Marshall School of Business

Fall 2004
FBE Finance Seminar Series

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.


Finance Series seminars are held on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in JKP-104 (Popovich Hall)
unless otherwise noted below. [Get map]

Rev  Date     Speaker            Title of Paper  Room   Faculty Host
  Aug. 27 Larry Harris
  FBE, Marshall, USC
Secondary Trading Costs in the Municipal Bond Market  
(with Michael Piwowar, SEC Office of Econ Analysis)
JKP-104 Harris
213-740-6496
  Sept 3 Andrew Ang
  FBE, Marshall, USC
Risk, Return and Dividends   (with Jun Liu, UCLA) JKP-104 Ang
213-740-5615
  Sept 10 Jeremy Stein
  Harvard Econ.
The Only Game in Town: Stock-Price Consequences of Local Bias   (with Harrison Hong, Princeton and Jeffrey Kubik, Syracuse)   joint seminar with FBE Applied Econ Workshop JKP-104 Ozbas
213-740-0781
  Sept 17 Campbell Harvey
  Fuqua School, Duke
The Economic Implications of Corporate Financial Reporting   (with John R. Graham, Duke and Shiva Rajgopal, Univ. of Washington) JKP-104 Jones
213-740-9485
  Sept 24 Pietro Veronesi
  Univ. of Chicago GSB
Was There a Nasdaq Bubble in the Late 1990's?
  (with Lubos Pastor, University of Chicago)
JKP-104 J. Chen
213-740-6509
  Sept 29
 Wed.
CIS Speaker
Ananth Madhavan

  Barclays Global Investors
When the Rubber Meets the Road: Unleashing the Power of Financial Theory to Improve Financial Practice   Please RSVP
Registration: 11:30 am, Presentation and Q&A: 12-1:45 pm
USC Town & Gown Jen Yim
213-821-1126
  Oct. 1 Jun Liu
  Anderson School, UCLA
Information, Diversification, and Cost of Capital
  (with Jack Hughes, UCLA and Jing Liu, UCLA)
JKP-104 J. Chen
213-740-6509
  Oct. 8 Pedro Santa-Clara
  Anderson School, UCLA
Optimal Portfolios with Parametric Weights JKP-104 Jones
213-740-9485
  Oct. 15 Michael Johannes
  Columbia Business School
Earnings Announcements and Equity Options
  (with Andrew Dubinsky, Columbia)
JKP-104 J. Chen
213-740-6509
 > Oct. 22          - - - No seminar.       - - -       - - -
  Oct. 29 Jeffrey Zwiebel
  Stanford GSB
Design and Renegotiation of Debt Covenants
joint seminar with FBE Applied Economics Workshop
JKP-104 Zabojnik
213-740-6497
  Nov. 5 Mark Weinstein
  FBE, Marshall, USC
Don't Leave Home Without It:  Limited Liability, American Express and Salad Oil
(This paper is very preliminary and will NOT be posted.   Please
call 213-740-6515 or visit HOH-701 to obtain a printed copy.
)
JKP-104       - - -
  Nov. 12 Jonathan Lewellen
  Sloan School, MIT
Taxes and Financing Decisions
  (with Katharina Lewellen, MIT)
JKP-104 Officer
213-740-6519
  Nov. 19 FEA Conference Seminars all day JKP Finance Dept.
213-740-6515
  Nov. 26          - - - Thanksgiving Holiday - No Seminar     - - -       - - -
 > Dec. 1
 Wed.
CIS Speaker
Stanley Gold

  Shamrock Holdings, Inc.
Reflections on Corporate Governance
RSVP REQUIRED     Lunch will be served.
USC Faculty, Staff, & Students: Free;    All others: $25
Registration: 11:00 am, Presentation and Q&A: 12-1:45 pm
USC Davidson Conference Center, Embassy Room Ginny You
213-821-1126
 > Dec. 3 Peter DeMarzo
  Stanford GSB
Bidding with Securities:  Auctions and Security Design
  (with Ilan Kremer and Andrzej Skrzypacz, Stanford University)
JKP-104 Quadrini
213-740-6521
  Dec. 10          - - - No seminar.       - - -       - - -

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 contact the FBE faculty host listed in the right hand column. For a paper hardcopy or parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or fbe@usc.edu.   Parking reservations require at least 24 hours advance notice!
University of Southern California  ·  Finance and Business Economics Department  ·  HOH-701, MC-1427
701 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 701  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-1427  ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax
fbe@usc.edu  ·  http://www.marshall.usc.edu/FBE

This page last modified: 11/30/04 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.
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