Perella Department of Finance and Law

Research Seminar Schedule

Please contact Haibei Zhao at if you are interested in presenting your work or if you have questions or comments about the seminar series. Coffee and donuts are provided. In addition to the following seminars, we also have brown bag lunch seminars for internal presentations. All seminars take place in Rauch 171 at 10:30 am unless it is otherwise noted below.

Fall of 2017

September 8th, Peter Carr, New York University

Paper: Volatility Smiles and Yield Frowns

October 20th, George Pennachi, University of Illinois, Urbana Chamopaign

Paper: Syndicated Loan Risk: The Effects of Covenants and Collateral, with Jianling Dennis Ding

November 3rd, Allan Zebedee, Clarkson University

Paper: Hear me Write: Does CEO Narcissism Affect Firm Value? With Gilberto Marquez-Illescas and Linying Zhou

November 4th, Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University

Paper: Policy Uncertainty and Household Stock Market Participation, with Hadiye Aslan and Honglin Ren

Spring of 2018

February 2nd, Ryan Israelsen, Michigan State University

Paper: Who Pays Attention to SEC form 8-K? with Azi Ben-Rephael, Zhi Da, and Peter Easton

February 9th, Gregg Nini, Drexel University

Paper: Congruence in Governance: Evidence from Creditor Monitoring of Corporate Acquisitions, with David Becher and Thomas Griffin

February 16th, Tong Yao, University of Iowa

Paper: Should Corporate Pension Funds Invest in Risky Assets? With Wei Li and Jie Ying

February 23rd, Tom Chemmanur, Boston College

Paper: Noisy Signalling through Open Market Share Repurchase Programs and Information Production by Institutions, with YingZhen Li, Jing Xie, and Yuyuan Zhu

April 6th, April Knill, Florida State University

Paper: Negation of Sanctions: The Personal Effect of Political Contributions, with Sarah Fulmer and Xiaoyun Yu

May 4th, Jiekun Huang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Paper: Informing the Market: The Effect of Modern Information Technologies on Information Production, with Meng Gao

Fall of 2016

September 17h, Liang Peng, Pennsylvania State University

Paper: Do Discount Rates Predict Returns? Evidence from Private Commercial Real Estate

October 7th, Pab Jotiskathira, Southern Methodist University

Paper: Heterogeneous Taxes and Limited Risk Sharing: Evidence from Municipal Bonds with Tania Babina, Chotibhak Jotikasthira, Christian Lundblad, and Tarun Ramadorai

November 6th, Bill Wilhelm, University of Virginia

Paper: Investment Banking Relationships: 1933-2007, with Alan Morrison, Aaron Thegeya and Carola Schenone

November 4th, William (Bill) Elliott, John Carroll Univeristy

Paper: Authorized shares: To limit, or not to limit, that is the question, with Hilmi Songur

Spring of 2017

March 31st, David Cicero, Auburn University

Paper: Local Investors’ Preferences and Capital Structure, with Binay Adhikari and Johan Sulaeman

April 21st, Stu Gillan, University of Georgia

Paper: Blocks in Stocks and Shocks to Blocks: Evidence on the Impact of Activist Blockholders on Frim Value, with Lee Cohen.

April 28th, Michelle Lowry, Drexel University

Paper: Mutual Fund Investments in Private Firms, with Sungjoung Kwon and Yiming Qian

Fall of 2015

September 4h, Jennifer Juergens, Drexel University

Paper: Why hire your rival? The case of bank debt underwriting, with David Becher and Rachel Gordon

October 30th, David Dennis, University of Pittsburgh

Paper: Investment, Taxes and Capital Structure: A Study of US Firms in the early 1900s, with Leonce Bargeron and Kenneth Lehn

November 6th, Walter Boudry, Cornell University

Paper: TBA

November 13th, Kristine Hankins, University of Kentucky

Paper: TBA

November 20th, William (Bill) Elliott, John Carroll Univeristy

Paper: TBA.

Spring of 2016

March 4th, Donald Monk, Rutgers University

Paper: Manufactured Diversification Discount, with John E Hund and Sheri Tice

April 22nd, Bob Parrino, University of Texas

Paper: Uncertainty, prospectus content, and price updates prior to initial public offerings, with Niholas Crain and Raji Srninivasan

Spring of 2015

February 27h, Seoyoung Kim, Santa Clara University

Paper: The Design of Structured Finance Vehicles, with Sanjiv Ranjan Das

March 27th, S. P. Kothari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paper: The behavior of aggregate corporate investment, with Jonathan Lewellen and Jerold B Warner.

April 10th, Murali Jagannathan, SUNY Binghamton

Paper: On the Timing of Director Departures, with Srinivasan Krishnamurthy and Joshua Spizman

May 1st, Michael B. Gordy, Federal Reserve Board

Paper: Counterparty risk and counterparty choice in the credit default swap market, with Wenxin Du, Salil Gadgil, and Clara Vega

May 1st, Ron Anderson, Temple University (joint with Economics department)

Paper: TBA at 3:00 pm

Fall of 2014

September 12th, Rajesh Narayanan, Louisiana State University

Paper: CDS, Empty Creditors, and Distressed Exchanges, with Cihan Uzmanoglu

September 26th, Kathleen Weiss Hanley, University of Maryland

Paper: The JOBS Act and the Costs of Going Public, with Susan Chaplinsky and S. Katie Moon.

