Finance Seminars

Finance Group

Finance Seminars (PhDBA 239S)

Fall 2018

Updated: October 11th, 2018

The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 11:00am-12:30pm in room C210 Cheit Hall (unless specified otherwise). These seminars are free and are open to the public.

Faculty Coordinator, Fall 2018 Seminars: Professor Gustavo Manso

August 30th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Matt Weinberg - Princeton University
Formal Challenges in Designing Incentive Compatible Cryptocurrencies

September 6th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Anton Tsoy - Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Asymmetric Information and Security Design under Knightian Uncertainty

September 13th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Will Dobbie - Princeton University
Measuring Bias in Consumer Credit Decisions

September 20th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Vikrant Vig - London Business School
Political Economy of Bailouts

September 27th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Xing Huang - Washington University in St. Louis
Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross-section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds?

October 4th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Song Ma - Yale School of Management
Killer Acquisitions

October 11th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Michaela Pagel - Columbia Business School
Fully Closed: Individual Responses to Realized Capital Gains and Losses

October 18th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Haoxiang Zhu - MIT
Swap Trading after Dodd-Frank: Evidence from Index CDS

October 24th, Wednesday (add to calendar)

Joint Seminar with Stanford

1:30-2:20pm Benjamin Herbert, Stanford
Optimal Corporate Taxation Under Financial Frictions

2:20-3:10pm Gustavo Manso, Berkeley
Recommendations with Feedback

3:10-3:40pm Break

3:40-4:30pm Amit Seru, Stanford
Arbitration with Uninformed Consumers

4:30-5:20pm Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Berkeley
The Impact of Pensions and Insurance on Global Yield Curves

November 1st, Thursday (add to calendar)

Xavier Giroud - Columbia Business School

November 8th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Dean Karlan - Northwestern University

November 15th, Thursday

No Seminar - NBER Conference

November 22nd, Thursday

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29th, Thursday

No Seminar - NBER Conference

December 6th, Thursday (add to calendar)

Emily Gallagher - Washinton University in St. Louis

For more information about the Finance Seminars, please contact Ida Chithavong at (510) 642-1499 or