In the Departmental Seminar series, we welcome speakers from other universities to share their research findings with the department to create a community of engagement and discussion. All research staff and PhD students are welcome to attend. Forthcoming seminars are below:

Spring & Summer Terms 2018

Date Time Venue Speaker/Title
Tue 27 Feb 15.30-16.45 LT3 Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Financial Management, Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy, IESE Business School, University of Navarra: ‘Exchange Competition, Entry, and Welfare’ (abstract)
Wed 07 Mar 15.30-16.45 LT2 Adrian Buss, Assistant Professor of Finance, INSEAD: ‘Institutional Investors and Information Acquisition: Implications for Asset Prices and Informational Efficiency’ (abstract)
Wed 14 Mar 15.30-16.45 CANCELLED Manju Puri, Professor of Finance and Director, Centre for Financial Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Tue 20 Mar 15.30-16.45  LT1 Dacheng Xiu, Associate Professor of Econometrics and Statistic, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago: ‘Inference on Risk Premia in the Presence of Omitted Factors’ (abstract)
Wed 28 Mar 15.30-16.45 LT2 Lu Zhang, Professor of Finance
Dean’s Distinguished Chair in Finance, Ohio State University: ‘Replicating Anomalies’ (abstract)
Tue 24 Apr 12.15-13.30 LG19A Elise Payzan-LeNestour, Associate Professor in Finance, UNSW Australia Business School, Sydney: ‘The Waterfall Illusion, and How Prior Exposure to Extreme Risk Distorts Risk Perception’ (abstract)
Tue 01 May 12.15-13.30 LTUG Simon Gervais, Professor of Finance, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University: ‘The Equilibrium Value of Employee Ethics’ (abstract)
Wed 09 May 15.30-16.45 LGS Samuel Hartzmark, Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago: ‘Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows’ (abstract)
Tue 15 May 12.30-13.45 LTUG Adair Morse, Associate Professor of Finance, University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business: ‘Consumer-Lending Discrimination in the FinTech Era’ (abstract)
Wed 16 May 15.30-16.45 LGS Victoria Ivashina, Lovett-Learned Chaired Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School: ‘U.S. Monetary Policy and Emerging Market Credit Cycles’ (abstract)
Tue 22 May 12.15-13.30 LTUG Jose Schienkman, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics, Columbia University: ‘Shorting in Speculative Markets’ (abstract)
Wed 30 May 15.30-16.45  LGS Dimitris Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University: ‘Developing Novel Drugs’ (abstract)
Wed 06 Jun 15.30-16.45  LTUG Monika Piazzesi, Joan Kenney Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford University: ‘Payments, Credit and Asset Prices’ (abstract)
Wed 13 Jun 15.30-16.45 LT3 Juliane Begenau, Assistant Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business: ‘Do Banks have an Edge?’ (abstract)
Wed 20 Jun 12.15-13.30 LT1 Ilona Babenko, Associate Professor of Finance, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University: ‘Executives in Politics’ (abstract)
Wed 27 Jun 15.30-16.45 LGS Nittai Bergman, Visiting Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management: ‘Strong Employers and Weak Employees:How Does Employer Concentration Affect Wages’ (abstract)

Autumn Term 2017

Date Time Venue Speaker/Title
Tue 03 Oct 16.30-17.45  LT2 Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, Chicago Booth School of Business: ‘The Death of a Regulator: Strict Supervision, Bank Lending and Business Activity’ (abstract)
Wed 04 Oct 16.30-17.45  LT2 Albert Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland: ‘Toward a Fully Continuous Exchange ‘ (abstract)
Tue 10 Oct 16.30-17.45  LT2 Joel Peress, The AXA Chaired Professor in Financial Market Risk, INSEAD: ‘Glued to the TV: Distracted Investors and Stock Market Liquidity’ (abstract)
Tue 17 Oct 16.30-17.45  LT2 Gary Gorton, Frederick Frank Class of 1954 Professor of Management & Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management: ‘Good Booms, Bad Booms’ (abstract)
Wed 25 Oct 16.30-17.45  LT2 Andrew Caplin, Silver Professor of Economics, NYU: ‘Recovering Cognitive Costs from Choice Data: The Simple Geometry of Rational Inattention’ (abstract)
Tue 31 Oct 16.30-17.45 LT2 Carolin Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Finance, Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia: ‘Does Precautionary Savings Drive the Real Interest Rate? Evidence from the Stock Market’: (abstract)
Tue 07 Nov 16.30-17.45 LT2 Nicolas Crouzet, Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois: ‘Small and Large Firms over the Business Cycle’ (abstract)
Tue 14 Nov 16.30-17.45  LTUG Jonathan Berk, A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business: ‘Regulation of Charlatans in High-Skill Professions’ (abstract)
Tue 21 Nov 16.30-17.45  LT3 Vikrant Vig, Professor of Finance, London Business School: ‘The Political Economy of Bank Bailouts’ (abstract)
Mon 27 Nov 15.30-17.00 LTG Daniel Andrei, Assistant Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management:’The Lost Capital Asset Pricing Model’ (abstract)
Tue 28 Nov 16.30-17.45 LTUG Johan Walden, Finance Group Chair, Associate Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, Berkeley: ‘Making Money: Commercial Banks, Liquidity Transformation and the Payment System’ (abstract)
Tue 05 Dec 16.30-17.45 LTUG Kelly Shue, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management: ‘Leverage-Induced Fire Sales and Stock Market Crashes’ (abstract)
Tue 12 Dec 16.30-17.45 LTUG Nick Bloom, William Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University: ‘The Finance-Uncertainty Multiplier’ (abstract)
Wed 13 Dec 16.30-17.45 LTUG Ansgar Walther, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Warwick: ‘Does Size Matter? Bailouts with Large and Small Banks’ (abstract)

