Marshall School of Business

Spring 2011     - COMPLETED
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-112.
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 Faculty Host
  Jan-Feb Faculty Recruiting Seminars    - - -     - - -        - - -
  Feb. 18 Geert Bekaert
Asset Return Dynamics under Bad Environment-Good Environment Fundamentals (co-author: Eric Engstrom, U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Division of Research & Statistics, Capital Markets)   SSRN Link JKP-112 A. Stathopoulos
  Feb. 25 Hanno Lustig
Too-Systemic-To-Fail: What Option Markets Imply About Sector-Wide Government Guarantees (co-authors: Bryan Kelly, Chicago Booth, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, NYU Stern)   SSRN Link   joint with FBE Macroeconomics Workshop - seminar time: 3:30 pm! ACC-201
M. Michaux
  Mar. 4 Gur Huberman
Moral Hazard and Debt Maturity (co-author: Rafael Rupullo, CEMFI)   JKP-112 D. Solomon
  Mar. 9
Scott Joslin
  Sloan, MIT
Rare Disasters and Risk Sharing with Heterogeneous Beliefs (coauthors: Hui Chen, MIT Sloan, and Ngoc-Khanh Tran, MIT Sloan)   Seminar is at 12:15pm; light lunch will be served. Seating and lunch are limited and first come-first served! BRI-202
H. DeAngelo
  Mar. 10
Chris Parsons
  Univ. of North Carolina
The Cost and Timing of Financial Distress  (revised 3/9/2011) (coauthors: Redouane Elkamhi, University of Iowa, and Jan Ericsson, McGill University)   Seminar is at 10:15am BRI-8
W. Ferson
  Mar. 11 Richard Green
  Carnegie Mellon
Financial Expertise as an Arms Race (coauthors: Vincent Glode, Wharton, and Richard Lowery, U.Texas)   JKP-112 A. Stathopoulos
   Mar. 18          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break    - - -       - - -
  Mar. 25 David Matsa
  Kellogg, Northwestern
Labor Unemployment Risk and Corporate Financing Decisions (co-author: Ashwini K. Agrawal, NYU Stern)   JKP-112 D. Carvalho
  Apr. 1 Nicholas Barberis
Testing Theories of Investor Behavior: A Neural Approach   Abstract   Per the presenter's request, we will NOT be posting a paper for this talk. However, copies of his slides will be distributed at the seminar. Contact the Program Administrator to obtain a hardcopy in advance, or stop by BRI-308 to pick up a copy.
Note the seminar is in JKP-202 <-- DIFFERENT ROOM!!
JKP-202 D. Solomon
  Apr. 8 Nikolai Roussanov
Status, Marriage, and Managers' Attitudes To Risk
(co-author: Pavel Savor, Wharton)   Revised paper posted 4/6 10:45a
Note the seminar is in JKP-202 <-- DIFFERENT ROOM!!
JKP-202 P. Matos
  Apr. 15 Atif Mian
  Haas, U.C. Berkeley
Foreclosures, House Prices, and the Real Economy (co-authors: Amir Sufi, Chicago Booth) and Francesco Trebbi (UBC)   JKP-112 D. Carvalho
  Apr. 22

See the Program website for links to presenter and discussant websites.

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

Papers:   Santikian,   Eisfeldt,   Schwarz,   Gandhi and Lustig,   Wang,   M. Westerfield,   Tate and Yang, or Abstracts only  Each attendee will receive a binder containing copies of all 7 papers.

For more information, contact Dr. Carvalho, Dr. Solomon, or Dr. Stathopoulos.

  9:00 am
  4:10 pm
D. Carvalho

D. Solomon

A. Stathopoulos

  Apr. 29 Daniel Bergstresser
Fractionalization and the Municipal Bond Market   (co-authors: Randolph Cohen, MIT, and Siddharth Shenai, HBS) JKP-112 D. Solomon

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 free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or   Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
University of Southern California  ·  Finance and Business Economics Department  ·  BRI-308, MC-0804
3670 Trousdale Parkway, Ste. 308  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804 ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax  ·

This page last modified: 5/3/11 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2003-2011 University of Southern California