Department of
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Finance Seminar Series

All presentations will be held from 10:30am - 12:00pm in Hough 120A unless otherwise noted. The Seminar Coordinator is Jay R. Ritter.

Spring 2016

    Past Speakers

    2015
    Spring
      Summer
        Fall
          2014
          Spring
          • Nikolai Roussanov, Wharton University of Pennsylvania
            “Houses as ATMs? Mortgage Refinancing and Macroeconomic Uncertainty”
          • Denis Sosyura, University of Michigan
          • John Duca, Southern Methodist University/Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
          • Yang Duan, University of Florida Visiting Scholar
          • Farid AitSahlia, University of Florida Visiting Assistant Professor
          • Mark Leary, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School
          • Ozde Oztekin, Florida International University
            “Political Uncertainty, Transaction Costs, and Leverage Adjustments: An International Perspective”
          • Joshua D. Rauh, Stanford Graduate School of Business
          • Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law
          Fall
          • Mengxin Zhao, University of Alberta
            “Equity Market Liberalization and Equity Issuance”
          • Jon A. Garfinkel, University of Iowa
            “The Role of Financial Intermediaries in the Transmission of Peer-to-Peer Financial Policies”
          • Hongjun Yan, Yale School of Management
            “A Model of Anomaly Discovery”
          • Philip Valta, University of Geneva
            “Debt Renegotiation and Investment Decisions Across Countries”
          • Tomislav Ladika, University of Amsterdam
            “Managerial Short Termism and Investment: Evidence from Accelerated Option Vesting”
          • Julian Atanassov, University of Oregon
            “Corporate income taxes, financial constraints and innovation”
          • Russell Jame, University of Kentucky
            “Executive Extraversion: Career and Firm Outcomes”
          2013
          Spring
          • Chris Clifford, University of Kentucky
            “Discretionary liquidity: Hedge funds, side pockets, and gates”
          • Greg Nini, Wharton
            “What is Special about Bank Loans”
          • Evan Dudley, University of Florida
          • Sugata Ray, University of Florida
          • Jason H. Chen, Sauder School of Business
            “Do Cash Flows of Growth Stocks Really Grow Faster?”
          Fall
          • Sugata Ray, University of Florida
          • Dan Bradley, University of South Florida
            “Does knowledge matter? Industry experience and analyst performance”
          • Leming Lin, University of Florida
            “Collateral and the choice between bank debt and public debt”
          • Pedro Matos, University of Virginia
            “The Mutual Fund Industry Worldwide: Explicit and Closet Indexing, Fees, and Performance”
          • Stace Sirmans, University of Florida
          • Dominique Badoer, University of Florida
          • Matthew Souther, University of Florida
          • Atanas Mihov, University of Florida
            “Cost Inflexibility and Capital Structure: Evidence from SOX Section 404”
          • Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David, The Ohio State University
          2012
          Spring
          • Jennie Bai, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
            “The CDS-Bond Basis During the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009”
          • David Brown, University of Florida
            “Discount Rates and Asset Returns: Implications for Endowment Strategies”
          • David Brown, University of Florida
            “Maturity Clienteles in the Municipal Bond Market: Term Premiums and the Muni Puzzle”
          • Sugata Ray, University of Florida
            “Institutional Investment in hedge funds: A first look”
          • Miles Livingston, University of Florida
            “The Value of a Third Opinion: Split Ratings, Information Opacity, and Fitch Ratings”
          • David Musto, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
          • Jacob Sagi, Vanderbilt University
            “Estimating Oil Risk Factors Using Information from Equity and Futures Markets”
          • Darren Kisgen, Boston College
            “Do Credit Rating Agencies have the Power to Change Corporate Behavior?”