Spring & Summer Terms 2017

Date  Time Venue Speaker/Title
Tue 21 Feb 16.30-17.45 CANCELLED Tano Santos, David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School, New York
Tue 28 Feb 16.30-17.45 LTG Pierre Collin-Dufresne, Professor of Finance, Swiss Finance Institute: ‘Activism, Strategic Trading, and Liquidity’ (abstract)
Tue 07 Mar 16.30-17.45 LT2 Subra Subramanyan, Distinguished Professor of Finance, Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and Banking, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA: ‘Investor Behavior and Financial Innovation: Callable Bull/Bear Contracts’ (abstract)
Tue 14 Mar 16.30-17.45 LTUG Andrea Eisfeldt, Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Endowed Chair in Finance and Professor of Finance, Anderson School of Management, UCLA: ‘Prepayment Risk and Expected MBS Returns’ (abstract)
Tue 21 Mar 16.30-17.45 LT2 Thomas Hellmann, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford: ‘The trade-off be ownership and investment:  Evidence from equity crowdfunding campaigns’ (abstract)
Tue 02 May 16.30-17.45 LTUG Dirk Jenter, Associate Professor of Finance, LSE: ‘Good and Bad CEOs’ (abstract)
Fri 05 May 16.45-18.00 LT2 David Scharfstein, Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking, Harvard Business School: ‘Bank Risk-Taking and the Real Economy: Evidence from the Housing Boom and its Aftermath’ (abstract)
Tue 09 May 16.30-17.45 LTUG Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance and Director of Private Equity, LBS: ‘Team Stability and Performance: Evidence from Private Equity’ (abstract)
Tue 16 May 16.30-17.45 LTUG Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance, NYU, Stern: ‘Are Mutual Fund Managers Paid for Investment Skill?’ (abstract)
Wed 17 May 15.30-16.45 LT1 Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Chicago Booth: ‘How Do Credit Supply Shocks Affect the Real Economy? Evidence from the United States in the 1980s'(abstract)
Tue 23 May 16.30-17.45 LTUG Yacine Ait Sahalia, Otto A. Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and Economics, Princeton: ‘High Frequency Market Making: Optimal Quoting PLUS High Frequency Market Making: Implications for Liquidity’ (abstract)
Wed 24 May 12.15-13.15 LT2 Co-Pierre Georg, Senior Lecturer, African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management, and School of Economics: ‘Illiquidity Spirals in Coupled Over-the-Counter Markets’ (abstract)
Tue 30 May 16.30-17.45 LTUG Ian Martin, Professor of Finance, LSE: ‘The Quanto Theory of Exchange Rates’ (abstract)
Tue 06 Jun 16.30-17.45 LTUG Ricardo Reis, A. W. Phillips Professor of Economics, LSE: ‘Quantitative and Qualitative Easing with Yield Curve Control’ (abstract)
Tue 13 Jun 16.30-17.45 LGS Pierre – Olivier Weill, Professor of   Economics, UCLA: ‘Heterogeneity in Decentralized Asset Markets’ (abstract)
Tue 20 Jun 16.30-17.45 LT2 Laura Veldkamp, Professor of Economics, NYU Stern: ‘Long Run Growth of Financial Technology’ (abstract)

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