Marshall School of Business

Spring 2007
FBE Finance Seminar Series

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.

Finance Series seminars are usually held on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the rooms
listed below.   [Get map]

Rev Date Presenter Title of Paper Room Faculty Host
  Feb. 2 René Stulz
  Ohio State Univ.
Do U.S. Firms Have the Best Corporate Governance? A Cross-Country Examination of the Relation between Corporate Governance and Shareholder Wealth   (with Reena Aggarwal, Georgetown, Isil Erel, Ohio State Univ., and Rohan Williamson, Georgetown) JKP-204 Tuzel
  Feb. 9 Hui Chen
  Univ. of Chicago GSB
Macroeconomic Conditions and the Puzzles of Credit Spreads and Capital Structure     REVISED PAPER posted 2/2/07 ACC-310 J. Chen
  Feb. 15
Chris Malloy
  London Bus. School
Rewriting History   (with Alexander Ljungqvist, NYU, and Felicia Marston, Univ. of Virginia)    seminar: 12:00 pm ACC-236
12:00 pm
J. Chen
  Feb. 23 Otto Van Hemert
  NYU Stern
Mortgage Timing   (with Ralph S. J. Koijen, Tilburg University, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, NYU Stern and NBER)   joint with USC LUSK Center for Real Estate   seminar: 10:30 am     REVISED PAPER posted 2/20/07 RGL-215 Tuzel
  Mar. 2 Andrew Karolyi
  Ohio State Univ.
What Factors Drive Global Stock Returns?   (with Kewei Hou, Ohio State Univ., and Bong Chan Kho, Seoul National Univ.)  Room CHANGED 2/27! ACC-310 Matos
  Mar. 9 Sheridan Titman
  Univ. of Texas at Austin
Financial Structure, Liquidity, and Firm Locations   (with Andres Almazan, Univ. of Texas; Adolfo de Motta, McGill Univ.; and Vahap Uysal, Univ. of Oklahoma) ACC-310 Tuzel
  Mar. 16          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break     - - -       - - -
  Mar. 23 Malcolm Baker
  Harvard Bus. Sch.
The Effect of Dividends on Consumption   (with Stefan Nagel, Stanford GSB, and Jeffrey Wurgler, NYU Stern) JKP-202 Matos
   Mar. 30 Ronald Masulis
Venture Capital Conflicts of Interest: Evidence from Acquisitions of Venture Backed Targets   (with Rajarishi Nahata, CUNY)    REVISED PAPER posted 3/28/07 ACC-310 H. DeAngelo
   Apr. 5
Massimo Massa
Cosmetic Mergers: The Effect of Style Investing on the Market for Corporate Control   (with Lei Zhang, INSEAD)    seminar: 2:00 pm ACC-205
2:00 pm
   Apr. 13 Franklin Allen
Financing Firms in India   (with Rajesh Chakrabarti, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sankar De Indian School of business, Jun Qian, Boston College, and Meijun Quinoa, National University of Singapore) ACC-310 Weinstein
  Apr. 20 Chris Telmer
  Carnegie Mellon
Microeconomic Sources of Real Exchange Rate Variation (with Mario Crucini, Vanderbilt University)   per the author's request, only an abstract is posted here.   Contact Terry to request a PDF of the full paper. ACC-201 Tuzel
  Apr. 27 Joshua Rauh
  Chicago GSB
The Effects of Financial Condition on Capital Investment and Financing: Evidence from Variation in Pension Fund Asset Performance ACC-310 Sensoy
  May 4 Amir Sufi
  Chicago GSB
Control Rights and Capital Structure: An Empirical Investigation   (with Michael R. Roberts, Wharton) ACC-303 Sensoy
  May 11          - - -  No seminar - Commencement     - - -       - - -

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 FBE faculty host listed in the right hand column. For a paper hardcopy or free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or   Parking reservations require at least 24 hours advance notice!
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This page last modified: 5/29/07 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2007 University of Southern California