          • Wenlan Qian, National University of Singapore
            “Transaction Tax: The Double-edged Sword Effects on Price Stability”
          • Matt Billett, Indiana University
            “Do Investor Identity and Contract Terms Interact? Evidence from the Wealth Effects of Private Placements”
          • Farid AitSahlia, University of Florida
            “Are there critical levels of stochastic volatility for early option exercise”
          • Brian Gendreau, University of Florida
            “Credit spreads and liquidity in the Great Depression”
          Fall
          • Ajay Subramanian, Georgia State
            “Banking Deregulation and Innovation”
          • Jongsub Lee, University of Florida
          • Amit Bubna, Indian School of Business
            “Venture Capital Communities”
          • Arthur Korteweg, Stanford
            “Private equity across the credit cycle: A cross-sectional approach”
          • Xavier Giroud, MIT
            “Capital and Labor Reallocation Inside Firms”
          • Sugata Ray, University of Florida
          • James Vickery, NYU and NY Fed
            “Securitization and the Fixed-Rate Mortgage”
          • Brian Gendreau, University of Florida
          2011
          Spring
          • Sugata Ray, University of Florida
          • Farid AitSahlia, University of Florida
          • Evan Dudley, University of Florida
          • Jongsub Lee, University of Florida
          • Wayne Archer, University of Florida
          • Ginger Wu, University of Georgia
            “Do Anomalies Exist Ex Ante?”
          • Brian Gendreau, University of Florida
          • Ing-Haw Cheng, University of Michigan
            “Yesterday's Heroes: Compensation and Creative Risk-Taking”
          • Phil Strahan, Boston College
            “Are Issuer Size and Ratings Shopping 'Priced' in the Mortgage-backed Securities Market”
          • Andrew Karolyi, Cornell
            “The U.S. left behind: The rise of IPO activity around the world”
          • Kevin Tang, University of Florida
          • Joshua Rauh, Northwestern Univ.
            “Local Overweighting and Underperformance: Evidence from Limited Partner Private Equity Investments”
          • Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois
            “Aggregate Risk and the Choice between Cash and Lines of Credit”
          • Xiaoding Liu, University of Florida
          Fall
          • Mark M. Westerfield, University of Southern California
            “Portfolio Choice with Illiquid Assets”
          • Evan Dudley, University of Florida
            “Hedge fund leverage and financial fragility” (with M. Nimalendran)
          • Michael Weisbach, The Ohio State University
            “Pay for Performance from Future Fund Flows: The Case of Private Equity”
          • Sugata Ray, University of Florida
            “Why do hedge funds change reported returns?” (with David Musto)
          • Mara Faccio, Purdue University
            “CEO gender, corporate risk-taking, and the efficiency of capital allocation”
          • Jongsub Lee, University of Florida
            “Birds of a Feather: Does political Alignment Between Top Management and the Board Weaken Internal Corporate Governance?”
          • Emir Hrnjic, National University of Singapore
            “Market-wide sentiment, firm-level sentiment, and IPO pricing process”
          • Stefan Nagel, Stanford University
            “Sizing Up Repo”
          2010
          Spring
          • Margarita Tsoutsoura, Columbia University
            “The Effect of Succession Taxes on Family Firm Investment; Evidence from a Natural Experiment”
          • Yue Tang, Emory University
            “Business Connections and Informed Trading of Mutual Fund Managers”
          • Kasper Nielsen, Chinese University of Hong Kong
            “What Death Can Tell: Are Executives Paid for Their Contribution to Firm Values”
          • Jongsub Lee, New York University
            “Corporate Finance in Family Business Groups”
          • Roy Zuckerman, Yale
            “Synchronized Arbitrage and the Value of Public Announcements”
          • Yong Xiang Wang, Columbia University
            “Rent Seeking by mutual fund managers: Evidence from Equity Contract Renegotiations”
          • Abhiroop Mukherjee, Yale University
            “Equity Returns and the Fund Flow Sensitivity Premium”
          • Oguzhan Karakas, London Business School
            “Another Option for Determining the Value of Corporate Votes”
          • Sami Torstila, Helsinki School of Economics (visiting at UC-Berkeley)
            “Political Preferences and Stock Market Participation”
          • Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton
            “CoVaR”
          • Lu Zhang, U of Michigan
            “Q-Theory with Curvature”
          Fall
          • Jun Qian (QJ), Boston College
            “The Impact of Organizational and Incentive Structures on Soft Information: Evidence from Bank Lending”
          • Missaka N. Warusawitharana, Federal Reserve Board
            “Profitability and the Lifecycle of Firms”
          • Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State Univ.
            “Uncovering Hedge Fund Skill from the Portfolio Holdings They Hide”
          • Martin Oehmke, Columbia Univ.
