Finance Seminars

Finance Group

Finance Seminars (PhDBA 239S)

Fall 2016

Updated: December 2, 2016

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

Faculty Coordinator, Fall 2016 Seminars:  Professor Annette Vissing-Jorgensen

August 25 Thursday

No Seminar

September 1 Thursday

Andres Liberman (NYU-Stern)
High-Cost Debt and Borrower Reputation: Evidence from the U.K (with V. Pathania and D. Paravisini) (pdf)

September 8 Thursday

Ben Hebert (Stanford)
The Insurance is the Lemon: Failing to Index Contracts (w. Barney Hartman-Glaser) (pdf)

September 15 Thursday

Scott Baker (Northwestern-Kellogg)
Responses to Sales Tax Changes: Who, When and How?

September 22 Thursday

Juliane Begenau (Harvard)
Financial Regulation in a Quantitative Model of the Modern Banking System (w. Tim Landvoigt) (pdf)

September 29 Thursday

Guillaume Roger (University of Sydney)
"Scale effects in dynamic contracting" (w. Santiago Moreno-Bromberg) (pdf)

October 6 Thursday

Asaf Bernstein (Univeristy of Colorado-Boulder)
Household Debt Overhang and Labor Supply (pdf)

October 13 Thursday

Marco Di Maggio (Harvard)
The Relevance of Broker Networks for Information Diffusion in the Stock Market

October 20 Thursday

Claire Celerier (University of Toronto)
Catering to Investors through Product Complexity (w. Boris Vallee) (pdf)

October 27 Thursday

No Seminar

November 2 WEDNESDAY

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

1:15-2:05 pm Ulrike Malmendier, Berkeley
The Making of Hawks and Doves: Inflation Experiences and Voting on the FOMC
(with Stefan Nagel) (pdf)

2:05-2:20 pm Break

2:20-3:10 pm Josh Rauh, Stanford
Political Representation and Governance: Evidence from the Investment Decisions of Public Pension Funds (with Aleksandar Andonov and Yael Hochberg) (link)

3:10-3:25 pm 2nd Break

3:25-4:15 pm Ken Singleton, Stanford
Learning and Risk Premiums within an Arbitrage-Free Term Structure Model (with Marco Giacoletti and Kristoffer Laursen) (pdf)

4:15-4:30 pm 3rd Break

4:30-5:20 pm Nicolae Garleanu, Berkeley
Heterogeneity and Asset Prices: A Different Approach (with Stavros Panageas)

November 10 Thursday

Anthony Diercks (Federal Reserve Board)
The Equity Premium, Long-Run Risk, and Optimal Monetary Policy (pdf)

November 17 Thursday

Adrien Verdelhan (MIT-Sloan)
Deviations from Covered Interest Rate Parity

November 24 Thursday


December 1 Thursday

Jonathan Parker (MIT-Sloan)
Accelerator or Brake? Cash for Clunkers, Household Liquidity, and Aggregate Demand
(w. D. Green, B. Melzer, and A. Rojas) (paper link)

December 8 Thursday

Jules van Binsbergen (UPenn - Wharton)
Real Anomalies (w. Christian C. Opp) (paper link)

For more information about the Finance Seminars, please contact Jaime Hauk at (510) 642-1499 or e-mail her at: