Marshall School of Business

Spring 2015
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-210.
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
   Jan. 9
Emil Siriwardane
  NYU Stern
Concentrated Capital Losses and the Pricing of Corporate Credit Risk JKP-204
   Jan. 16
Bernard Herskovic
  NYU Econ
Networks in Production: Asset Pricing Implications JKP-210
   Jan. 23
Lawrence Jin
A Speculative Asset Pricing Model of Financial Instability JKP-210
   Jan. 30
Dong Lou
A Tug of War: Overnight Versus Intraday Expected Returns   co-authors: Christopher Polk (LSE Finance), and Spyros Skouras (Athens University of Economics and Business) JKP-210
   Feb. 6 Jasmina Hasanhodzic
  Boston Univ.
Borrowing Costs and the Equity Premium in Standard OLG Models and Generational Risk -- Is It a Big Deal?: Simulating an 80-Period OLG Model with Aggregate Shocks JKP-210
   Feb. 10
Will Gornall
  Stanford GSB
Safe Assets and Dangerous Liabilities: How Bank-Level Frictions Explain Bank Seniority   seminar: 12:15pm ACC-312
   Feb. 11
Yaron Levi
  UCLA Anderson
Information Architecture and Intertemporal Choice: A Randomized Field Experiment in the United States   seminar: 10:30am RGL-215
   Feb. 13 Ian Appel
Governance by Litigation JKP-210
   Feb. 20 Andrew Patton
  Duke Econ
The Impact of Hedge Funds on Asset Markets   co-authors: Mathias Kruttli (Oxford), and Tarun Ramadorai (Oxford) JKP-112
  Feb. 27 Dimitris Papanikolaou
Creative Destruction, Inequality and Asset Prices   abstract   co-authors: Leonid Kogan (MIT Sloan), and Noah Stoffman (Indiana).    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-210
   Mar. 6 Alon Brav
  Duke Fuqua
Shareholder Power and Corporate Innovation: Evidence from Hedge Fund Activism    co-authors: Wei Jiang (Columbia), Song Maa (Duke), and Xuan Tian (Indiana)   seminar: 10:15am HOH-302
  Mar. 13 Justin Murfin
Loans on sale: Credit market seasonality, borrower need, and lender rent seeking   co-author: Mitchell Petersen (Northwestern) JKP-210
  Mar. 20
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 No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 27 Byoung-Hyoun Hwang
How to Help Arbitrageurs Correct Under-Pricing: Let Them Short!   co-authors: Baixiao Liu (Florida St. Univ.) and Wei Xu (Peking University) JKP-210
  Apr. 3 Matthew Rhodes-Kropf
Governing Misvalued Firms   co-author: Dalida Kadyrzhanova (Georgia St. Univ.) JKP-210
  Apr. 10
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 No seminar.    - - -
  Apr. 17 Johannes Stroebel
  NYU Stern
House Prices, Local Demand, and Retail Prices    co-author: Joseph Vavra (Chicago Booth)   SSRN Link   seminar: 10:15am ACC-205
  Apr. 24 Stavros Panageas
  Chicago Booth
Impediments to Financial Trade: Theory and Measurement   co-authors: Nicolae Garleanu (UC Berkeley-Haas) and Jianfeng Yu (Univ of Minnesota) JKP-210
  > May 1 Tyler Muir
Financial Crises and Risk Premia JKP-210
  May 8          - - - USC-UCLA-UCI Finance Day at UCLA   
The conference will be held at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Business.

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 a minimum of 1 hour advance notice!
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This page last modified: 4/29/15 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2015 University of Southern California