Marshall School of Business

Spring 2013     - 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-104 or ACC-205.
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 Faculty Host
  Jan. 7
Xavier Vives
  Univ. of Navarra, Spain
Informational Externalities in Market Games   seminar 10:30a   joint seminar with FBE Applied Economics Workshop series JKP-202 Pgm Admin
  Jan. 18 Will Dobbie
  Harvard Econ
Debt Relief and Debtor Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection
(co-author: Jae Song, Social Security Administration)
JKP-104 Pgm Admin
   Jan. 25 Camelia Kuhnen
Asymmetric Learning from Financial Information JKP-104 Pgm Admin
   Feb. 1 David Schumacher
The Role of Domestic Industries in Foreign Portfolio Decisions JKP-104 Pgm Admin
   Feb. 5
Ana Babus
  Imperial College London
Trading and Information Diffusion in Over-the-Counter Markets      (co-author: Péter Kondor, Central European University)    seminar 11:00a - 12:25p! JKP-202
Pgm Admin
   Feb. 8 Timothy McQuade
  Harvard Econ
Stochastic Volatility and Asset Pricing Puzzles   (revised Jan. 2013 paper posted 2/6 at 4:30pm) JKP-104 Pgm Admin
  Feb. 15 Brian Weller
  Chicago Booth
Liquidity and High Frequency Trading     abstract
Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.
JKP-104 Pgm Admin
   Feb. 22 Benjamin Iverson
  Harvard Econ
Get in Line: Chapter 11 Restructuring in Crowded Bankruptcy Courts     appendix ACC-205 Pgm Admin
  Feb. 28
Sheridan Titman
  Univ. of Texas at Austin
Urban Vibrancy and Corporate Growth   (co-authors: Casey Dougal, UNC, and Chris Parsons, UCSD)   Time & Room Change!!  New time: 12:00p - 1:30p.   A light lunch will be served. HOH-2
David Solomon
  Mar. 1 Wei Xiong
Wall Street and the Housing Bubble (co-authors: Ing-Haw Cheng, U.Michigan, and Sahil Raina, U.Michigan) ACC-205 Elias Albagli
  Mar. 8 Bruno Biais
   CANCELLED 3/4/13 ACC-205 Elias Albagli
  Mar. 15 Alex Edmans
Financing Through Asset Sales
(co-author: William Mann, Wharton)
ACC-205 Lori Santikian
   Mar. 22          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -    - - -
  Mar. 29 Paul Gao
  Notre Dame
Political Uncertainty and Public Financing Costs: Evidence from U.S. Gubernatorial Elections and Municipal Bond Market   (co-author: Yaxuan Qi, City Univ. of Hong Kong and Concordia Univ. Canada) ACC-205 Elias Albagli
  Apr. 5 Jiang Wang
  MIT, Sloan
Noise as Information for Illiquidity     abstract
(co-authors: Grace Xing Hu, Univ. of Hong Kong, and Jun Pan, MIT, Sloan)    Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.
ACC-205 Elias Albagli
  Apr. 12 Adair Morse
  Chicago, Booth
How Pervasive Is Corporate Fraud?
(co-authors: Alexander Dyck, Univ. of Toronto, and Luigi Zingales, Univ. of Chicago)
ACC-205 Yongxiang Wang
  Apr. 19 Erasmo Giambona
  Univ. of Amsterdam
The Growth Opportunity Channel of Debt Structure
(co-author: Joseph Golec, Univ. of Connecticut)
ACC-205 Gordon Phillips
  Apr. 26 Anil Kashyap
  Chicago, Booth
Who Should Pay For Credit Ratings And How?
(co-author: Natalia Kovrijnykh, ASU)
ACC-205 Lori Santikian
  May 3          - - -  No seminar.    - - -    - - -
 > May 10 Matteo Maggiori
  NYU, Stern
Conditional Risk Premia in Currency Markets and Other Asset Classes    (co-authors: Martin Lettau, UC Berkeley, and Michael Weber, UC Berkeley)    appendix ACC-236 Andreas Stathopoulos
  May 31          - - - USC-UCLA-UCI Finance Day        CANCELLED 3/20/13    - - -    - - -

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, please contact the Program Administrator. For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or fbe[at] .   Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
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