Marshall School of Business

Spring 2017- complete
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 Lusk Research 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 HOH-2, unless otherwise noted
below. 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. 20 Mete Kilic
Asset Pricing Implications of Hiring Demographics
   Jan. 24
Ryan Peters
Volatility and Venture Capital     seminar: 1:30pm, HOH-114
   Jan. 26
Jan. 27
Andrei Shleifer
These are Marshall "Institute for Advanced Studies in Business (IASB) Distinguished Visiting Fellows" seminars.

Thurs. 1/26/17: seminar: 11:00am, JKP-210.
Bubbles for Fama
co-authors: Robin Greenwood (Harvard) and Yang You (Harvard)
This is the FINANCE seminar presentation. It is aimed at faculty & PhD students.

Fri. 1/27/17: seminar: 2:00pm, JFF-LL105.
Educated Entrepreneurs slides (sorry - no paper)
This is a PUBLIC seminar presentation. EVERYONE is wecome!


   Feb. 3 Marco Giacoletti
  Stanford GSB
Idiosyncratic Risk in Housing Markets
   Feb. 10 Jessica Jeffers
The Impact of Restricting Labor Mobility on Corporate Investment and Entrepreneurship
  Feb. 17 Thummim Cho
  Harvard Econ
Turning Alphas into Betas: Arbitrage and Endogenous Risk   online appendix
   Feb. 21
Chaojun Wang
Core-Periphery Trading Networks     seminar: 1:30pm, HOH-114
revised paper dated 2-10-17 posted 2-16-17
  Feb. 22
Ye Li
  Columbia GSB
Procyclical Finance: The Money View     seminar: 12:15pm, HOH-114
This is a joint Finance/Macro recruiting candidate.
  Feb. 24 Pat Akey
Policy Uncertainty, Political Capital, and Firm Risk-Taking
co-author: Stefan Lewellen (LBS)
  Mar. 3
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If you're a Marshall or Leventhal faculty or PhD student, please attend the Marshall Research Fair, 11:00am - 1:15pm in JKP-300.
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  Mar. 10 Asaf Manela
  WUStL, Olin
Estimating the Value of Information
co-author: Ohad Kadan (WUStL Olin)       future versions of the paper - SSRN Link
  Mar. 10 Coordinators:
Dr. Michael Ewens
Dr. Arthur Korteweg
Dr. Rick Townsend
Southern California Private Equity Conference
Agenda: Patent Trolls and Small Business Employment; Angels, Entrepreneurship, and Employment Dynamics: Evidence from Investor Accreditation Rules; Collusion in Markets with Syndication; Limited Partners and the LBO process; Mutual Funds as Venture Capitalists? Evidence from Unicorns; The Economics of PIPE Investing
9:30am - 5:10pm
   Mar. 17
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 No seminar - Spring Break.
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  Mar. 24
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 No seminar.
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  Mar. 31 Darrell Duffie
  Stanford GSB
Funding Value Adjustments
co-authors: Leif Andersen (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and Yang Song (Stanford GSB)
  Apr. 7 Stefan Nagel
  Michigan, Ross
The Making of Hawks and Doves: Inflation Experiences on the FOMC
co-authors: Ulrike Malmendier (UC Berkeley, Econ) and Zhen Yan (Michigan, Ross)
  Apr. 14 John Graham
  Duke, Fuqua
CEO Power and Board Dynamics
co-authors: Hyunseob Kim (Cornell) and Mark Leary (Washington Univ. in St. Louis)
  Apr. 19
Gary Gorton
 Seminar CANCELLED 4/3/17.
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  Apr. 21
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 No seminar.
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 > Apr. 28 Jess Cornaggia
  Penn St., Smeal
Credit Ratings and the Cost of Municipal Financing
co-authors: Kimberly Rodgers Cornaggia (Penn St) & Ryan D. Israelsen (Indiana Univ)
future versions of the paper - SSRN Link
 > May 5 LA Finance Day
 UCLA hosted this year, in C.301/Fowler. Breakfast was at 8:30am. The conference ran from 9am - 2:30pm and featured multiple papers.

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!
University of Southern California    Finance and Business Economics Department    HOH-231, MC-1422
701 Exposition Blvd, Ste. 231    Los Angeles, CA 90089-1422   213-740-6515    213-740-6650 fax
fbe at usc dot edu

This page last modified: 8/22/2017 by Terry Lichvar, USC FBE Dept.   2017 University of Southern California