Marshall School of Business

Spring 2014
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. Rooms vary from week to week.
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. 17
Arthur Korteweg
  Stanford GSB
Is it Just the Idea that Matters? A Field Experiment on Early Stage Investment     abstract    (co-authors: Shai Bernstein, Stanford, and Kevin Laws, AngelList, LLC).    Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper. JKP-210
  Jan. 24 Roberto Steri
Collateral-Based Asset Pricing JKP-210
   Jan. 31 Sam Kruger
The Effect of Mortgage Securitization on Foreclosure and Modification JKP-210
  Feb. 7          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   Feb. 13
William Mann
Creditor rights and innovation: Evidence from patent collateral        seminar 3:30p - 4:50p, JKP-212 JKP-212
   Feb. 14 Michaela Pagel
  UC Berkeley
A News-Utility Theory for Inattention and Rebalancing in Portfolio Choice JKP-210
  Feb. 21 Jakub Jurek
Option-Implied Currency Risk Premia   (co-author: Zhikai Xu, Princeton) JKP-104
   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 Microeconomics Workshop 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 Charlie Nathanson
  Harvard Econ
Arrested Development: Theory and Evidence of Supply-Side Speculation in the Housing Market   (co-author: Eric Zwick, Harvard)     seminar 11:30a - 12:50p, JKP-210 JKP-210
   Mar. 4
Morris Davis
  Univ. of Wisonsin-Madison
Gross Migration, Housing and Urban Population Dynamics   (co-authors: Jonas D.M. Fisher, FRB Chicago, and Marcelo Veracierto, FRB Chicago)     seminar 12:00p - 1:15p, RGL-219 RGL-219
   Mar. 5
Rossen Valkanov
Comparing Securitized and Balance Sheet Loans: Size Matters   (co-author: Andra Ghent, ASU)
seminar 10:00a - 11:15a, RGL-219
  Mar. 7 Alexander Gorbenko
Means of Payment and Timing of Mergers and Acquisitions in a Dynamic Economy   (co-author: Andrey Malenko, MIT Sloan) JKP-210
  Mar. 13
Eric Swanson
  FRB San Francisco
Risk Aversion, Risk Premia, and the Labor Margin with Generalized Recursive Preferences   Seminar: 3:30p, JKP-212 JKP-212
  Mar. 14          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
   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 Applied Econ Workshop series. JKP-112
  Apr. 4 George Constantinides
Asset Pricing with Countercyclical Household Consumption Risk   (co-author: Anisha Ghosh, Carnegie Mellon) - Revised paper posted 3/31/14 (click on paper title to obtain revised version). JKP-104
  Apr. 11          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
 > Apr. 18 Rick Townsend
  Dartmouth, Tuck
Swinging for the Fences: Executive Reactions to Quasi-Random Option Grants   (co-author: Kelly Shue, Chicago Booth) JKP-104
  Apr. 25 Jacopo Ponticelli
  Chicago, Booth
  May 2 Neil Pearson
  May 9          - - - USC- UCLA-UCI Finance Day (Tentative)    - - -

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 minimum 24 hours advance notice!
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