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Brown Bag Seminar Series

Our Brown Bag Seminar Series gives faculty and doctoral students an opportunity to share their current research in an informal setting. The finance department provides lunch for participants. Here are the brown bag seminars in recent years:

April 28, 2015
“Sentiment Driven Credit Cycles”
Azi Ben-Rephael, Jaewon Choi

April 22, 2015
“Dynamics of OIS Term Structure”
Wei Yang

April 15, 2015
“Home Bias: Evidence from Municipal Bond Ratings”
Ryan Israelsen, Jess Cornaggia, Kimberly Rodgers Cornaggia

April 7, 2015
“Auctioning the Underwriting Spread: Implications for Information Production and Insurance”
Sudip Gupta

April 1, 2015
“Labor Unemployment Risk and CEO Incentive Compensation”
Andrew Ellul, Cong Wang, Kuo Zhang

March 24, 2015
“The Role of Financial Intermediaries in the Transmission of Peer-to-Peer Financial Policies”
Matt Billett, Jon A. Garfinkel, Yi Jiang

March 11, 2015
“Are They Different? CEOs Made in CEO Factories”
Ye Cai, Merih Sevilir, Jun Yang

March 3, 2015
“Standing Out From The Crowd: The Outlier’s Effect On Corporate Governance”
Xiaoyun Yu, Qianqian Du, Frank Yu

December 9, 2014
“Monetary Policy and Asset Bubbles: The Household Channel”
Isaac Hacamo

November 18, 2014
"Institutional Investors’ Horizons and Trading Strategies"
Andrew Ellul, Cristina Cella, Mariassunta Giannetti

November 11, 2014
"Financial development and occupational choice: Evidence from India"
Nandini Gupta, Rajeev Dehejia

November 4, 2014
“Learning from Speculating and the No Trade Theorem”
Dmitry Lubensky, Doug Smith

October 28, 2014
"Evaluating Factor Pricing Models Using High Frequency Panels"
Yoosoon Chang, Hwagyun Kim, Joon Y. Park, Yongok Choi

October 21, 2014
"Dissecting Overconfidence: Optimism, Miscalibration, and the Illusion of Control"
Steven Sibley

October 14, 2014
"Pay me now (and later): Bonus boosts before pension freezes and executive departures"
Irina Stefanescu, Kangzhen Xie, Jun Yang

October 7, 2014
"Can Credit Supply Frictions Impact Consumers? Mortgage Lending, Delinquencies, and the Home Affordable Refinance Program"
Kristoph Kleiner

September 30, 2014
"Entry Threat and Industry Merger Activities"
Fangzhou Liu

September 23, 2014
"Industry Momentum and Mutual Fund Performance"
Jun Wu

September 16, 2014
"Managing Innovation: The Role of Collateral"
Yifei Mao

September 9, 2014
“Bank Liability Structure: Deposits and Subordinated Debt”
Zhenyu Wang, Suresh Sundaresan

September 2, 2014
"Indirect Costs of the JOBS Act: Disclosures, Information Asymmetry, and Post-IPO Liquidity"
Ryan Israelsen, Sudip Gupta

August 26, 2014
"Do Superstitious Traders Lose Money"
Utpal Bhattacharya, Weiyu Kuo, Tse-Chun Lin, Jing Zhao

April 29, 2014
"Mutually Inclusive? The Relation between Mutual Fund Trades and Short Sales"
Azi Ben-Raphael, Salman Arif, and Charles Lee

April 23, 2014
"Workers’ Protection in Bankruptcy, Corporate Debt and Wages"
Andrew Ellul

April 15, 2014
“The Center of Attention:  Bloomberg Terminals, Institutional Investors, and Stock Returns”
Ryan Israelsen and Azi Ben-Rephael

April 11, 2014
“Hard Marriage with Heavy Burdens: Labor Unions as Takeover Deterrents”
Wenyu Wang and Xuan Tian

April 1, 2014
“Follow the Money: Institutional Trading Around Rating Changes”
Utpal Bhattacharya, Kelsey Wei, and Han Xia

March 25, 2014
“Managing Innovation: Evidence from Real Estate Shocks”
Yifei Mao

March 11, 2014
“Estimating Counter-party Risk and Recovery Rate of Financial Institutions”
Hong Kee Sul

March 4, 2014
“Long Termism or Simply Long Terms?”
Michael Flores

December 3, 2013
“Do Shocks to Manager Personal Wealth Affect Risk-taking in Delegated Portfolios?” 
Veronika Pool, Noah Stoffman, Scott Yonker, and Hanjiang Zhang

