Marshall School of Business

Fall 2012
FBE Macroeconomics and
International Finance Workshop

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department usually 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.

Macroeconomics Workshops are held on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Hoffman Hall, Room 706.
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
  Aug. 31 Frank Caliendo
  Utah State Univ.
Social Security is NOT a Substitute for Annuities
(co-authors: Lei (Nick) Guo, Utah State Univ., and Roozbeh Hosseini, ASU)
  Sept. 7
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 No seminar.
  Sept. 14
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 No seminar.
  Sept. 21
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 No seminar.
  Sept. 28 Linda Tesar
  Michigan Econ
Saving Europe? Some unpleasant supply-side arithmetics of fiscal austerity   -  abstract   (co-authors: Enrique Mendoza, Penn Econ, and Jing Zhang, Michigan Econ)
  Oct. 5
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 No seminar.
  Oct. 12 Andy Abel
The Analytics of Investment, q, and Cash Flow
Different Room!! JKP-202.
  Oct. 19 Jennifer La'O
  Chicago Booth
Optimal Monetary Policy with Informational Frictions
(co-author: George-Marios Angeletos, MIT)
  Oct. 26 Dirk Hackbarth
Financial Distress, Stock Returns, and the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act    abstract    (co-authors: Rainer Haselmann, Univ. of Bonn, Germany, and David Schoenherr, LBS)   At the presenter's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.
  Nov. 2 Neng Wang
The Economics of Hedge Funds   (co-authors: Yingcong Lan, Cornerstone Research, and Jinqiang Yang, Columbia Univ and Shanghai Univ)
  Nov. 9
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 No seminar.
  Nov. 14
Víctor Ríos Rull
  Minnesota Econ
Engineering a Paradox of Thrift Recession    abstract
(co-author: Zhen Huo, Minnesota)     Seminar Time: 10:30 am!!
This paper is very preliminary and will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.
HOH-706 10:30a
  Nov. 16

23rd Annual Financial Economics and Accounting Conference  (CFEA)   conference website

This FREE conference will be held at USC beginning at 11:30am on Friday and ending at 6pm on Saturday. See   for details.

Last chance to register!!    Registration deadline: Thurs. 11/15, 12 noon.


see program for details

   Nov. 23          - - -  No seminar - Thanksgiving Break.    - - -
  Nov. 30 Aaron Tornell
  UCLA Econ
The Dynamic Tragedy-of-the-Commons in the Eurozone, the ECB and Target2 Imbalances
  Dec. 7 Bryan Kelly
  Chicago Booth
Firm Volatility in Granular Networks - REVISED paper posted Dec. 6
(co-authors: Hanno Lustig, UCLA, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, NYU Stern)
  Dec. 14
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 No seminar currently scheduled.

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  Click on a presenter's name to go to their website, obtain a vita, etc.  To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Michael Michaux at 213-740-3466 or michaux[at]   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: 12/10/2012 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   2003-2012 University of Southern California