Department of Finance - Seminar Series

Seminar Series

Students, faculty and industry professionals regularly come together at Department of Finance seminars to learn about state-of-the-art research, discuss ideas and share feedback with researchers from around the country. The events also provide faculty and students with forums for sharpening presentation skills, engaging in interactive collaboration and networking to advance their professional and academic careers.

2013-2014 Series

These seminars are free and open to the public, and will be held on Fridays, from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Title Location/Time
September 6, 2013
Kumar Venkataraman,
Southern Methodist University
"Informed Trading before Unscheduled Corporate Events: Theory and Evidence" MCRD 158
September 13, 2013
Brandon Julio,
London Business School
"Corporate Investment and the Option to Repurchase Debt" MCRD 264
September 20, 2013
Elena Loutskina,
University of Virginia
"Exporting Liquidity: Branch Banking and Financial Integration" MCRD 176
September 27, 2013
Michael Halling,
Stockholm School of Economics & University of Utah
“Violations of the Law of One Fee in the Mutual Fund Industry” MCRD 276
October 4, 2013
Kenneth Ahern,
University of Southern Califonia
“Network Centrality and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns” MCRD 258
October 11, 2013
John Griffin,
University of Texas at Austin
“Who Facilitated Misreporting in Securitized Loans?” MCRD 276
October 18, 2013
Veronika Krepely Pool,
Indiana University
“The People in Your Neighborhood: Social Interactions and Mutual Fund Portfolios”

MCRD 158 at
3:15 - 4:45pm

November 1, 2013
Frederico Belo,
University of Minnesota
"Endogenous Dividend Dynamics and the Term Structure of Dividend Strips" MCRD 164
November 8, 2013
Paul Tetlock,
Columbia University
"Retail Short Selling and Stock Prices" MCRD 270
November 15, 2013
Motohiro Yogo,
FRB Minneapolis
"Shadow Insurance" MCRD 170
November 22, 2013
Joey Engelberg,
University of California at San Diego (visiting University of Southern California 2013-14)
“Worrying about the stock market: Evidence from hospital admissions” MCRD 170 at
3:15 - 4:45 pm
December 3, 2013
Brad Barber,
University of California at Davis,
*Bettis Scholar
"Made Poorer by Choice: Worker Outcomes in Social Security v. Private Retirement Accounts"
MCRD 270 at
3:15 - 4:45 pm
February 28, 2014
Gustavo Manso,
University of California – Berkeley
“Experimentation and the Returns to Entrepreneurship” MCRD 176 at
10:15 – 11:45 am
March 21, 2014
Michael Roberts,
University of Pennsylvania
"How Does Government Debt Affect Corporate Financial and Investment Policies?" MCRD 176 at
3:15 – 4:45 pm
March 28, 2014
Gabriel Chodorow-Reich,
Harvard University
Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy on Financial Institutions MCRD 176 at
10:15 – 11:45 am
April 4, 2014
Johannes Stroebel,
University of Chicago / NYU Stern
"Regulating Consumer Financial Products:Evidence from Credit Cards" MCRD 176 at
10:15 – 11:45 am
April 18, 2014
Wayne Ferson,
University of Southern California
“How Many Good and Bad Fund Managers Are there, Really?” MCRD 176 at
3:15 - 4:45pm

For more information, please contact Frances Grieshaber, faculty assistant, at 480-965-3131 or

Faculty Coordinator: Andra Ghent