Finance Workshop


Fama Miller Center,


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


Harper Center Room 03 unless otherwise noted.

For information concerning this workshop please contact 773.702.5530.


Spring 2015

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
Tuesday, March 31 "Being Surprised by the Unsurprising: Earnings Seasonality and Stock Returns" Samuel Hartzmark, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, April 7 "Financial Accelerator at Work: Evidence from Corn Fields" Rajkamal Iyer, MIT Sloan
Tuesday, April 14 "Informational Black Holes in Auctions" Ulf Axelson, London School of Economics
Tuesday, April 21 "What is the Expected Return on the Market?" Ian Martin, London School of Economics
Tuesday, April 28 NO SEMINAR  
Tuesday, May 5 "A Model of Financialization of Commodities" Suleyman Basak, London Business School
Tuesday, May 12 "Inattention and Inertia in Household Finance: Evidence from the Danish Mortgage Market" John Campbell, Harvard University
Tuesday, May 19 Credit-Market Sentiment and the Business Cycle Jeremy Stein, Harvard University
Tuesday, May 26 "Can Unemployment Insurance Spur Entrepreneurial Activity? Evidence From France" David Thesmar, HEC Paris
Tuesday, June 2 "Microeconomic Origins of Macroeconomic Tail Risks" Daron Acemoglu, MIT
Tuesday, June 9 "Pledgeability, Industry Liquidity, and Financing Cycles" Douglas Diamond, Chicago Booth

Winter 2015

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
Tuesday, January 6 "Do Funds Make More When They Pay More?" Lubos Pastor, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, January 13 "An Equilibrium Model of Institutional Demand and Asset Prices" Motohiro Yogo, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Tuesday, January 20 "Debtor Protections and the Great Recession" Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Harvard University
Tuesday, January 27 "Financing Constraints as Barriers to Innovation: Evidence from R&D Grants to Energy Startups" Sabrina Howell, Harvard University
Tuesday, February 3 "Networks in Production: Asset Pricing Implications" Bernard Herskovic, NYU, Department of Economics
Tuesday, February 10 "Homeowner Borrowing and Housing Collateral: New Evidence from Expiring Price Controls" Anthony DeFusco, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, February 17 "Search, Liquidity, and Retention: Signaling Multidimensional Private Information" Basil Williams, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Tuesday, February 24 "Intangible capital and the investment-q relation" Luke Taylor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, March 3 "Impediments to Financial Trade: Theory and Measurement" Stavros Panageas, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, March 10 "BKK the EZ Way: International Long-Run Growth News and Capital Flows" Max Croce, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Autumn 2014

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
Thursday, September 25 *TIME: 11:45 am-1:15 pm "Dispersed Information and CEO Incentives" Jan Schneemeier, PhD Student, University of Chicago
Tuesday, September 30 "Early Refinancing and Maturity Management in the Corporate Bond Market" Qiping Xu, PhD Student, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, October 7 "Information Asymmetry and Insider Trading" Wei Wu, PhD Student, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, October 14 NO SEMINAR  
Tuesday, October 21 "Moral Hazard and Debt Maturity" Rafael Repullo, CEMFI
Tuesday, October 28

"Political Interference on Firms: Effect of Elections on Bank Lending in India" Nitish Kumar, PhD Student, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, November 4 "Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility: Evidence from the US Banking Sector" Gregor Matvos, Chicago Booth
Tuesday, November 11 "Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation" Manuel Adelino, Duke
Tuesday, November 18 "Understanding Uncertainty Shocks and the Role of Black Swans" Laura Veldkamp, NYU Stern
Tuesday, November 25 "Out-of-the-Money CEOs: Private Control Premium and Option Exercises" Wei Jiang, Columbia
Tuesday, December 2 "Why Don’t Households Smooth Consumption? Evidence from a 25 million dollar experiment" Jonathan Parker, MIT
Tuesday, December 9 "Segmented Housing Search" Monika Piazzesi, Stanford

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