Department of Finance Seminars



Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Fall 2016 Seminar Series


December 9th, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Duquès Hall, Rm. 553 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Simi Kedia, Rutgers University
Title: Institutional Investors and Hedge Fund Activism (PDF)


November 18th, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Duquès Hall, Rm. 553 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Grace Weishi Wu, UC Santa Cruz
Title: The Pricing of Sovereign Risk Under Costly Information (PDF)


November 11th, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Duquès Hall, Rm. 553 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Nikolay Gantchev, UNC
Title: Governance Under the Gun: Spillover Effects of Hedge Fund Activism (PDF)


October 14th, 2016

Time: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Duquès Hall, Rm. 553 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Gustavo Suarez, Federal Reserve Board
Title: Bank Leverage and Monetary Policy’s Risk-Taking Channel: Evidence from the United States (PDF)


September 23rd, 2016

Speaker: Rohan Williamson, Georgetown University
Location: Duques Hall, Room #258
TitleCan Financially Constrained Firms Loosen Their Constraints Through Acquisitions?



Spring 2016 Seminar Series

Spring 2016 Seminar Series


April 22nd, 2016

Speaker: Eric So, MIT
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room #255
TitleUncovering Expected Returns: Information in Analyst Coverage Proxies


April 15th, 2016

Speaker: Mark Grinblatt
Title: Fundamental Analysis Works


April 8th, 2016

Speaker: Sudheer Chava
TitleCredit Default Swaps and Moral Hazard in Bank Lending


February 12th, 2016

Speaker: Jonathan M. Karpoff, University of Washington
Title: The lifecycle of firm takeover defenses
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 255


January 29th, 2016

Speaker: Mark J. Flannery, University of Florida and SEC
Title: House Prices, Bank Balance Sheets, and Bank Credit Supply
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Duques, 255


January 15th, 2016

Speaker: Christian Lundbald
Title: Heterogeneous Taxes and Limited Risk Sharing: Evidence from Municipal Bonds


Fall 2015 Seminar Series

Fall 2015 Seminar Series


September 18, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Michael Weisbach, Ohio State University
Title: Management Risk and the Cost of Borrowing


September 25, 2015

Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Alon Brav, Duke University
Title: Shareholder Power and Corporate Innovation: Evidence from Hedge Fund Activism


October 23, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Oguzhan Karakas, Boston College
Title: Staggered Boards and Private Benefits of Control


December 11, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Kimberly Cornaggia, American University
Title: Where the Heart Is: Information Production and the Home Bias


Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Spring 2015 Seminar Series


January 16, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room 258 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Speaker: Jennifer Juergens, Drexel University
TitleAre Firm-Advisor Relationships Valuable? A Long-Term Perspective


January 30th, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Funger Hall, Room 420• 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Speaker: Peter Iliev, Penn State University
Title: The Real Effects of Equity Issuance Frictions


February 20, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room 258 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Speaker: Adam Reed, University of North Carolina
TitleRevealing shorts: An examination of large short position disclosures


April 10, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room 258 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Speaker: Itay Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania – Wharton
TitleDo Asset Price Booms have Negative Real Effects?


April 17, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques Hall,  258
Speaker: Diana Knyazeva, U.S. SEC
TitleInvestor Heterogeneity and Trading Around Earnings Announcements




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