Upcoming seminars

In the Finance Seminar series, we welcome speakers from other universities to share their research findings with us to create a community of engagement and discussion. All research staff and PhD students are welcome to attend. Forthcoming seminars (which are held in the Business School unless stated otherwise) are below:

Alex Gorbenko, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business

Title: Venture Capital Contracts

  • Wed 25 Sep
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR

Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance, Princeton University

Title: Low Interest Rates, Market Power, and Productivity Growth

  • Wed 02 Oct
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR

Mary Barth, Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

Title: Information in Mandatory and Voluntary Earnings Announcement Date Forecasts

  • Wed 09 Oct
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR

Andrei Shleifer, John L. Loeb Professor of Economics, Harvard University 

Title: Expectations and Stock Market Puzzles

  • Fri 11 Oct
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LT3

Daniel Björkegren, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University

Title: Manipulation Proof Machine Learning

  • Wed 16 Oct
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LT1

Olivier Dessaint, Assistant Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Title: CAPM-Based Company (Mis)valuations

  • Wed 23 Oct
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR

Nicola Gennaioli, Professor of Finance, Bocconi University

Title: Real Credit Cycles

  • Wed 30 Oct
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR


Giovanni Covi, Associate Professor, European Central Bank

Title: On the Origins of Systemic Risk

  • Tue 05 Nov
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LT3


Tomasz Piskorski, Edward S. Gordon Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School

Title: Banking without Deposits: Evidence from Shadow Bank Call Reports

  • Wed 13 Nov
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR

Anna Cieslak; Associate Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Title: Common Shocks in Stocks and Bonds

  • Wed 20 Nov
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR

Adrien Matray, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Title: Higher Dividend Taxes, No Problem! Evidence from Taxing Entrepreneurs in France

  • Tue 26 Nov
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR


Svetlana Bryzgalova, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, London Business School

Title: Forest through the trees: Building cross-sections of stock returns

  • Wed 27 Nov
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR


Argyris Tsiaras, Research Associate, Cambridge Judge Business School

Title: Cross-Border Portfolio Holdings and Equity Return Comovement

  • Wed 04 Dec
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LGR


Matt Baron, Assistant Professor of Finance, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Title: Salient Crises, Quiet Crises

  • Wed 11 Dec
  • 13:30-14.45
  • LTG

See previous seminars below

Spring Term 2019
Date Time Venue Speaker/Title
Wed 13 Mar 13:30-14.45 LT1 Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Michael Stark Professor of Finance, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business: ‘Judging Banks’ Risk by the Profits They Report’ (abstract)
Wed 20 Mar 13:30-14.45 LT1 Roger Farmer, Michael Stark Professor of Finance, The University of Warwick: ‘The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level in Overlapping Generations Models’ (abstract)
Wed 27 Mar 13:30-14.45 LT1 Paul Asquith, Gordon Y. Billard Professor of Finance, MIT, Sloan and Visiting Professor, Imperial College Business School: ‘The Effects of Mandatory Transparency in Financial Market Design: Evidence from the Corporate Bond Market’ (abstract)
Tue 02 Apr 13:30-14.45 LTG Sabrina Howell, Assistant Professor of Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business; ‘Government R&D Grants and Firm Real Outcomes: How a Cash Flow Shock Affects Wages’ (abstract)
Wed 03 Apr 13:30-14.45 LGR Stefan Nagel, Fama Family Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business: ‘Asset Pricing with Fading Memory’ (abstract)
Mon 08 Apr 13:30-14.45 LTG Margarita Tsoutsoura, Associate Professor of Finance, Cornell University, Samuel Curtis Johnson College of Business: ‘Partisan Professionals: Evidence from Credit Rating Analysts’ (abstract)
Wed 01 May 13:30-14.45 LT2 Nicolae Gârleanu, The Paul H. Stephens Chair in Applied Investment Analysis, BerkeleyHaas: ‘Finance in a Time of Disruptive Growth’ (abstract)
Tue 14 May 13:30-14.45 LT2 Arvind Krishnamurthy, The John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business: ‘Foreign Safe Asset Demand and the Dollar Exchange Rate’ (abstract)
Wed 22 May 13:30-14.45 LT2 Moritz Schularick, Professor of Economics, University of Bonn, Graduate School of Economics: ‘Bank Capital Redux: Solvency, Liquidity and Crisis’ (abstract)
Wed 29 May 13:30-14.45 LT2 Chris Palmer, Assistant Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management: ‘Real Effects of Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets’ (abstract)
Wed 05 Jun 15:00-16.15 LT2 John Campbell, Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics, Harvard University: ‘The Cross-Section of Household Preferences’ (abstract)
Wed 12 Jun 13:30-14.45 LT2 Ben Keys, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: ‘Title TBC’ (abstract)
Autumn Term 2018
Date Time Venue Speaker/Title
Wed 03 Oct 13.30-14.45 LT2 Torben Anderson, Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University: ‘The Pricing of Tail Risk and the Equity Premium: Evidence from International Option Markets & Tail Risk and Return Predictability for the Japanese Equity Market.’ (abstracts)
Wed 10 Oct 13.30-14.45 LT2 Olivier Scaillet, Professor of Probability and Statistics, University of Geneva: ‘Time-Varying Risk Premia in Large International Equity Markets’ (abstract)
Wed 17 Oct 13.30-14.45 LT2 Peter Koudijs, Professor of Finance, Stanford Business School: ‘For Richer, For Poorer: Banker’s Skin-in-the-game and Risk Taking in New England, 1867-1880’ (abstract)
Wed 24 Oct 13.30-14.45 LT2 Dragana Cvijanovic, Assistant Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School: ‘CEO Compensation and Real Estate Prices: Pay for Luck or Pay for Action?’ (abstract)
Tues 30 Oct 13.30-14.45 LGR Lubos Pastor, Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business: ‘Inequality Aversion, Populism, and the Backlash Against Globalization’ (abstract)
Tues 06 Nov 13.30-14.45 SAFB 121 Juliana Salomao, Assistant Professor of Finance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota: ‘Decomposing Firm Value’ (abstract)
Wed 14 Nov 13.30-14.45 LT2 Camelia M. Kuhnen, Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School: ‘Expectations Uncertainty and Household Economic Behavior’ (abstract)
Wed 21 Nov 13.30-14.45 LT2 Joachim Voth, UBS Professor of Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, Economics Department, University of Zurich: ‘From Finance to Fascism: The Real Effects of Germany’s 1931 Banking Crisis’ (abstract)
Thurs 22 Nov 12.15-13.45 LT2 Ramana Nanda, Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School: ‘House Money and Entrepreneurship’ (abstract)
Wed 28 Nov 13.30-15.00 LT2 Giorgia Piacentino, Assistant Professor/Daniel W. Stanton Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; ‘Deadlock on the Board’ (abstract)
Thurs 29 Nov 12.15-13.45 LT2 Jason Donaldson, Assistant Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis; ‘Conflicting Priorities: A Theory of Covenants and Collateral’ (abstract)
Mon 03 Dec 16.30-18.00 LGR Dacheng Xiu, Associate Professor of Econometrics and Statistic, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago: ‘Empirical Asset Pricing via Machine Learning’ (abstract)
Tue 11 Dec 12.15-13.45 LT1 Mete Kilic, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business: ‘Debt Overhang and Investment: The Case of Gold Clauses in the 1930s’ (abstract)
Wed 12 Dec 13.30-14.45 LT2 Elena Simintzi, Assistant Professor, UNC: ‘Machines couldn’t compete with Chinese labor: Evidence from U.S. firms’ innovation’ (abstract)
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
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)