Finance Seminars

Fall 2017 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held Fridays, in room 203, from 2:00-3:30pm.

Date Presenter Paper
Friday, September 8           12:30 – 2:00, OAK 337 Jessie Handbury                         University of Pennsylvania Urban Revival in America
Friday, September 15         2:30 – 4:00, BUSN 106 Erasmo Giambona       Syracuse University  Derivatives Supply and Corporate Hedging
Friday, October 6 First and Second year Finance Doctoral Students
Friday, October 13 Amir Rubin                         Simon Frasier University
Monday, October 16        11 – 12:30, BUSN 214 Po Hsu                                 Hong Kong University
Friday, October 27 Clemens Sialm             University of Texas
Friday, November 3 Jayant Kale             Northeastern University
Friday, November 10 Michelle Lowry                   Drexel University
Friday, November 17 Carlos Alberto Castro

University of Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)

 Measuring the Effectiveness of Volatility Auctions

PAST SEMINARS
Spring 2017 Schedule

Date Presenter Paper
Wednesday, January 25 Room 215 Daniel Rees
University of Colorado Denver
Was The First Public Health Campaign A Failure?
Friday, January 27 Charles Courtemanche
Georgia State University
Early Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage and Health-Related Outcomes in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States
Friday, Feburary 3 Padmaja Ayyagari
University of Iowa
Health Insurance and Early Retirement Plans: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act
Monday, Feburary 13       11 – 12:30, Room 215 Po Hsu                           University of Hong Kong Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement
Thursday, March 22 Thomas Chemmanur       Boston College Venture Capital backing, Investor Attention, and Initial Public Offerings
Wednesday, March 29       2 – 3, Room 204  Lilian Ng                                 York University Supplier Short Selling and Customer News
Friday, March 31 Thomas O’Brien           University of Connecticut Estimating Cost of Equity: Global CAPM v International CAPM Around the World
Monday, April 3             1:15 – 2:15, Room 214 Yiming Qian                 University of Iowa Entrusted Loans: A Close Look at China’s Shadow Banking System
Friday, April 28 Paul Borochin                   University of Connecticut  The Effect of Institutional Ownership Types on Innovation and Competition
Friday, May 5 Donald Siegel                   Arizona State University Academic Entrepreneurship: The Roles of Organizational Justice, Championing, Education, Work-Life Balance and Identity

Fall 2016 Schedule

Date Presenter Paper
Thursday, September 15 Dan Greenwald
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Mortgage Credit Channel of Macroeconomic Transmission
Friday, September 23 Jonathan Lewellen
Dartmouth University
The Behavior of Aggregate Corporate Investment
Friday, September 30 Yiming Qian
University of Iowa
Homebiased Acquistions
Monday, October 3 Guy David
University of Pennsylvania
The Inner Workings of the Patient Centered Medical Home Model
Friday, November 11 Harley E. Ryan, Jr           Georgia State University The Influence of Learning and Bargaining on CEO-Chair Duality: Evidence from  Firms that Pass the Baton
Friday, December 2 Jie Yang                                 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Network Centrality of Customers and Suppliers

Fall 2015 Schedule

Date Presenter Paper
Friday, September 4 Paul Borochin
University of Connecticut
The Effects of Conference Call Content on Market Perceptions of Value Uncertainty and Firm Risk
Friday, September 11         3:30 – 5:00, Room 202 Dan Segal
Interdisciplinary Center, Israel
Do fiduciary duties to creditors reduce debt-covenant avoidance?
Friday, September 25 Charles Clarke
University of Connecticut
The Level, Slope and Curve Factor Model for Stocks
Friday, October 2 Kent Daniel                     Columbia University Momentum Crashes
Friday, October 9 Finance PhD
Student Presentations
Friday, October 23 Namho Kang
University of Connecticut
Private information and corporate earnings: Evidence from big data
Friday, November 13 Yaacov Kopeliovich
University of Connecticut
Can technical trading be profitable? Evidence from volatility markets

 

