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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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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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
September 30 Eduardo Davila
New York University  
Using Elasticities to Derive Optimal Bankruptcy Exemptions  12:10-1:25 PM
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
October 14 Effi Benmelech
Northwestern University  
The Real Effects of Liquidity During the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Automobiles 12:00-1:15 PM
October 21 Adi Sunderam 
Harvard Business School  
Who Neglects Risk? Investor Experience and the Credit Boom  12:00-1:15 PM
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
November 11 Stefano Giglio
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 
Excess Volatility: Beyond Discount Rates  12:00-1:15 PM
November 18 Alan Taylor
UC Davis 
Leverage Bubbles joint with Oscar Jorda and Moritz Schularick  12:00-1:15 PM
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
December 9 Moto Yogo
Princeton University 
An Equilibrium Model of Institutional Demand and Asset Prices 12:00-1:15 PM
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