Finance Group


FINANCE SEMINARS
(PhDBA 239S)
Fall 2008
Updated: Dec. 1, 2008


The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 4:10-5:40 pm in Room C210 Cheit Hall (except for November 6). These seminars are free and are open to the public.


September 4 Thursday

Charles Lee (Stanford University)
Tunneling in China:  the Remarkable Case of Inter-Corporate Loans (with Guohua Jiang and Heng Yue, Peking University)  (pdf file)

September 11 Thursday

Sudipto Bhattacharya (London School of Economics and MIT)
Control Rights over Intellectual Property:  Corporate Venturing and Bankruptcy Regimes (with Sergei Guriev, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia)  (pdf file)

September 18 Thursday

Sydney Ludvigson (New York University)
An Estimation of Economic Models with Recursive Preferences (with Xiaohong Chen, Yale University; and Jack Favilukis, London School of Economics)  (pdf file)

September 25 Thursday

No Seminar

October 2 Thursday

Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania)
Market-Based Corrective Actions (with Philip Bond, University of Pennsylvania; and Edward Simpson Prescott, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)  (pdf file)

October 9 Thursday

Lubos Pastor (University of Chicago)
Are Stocks Really Less Volatile in the Long Run? (with Robert Stambaugh, University of Pennsylvania)  (pdf file)

October 16 Thursday

Raghuram Rajan (University of Chicago)
The Internal Governance of Firms (with Viral Acharya, New York University; and Stewart Myers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)  (pdf file)

October 23 Thursday

Antoinette Schoar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The Importance of Holdup in Contracting: Evidence from a Field Experiment  (with Rajkamal Iyer, University of Amsterdam)  (pdf file)

October 30 Thursday

Camelia Kuhnen (Northwestern University)
The Influence of Affect on Beliefs, Preferences and Financial Decisions (with Brian Knutson, Stanford University)  (pdf file)

November 6 Thursday

Joint Stanford-Berkeley Seminar (2:30-5:40 pm, Room S152 Stanford Business School)

Speaker 1:  Jules van Binsbergen, Stanford Predictive Regressions:  A Present-Value Approach (with Ralph Koijen, University of Chicago).  Paper will not be posted.

Discussant:  Martin Lettau, Berkeley

Speaker 2:  Nicolae Gârleanu, Berkeley
The Demographics of Innovation and Asset Returns (with Leonid Kogan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Stavros Panageas, University of Chicago)

Discussant:  Jonathan Berk, Stanford

2:30-3:30 pm Speaker 1
3:30-3:40 pm Discussant
3:40-3:50 pm General Discussion

3:50-4:20 pm Break

4:20-5:20 pm Speaker 2
5:20-5:30 pm Discussant
5:30-5:40 pm General Discussion

November 13 Thursday

Hanno Lustig (UCLA)
A Multiplier Approach to Understanding the Macro Implications of Household Finance  (with YiLi Chien, Purdue University; and Harold Cole, University of Pennsylvania)  (pdf file)

November 18 Tuesday

Holger Mueller (New York University)
Does Corporate Governance Matter in Competitive Industries? (with Xavier Giroud, New York University)  (pdf file)

November 20 Thursday

Yael Hochberg (Northwestern University)
Informational Hold-up and Performance Persistence in Venture Capital  (with Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University; and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Northwestern University)  (pdf file)

November 27 Thursday

No Seminar -- Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2 Tuesday

William Fuchs (University of Chicago)
Bargaining with Arrival of New Traders (with Andrzej Skrzypacz, Stanford University)  (pdf file)

December 4 Thursday

John Campbell (Harvard University)
Forced Sales and House Prices (with Stefano Giglio, Harvard University; and Parag Pathak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)  (pdf file)

For more information about the Finance Seminars, please contact June Wong, faculty assistant, at (510)642-1499 or e-mail her: june@haas.berkeley.edu.


Faculty Coordinator, Fall Seminars:  Professor Christine Parlour