Marshall School of Business

Fall 2007    - completed
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 the rooms
listed below.   [Get map]


Rev Date Presenter Title of Paper Room Faculty Host
  Sept. 7 Oguzhan Ozbas
  USC FBE Dept.

When Are Outside Directors Effective?   (with Ran Duchin, USC FBE and John Matsusaka, USC FBE) JKP-202 Ozbas
213-740-9486
  Sept. 14 Ayako Yasuda
  Wharton, U.Penn.
The Economics of Private Equity Funds - REVISED version posted 9/7/07  (with Andrew Metrick, Wharton, Univ. of Pennsylvania) JKP-202 Hamao
213-740-0822
  Sept. 21 Steve LeRoy
  UC Santa Barbara
Dividend Policy and Income Taxation JKP-104 Matos
213-740-9486
  Sept. 28 David Hirshleifer
  UC Irvine
Stock Market Misvaluation and Corporate Investment -  (with Ming Dong, York Univ. Canada, and Siew Hong Teoh, UC Irvine) JKP-104 Matos
213-740-9486
  Oct. 4
THURS.
Martin Lettau
  Stern, NYU
The Term Structures of Equity and Interest Rates
  (with Jessica Wachter, Wharton)   seminar: 3:30 pm
JKP-102
3:30 pm
Matos
213-740-9486
  Oct. 5 Clemens Sialm
  Michigan/UT Austin
Investment Taxes and Equity Returns JKP-202 Matos
213-740-9486
  Oct. 12 Michael Weisbach
  U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Leverage and Pricing in Buyouts - There are two papers for this seminar. Michael will talk primarily about the empirical paper but will discuss the theoretical paper a bit as well.

JKP-202 Sensoy
213-740-6497
  Oct. 18
THURS.
Michael Brandt
  Fuqua, Duke
Resolving Macroeconomic Uncertainty in Stock and Bond Markets   (with Alessandro Beber, HEC, University of Lausanne, and Swiss Finance Institute)   seminar: 3:30 pm JKP-102
3:30 pm
Matos
213-740-9486
  Oct. 26 Michael Roberts
  Wharton, U. Penn
Contingency and Renegotiation of Financial Contracts: Evidence from Private Credit Agreements   (with Amir Sufi, University of Chicago GSB) JKP-104 Matos
213-740-9486
  Nov. 2 Enrichetta Ravina
  New York Univ.
What Do Independent Directors Know? Evidence from Their Trading   (with Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University, NBER, and CEPR) JKP-104 Matos
213-740-9486
  Nov. 9 Yael Hochberg
  Northwestern
Networking as a Barrier to Entry and the Competitive Supply of Venture Capital   (with Alexander Ljungqvist, NYU, CEPR, and ECGI; and YANG LU, NYU) JKP-202 Sensoy
213-740-6497
  Nov. 16 Michael Jensen   Harvard (Emeritus)

Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics, and Legality
joint with Marshall Vice Dean of Research and Management & Organization Dept.    Lunch: 11:30 am;   seminar: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Lunch pre-registration has CLOSED.  If you have not already registered, we will not be able to admit you until just before the seminar begins at 12:30pm.  Seminar attendance does not require pre-registration.  Thank you.

JKP-300
11:30am
12:30pm
C. Tutas-Cohen
213-740-7843
   Nov. 23          - - -  No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday    - - -       - - -
  Nov. 30 Matthew Spiegel
  Yale
Dynamic Competition, Innovation and Strategic Financing   (with Heather Tookes, Yale) JKP-104 Matos
213-740-9486
  Dec. 7 Stefan Nagel
  Stanford
Depression Babies: Do Macroeconomic Experiences Affect Risk-Taking?   (with Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley) JKP-202 Matos
213-740-9486
  Dec. 14 Bernard Black
  Univ. of Texas, Austin
The Effect of Board Structure on Firm Value: A Multiple Identification Strategies Approach Using Korean Data   (with Woochan Kim, KDI School of Public Policy and Management) HOH-304 Matos
213-740-9486

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 free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or fbe@usc.edu.   Parking reservations require at least 24 hours advance notice!
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701 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 701  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-1427  ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax
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This page last modified: 12/17/07 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2007 University of Southern California