co-author: Erik P. Gilje, Wharton) JKP-102
   Oct. 17 Felipe Severino
  Dartmouth, Tuck
Personal Bankruptcy Protection and Household Debt   (co-authors: Meta Brown, FRB New York, and Brandi Coates, FRB New York) JKP-102
   Oct. 24 Rui Albuquerque
  Boston Univ.
Valuation Risk and Asset Pricing   (co-authors: Martin Eichenbaum, Northwestern, and Sergio Rebelo, Northwestern) JKP-102
   Oct. 31 David Scharfstein
Market Power in Mortgage Lending and the Transmission of Monetary Policy   (co-author: Adi Sunderam, HBS) JKP-102
   Nov. 7 Kenneth Singleton
  Stanford GSB
Learning, Dispersion of Beliefs, and Risk Premiums in an Arbitrage-free Term Structure Model    Per the author, the paper is not yet available for distribution.   Sorry! JKP-102
   Nov. 14 Howard Kung
Government maturity structure twists   (co-authors: Alexandre Corhay, UBC & LBS, and Gonzalo Morales, UBC) JKP-102
   Nov. 21 Jonathan Cohn
  UT Austin, McCombs
Financing and Workplace Safety   (co-author: Malcolm Wardlaw, Univ. of Texas-Dallas) JKP-102
   Nov. 28
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 Thanksgiving Holiday - No seminar    - - -
  Dec. 5 Malcolm Baker
The Risk Anomaly Tradeoff of Leverage   (co-author: Jeffrey Wurgler, NYU Stern) JKP-102
  Dec. 11-12
See website for details and to register! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!
Finance, Organizations and Markets (FOM) Research
Conference, 2014

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