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. These seminars are free and open to the public.


2022-2023

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Fall 2022

Date Speaker

Friday,
October 7, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Chris Parsons
University of Southern California
Propagating Experiences by Competing: Micro-Level Evidence from Real Estate

Friday,
October 14, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 258

Mindy Xioalan
University of Texas at Austin
Forthcoming

Wednesday,
October 19, 2022
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
MCRD 158

Tony Cookson
University of Colorado Boulder
Forthcoming

Friday,
October 21, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Vincent Bogousslavsky
Boston College
Forthcoming

Friday,
October 28, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Kristoph Kleiner
Indiana University
Forthcoming

Friday,
November 4, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Scott Yonker
Cornell University
Forthcoming

Friday,
November 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

David Sovich
University of Kentucky
Forthcoming

Friday,
December 2, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Asaf Bernstein
University of Colorado at Boulder
Forthcoming

Friday,
December 9, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 170

Mahyar Kargar
Forthcoming

Spring 2023

Date Speaker

Friday,
February 24, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Arpit Gupta
New York University
Forthcoming

Friday,
March 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Berk Sensoy
Vanderbilt University
Forthcoming

Friday,
March 17, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Alok Kumar
University of Miami
Forthcoming

Friday,
March 24, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Paige Ouimet
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Forthcoming

Friday,
March 31, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Yukun Liu
University of Rochester
Forthcoming

Friday,
April 21, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Tania Babina
Columbia University
Forthcoming

Friday,
May 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MCRD 164

Stefano Giglio
Yale University
Forthcoming


Seminar archive

Spring 2022

Date Speaker

Friday,
March 4, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170, Zoom Seminar

Ulrike Malmendier
University of California, Berkeley
CEO Stress, Aging, and Death

Friday,
March 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170

Francesco D'Acunto
Boston College
How Costly are Cultural Biases? Evidence from FinTech

Friday,
March 25, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170

Christopher Hennessy
London Business School
Discretion, Randomisation, and Motivation

Friday,
April 1, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170

Juhani Linnainmaa
Dartmouth College
Investor Protections and Stock Market Participation: An Evaluation of Financial Advisor Oversight

Friday,
April 8, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170

Caitlin Dannhauser
Villanova University
Passive investors in primary bond markets

Friday,
April 15, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170

Mete Kilic
University of Southern California
Discounting Less in Bad Times: Shining the Light on Expectations

Friday,
April 22, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MCRD 170

Stephen A. Karolyi
Department of the Treasury (Washington, DC)
Fighting Failure: The Persistent Real Effects of Resolving Distressed Banks

Fall 2021

Date Speaker

Friday,
October 8, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Zoom Seminar

Alex Edmans
London Business School
CEO Compensation: Evidence From the Field

Friday,
October 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Zoom Seminar

Theresa Kuchler
New York University
Racial Disparities in Access to Small Business Credit: Evidence from the Paycheck Protection Program

Friday,
October 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Zoom Seminar

Pat Akey
University of Toronto
Noisy Factors

Friday,
October 29, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170

Shrihari Santosh
University of Colorado - Boulder
Investor Betas

Friday,
November 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170

Lukas Schmid
University of Southern California
The Risks of Safe Assets

Friday,
November 12, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 276

Andrew Patton
Duke University
Risk Price Variation: The Missing Half of Empirical Asset Pricing

Friday,
November 19, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 170r

Ankit Kalda
Indiana University
Smart(Phone) Investing? A within investor-time analysis of new technologies and trading behavior.

Friday,
December 3, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Zoom Seminar

Sebastien Betermier
McGill University
What Do the Portfolios of Individual Investors Reveal About the Cross-Section of Equity Returns?

