Finance Group

(PhDBA 239S)
Fall 2010
Updated: Dec. 1, 2010

The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 11:10 am-12:30 pm, except for November 3. These seminars are free and are open to the public.

The seminars will be held in room S480 (the Executive Learning Classroom), room F320 (the Koret Classroom), or room C110 Cheit Hall -- see schedule below.

September 2 Thursday - Room S480

Gregor Matvos (University of Chicago)
Renegotiation Design: Evidence from NFL Roster Bonuses (pdf file)

September 9 Thursday - Room F320

Dean Karlan (Yale University)
Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving (with Margaret McConnell and Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University; and Jonathan Zinman, Dartmouth College) (paper link)

September 16 Thursday - Room F320

Nicholas Polson (University of Chicago)
Nonlinear Filtering and Learning Dynamics (with Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago; and Thomas Sargent, New York University)
The paper is very preliminary and will not be posted at Professor Polson's request.

September 23 Thursday - Room C110

Robert Marquez (Boston University)
Private Equity Fund Returns: Do Managers Actually Leave Money on the Table? (with Vikram Nanda, Georgia Tech; and M. Deniz Yavuz, Purdue University) (pdf file)

September 30 Thursday - Room S480

Hui Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Market Timing, Investment, and Risk Management (with Patrick Bolton and Neng Wang, Columbia University)
The paper is very preliminary and will not be posted at Professor Chen's request.

October 7 Thursday - Room F320

Nikolai Roussanov (University of Pennsylvania)
Countercyclical Currency Risk Premia (with Hanno Lustig, University of California, Los Angeles; and Adrien Verdelhan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (pdf file)

October 14 Thursday - Room S480

Bilge Yilmaz (University of Pennsylvania)
Authority, Consensus and Governance (with Archishman Chakraborty, York University) (pdf file)

October 21 Thursday - Room C110

Pablo Kurlat (Stanford University)
Lemons, Market Shutdowns and Learning (pdf file)

October 28 Thursday - Room F320

James Choi (Yale University)
Does Stock Ownership Breadth Measure Short-Sales Constraints or Sentiment? (with Li Jin, Harvard University; and Hongjun Yan, Yale University) (paper link)

November 3 WEDNESDAY - Room F320

Joint Stanford-Berkeley Seminar at Berkeley
2:30-5:40 pm - F320, Koret Classroom

2:30-3:20 pm   Dirk Jenter, Stanford, Performance-Induced CEO Turnover (pdf file)
3:20-3:40 pm   Discussant: Atif Mian, Berkeley
3:40-3:50 pm   Floor Discussion
3:50-4:20 pm   Break
4:20-5:10 pm   Dmitry Livdan and Alexei Tchistyi, Berkeley, Risking Other People's Money: Gambling, Limited Liability, and Optimal Incentives (pdf file)
5:10-5:30 pm   Discussant: Peter DeMarzo, Stanford
5:30-5:40 pm   Floor Discussion

November 11 Thursday - Room F320

Konstantin Milbradt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The Hazards of Debt: Rollover Freezes, Incentives, and Bailouts (with Ing-Haw Cheng, University of Michigan) (pdf file)

November 18 Thursday - Room F320

Francesco Sangiorgi (Stockholm School of Economics)
Uncertainty, Information Acquisition and Price Swings in Asset Markets (with Antonio Mele, London School of Economics) (pdf file)

November 25 Thursday

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2 Thursday - Room S480

David Sraer (Princeton University)
Individual Investors and Volatility (with Thierry Foucault and David Thesmar, HEC School of Management) (pdf file)

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

Faculty Coordinator, Fall Seminars:  Professor Martin Lettau