            “The Maturity Rat Race”
          • Jay Hartzell, Univ. of Texas Austin
            “On the Optimality of Shareholder Control: Evidence from the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act”
          • Xiaohui Gao, University of Hong Kong
            “Brokerage Commissions: Hidden Costs of Owning Mutual Funds”
          2009
          Spring
          • Peter DeMarzo, Stanford
            “Dynamic Agency and the Theory of investment”
          • Ilona Babenko, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
            “Adverse Selection and Stock-based Grants to Non-executive Employees”
          • Yuri Tserlukevich, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
            “The Propensity to Save and Incentives to Reduce Debt”
          • Antonio Macias, Purdue University
            “Risk Pricing and Flexibility in Acquisitions: The Economic Impact of Material Adverse Change Clauses”
          • Breno Schmidt, U of Southern California
            “Costs and Benefits of 'Friendly' Boards During Mergers and Acquisitions”
          • Seoyoung Kim, Emory University
            “Earnings Management and Social Ties”
          • Sheng Huang, Washington University
            “CEO Characteristics, CEO-Firm Match and Corporate Refocus Value”
          • Yihui Wang, University of North Carolina
            “Does Credit Supply Drive the LBO Market?”
          • Sugata Ray, Wharton
            “Effort, Risk and Walkaway Under High Water Mark Contracts”
          • Jennifer Dlugosz, Harvard
            "What Lies Beneath: An Inside Look at CDO Collateral"
          • John Hund
          • Evan Dudley, University of Florida
          • Greg Kadlec, Virginia Tech
            "What Do Soft Dollars Buy? Performance, Expense Shifting, Agency Costs"
          • Yuhai Xuan, Harvard Business School
            “Under New Management: Equity Issues and the Attribution of Past Returns”
          • Cindy Alexander, US SEC
            “The Role of Advisory Services in Proxy Voting”
          Fall
          • Evan Dudley, U of Florida
            “Hedge Fund Contagion and Funding Risk”
          • Victoria Ivashina, Harvard Business School
            “Bank Lending During the Financial Crisis of 2008”
          • Yael Hochberg, Northwestern
            “The Size and Specialization of Direct Investment Portfolios”
          • Alexander Barinov, U of Georgia
            “Turnover: Liquidity or Uncertainty?”
          • Jun Qian (QJ), Boston College
          • Sugata Ray, U of Florida
            “Match in the Dark: Understanding Crossing Network Liquidity”
          2008
          Spring
          • Matthew Cain, Purdue University
            “The Information Content of Fairness Opinions in Negotiated Mergers”
          • Andrea Frazzini, Chicago - with Lauren Cohen and Christopher Malloy
            “The Small World of Investing: Board Connections and Mutual Fund Returns”
          • Zhi Li, Arizona State
            “Behavioral and rational explanations of stock price performance around SEOs: Evidence from a decomposition of market-to-book ratios”
          • Evan Dudley, Rochester
            “Intermittent investment and capital structure”
          • Jonathan Cohn, Michigan
            “Investment, Cash Flow and Financial Markets: Evidence from Tax Loss Carryforwards”
          • Ambrus Kecskes, University of Toronto
            “Why are firms that raise more financing worth more?”
