Finance Group

Finance Seminars (PhDBA 239S)

Fall 2014

Updated: October 28, 2014

The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 11:10 am-12:30 pm in room C210 Cheit Hall (except for October 29). These seminars are free and are open to the public.

Faculty Coordinator, Fall Seminars:  Professor Adair Morse

September 4 Thursday

Vincent Glode (University of Pennsylvania)
Adverse Selection and Intermediation Chains (with Christian Opp, University of Pennsylvania)  (pdf file)

September 11 Thursday

Lorenzo Garlappi (University of British Columbia)
Heterogeneous Innovations, Firm Creation and Destruction, and Asset Prices (with Jan Bena, University of British Columbia; and Patrick Gruning, Goethe University Frankfurt)  (pdf file)

September 18 Thursday

David Matsa (Northwestern University)
Positive Externalities of Social Insurance: Unemployment Insurance and Consumer Credit (with Joanne Hsu, Federal Reserve Board; and Brian Melzer, Northwestern University)  (pdf file)

September 25 Thursday

Maryam Farboodi (University of Chicago)
Intermediation and Voluntary Exposure to Counterparty Risk  (pdf file)

October 2 Thursday

Valentin Haddad (Princeton University)
Information Aversion (with Marianne Andries, Toulouse School of Economics)   (pdf file)

October 9 Thursday

Antoinette Schoar (MIT)
The Personal Side of Relationship Banking   (pdf file)

October 16 Thursday

Samuel Hanson (Harvard University)
Banks as Patient Fixed-Income Investors (with Andrei Shleifer and Jeremy Stein, Harvard University; and Robert Vishny, University of Chicago)  (pdf file)

October 23 Thursday

Francis Longstaff (UCLA)
Deflation Risk (with Matthias Fleckenstein, Cornerstone Research; and Hanno Lustig, UCLA)   (pdf file)

October 29 WEDNESDAY

Joint Berkeley-Stanford Finance Seminar at Berkeley
1:15-5:30 pm - Wells Fargo Room (C420 Cheit Hall)

1:15-1:55 pm   Darrell Duffie, Stanford, Benchmarks in Search Markets (with Piotr Dworczak, Stanford University; and Haoxiang Zhu, MIT)  (pdf file)

1:55-2:10 pm   Break

2:10-3:00 pm   Gustavo Manso, Berkeley, Experimentation and the Returns to Entrepreneurship

3:00-3:15 pm   2nd Break

3:15-4:05 pm    Ulrike Malmendier, Berkeley, M&A Negotiations and Lawyer Expertise (with Christel Karsten, Booz & Co; and Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management) 

4:05-4:20 pm   3rd Break

4:20-5:30 pm   Jonathan Berk, Stanford,  Assessing Asset Pricing Models using Revealed Preference (with Jules van Binsbergen, University of Pennsylvania)  (pdf file)

November 6 Thursday

Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics)
Comparative Advantage and Specialization in Bank Lending (with Veronica Rappoport, London School of Economics; and Philipp Schnabl, New York University)  (pdf file)

November 13 Thursday

No Seminar

November 20 Thursday

No Seminar

November 27 Thursday

No Seminar - Thanksgiving

December 4 Thursday

Viral Acharya (New York University)
Dynamics of Growth, Debt and Taxation (with Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago)

December 11 Thursday

Leonid Kogan (MIT)

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