Finance Group


Finance Seminars (PhDBA 239S)


Spring 2013


Updated: May 22, 2013


The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 11:10 am-12:30 pm in room C220 Cheit Hall (except for May 1). These seminars are free and are open to the public.


Faculty Coordinator, Spring Seminars:  Professor Willie Fuchs

February 21 Thursday

Robert Shimer (University of Chicago)
Markets with Multidimensional Private Information (with Veronica Guerrieri, University of Chicago)  (pdf file)
Pre-seminar faculty member:  Martin Lettau

February 28 Thursday

Peter Koudijs (Stanford University)
'Those who know most':  insider trading in 18th c. Amsterdam  (pdf file) and Appendix (pdf file)
Pre-seminar faculty member:  Dmitry Livdan

March 7 Thursday

Mehmet Ekmekci (Northwestern University)
Information in Tender Offers with a Large Shareholder (with Nenad Kos, Bocconi University)  (pdf file)
Pre-seminar faculty member:  Terrance Odean

March 14 Thursday

Adair Morse (University of Chicago and UC Berkeley)
How Pervasive is Corporate Fraud? (with Alexander Dyck, University of Toronto; and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago)  (pdf file)
Pre-seminar faculty member:  Brett Green

March 21 Thursday

Andy Atkeson (UCLA)
The Financial Soundness of US Firms 1926-2012 (with Andrea Eisfeldt and Pierre-Olivier Weill, UCLA)  (pdf file)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  Nicolae Gârleanu

March 28 Thursday

Spring Break - No Seminar

April 4 Thursday

Vish Viswanathan (Duke University)
Household Risk Management (with Adriano Rampini, Duke University)  (pdf file)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  Alexei Tchistyi

April 11 Thursday

Samuli Knüpfer (London Business School)
Human Capital and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression (with Elias Rantapuska and Matti Sarvimäki, Aalto University, Helsinki)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  Ulrike Malmendier

April 18 Thursday

Yuri Tserlukevich (Arizona State University)
Can Idiosyncratic Cash Flow Shocks Explain Asset Pricing Anomalies? (with Ilona Babenko and Oliver Boguth, Arizona State University)  (pdf file) 
(paper updated 4/9/13)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  Ulrike Malmendier

April 25 Thursday

Andrew Ang (Columbia University)
Asset Pricing in the Dark: The Cross Section of OTC Stocks (with Assaf Shtauber and Paul Tetlock, Columbia University)  (pdf file)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  TBA

May 1 WEDNESDAY

Joint Stanford-Berkeley Finance Seminar at Stanford
2:00-5:20 pm, Knight Management Center, Class of 1968 Building, Room C106

2:00-3:00 pm   Ken Singleton, Stanford
The Structure of Risks in Equilibrium of Bond Yields (with Anh Le)
3:00-3:15 pm   Discussant: Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Berkeley
3:15-3:30 pm   Floor Discussion
3:30-3:50 pm   Break
3:50-4:50 pm   Speaker Brett Green, Berkeley
Learning Whether Other Traders are Informed (with Snehal Banerjee, Northwestern University)
4:50-5:05 pm   Discussant: TBA, Stanford
5:05-5:20 pm   Floor Discussion

May 9 Thursday

John Campbell (Harvard University)
An Intertemporal CAPM with Stochastic Volatility (with Stefano Giglio, University of Chicago; Christopher Polk, London School of Economics; and Bob Turley, Harvard University)  (pdf file)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  Gustavo Manso

May 16 Thursday: Room C220 Cheit

Steve Ross (MIT)
The Recovery Theorem  (pdf file)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  Johan Walden

May 23 Thursday: Room C220 Cheit

Rob Townsend (MIT)
Spatial Competition Among Financial Service Providers and Optimal Contract Design (with Victor Zhorin, University of Chicago)  (pdf file)
Pre-Seminar faculty member:  William Fuchs

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