Seminars

Hosted by the Department of Finance

Past Seminars

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Seminar Series

February 28 – Yuhai Xuan (University of California - Irvine) – “Trading” Political Favors: Evidence from the Impact of the STOCK Act – Duquès Hall, Room 359 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 3 – Kai Li (UBC) – location TBD – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Seminar Series

September 27 – Tim Johnson (UIUC) – The Private and Social Value of Capital Structure Commitment – Duquès Hall, Room 254 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

October 4 – Thomas Chemmanur (Boston College) – Duquès Hall, Room 451 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

November 1 – Clara Vega (Federal Reserve Bank) – Demand for Information, Uncertainty, and the Response of U.S. Treasury Securities to News – Duquès Hall, Room 652 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

November 8 – Wenyu Wang (Indiana) – Duquès Hall, Room 451 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

November 15 – Michael Rand (GWU Ph.D. student) – Duquès Hall, Room 254 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

December 13 – Michelle Lowry (Drexel) – Funger Hall, Room 320 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Seminar Series

January 25 – Mao Ye (University of Illinois) – Market Structure and Corporate Payout Policy: Evidence From a Natural Experiment – Duquès Hall, Room 553 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 1 – Tomas Williams (GWU, Department of Economics) – The Search for Yield and the Size Premium in Emerging Market Corporate Debt – Duquès Hall, Room 553 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 29 – Slava Fos (Boston College) – Short and Report – Duquès Hall, Room 553 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 12 – Micah Officer (Loyola Marymount University) – The Misvaluation/M&A-stock-payment Fallacy – Duquès Hall, Room 553 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

May 10 – Jing Wu (City University of Hong Kong) – Duquès Hall, Room 553 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

June 21 – Söhnke M. Bartram (University of Warwick) – Currency Anomalies – Funger Hall, Room 420 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Seminar Series


September 14, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Duquès Hall, Room 254 Speaker: Michael Faulkender, University of Maryland Title: Understanding the Rise in Corporate Cash: Precautionary Savings or Foreign Taxes

 

December 7, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Duquès Hall, Room 553 Speaker: Mathias Kronlund, University of Illinois Title: Option Exercises, Dilution, and Earnings
Management: Evidence From a Regression Discontinuity

 

November 30, 2018

 

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Duquès Hall, Room 620 Speaker: Diana Knayezeva, SEC Title: Sinners or Saints? Top Underwriters, Venture Capitalists, and IPO
Underpricing

 

November 9, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Duquès Hall, Room 520 Speaker: Xiaoji Lin, University of Minnesota Title: The Risks of Old Capital Age: Asset Pricing Implications of Technology Adoption

 

October 5, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Duquès Hall, Room 254 Speaker: Dongmei Li, University of South Carolina

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Seminar Series


January 26, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 254 Speaker: Jiasun Li, George Mason University Title: Initial Coin Offerings and Platform Building

 


May 4, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 553 Speaker: Eunpyo Hong, George Washington University  Title: Access to debt market and debt concentration

 


April 27, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 254 Speaker: Jarrad Harford, University of Washington  Title: International Trade and the Propagation of Merger Waves

 


April 20, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 353 Speaker: Yuliya Sivai & Sinan Dincer  Title: Do ETFs impact security prices? Evidence from the
High Yield bond funds

 


April 13, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 155 Speaker: Amin Hosseini, George Washington University  Title: Determinants of Firms’ Presence on Twitter: An
Empirical Study

 


April 6, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 652 Speaker: Fuhong Li, George Washington University Title: Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and
Government Contracts from Budget Sequestration in the United States

 

  • Title: Exporting Uncertainty: The Impact of Brexit on
    Corporate America

March 30, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 254 Speaker: Murillo Campello, Cornell University 

 


March 23, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 254 Speaker: Matthew Ringgenberg, University of Utah  Title: On Index Investing

 


February 16, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 254 Speaker: David Dennis, University of Pittsburgh  Title: Persistent operating losses and corporate financial policies
And upload the attached paper.

 


February 2, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 652 Speaker: Michael Rand, George Washington University Title: Propagation of Credit Risk through Customer Idiosyncratic Shocks

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Seminar Series


October 20, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 255 Speaker: David Mclean, Georgetown University Title: Analysts & Anomalies

 


December 8, 2017

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 255 Speaker: Christa Bouwman Texas A&M University  Title: Bank Capital and Bank Stock Performance

 


November 17, 2017

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 453 Speaker: Arun Muralidhar Title: A Very Simple Goals- and Risk-Based Asset Pricing Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 255 Speaker: Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Title: Understanding the Credit Multiplier: The Working Capital Channel

 


November 10, 2017


November 3, 2017

 

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 255 Speaker: David Matsa, Northwestern University Title: Locked in by Leverage: Job Search During the Housing Crisis

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Seminar Series


June 9, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: TBD
Speaker: Michael Rand
Title: TBD


April 28, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: TBD
Speaker: Eunpyo Hong
Title: Security issuance around the S&P 500 index additions


March 24, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Funger Hall, Rm. 258 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Tarun Chordia, Emory university
Title: TBD


February 24, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Funger Hall, Rm. 258 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Elena Loutskina, University of Virginia
Title: Drilling and Debt

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Seminar Series


December 9, 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 18, 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 11, 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 14, 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
TitleBank Leverage and Monetary Policy’s Risk-Taking Channel: Evidence from the United States (PDF)


September 23, 2016

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

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Seminar Series


April 22, 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 15, 2016

Speaker: Mark Grinblatt
TitleFundamental Analysis Works


April 8, 2016

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


February 12, 2016

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


January 29, 2016

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


January 15, 2016

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

Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Seminar Series


September 18, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Michael Weisbach, Ohio State University
TitleManagement 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
TitleStaggered Boards and Private Benefits of Control


December 11, 2015

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

Spring 2015

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 30, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Funger Hall, Room 420• 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Speaker: Peter Iliev, Penn State University
TitleThe 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

Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Seminar Series


September 12, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques Hall, 258
Speaker: Tracie Woidtke, University of Tennessee
Title: Do the interests of labor union and public pension fund activists align with other shareholders’? Evidence from the market for directors.


October 24, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Eitan Goldman, Indiana University
Title: Endogenously Informed Boards and Board Power


October 31, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Michel Robe, American University
Title: Electronic Market Makers, Trader Anonymity, and Market Fragility


November 14, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 258
Speaker: Jennie Bai, Georgetown University
Title: The Great Wall of Debt: Credit Risk of Chinese Local Government Obligations


November 21, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 255
Speaker: Timothy Riley, U.S. SEC
Title: The Long and Short of The Volatility Anomaly


December 2, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Duques 453
Speaker: Scott Murray, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Title: Betting Against Beta or Demand for Lottery

Spring 2014

Spring 2014 Seminars


January 31, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Duques Hall,  258
Speaker: Jess Cornaggia, Assistant Professor of Finance, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University


February 28, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: TBA
Speaker: Arun Muralidhar, Adjunct Finance Professor, GW School of Business
Talk: The Relative Asset Pricing Model


March 28, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: TBA
Speaker: Laurent Fresard, Assistant Professor of Finance,  Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland


April 11, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: TBA
Speaker: Mike Anderson, Assistant Professor of Finance. George Mason University


April 18, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room 258
Speaker: Heitor Almeida, Professor of Finance and Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate Finance, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Talk: The Real Effects of Credit Ratings: Using Sovereign Downgrades As a Natural Experiment


April 25, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: TBA
Speaker: Mark Grinblatt, Professor of Finance & Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management