Spring 2014 Schedule

Date Presenter Paper
Monday, January 20 Yue Tang
University of Florida
Business Connections and Informed Trading of Mutual Fund Managers
Friday, January 24 Yunjeen Kim
University of Rochester
Bank Bailouts and Moral Hazard? Evidence from Banks’ Investment and Financing Decisions
Monday, January 27 Quan Wen
Emory
Asset Growth and Stock Market Returns: a Time-Series Analysis
Friday, January 31 Yuzhao Zhang
Oklahoma State
Free (Almost) Variance Insurance
Monday, February 3 Simon Huang
Yale
The Momentum Gap and Return Predictability
Wednesday, February 5 Yevgeniy Davydov
Temple University
Is CEO Education Linked With Risk Management Ability?
Friday, February 7 Stephen Billings
University of North Carolina
Agglomeration within an Urban Area
Wednesday, February 12 Chunyan Zhang
University of Wisconsin
Loss Reserve Errors, Income Smoothing and Firm Risk of Property and Casualty Insurance Companies
Thursday, February 13
11:00-12:15, Rm 321
Peng Liu
Cornell
Sponsor-Underwriter Affiliation and the Performance of Non-Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities
Friday, February 14
11:00-12:15, Rm 321
Jeffrey Cohen
University of Hartford
The Floor Area Ratio Gradient: New York City, 1890-2007
Tuesday, February 18 Joyce Lin
University of Wisconsin
The Interaction Between Risk Classification and Adverse Selection: Evidence from California’s Residential Earthquake Insurance Market
Friday, February 21 Stuart Rosenthal
Syracuse
Bubbles, Post-Crash Dynamics, and the Housing Market
Tuesday, February 25
11:00-12:15, Rm 463
Albert Saiz
MIT
Interest Rates and Fundamental Fluctuations in Home Values
Wednesday, March 5
Room 302
Jose Martinez
University of Oxford
Picking winners? Investment consultants’ recommendations of fund managers
Monday, March 10
Room 302
Shyam Venkatesan
Indiana University
Measuring the skill of the fund manager
Monday, April 14 John Campbell
Harvard
Monetary Policy Drivers of Bond and Equity Risks

 Fall 2013 Schedule

Date Presenter Paper
Friday, September 20 Finance Doctoral Students
University of Connecticut
Friday, September 28 Sugato Chakravarty
Purdue
Capacity Constraints and the Opening of New Hedge Funds
Friday, October 4
Room 202
Leonid Kogin
MIT
Technological Innovation: Winners and Losers*
Friday, October 25 Mine Ertugrul
UMass-Boston
Is it the Investment Bank or the Investment Banker? A Study of the Role of Investment Banker Human Capital in Acquisitions
Friday, November 8 Paul Borochin
University of Connecticut
Measuring the Full Value-Effect of an Event: The Healthcare Reform Act
Friday, December 6 Paul Borochin
University of Connecticut
Market-Based Measures of Financing Constraints

Spring 2013 Schedule

Date Presenter Paper
Friday, March 1 Nicholas Barberis
Yale University
Behavioral Finance
Tuesday, March 12
Oak Hall 337
Stuart Rosenthal
Syracuse University
Tax Avoidance & Business Location in a State Border Model
Friday, March 22
Board Room
Dmitriy Muravyev
Boston College
Execution Timing in Equity Options
Friday, April 5 Resul Cesur
University of Connecticut
Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from the Expansion of Natural Gas Infrastructure
Friday, May 3 Walter Dolde
University of Connecticut
Management power, corporate performance, and over/underinvestment
Friday, May 17 Ali Ozdagli
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Distressed, but not risky: Reconciling the empirical relationship between financial distress, market-based risk indicators, and stock returns (and more)

Fall 2012 Schedule

Date Presenter Paper
Friday, October 5 Paul Borochin and Jim Sfiridis
University of Connecticut
Option Pricing Anomalies in Times of Financial Distress
Friday, October 12 Byoung-Hyoun Hwang
Purdue University
Which Anomalies Are More Popular? And Why?
Friday, November 2 Assaf Eisdorfer
University of Connecticut
Misvaluation and Return Anomalies in Distress Stocks
Monday, November 5
11:00-12:00, Rm 302
Quoc Nguyen
University of Illinois
Geographic Momentum
Monday, November 12
2:00-3:00, Rm 321
Namho Kang
Boston College
Predictability of aggregate and firm-level returns
Friday, November 16 Min Zhu
The World Bank
Financial Misstatements and Contracting in the Equity Market: Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings
Monday, November 19
11:00-12:00, Rm 321
Anya Mkrtchyan
Pennsylvania State University
The Effect of Director Expertise on Acquisition Performance
Monday, November 26
11:00-12:00, Rm 321
Yeejin Jang
Ohio State University
Does International Corporate Diversification Improve Access to Capital?