Friday,
December 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Zoom Seminar

Kelly Shue
Yale University
"Potential" and the Gender Promotion Gap

Spring 2021

Date Speaker

Friday,
January 29, 2021
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Karsten Müller
Princeton University
Credit Allocation and Macroeconomic Fluctuations

Monday,
February 1, 2021
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Jian Li
The University of Chicago
The Importance of Investor Heterogeneity: An Examination of the Corporate Bond Market

Tuesday,
February 2, 2021
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Mehran Ebrahimian
University of Pennsylvania
Student Loans and Social Mobility

Friday,
February 26, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Jessica Jeffers
University of Chicago
Labor Reactions to Credit Deterioration: Evidence from LinkedIn Activity

Friday,
March 26, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Maryam Farboodi
MIT
Expectations and Bank Lending

Friday,
April 16, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Wei Dou
University of Pennsylvania
Competition Network, Distress Propagation, and Stock Returns

Friday,
April 30, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Alberto Manconi
Bocconi University
Are Star Law Firms Also Better Law Firms?

Friday,
May 7, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Lawrence Jin
California Institute of Technology
Model‐free and Model‐based Learning as Joint Drivers of Investor Behavior

Friday,
May 14, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Emil Verner
MIT
The Anatomy of the Consumption Response to a Household Foreign Currency Debt Crisis

Fall 2020

Date Speaker

Friday,
September 11, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Ralph Koijen
The University of Chicago
In Search of the Origins of Financial Fluctuations: The Inelastic Markets Hypothesis

Friday,
September 25, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Mikhail Chernov
UCLA
A no-arbitrage perspective on global arbitrage opportunities

Friday,
October 9, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Rui Albuquerque
Boston College
Value Creation in Shareholder Activism: A Structural Approach

Friday,
October 16, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Darrell Duffie
Stanford University
Reserves Were Not So Ample After All: Evidence from the U.S. Treasury Repo Market

Friday,
November 6, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Jean-Edouard Colliard
HEC Paris
Financial Restructuring and Resolution of Banks

Friday,
November 13, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom Seminar

Jessica Wachter
University of Pennsylvania
A retrieved-context theory of financial decisions

Spring 2020

Date Speaker

Thursday,
January 9, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 258

Geoffery Zheng
UCLA
Wealth Shares in the Long Run

Friday,
January 10, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 264

Tuomas Tomunen
Columbia University
Failure to Share Natural Disaster Risk

Friday,
January 17, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 176

Lakshmi Naaraayanan
HKUST
Women's Inheritance Rights and Entrepreneurship Gender Gap

Monday,
January 20, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 158

Huan Tang
HEC Paris
The Value of Privacy: Evidence from Online Borrowers

Tuesday,
January 21, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 422

Jonathan Wallen
Stanford University
Markups to Financial Intermediation in Foreign Exchange Markets

Wednesday,
January 29, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 276

Joseph Kalmenovitz
New York University
Incentivizing Financial Regulators

Friday,
January 31, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 258

Nuno Clara
London Business School
Demand Elasticities, Nominal Rigidities and Asset Prices

Wednesday,
February 26, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 276

Paul Décaire
University of Pennsylvania
Capital Budgeting and Idiosyncratic Risk

Friday,
March 6, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 158

Gregory Buchak
Stanford University
Financing the Gig Economy

Friday,
May 1, 2020
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 176

Florian Schulz
University of Washington
Topic TBA

Fall 2019

Date Speaker

Friday,
September 20, 2019
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 164

Andrey Malenko
Boston College
Asymmetric Information and Security Design under Knightian Uncertainty

Friday,
September 27, 2019
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 164

Arpit Gupta
New York University
Valuing Private Equity Investments Strip by Strip

Friday,
October 4, 2019
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 164

Kewei Hou
The Ohio State University
Security Analysis: An Investment Perspective

Friday,
October 18, 2019
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
MCRD 164

Rawley Heimer
Boston College
Personal Wealth and Self-Employment

Friday,
November 1, 2019
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
BA 257

Andrea Rossi
The University of Arizona
Unsmoothing Returns of Illiquid Assets

Friday,
November 8, 2019
3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
BA 199A

George Korniotis
University of Miami
Do Fundamentals Drive Cryptocurrency Prices?

Friday,
November 15, 2019
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
BA 257

Scott Yonker
Cornell University
Friends with Bankruptcy Protection Benefits

Friday,
November 22, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
MCRD 158

Alejandro Rivera
University of Texas at Dallas
Extrapolation Bias and Dynamic Liquidity Management