November 19, 2013
“Traders’ Heterogeneity and Bubble-Crash Patterns in Experimental Asset Markets” 
Volodymyr Lugovskyy

October 29, 2013 
“Providing protection or misaligning incentives? The effects of Labor unions on innovation” 
Xuan Tian

October 22, 2013
“Banks' Optimal Liability Structure and Bank Capital Regulation” 
Suresh Sundaresan and Zhenyu Wang

October 15, 2013
“Compensating Tenure” 
Andrew Ellul, Cristina Cella, and Nandini Gupta

October 8, 2013
“Hedge Fund Crowds and Mispricing”  
Blerina Reca

October 1, 2013
“Durable Goods, Inflation Risk and the Equilibrium Asset Prices” 
Wenyu Wang

September 24, 2013
“The Governance Role of Creditors in Competitive Industries” 
Betsy Ann Laydon

September 17, 2013
“The Daily Trades of Mutual Funds”
Noah Stoffman

September 10, 2013
“CDS Auctions and Informative Biases in CDS Recovery Rates” Sudip Gupta

May 3, 2013
“Are some clients more equal than others?  Evidence of favoritism in shared trades” 
Azi Ben-Rephael and Ryan Israelsen

December 3, 2012
“IPOs and Employment?
Alexander Borisov, Andrew Ellul, and Merih Sevilir

November 27 , 2012
“What Drives Systematic Risk Factors”
Ryan Israelsen

November 13, 2012
“Technology Innovation: Winners and Losers?”
Leonid Kogan, Dimitris Papanikolaou, and Noah Stoffman

November 6, 2012
“When Talk Isn't Cheap: The Corporate Value of Political Rhetoric”
Art Durnev, Larry Fauver, and Nandini Guptae

October 30, 2012
“It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans”
Veronika Pool, Clemens Sialm, and Irina Stefanescu

October 24, 2012
“Beyond 'Lost in Translation': Cultural Proximity and the Processing of Financial Information”
Qianqian Du, Frank Yu, and Xiaoyun Yu

October 16, 2012
“Conflicted Credit Raters”
Jess Cornaggia and Kimberly Cornaggia

October 9, 2012
“Venture Capital Communities”
Amit Bubna, Sanjiv Das, and N.R. Prabhala

October 2, 2012
“Covenant-Lite Loans”
Matt Billett, Latchezar Popov, and Raunaq Pungaliya

September 25, 2012
“Do Informed Traders Demand or Supply Liquidity?”
Zhong Zhang

September 18, 2012
“Price Discovery in the Stock and Corporate Bond Markets”
Yifei Mao

September 11, 2012
“Employment and Wage Insurance Within Firms”
Andrew Ellul, Marco Pagano, and Fabiano Schivardi

September 4, 2012
“Institutional Holding Periods”
Bidisha Chakravarty, Pamela Moulton, and Charles Trzcinka

August 28, 2012
“Asset Trading and Valuation with Uncertain Exposure”
Juan Carlos Hatchondo, Per Krusell, and Martin Schneider

August 21, 2012
“Corporate Venture Capital, Value Creation, and Innovation”
Tom Chemmanur, Elena Loutskina, and Xuan Tian

May 4, 2012
“Does Banking Competition Affect Corporate Innovation?”
Jess Cornaggia, Xuan Tian, and Brian Wolfe

April 30, 2012
“School Ties in Fund Families”
Jung Hoon Lee

April 24, 2012
“Neighbor Effects in Mutual Fund Portfolio Choice”
Veronika Krepely-Pool, Noah Stoffman, and Scott Yonker

April 18, 2012
“Optimal Algorithmic Trading With Limit Orders”
Craig Holden

April 13, 2012
“Aggregate Investment and Its Consequences”
Salman Arif

April 10, 2012
“Strategic Performance Allocation in Institutional Asset Management Firms: Behold the Power of Stars and Dominant Clients”
Ranadeb Chaudhuri, Zoran Ivkovic, and Charles Trzcinka

April 4, 2012
“Tournament Incentives and Debt Contracts”
Ting Chen, Xiumin Martin, and Jun Yang

March 27, 2012
“The Brain Gain of Corporate Boards: A Natural Experiment from China”
Mariassunta Giannetti and Guanmin Liao, and Xiaoyun Yu

March 20, 2012
“Inter-firm network connections and information sharing”
Merih Sevilir