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Finance Seminars

Finance Group

Finance Seminars (PhDBA 239S)

Spring 2006

Last Updated: April 28, 2006

The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 4:10-5:40 pm in Room C220 Cheit Hall (except for April 17 and May 3). These seminars are free and are open to the public.

January 17 Tuesday 4:10-5:40 pm -- Recruiting Seminar

Peter Kondor (London School of Economics)
Risk in Dynamic Arbitrage: Price Effects of Convergence Trading

January 19 Thursday -- Recruiting Seminar

Gustavo Manso (Stanford University)
Motivating Innovation

January 24 Tuesday 12:30-2:00 pm -- Recruiting Seminar

Georgios Skoulakis (Northwestern University)
Dynamic Portfolio Choice with Bayesian Learning

February 2 Thursday

Greg La Blanc (UC Berkeley)
Tax Farming and Time Consistency: Capital Structure and Contract Design in Pre-Modern Finance

February 9 Thursday

No Seminar

February 16 Thursday

No Seminar

February 23 Thursday

Michael Schwarz (UC Berkeley)
Bid Ask Spreads and Market Microstructure: Are Narrow Spreads Always Feasible?  (pdf file)

February 24 Friday 3:30-5:00 pm, Room C135 Cheit Hall

Annette Vissing-Jorgensen (Northwestern University)
Long-Run Stockholder Consumption Risk and Asset Returns  (with Christopher Malloy, London Business School; and Tobias Moskowitz, University of Chicago)  (pdf file)

February 27 Monday 12:30-2:00 pm -- Recruiting Seminar, Room C210 Cheit Hall

Igor Makarov (MIT)
Forecasting the Forecasts of Others: Implications for Asset Pricing  (with Oleg Rytchkov, MIT)  (pdf file)

March 2 Thursday

Dirk Jenter (MIT)
CEO Turnover and Relative Performance Evaluation  (with Fadi Kanaan, MIT)  (pdf file)

March 9 Thursday

Utpal Bhattacharya (Indiana University)
Is Stock Picking Declining Around the World? (with Neal Galpin, Indiana University)  (pdf file)

March 16 Thursday

Matthew Richardson (New York University)
The Myth of Long Horizon Predictability (with Jacob Boudoukh, Arison School of Business, IDC; and Robert Whitelaw, New York University)  (pdf file)

March 23 Thursday

Robert Goldstein (University of Minnesota)
On the Relation Between the Credit Spread Puzzle and the Equity Premium Puzzle (with Long Chen, Michigan State University; and Pierre Collin-Dufresne, University of California-Berkeley)  (pdf file)

March 30 Thursday

No Seminar -- Spring Break

April 6 Thursday

John Morgan (UC Berkeley)
Securities Auctions under Moral Hazard: Theory and Experiments  (with Shimon Kogan, Carnegie Mellon University)  (pdf file)

April 13 Thursday

Clemens Sialm (University of Michigan)
Investment Taxes and Equity Returns  (pdf file)

April 17 MONDAY -- Joint with Economics Department

Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)
Risk, Uncertainty, and Asset-Pricing 'Antipuzzles'   (pdf file)
Room S480, Executive Learning Classroom, Haas School (4:00-5:30 pm)

April 27 Thursday

Vicky Henderson (Princeton University)
Executive Exercise Explained: Patterns for Stock Options  (pdf file)


Joint Stanford-Berkeley Seminar at Berkeley
Room S489, Career Center Classroom
2:30-5:40 pm

2:30-3:30 Anat Admati and Paul Pfleiderer, Stanford
The "Wall Street Walk" as a Form of Shareholder Activism  (pdf file)

3:30-3:40 Discussant:  Christine Parlour, Berkeley

3:40-3:50 General Discussion

3:50-4:20 Break

4:20-5:20 Terry Odean, Berkeley
Do Noise Traders Move Markets? (pdf file)

5:20-5:30 Discussant:  Darrell Duffie, Stanford

5:30-5:40 General Discussion

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