Marshall School of Business

Spring 2014
FBE Applied Economics Workshop

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department 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.

Applied Economics Workshops are usually held on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Hoffman Hall, room 706
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]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Jan. 17          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Jan. 24          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Jan. 30
Dario Cestau
  Carnegie Mellon
Political A liation and Risk of Default: Are Republicans or Democrats More Fiscally Responsible? HOH-706
  Jan. 31          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Feb. 5
Chad Kendall
  UBC Econ
Informational Losses in Rational Trading Panics
seminar 12:30p - 1:50p, ACC-205
   Feb. 7 Daniel Rogger
  UCL Econ
The Causes and Consequences of Political Interference in Bureaucratic Decision Making: Evidence from Nigeria
seminar 10:30a - 12:00p, JKP-210
  Feb. 14          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Feb. 21          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Feb. 26
Andrea Prat
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work   (co-authors: Oriana Bandiera, LSE, and Raffaella Sadun, Harvard)
joint with FBE Finance Seminar series.   Seminar: 3:30p, JKP-202

Andrea will also be presenting a joint FBE/Econ Dept. Theory workshop on MONDAY, Feb. 24. 4:00-5:30pm, in KAP-319. Paper title: "Managerial Attention and Worker Engagement" (co-author: Marina Halac, Columbia).
  Feb. 28          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Mar. 7 Gabriel Natividad
  NYU, Stern
Does More Information Lead to More Financing? Local Information Shocks and Bank Credit  (co-author: Mark Garmaise, UCLA)
joint with the MOR Dept.     Seminar: 1:30p, HOH-422
  Mar. 14 John Roberts
  Stanford GSB
Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment   (co-authors: Nicholas Bloom, Stanford, James Liang, Beijing Univ., and Zhichun Jenny Ying, Stanford)     Seminar: 10:30a, JKP-210 JKP-210
   Mar. 21          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 28 Francesco Trebbi
How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign   (co-authors: Chad Kendall, UBC, and Tommaso Nannicini, Bocconi University)   joint with FBE Finance Seminar series.
Seminar: 10:30a, JKP-112
  Apr. 4          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Apr. 11 Jin Li
  Northwestern, Kellogg
Managing Careers in Organizations    abstract    (co-authors: Rongzhu Ke, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, and Michhael Powell, Kellogg School, Northwestern).    Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper. HOH-706
  Apr. 18 Yanhui Wu
The Determinants of Media Bias in China    abstract    (co-authors: Bei Qin, Hong Kong University, and David Stromberg, University of Stockholm).    Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper. HOH-706
  Apr. 25          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  May 2 Willie Fuchs
  Berkeley, Haas
Optimal contracting and the organization of knowledge
(co-authors: Luis Garicano, LSE, and Luis Rayo, LSE)
 > May 7
Bernard Yeung
  National Univ. of
State-controlled Banks and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy   (co-authors: Randall Morck, Univ. of Alberta, and M. Deniz Yavuz, Purdue)   FYI:  A second paper, “China's Pseudo-monetary Policy” is referenced by the presentation paper listed above.   joint with the MOR Dept.     Seminar: 1:30p, ACC-236 ACC-236
 > May 9

See the Conference website for details.

USC-UCLA-UCI Finance Day at USC            Program (pdf)
Please RSVP  if you plan to attend so we have an accurate count for lunch and parking!!

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.   To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Yanhui Wu at 213-740-7658 or   For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
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This page last modified: 5/5/14 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2003-2014 University of Southern California