October 24th, Xiaoxiao Lou. University of Delaware

Paper: Price Impact or Trading Volume: Why is the Amihud (2002) Illiquidity Measure Priced?, with Tao Shu

November 14th, Bill Mayew, Duke University

Paper: TBA

Spring of 2014

February 7th, Ren-Raw Chen, Fordam University

Paper: On the Geske compound option model when interest rates change randomly—with an application to credit risk modeling.

February 14th, Xiaoxia Lou, University of Delaware

Paper: TBA

February 21st, Paul Borochin, University of Connecticut

Paper: TBA.

March 14th, Kristian Rydqvist, SUNY Binghamton. Seminar will take place at 1:30 pm

Paper: Swedish Lottery Bonds

March 28th, Jerome Taillard, Boston College

Paper: Does Risk Management Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment, with Erik P. Gilje

April 4th, Marios Panayides, University of Pittsburgh

Paper: Informed Trading Before Corporate Events: Theory and Evidence, with Shmuel Baruch and Kumar Venkataraman

Fall of 2013

September 13th, Brent Ambrose, The Pennsylvania State University

Paper: Real Estate Risk and Hedge Fund Returns, with Charles Cao and Walter D’Lima

September 20th, Matthew Billett, Indiana University

Paper: Bank Skin in the Game and Loan Contract Design: Evidence from Covenant-Lite Loans with Redouane Elkamhi, Latchezar Popov and Raunaq S. Pungaliya.

September 27th, Utpal Bhattacharya, Indiana University

Paper: The Dark Side of ETFs and Index Funds, with Benjamin Loos, Steffen Meyer, Andreas Hackethal and Simon Kaesler

November 1st, Chitru S Fernando, University of Oklahoma

Paper: Corporate Environmental Policy and Shareholder Value: Following the Smart Money, with Mark P Sharfman and Vahap B Uysal

November 8th, Diana Knyazeva, University of Rochester

Paper: Employee Rights and Acquisitions, with Kose John and Anzhela Knyazeva

Spring of 2013

February 8th, Amber Anand, Syracuse University

Paper: Should exchanges impose market maker obligations? With Kumar Venkataraman

February 15th, Yung Yu Ma and Anne Anderson brown bag

Paper: Acquisitions in Bankruptcy: 363 sales, plan sales, and fire sales

February 22nd, Frederick Bereskin, University of Delaware

Paper: Disclosure of innovation-related activities: Evidence from corporate philanthropy

March 1st, Rose Liao, Rutgers University

Paper: State capitalism’s global reach: Evidence from foreign acquisitions by state-owned companies. With Andrew Karolyi

March 29th, Xing Zhou, Rutgers University

Paper: Does going public impair Moody’s credit ratings? With Simi Kedia and Shivaram Rajgopal

April 19th, Mark Flannery, University of Florida

Paper: TBA

Fall of 2012

September 7th, An Yan, Fordham University

Paper: Accounting Accruals and Heterogeneous Investor Beliefs with Emma Y. Peng and Meng Yan

September 14th at 9:15 am, Peng (Peter) Liu, Cornell University

Paper: Real Assets, Liquidation Value and Choice of Financing with Crocker Liu and Zhipeng Zhang

September 28th, Louis Ederington, University of Oklahoma

Paper: Bond Event Studies with Wei Guan and Zongfei (Lisa) Yang

October 5th, Anand Vijh, University of Iowa

Paper: Are small firms less vulnerable to overpriced stock offers? With Ke Yang

October 26th, Michael Pagano, Villanova University

Paper: Corruption’s Impact on Liquidity, Investment Flows and Cost of Capital, with Pankaj Jain and Emre Kuvvet

November 9th, Tina Yang, Villanova University

Paper: CEO Duality, Competition, and Firm Performance with Shan Zhao

November 30th, Bing Liang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Paper: The Role of Hedge Funds in the Security Price Formation Process with Charles Cao, Yong Chen and William Goetzmann

Spring of 2012

February 10th, Leonardo Madureira, Case Western Reserve University

Paper: Analysts’ Industry Expertise

Time and Location: RBC 271 from 10:30 am to 12 pm

February 24th, Hong Qian, Oakland University

Paper: Investments in IPO stocks

Time and Location: RBC 271 from 10:30 am to 12 pm

March 2nd, Naveen Daniel, Drexel University

Paper: Board Advising

Time and Location: RBC 271 from 10:45 am to 12 pm

March 30th, Milena Petrova, Syracuse University

Paper: Determinants of Capital Structure: A Long Term Perspective

Time and Location: RBC 271 from 10:45 am to 12 pm

Fall of 2011

September 16th, Krista Schwarz, Wharton

Paper: Notes on Bonds: Liquidity at all Costs in the Great Recession, with David Musto and Greg Nini

September 23rd, Simi Kedia, Rutgers University

Paper: Hush Money: The Impact of Rank and File Stock Options on Employee Whistle-Blowing, with Andrew Call and Shivaram Rajgopal

Fall of 2009 (All seminars take place in FSL)

September 18th, Indraneel Chakraborty (Wharton)

Paper: Investment and Financing under Reverse Asset Substitution

October 16th, Lalitha Naveen (Temple)

Paper: Co-opted Boards: Costs, Benefits, Causes, and Consequences, with Jeffrey Coles and Naveen Daniel

October 30th, David Reeb (Temple)

Paper: R&D Spending and Capital Structure Decisions: The Influence of Ownership Structure, with Ron Anderson and Augustine Duru

Spring of 2010 (No seminars. Recruitment for chair position)