Marshall School of Business

Fall 2011
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 Popovich Hall (JKP) 202.
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]


Rev Date Presenter Title of Paper Room Faculty Host
  Aug. 26 Joseph Engelberg
  UCSD
Human Capital in the Pulpit    Abstract     (co-authors: Raymond Fisman, Columbia; Jay C. Hartzell, Univ. of Texas; and Christopher A. Parsons, UCSD)   Per the presenter's request, we will NOT be posting a paper for this talk. Copies of the paper will be distributed at the seminar and are available via email. Contact the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF in advance, or stop by BRI-308 to pick up a hardcopy. JKP-202 D. Solomon
213-740-1057
  Sept. 2 Emilio Osambela
  Carnegie Mellon, Tepper
Differences of Opinion and International Equity Markets (co-authors: Bernard Dumas, INSEAD, and Karen K. Lewis, Wharton)   SSRN Link JKP-202 A. Stathopoulos
213-740-7628
  Sept. 9 Daniel Paravisini
  Columbia
Dissecting the Effect of Credit Supply on Trade: Evidence from Matched Credit-Export Data   (co-authors: Veronica Rappoport, Columbia GSB; Philipp Schnabl, NYU Stern; and Daniel Wolfenzon, Columbia GSB) JKP-202 D. Carvalho
213-740-7677
  Sept. 16 Ian Martin
  Stanford GSB
Simple Variance Swaps JKP-202 A. Stathopoulos
213-740-7628
  Sept. 23 Kenneth Ahern
  Michigan, Ross
Who Writes The News? Corporate Press Releases During Merger Negotiations   (co-author: Denis Sosyura, Michigan)     DIFFERENT SEMINAR ROOM!
HOH-2
D. Carvalho
213-740-7677
  Sept. 30 Karen Lewis
  U.Penn, Wharton
International Consumption Risk Sharing Gains and Asset Returns    Abstract     (with Edith Liu, Cornell)   Per the presenter's request, we will NOT be posting the paper for this talk. Copies of the paper will be distributed at the seminar and are available via email. Contact the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF in advance, or stop by BRI-308 to pick up a hardcopy. JKP-202 A. Stathopoulos
213-740-7628
  Oct. 7 Derek Horstmeyer
 USC FBE Dept.,
 Job Market Candidate
The Operational Form of the Board
   Note: our all day Macro conference is also being held today!
JKP-202 A. Stathopoulos
213-740-7628
  Oct. 7          - - - Macro Day     An all day conference with 6 paper presentations.  This conference is in addition to (and overlaps with) the Finance Seminar today!
Website       Program
 (pdf)
HOH-2
J. Eberhard
213-740-6532
  Oct. 14 Joshua Pollet
  Michigan State, Broad
Are credit default swaps a sideshow? Evidence that information flows from equity to CDS markets. (co-authors:  Jens Hilscher, Brandeis; and Mungo Wilson, Oxford) JKP-202 D. Solomon
213-740-1057
  Oct. 21 Anna Pavlova
  LBS
Asset Prices and Institutional Investors (co-author:  Suleyman Basak, LBS) JKP-202 A. Stathopoulos
213-740-7628
  Oct. 28 Tyler Shumway
 Univ. of Michigan, Ross
Portfolio Rebalancing in General Equilibrium   (co-authors:  Miles S. Kimball, Matthew D. Shapiro, and Jing Zhang, all Univ. ov Michigan) JKP-202 D. Solomon
213-740-1057
  Nov. 4 Juan Sotes Paladino
 USC FBE Dept.,
 Job Market Candidate
Should We Expect Star Managers to Be Star Performers? (Dis)Incentive Effects of Fund Flows in Money Management JKP-202 D. Carvalho
213-740-7677
  Nov. 11 Heitor Almeida
  UIUC
Aggregate Risk and the Choice between Cash and Lines of Credit   (co-authors:  Viral V. Acharya, NYU Stern, and Murillo Campello, Cornell) JKP-202 D. Carvalho
213-740-7677
  Nov. 18 Jerchern Lin
 USC FBE Dept.,
 Job Market Candidate
Fund Convexity and Tail Risk-Taking JKP-202 D. Carvalho
213-740-7677
  Nov. 25          - - -
No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday
   - - -    - - -
  Dec. 2 Effi Benmelech
  Harvard Econ
Judicial Efficiency and Financial Contracts: Evidence from a Natural Experiment    Abstract     (co-authors: Juliano J. Assuncao, PUC-Rio, and Fernando S. S. Silva, PUC-Rio and MIT)   Per the presenter's request, we will NOT be posting a paper for this talk. Contact the Program Administrator to obtain a PDFvia email. JKP-202 D. Carvalho
213-740-7677
 > Dec. 9 Terry Odean
  UC Berkeley, Haas
Do Day Traders Rationally Learn About Their Ability?   (co-authors:   Brad M. Barber, UC Davis, Yi-Tsung Lee, Peking University, and Yu-Jane Liu, Peking University
JKP-104
D. Solomon
213-740-1057

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 minimum 24 hours advance notice!
University of Southern California  ·  Finance and Business Economics Department  ·  BRI-308, MC-0804
3670 Trousdale Parkway, Ste. 308  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804 ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax
fbe@usc.edu  ·  http://www.marshall.usc.edu/FBE

This page last modified: 12/8/11 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2003-2011 University of Southern California