Marshall School of Business

Spring 2013     - COMPLETED
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
  Mar. 1 Dean Corbae
A Quantitative Model of Banking Industry Dynamics
(co-author: Pablo D'Erasmo, Maryland) - REVISED paper posted 3/1, 11:20am
  Mar. 5
Frédéric Boissay
  European Central Bank
Booms and Systemic Banking Crises      (co-authors: Fabrice Collard, University of Bern; and Frank Smets, European Central Bank)    seminar 2:00-3:30 pm! HOH-418
  Mar. 8 Galina Hale
  FRB San Francisco
Bank Linkages and International Trade     abstract
Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to request a PDF copy of the paper.
  Mar. 15          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Mar. 22          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 29          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Apr. 5 Barney Hartman-Glaser
  Duke, Fuqua
Dynamic Agency and Real Options
(co-author: Sebastian Gryglewicz, Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam)
  Apr. 8
Pierre Yared
Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Persistent Shocks  
(co-author: Marina Halac, Columbia) - seminar: 4:00-5:30 pm
  Apr. 12          - - -  No seminar. HOH-706
  Apr. 19 Murray Carlson
  UBC, Sauder
Heterogeneous Information Diffusion and Horizon Effects in Average Returns     (co-authors: Oliver Boguth, ASU; Adlai Fisher, UBC; and Mikhail Simutin, Toronto) HOH-706
  Apr. 26 Harjoat Bhamra
  UBC, Sauder
Stochastic Idiosyncratic Operating Risk and Real Options: Implications for Stock Returns
(co-author: Kyung Hwan Shim, University of New South Wales)   SSRN Link
  May 3 Oliver Levine
Acquiring Growth HOH-706
  May 6
Rachel Ngai
Gender Gaps and the Rise of the Service Economy  
(co-author: Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University) - REVISED paper posted 5/3/13, 3:00 pm.   seminar: 1:30-3:00pm
  May 10 Adriano Rampini
  Duke, Fuqua
Household Risk Management     (co-author: S. Viswanathan, Duke)
REVISED paper posted 5/9/13, 8:40am.

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: 5/9/2013 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   2003-2013 University of Southern California