Marshall School of Business

Fall 2005
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 usually 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 Presenter Title of Paper Room Faculty Host
  Aug. 26 Enrique Sentana
  CEMFI, Madrid
Estimation and Testing of Dynamic Models with Generalised Hyperbolic Innovations  (with Javier Mencía, CEMFI) JKP-104 Zapatero
  Sep. 2 Heitor Almeida
  NYU, Stern
The Risk-Adjusted Cost of Financial Distress  (with Thomas Philippon, NYU, CEPR, and NBER)  joint seminar with FBE Applied Economics Workshop, seminar: 1:30 pm JKP-104
sem: 1:30
  Sep. 9 Annette Vissing-Jørgensen
 Northwestern, Kellogg
Long-Run Stockholder Consumption Risk and Asset Returns (with Christopher Malloy, London Business School, and Tobias Moskowitz, Univ. of Chicago and NBER) JKP-104 J. Chen
  Sep. 16 Mehmet Akbulut
 USC FBE Ph.D.student
Are Mergers Driven by Overvaluation? Evidence from Managerial Insider Trading Around Merger Announcements  and  Market Misvaluation and Merger Activity: Evidence from Managerial Insider Trading   seminar: 10:00 am - EARLY START TIME!! JKP-104
sem: 10:00
  Sep. 23 Doron Avramov
  Univ. of Maryland, Smith
Momentum and Credit Rating (with Tarun Chordia, Emory Univ., Gergana Jostova, George Washington Univ., and Alexander Philipov, American Univ.) JKP-104 Zapatero
  Sep. 30 Vikram K. Nanda
  Univ. of Arizona,
  visiting at Michigan
Finance and Innovation:  The Case of Publicly Traded Firms  (with Julian Atanassov, Univ. of Michigan and Amit Seru, Univ. of Michigan)  joint seminar with FBE Applied Economics Workshop, seminar: 1:30 pm JKP-104
sem: 1:30
  Oct. 7 Qingzhong Ma
 USC FBE Ph.D.student
Mergers and Investment Banks: How Do Banks Help Targets? JKP-104 Ozbas
  Oct. 14          - - - No seminar - FMA Meetings       - - -       - - -
  Oct. 21 Jianfei Sun
 USC FBE Ph.D.student
Information Asymmetry and Internal Monitoring: Which Blockholders Monitor Managers More Effectively? JKP-104 Ozbas
  Oct. 28 Andres Almazan
  Univ. of Texas
Attracting Attention: Cheap Managerial Talk and Costly Market Monitoring  (with Sanjay Banerji, University of Durham, and Adolfo de Motta, McGill University)   joint seminar with FBE Applied Economics Workshop, seminar: 1:30pm JKP-104
sem: 1:30
  Nov. 4 Russ Wermers
  Univ. of Maryland, Smith
Investing in Mutual Funds when Returns are Predictable
(with Doron Avramov, University of Maryland, Smith School) 
JKP-104 Officer
  Nov. 11          - - - No seminar - NBER Corporate Finance & Asset Pricing       - - -       - - -
  Nov. 18 Monika Piazzesi
  Univ. of Chicago, GSB
Inflation and the Price of Real Assets
(with Martin Schneider, NYU and FRB Minneapolis) 
JKP-104 Ayse
  Nov. 25 - - - No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break      - - -      - - -
  Dec. 2 Alexander Ljungqvist
  NYU, Stern
Sharing Underwriters with Rivals: Implications for Competition in Investment Banking     (with John Asker, Stern School, NYU) JKP-104 J. Chen
  Dec. 9          - - - 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   Parking reservations require at least 24 hours advance notice!
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This page last modified: 12/7/2005 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2005 University of Southern California