Marshall School of Business

Fall 2015
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 Price School/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-102.
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
  Aug. 28
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  No seminar.
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  Sept. 4 Steven Kaplan
  Chicago Booth
What Do Private Equity Firms Say They Do?   co-authors: Paul Gompers (HBS) and Vladimir Mukharlyamov (Harvard Econ)
   Sept. 11 Brad Barber
  UC Davis GSM
Interim Fund Performance and Fundraising in Private Equity    co-author: Ayako Yasuda (UC Davis)    SSRN Link
  Sept. 18 Valentin Haddad
  Princeton Econ
Information Aversion   co-author: Marianne Andries (Toulouse School of Economics)
  Sept. 25 Ravi Jagannathan
  Northwestern Kellogg
Dividend Dynamics, Learning, and Expected Stock Index Returns   co-author: Binying Liu (Northwestern)
   Oct. 2 Jarrad Harford
  U Washington Foster
Precautionary Savings with Risky Assets: When Cash is Not Cash   co-authors: Ran Duchin (U Washington), Thomas Gilbert (U Washington), and Christopher Hrdlicka (U Washinton)
   Oct. 9 David Yermack
  NYU Stern
Donor Governance and Financial Management in Prominent U.S. Art Museums
  Oct. 16
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  No seminar - FOM Conference (Chicago)
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   Oct. 23 Mike Weisbach
  Ohio State Fisher
Management Risk and the Cost of Borrowing   co-authors: Yihui Pan (Utah) and Tracy Yue Wang (Minnesota)
   Oct. 30 Martin Lettau
  UC Berkeley Haas
 SEMINAR RESCHEDULED for Tue. Nov. 10 - 10/27/15
   Nov. 2
Renée Adams
  U New South Wales
The Changing Nature of Corporate Board Activity   abstract   co-authors: Vanitha Ragunathan (Univ. of Queensland) and Robert Tumarkin (UNSW).     Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted.   Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.  seminar 1:30p - 3:00p, ACC-312
  Nov. 6
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  No seminar - NBER
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   Nov. 10
Martin Lettau
  UC Berkeley Haas
Capital Share Risk and Shareholder Heterogeneity in U.S. Stock Pricing   co-authors: Sydney C. Ludvigson (NYU) and Sai Ma (NYU)   Meetings - Monday; Seminar - Tue. 10:15 am - 11:45 am, ACC-312
   Nov. 13 Arvind Krishnamurthy
  Stanford GSB
A Model of the Reserve Asset   co-authors: Zhiguo He (Chicago, Booth) and Konstantin Milbradt (Northwestern, Kellogg)
  > Nov. 20 Andrew Lo
  MIT Sloan
 SEMINAR will be RESCHEDULED in Spring 2016 (Sorry!) 11/17/15
   Nov. 27
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 Thanksgiving Holiday - No seminar
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   Dec. 4 Gregor Matvos
  Chicago Booth
  Dec. 11
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  No seminar currently scheduled.
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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 1 hour advance notice! (If you want same day parking, please call us instead of using email. Thanks!)
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This page last modified: 11/17/15 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2015 University of Southern California