Marshall School of Business

Fall 2008    
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-202
(Popovich Hall) unless otherwise noted below.  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.
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Rev Date Presenter Title of Paper Room Faculty Host
  Aug. 29 Paola Sapienza
  Kellogg, Northwestern
Cultural Biases in Economic Exchange?   (with Luigi Guiso, European University Institute, and Luigi Zingales, Chicago) JKP-202 P. Matos
213-740-6533
  Sept. 5          - - - No seminar.     - - -        - - -
  Sept. 12 Ehud Peleg
  UCLA  (visiting USC)
Expected Returns and the Cross-Sectional Skewness of Book-to-Market Ratios JKP-202 E. Peleg
213-740-9535
  Sept. 19 Michael Lemmon
  Univ. of Utah
Employee Stock Options, Financing Constraints, and Real Investment   (with Ilona Babenko and Yuri Tserlukevich, both Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology) JKP-202 P. Matos
213-740-6533
  Sept. 26 John McConnell
  Purdue Univ.
Sheltering Corporate Assets from Political Extraction   (with Lorenzo Caprio, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and Mara Faccio, Purdue University) JKP-202 P. Matos
213-740-6533
  Oct. 3 Darren Kisgen
  Boston College
Gender and Corporate Finance   (with Jiekun Huang, Boston College) JKP-202 A. Sangvinatsos
213-740-6532
  Oct. 10 David Yermack
  Stern, NYU
Deductio ad absurdum: CEOs donating their own stock to their own family foundations JKP-202 P. Matos
213-740-6533
  Oct. 17 Amir Yaron
  Wharton, U. Penn
What's Vol Got to Do With It   (with Itamar Drechsler, Wharton) JKP-202 S. Tuzel
213-740-9486
  Oct. 24 Breno Schmidt
  Marshall, USC FBE
Costs and Benefits of “Friendly” Boards during Mergers and Acquisitions JKP-202 B. Schmidt
  Oct. 30
THURS.
Lubos Pástor
  Univ. of Chicago
Are Stocks Really Less Volatile in the Long Run?    seminar: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ACC- 205 S. Tuzel
213-740-9486
  Oct. 31 Jesus Sierra
  Marshall, USC FBE

Imperfect Financial Integration, Uncovered Interest Parity and Central Bank Foreign Exchange Reserves

JKP-202 J. Sierra
  Nov. 7 Greg Duffee
  Johns Hopkins Univ.
Information in (and not in) the term structure JKP-202 S. Tuzel
213-740-9486
  Nov. 14 Raman Uppal
  London Business School
A Generalized Approach to Portfolio Optimization: Improving Performance by Constraining Portfolio Norms   (with Victor DeMiguel, LBS, Lorenzo Garlappi, Univ. of Texas at Austin, and Francisco J. Nogales, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) JKP-202 Sangvinatsos
213-740-6532
  Nov. 21 Ralph Koijen
  Univ. of Chicago
Predictive Regressions: A Present-Value Approach   (with Jules van Binsbergen, Stanford GSB) JKP-202 Sangvinatsos
213-740-6532
   Nov. 28          - - -  No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday    - - -       - - -
  Dec. 5 Ronnie Sadka
  Boston College
Intraday Patterns in the Cross-Section of Stock Returns   (with Steven L. Heston, Univ. of Maryland, and Robert A. Korajczyk, Kellogg) JKP-202 Sangvinatsos
213-740-6532
  Dec. 12 Costas Xiouros
  Marshall, USC FBE
Differences of Opinion and the Price Volume Relation JKP-202 C. Xiouros

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 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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