Past Seminars

The finance seminars take place on Wednesdays from 11:30pm-12:45pm unless otherwise noted. The seminars will be located in room 2245. The 2013-2014 finance seminars are organized by Anna CielsakBrian Melzer, and Carola Frydman.

Fall 2013
Date Presenter Paper Title
September 25 Ian Dew-Becker "Asset Pricing in the Frequency Domain: Theory and Empirics"
October 3 Alexi Savov "The Macroeconomics of Shadow Banking"
October 9 David Solomon "Looking for Somone to Blame: Delegation, Cognitive Dissonance, and the Disposition Effect"
October 16 David Hirshleifer "Self-Enhancing Transmission Bias and Active Investing"
October 23 Thomas Philippon "Has the U.S. Finance Industry Become Less Efficient?  On the Theory and Measurement of Financial Intermediation"
October 31 Stafano Giglio "Systemic Risk and the Macroeconomy: An Empirical Evaluation"
November 6 Manuel Adelino “House Prices, Collateral and Self-Employment"
November 13 Jaroslav Borovicka "Robust Preference Expansions"
November 20 Andreas Fuster “Payment Size, Negative Equity, and Mortgage Default”
December 4 Slava Fos "Insider Trading, Stochastic Liquidity and Equilibrium Prices"
Spring 2013
Date Presenter Paper Title
March 20 Philipp Schnabl "Who Borrows from the Lender of Last Resort?"
April 3 Ralph Koijen "Health and Mortality Delta: Assessing the Welfare Cost of Household Insurance Choice"
April 10 Moto Yogo "The Cost of Financial Frictions for Life Insurers"
April 17 Daniel Wolfenzon "Evaluating the Impact of The Boss: Evidence from CEO Hospitalization Events"
April 24 John Campbell "An Inetrtemporal CAPM with Stochastic Volatility"
May 1 Ray Fisman "The Mortality Cost of Political Connections"
May 8 Alexander Ljungvist "As Certain as Debt and Taxes: Estimating the Tax Sensitivity of Leverage from Exogenous State of Tax Changes"
May 15 Amir Yaron "Volatility, the Macroeconomy and Asset Prices"
May 22 Boyan Jovanovic TBA
June 5 Todd Gormley "Costly Information, Entry, and Credit Access"

Fall 2012
Date Presenter Paper Title
October 3 Yuriy Gorodnichenko "Information Rigidity and the Expectations Formation Process: A Simple Framework and New Facts"
October 10 Ing-Haw Cheng "Wall Street and the Housing Bubble"
October 17 Amit Seru TBA
October 24 Konstantin Milbradt "Endogenous Liquidity and Defaultable Bonds"
October 31 Tarek Hassan "The Economic Impact of Socia Ties: Evidence from German Reunification"
November 7 John Zhu "Myopic Agency"
November 14 Venky Venkateswaran  "Heterogeneous Information and Labor Market Fluctuations"
November 28 Margarita Tsoutsoura   TBA
December 5 Justin Murfin TBA
December 12 Sam Lee Financing from Family and Friends

Winter/Spring 2012
Date Presenter Paper Title
December 13 Benjamin Pugsley "Selection and the Role of Small Business Owners in Firm Dynamics"
December 17 Emily Breza "Peer Effects and Loan Repayment: Evidence from the Krishna Default Crisis"
March 28 Geoff Tate TBA
April 4 Adair Morse "Trickle-Down Consumption"
April 11 Denis Sosyura "Divisional Managers and Internal Capital Markets"
April 18 Peter Kondor "Inefficient Investment Waves"
April 25 David Scharfstein TBA
May 2 Martin Lettau "Shocks and Crashes"
May 9  Adrien Verdelhan TBA
May 23 Pierre Olivier Weill "Liquidity and Fragility in OTC Credit Derivatives Markets"