Marshall School of Business

Spring 2016
FBE Finance Seminar Series

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department usually sponsors three seminar series each semester.
Applied Economics Workshop | Finance Seminar Series | Macroeconomics & 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.

Finance Series seminars are usually held on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in JKP-112.
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 (.pdf)]   [interactive USC campus map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
   Jan. 22
Elisabeth Kempf
  Tilburg, Netherlands
The Job Rating Game: The Effects of Revolving Doors on Analyst Incentives JKP-112
   Jan. 29
Andrew (Di) Wu
Shock Spillover and Financial Response in Supply Chain Networks: Evidence from Firm-Level Data JKP-112
   Feb. 2
Miao Ben Zhang
  U Texas at Austin
Labor-Technology Substitution: Implications for Asset Pricing
seminar: 12:30pm
   Feb. 4
Jesse Davis
Optimal Issuance Across Markets and Over Time   seminar: 12:30pm JKP-104
   Feb. 5 Asaf Bernstein
  MIT Sloan
Household Debt Overhang and Labor Supply JKP-112
   Feb. 12 Michael Schwert
Bank Capital and Lending Relationships JKP-112
   Feb. 19 Gill Segal
A Tale of Two Volatilities: Sectoral Uncertainty, Growth, and Asset Prices JKP-112
   Feb. 26 Deniz Aydin
  Stanford Econ
The Marginal Propensity to Consume Out of Liquidity: Evidence from Random Assignment of 54,522 Credit Lines JKP-112
  Mar. 4 Wei Jiang
Influencing Control: Jawboning in Risk Arbitrage   (co-authors: Tao Li, Warwick Bus. School, and Danqing Mei, Columbia)   seminar: 2:00pm JKP-210
  Mar. 11 Jonathan Brogaard
  Univ. of Washington
The Real Impact of Passive Investing in Financial Markets   (co-authors: Matthew Ringgenberg, WUSTL, and David Sovich, WUSTL) JKP-112
   Mar. 18
- - -
 No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 25 Hui Chen
  MIT, Sloan
Quantifying Liquidity and Default Risks of Corporate Bonds over the Business Cycle   (co-authors: Rui Cui, Chicago, Booth; Zhiguo He, Chicago, Booth; and Konstantin Milbradt, Northwestern, Kellogg) JKP-112
  Apr. 1 Annette Vissing-Jorgensen
  Berkeley Haas
 Cancelled 3/16/16 HOH-306
  Apr. 8
- - -
 No seminar.    - - -
  Apr. 15 Lars-Alexander Kuehn
  Carnegie Mellon
Misallocation Cycles   (co-authors: Cedric Ehouarne, Carnegie Mellon and David Schreindorfer, ASU)   DIFFERENT ROOM: ACC-205 ACC-205
  Apr. 22 Lu Zhang
  Ohio St. Univ.
A Comparison of New Factor Models   (co-authors: Kewei Hou, Ohio State Univ. and Chen Xue, Univ. of Cincinnati) JKP-112
 > Apr. 29 Andrew Lo
  MIT Sloan
Dr. Lo will present two seminars:
10:30am  General Interest workshop in JKP-112
         "Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?"
2:00pm  Finance Seminar in JKP-104
        "Evolutionary Foundations of Economic Behavior".
  This workshop is an overview of 5 papers. Download all 5 (.zip)

Both workshops are open to the public. Students are especially encouraged to attend the 10:30am seminar!



 > May 6

See the Program page for links to presenter and discussant websites.

USC-UCLA-UCI-Caltech Finance Day at USC         Program (pdf)
Please RSVP  so we have an accurate count for lunch!!!

Papers:  The papers are posted on the Program website.
Hardcopies of unposted papers will be available at the conference.

Parking:  Go to USC Gate 3 at the corner of Figueroa St. and USC McCarthy Way, 3501 S. Figueroa St. Get in the right lane and stop at the kiosk. Inform the kiosk attendant that you have a parking reservation under the name "Finance Day", with "Reservation ID# 133363". The guard will give you a parking pass and allow you to enter PSX. DO NOT park in spaces marked "Reserved", "Carpool", or "Handicapped" or you WILL receive a parking ticket!

Location:  the Conference will take place in Popovich Hall (JKP), room 212. See the Finance Day map for directions.

Finance Day campus map with directions (pdf).
Directions to USC Gate 3.        Full campus map (pdf).
Interactive campus map.

For more information, contact Dr. Frydman at cfrydman at marshall . usc . edu

  9:30 am
  3:00 pm

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  Click on a speaker's name to go to their website, obtain a vita, etc.  To meet with a particular visitor, please contact the Program Administrator. For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or fbe[at] .   Parking reservations require a minimum of 1 hour 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
fbe at usc dot edu

This page last modified: 5/2/16 by Terry Lichvar, USC FBE Dept.   2016 University of Southern California