Finance Seminars

Finance seminars are usually held on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm, unless otherwise indicated. Events for the 2015-16 academic year will be added here as they are scheduled.

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Questions?

Contact our seminar organizers, Tim McQuade and Arvind Krishnamurthy.

Meet the Speaker

Click the * link next to the seminar to view the schedule or email Miriam Torres for an appointment (Stanford GSB faculty only).

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Spring 2016SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
March 30 Joint Berkeley/Stanford Seminar 

Early Session: PhD Student Talks
10:00 - 10:40 AM: Paulo Martins Manoel, UC Berkeley: Do Funds That Bet On Risk Factors Create Value?

11:00 - 11:40 AM: Sam Antill, Stanford GSB: Does Size Matter


Afternoon Session: Faculty Talks

1:30 - 2:20: Adair Morse, UC Berkeley: Asset Manager Funds joint with Joseph Gerakos, and Juhani T. Linnainmaa


2:20 - 3:10: Hanno Lustig, Stanford GSB: Are Stocks Real Assets? Sticky Discount Rates in Stock Markets joint with Michael Katz and Lars Nielsen

3:10 - 3:40: Coffee Break

3:40 - 4:30: Brett Green, UC Berkeley: Breakthroughs, Deadlines, and Self-Reported Progress: Contracting for Multistage Projects joint with Curtis R. Taylor

4:30 - 5:20: Victoria Vanasco, Stanford GSB: Asset Pricing with Experience Effects joint with Ulrike Malmendier, and Demian Pouzo 

6:00 - 8:30: Dinner at St. Michael's Alley

10:00 - 11:40 AM
P102





1:30 - 5:30 PM
P102 

April 6 Carolin Pflueger
University of British Columbia 
Sovereign Debt Portfolios, Bond Risks, and the Credibility of Monetary Policy  joint with Wenxin Du and Jesse Schrege 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107
(•)
April 13 Vincent Glode
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 
(De)centralizing Trade joint with Christian Opp 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107 
(•)
April 20 David Thesmar
HEC Paris 
Aggregate Effects of Collateral Constraints joint with Thomas Chaney, Zongbo Huang, and David Sraer 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107
(•)
April 27 Kent Daniel
Columbia University  
Liquidity and Return Reversals joint iwth Pierre Collin-Dufresne 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107
(•)
May 4 Alex Edmans
London Business School  
Governing Multiple Firms joint with Doron Levit and Devin Reilly  12:00 - 1:15 PM
G101
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May 11 Amir Yaron
Wharton University of Pennsylvania 
Identifying Long-Run Risks: A Bayesian Mixed-Frequency Approach joint with Frank Schorfheide and Dongho Song 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107
(•)
May 18 Chris Palmer
UC Berkeley 
Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Allocation of Credit joint with Marco Di Maggio, and  Amir Kermani,  12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107
(•)
May 25 Itamar Drechsler
NYU 
The Shorting Premium and Asset Pricing Anomalies 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107
(•)
June 1 Anna Cieslak
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business  
12:00 - 1:15 PM
C106
(•)
June 8 Daniel Andrei
UCLA 
Information Percolation, Momentum and Reversal joint with Julien Cujean 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P107
(•)

Winter 2016SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
January 20 Andrei Shleifer 
Harvard University  
Diagnostic Expectations and Credit Cycles joint with Pedro Bordalo and Nicola Gennaioli 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P102 
(•)
February 3 Cliff Holderness
Boston College
Equity Issuances and Agency Costs: The Telling Story of Shareholder Approval around the World 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P102 
(•)
February 10 Giorgia Piacentino
Washington University in St. Louis  
Warehouse Banking 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P102 
(•)
February 17 Tyler Muir
Yale University  
Volatility Managed Portfolios 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P102
(•)
February 24 Gordon Phillips
Darthmouth College 
Innovation Activities and the Incentives for Vertical Acquisitions and Integration 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P102 
(•)
March 9 Basil Williams
NYU
Search, Liquidity, and Retention:  Signaling Multidimensional Private Information 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P102 
(•)
March 16 Jose-Luis Peydro
ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CREI, Barcelona GSE
Monetary Policy Limits:  Security and Credit Application Registers’ Evidence (Abstract 12:00 - 1:15 PM
P102 
(•)

Fall 2015SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
September 23 Dimitris Papanikoloau
Northwestern University 
Winners and Losers: Creative Destruction and the Stock Market 12:10-1:25 PM
M104 
(•)
September 30 Eduardo Davila
New York University  
Using Elasticities to Derive Optimal Bankruptcy Exemptions  12:10-1:25 PM
M104 
(•)
October 7 Jean-Charles Rochet
University of Zurich 
Aggregate Bank Capital and Credit Dynamics joint with Nataliya Klimenko, Sebastian Pfeil, and Gianni De Nicolo 12:10-1:25 PM
G101 
(•)
October 14 Effi Benmelech
Northwestern University  
The Real Effects of Liquidity During the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Automobiles 12:00-1:15 PM
M105
(•)
October 21 Adi Sunderam 
Harvard Business School  
Who Neglects Risk? Investor Experience and the Credit Boom  12:00-1:15 PM
M105
(•)
October 28 Joint Berkeley-Stanford Finance Seminar at Berkeley

1:15-5:30 pm - Room C420 Wells Fargo Room

1:15-2:05 pm  Peter Koudijs, Stanford
Title: Marrying for Money: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850 (with Laura Salisbury- NYU)

2:05-2:20 pm   Break

2:20-3:10 pm  Nicolae Garleanu, Berkeley
Title: Efficiently Inefficient Markets for Assets and Asset Management (with Lasse Heje Pedersen-NYU) 

3:10-3:25 pm   2nd Break

3:25-4:15 pm  Arvind Krishnamurthy, Stanford
Title: Credit Spreads and the Severity of Financial Crises (with Tyler Muir-Yale SOM)  

4:15-4:30 pm   3rd Break

4:30-5:20 pm  Martin Lettau, Berkeley 
Title: Capital Share Risk and Shareholder Heterogeneity in U.S. Stock Pricing (with Sydney C. Ludvigson-NYU, and Sai Ma-NYU)

Room C420 Wells Fargo Room
November 4 Wei Xiong 
Princeton University  
Credit Expansion and Neglected Crash Risk  joint with Matthew Baron 12:00-1:15 PM
P102
(•)
November 11 Stefano Giglio
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 
Excess Volatility: Beyond Discount Rates  12:00-1:15 PM
M105
(•)
November 18 Alan Taylor
UC Davis 
Leverage Bubbles joint with Oscar Jorda and Moritz Schularick  12:00-1:15 PM
M105
(•)
December 2 Jonathan Parker
MIT Sloan School of Management 
Why Don't Households Smooth Consumption? Evidence from a 25 million dollar experiment 12:00-1:15 PM
E247
(•)
December 9 Motohiro Yogo
Princeton University 
An Equilibrium Model of Institutional Demand and Asset Prices 12:00-1:15 PM
W104
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