Finance Workshop


For information concerning the Finance Workshop, please contact Jennifer Williams at 773.702.5530.


Tuesday, 1:20-2:50p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Harper Center Room 03 unless otherwise noted.


Spring 2018

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
Tuesday, March 27 Leverage-Induced Fire Sales and Stock Market Crashes Zhiguo He, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, April 3 The Limits of Model-Based Regulation Vikrant Vig, London Business School
Tuesday, April 10 Mergers and Acquisitions, Technological Change and Inequality Paige Ouimet, University of North Carolina
Tuesday, April 17 Selection versus Talent Effects on Firm Value Harrison Hong, Columbia University
Tuesday, April 24 Payments, Credit and Asset Prices Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University
Tuesday, May 1 Banking, Trade, and Making of a Dominant Currency Gita Gopinath, Harvard University
Tuesday, May 8 Fearing the Fed: How Wall Street Reads Main Street Amir Yaron, Wharton
Tuesday, May 15 The Equilibrium Consequences of Indexing Phiip Bond, University of Washington
Tuedsay, May 22 Optimal Arrangements for Distribution in Developing Markets: Theory and Evidence Brett Green, University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, May 29 The Long-lasting Effects of Propaganda on Financial Risk-Taking Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, June 5 Corruption, Government Subsidies, and Innovation: Evidence from China Josh Lerner, Harvard Business School

Winter 2018

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
Tuesday, January 2 "Securities Class Action Lawsuits as a Tax on Successful Innovation and Economic Growth" Elisabeth Kempf, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, January 9 "When Losses Turn into Loans: The Cost of Undercapitalized Banks" Laura Blattner, Harvard
Tuesday, January 16 "Fund Tradeoffs" Lubos Pastor, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, January 23 Risk Sharing and the Term Structure of Interest Rates Andres Schneider, UCLA
Tuesday, January 30 Corruption and Firms: Evidence from Randomized Audits in Brazil Emanuele Colonnelli, Stanford University
Tuesday, February 6 From Local to Global: Offshoring and Asset Prices Lorenzo Bretscher, London School of Economics
Tuesday, February 13 Fiscal Risks and Currency Returns Zhengyang Jiang, Stanford Business
Tuesday, February 20 NO MEETING  
Tuesday, February 27 Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications Pascal Noel, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, March 6 Reconsidering Returns Samuel Hartzmark, Chicago Booth


Autumn 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
Tuesday, September 19 ROOM 02 "Monetary Policy Spillovers Through Invoicing Currencies" Tony (Weiting) Zhang, PhD Candidate, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, September 26 "The Cost of Financial Mistakes: Evidence from U.S. Homeowners" Adam Jorring, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
Tuesday, October 3 "The Risk of Risk-Sharing: Do financial shocks drive boom-bust cycles?" Paymon Khorrami, PhD Candidate, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, October 10 Relative Pay for Non-Relative Performance: Keeping up with the Joneses with Optimal Contracts Ron Kaniel, Simon School of Business, Univ. of Rochester
Tuesday, October 17 Asymmetric Information and Security Design under Knightian Uncertainty Andrey Malenko, MIT Sloan School of Management
Tuesday, October 24 “The Origins of Italian NPLs” Luigi Zingales, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, October 31 Cross-Border Bank Flows and Systemic Risk Andrew Karolyi, Samuel Curtis Johnson, Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Tuesday, November 7 "Shareholder Litigation and Corporation Innovation" Gustavo Manso, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkley
Tuesday, November 14 "Bankruptcy Spillovers" Shai Bernstein, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Tuesday, November 21 "Real Estate Boom and Misallocation of Capital in China" Wei Xiong, Princeton University
Tuesday, November 28 "Mechanism Selection and Trade Formation on Swap Execution Facilities: Evidence from Index CDS" Haoxiang Zhu, MIT Sloan School of Management
Tuesday, December 5 "Insider Investor and Information" Will Cong, Chicago Booth

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