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
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 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
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 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 Website coming soon! USC-UCLA- UCI-Caltech Finance Day at USC TBA

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!
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This page last modified: 4/25/16 by Terry Lichvar, USC FBE Dept.   2016 University of Southern California