Finance Seminar Series

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

Upcoming Speakers

Past Speakers

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”

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

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