          • Yu Yuan, Wharton
            “Attention and Trading”
          • Peter Iliev, Brown
            “The Effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Art (Section 404)*”
          • Ran Duchin, USC
            “Cash Holdings and Corporate Diversification”
          • Ludovic Phalippou, Amsterdam
            “The Performance of LBO Investments”
          • Mark Carey, Board of Governors
            “The Bank as Grim Reaper: Debt Composition and Recoveries on Defaulted Debt”
          • Simon Gervais, Duke University
            “Overconfidence, Investment Policy, and Manager Welfare”
          • Malcolm Baker, Harvard
            “Catering Through Nominal Share Prices”
          • Mark Chen, Georgia State
            “Boardroom Brawls: An Empirical Analysis of Disputes Involving Directors”
          Fall
          • Murray Frank, University of Minnesota
            “Profits and Capital Structure”
          • Alok Kumar, University of Texas at Austin
            “Superior Information or a Psychological Bias? A Unified Framework with Cognitive Abilities Resolves Three Puzzles”
          • Antoinette Schoar, MIT
            “The Importance of Holdup in Contracting: Evidence from a Field Experiment”
          • Alexander Butler, University of Texas at Dallas
            “Does access to external finance improve productivity? Evidence from a natural experiment”
          • Manju Puri, Duke
            “Understanding Bank Runs: The Importance of Depositor-Bank Relationships and Networks”
          2007
          Spring
          • Sorin Sorescu, Texas A&M
            “A Reexamination of Corporate Governance and Equity Prices”
          • Wei Jiang, Columbia University (visiting at Wharton)
            “Hedge Fund Activism, Corporate Governance, and Firm Performance”
          • Christian Andres, University of Florida and University of Bonn
            “Family Ownership, Financing Constraints and Investment Decisions”
          • Cem Demiroglu, University of Florida
            “The Information Content of Bank Loan Covenants”
          • Laura Starks, University of Texas
            “Headlines and Bottom Lines: Attention and Learning Effects from Media Coverage Mutual Funds”
          Fall
          • Andriy Bodnaruk, Maastrict University
            “The Dark Role of Investment Banks in the Market for Corporate Control”
          • Michael Roberts, Wharton University
            “Contingency and Renegotiation of Financial Contracts: Evidence from Private Credit Agreements”
          • Kewei Hou, Ohio State
            “Resurrecting the Size Effect: Firm Size, Profitability Shocks, and Expected Stock Returns”
          • Mitch Warachka, Singapore Management University
            “Return Predictability of Analyst Forecasts”
          • Danling Jiang, Florida State
            “Short-Sale Constraints and the Non-January Idiosyncratic Volatility Puzzle”
          • Ayako Yasuda, Wharton
            “Are Stars' Opinions Worth More? The Relation between Analyst Reputation and Recommendation Values”
          • Andrea Eisfeldt, Northwestern University
            “Financing Shortfalls and the Value of Aggregate Liquidity”
          2006
          Spring
          • Clara Vega, University of Rochester
            “Asymmetric Information in the Stock Market: Economic News and Co-movement”
          • Carola Schenone, University of Virginia
            “Lending Relationships and Information Rents”
          • Katrina Ellis, UC-Davis
            “Capital Gaines Taxes and IPO Returns”
          • Gordon Phillips, University of Maryland & NBER
            “Why Do Public Firms Issue Public and Private Securities?”
          • Yonghen Deng, Southern California Real Estate Group
          Fall
          • Mitch Petersen, Kellogg
          • Allen Poteshm, Illinois
            “Does Option Trading Have a Pervasive Impact on Underlying Stock Prices?”
          • Michael Boldin
          • Steve Sharpe, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
          2005
          Spring
          • Miles Livingston, University of Florida
            “Mutual Funds Costs
          • Dan Bergstresser, Harvard Business School
          • Armen Hovakimian, Baruch College
            “Are Observed Capital Structures Determined by Equity Market Timing?
          • Wayne Ferson, Boston College
            “The Timing Ability of Fixed Income Mutual Funds
          • Jonathan Lewellen, MIT
            “The Conditional CAPM Does Not Explain Asset-pricing Anomalies
          Fall
          • Ozgur "Ozzie" Ince, University of Florida
            “The Partial Adjustment of IPO Offer Prices Is Not Due to Dynamic Information Acquisition”
          • Amir Sufi, University of Chicago
            “Banks and Flexibility: Empirical Evidence on the Mix of Equity, Bonds, and Bank Debt”
          • Chris James, University of Florida
            “Banks and Bubbles: How Good are Bankers at Spotting Winners”
          • Laura Starks, Univeristy of Texas
          • Hassan Naqvi, National University of Singapore
            “Banking Crises and the Lender of Last Resort: How Crucial Is the Role of Information?”
          • Kristine Watson Hankins, University of Florida
            “Empirical Evidence on Risk Management: M&A Activity and Derivatives Use”
          • Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Northwestern's Kellogg School
            “Long-run Stockholder Consumption Risk and Asset Pricing”
          • Joao Santos, NY Federal Reserve
            “Bank Loans, Bonds, and Information Monopolies Across the Business Cycle”

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