Marshall School of Business

USC-UCLA  FINANCE  DAY

UCLA Anderson School of Business

Friday,  May 1, 2009
USC Marshall School,  Hoffman Hall, Room 2


9:30 am - 10:00 am   Coffee
10:00 am - 10:35 am   Valuing Toxic Assets: An Analysis of CDO Equity
          By Francis Longstaff (UCLA)
        Discussant: Antonios Sangvinatsos (USC)
10:45 am - 11:20 am   Inventory Investment and the Cost of Capital
          By Selale Tuzel (USC)
        Discussant: Liu Yang (UCLA)
11:30 am - 12:05 pm   Obfuscation, Learning, and the Evolution of Investor Sophistication
          By Bruce Carlin (UCLA)
        Discussant: Ricardo Alonso (USC)
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch   (Marshall School Breezeway Lawn)
1:45 pm - 2:20 pm   Market Selection
          By Mark Westerfield (USC)
        Discussant: Jan Schneider (UCLA)
2:30 pm - 3:05 pm   IQ and Stock Market Participation
          By Mark Grinblatt (UCLA)
        Discussant: Larry Harris (USC)
3:15 pm - 3:50 pm   The Pay Divide:  (Why) Are U.S. Top Executives Paid More?
          By Pedro Matos (USC)
        Discussant: Geoff Tate (UCLA)

Please RSVP to attend this conference.
Click here to obtain a PDF version of the above program.

Papers:
There is no need to print the papers - - Finance Day attendees will receive a binder containing copies of all 6 papers on the day of the event.  If you want a PDF copy in advance, click on the paper title in the program above.

Lunch:
There will be vegetarian options available at lunch.  However, feel free to include any food allergies or other pertinent information in your RSVP.

Parking:
  - Go to USC Gate 3 at the corner of Figueroa St. and USC McCarthy Way. (3500 S. Figueroa St.)
  - Get in the left lane and stop at the kiosk.
  - Inform the kiosk guard that you have a parking reservation under the name
          "USC-UCLA Finance Day".

  - The guard will give you a parking pass and allow you to enter "Parking Structure X (PSX)"
           immediately adjacent to Gate 3.    DO NOT park in spaces marked "Reserved",
          "Carpool", or "Handicapped" or you WILL receive a parking ticket!

  - The parking confirmation number is "290232".

Finance Day campus map with parking & HOH-2 directions. (pdf)

Directions to USC Gate 3. (courtesy Google maps)        Full campus map (pdf).

For more information, contact Dr. Selale Tuzel, 213-740-9486 or tuzel@marshall.usc.edu
Organizers: Selale Tuzel (tuzel@marshall.usc.edu) and Bruce Carlin (bruce.carlin@anderson.ucla.edu)

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: 4/27/09 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.     ©2009 Univ. of Southern California