FIN Seminar Series

For further information concerning the Finance Seminars, please contact the seminar organizer, Tray Spilker. For more information, contact the Finance Department at (808) 956-6675.

Fall 2023

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Nov. 13, 2023 (Mon) Steve Dimmock National University of Singapore TBD TBD TBD
Nov. 27, 2023 (Mon) Kee Chung University at Buffalo (SUNY) TBD TBD TBD
Dec. 4, 2023 (Mon) Martin Grace Temple University - Fox TBD TBD TBD

Spring 2024

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Feb. 5, 2024 (Mon) Brent Ambrose Penn State University - Smeal TBD TBD TBD
Feb. 20, 2024 (Tue) Jarrad Harford University of Washington - Foster TBD TBD TBD
Mar. 25, 2024 (Mon) Zhaogang Song Johns Hopkins University - Carey TBD TBD TBD
Apr. 5, 2024 (Fri) David Brown University of Arizona - Eller TBD TBD TBD
Apr. 8, 2024 (Mon) Sumit Agarwal National University of Singapore TBD TBD TBD

Past Seminar Speakers

Spring 2023

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Jan. 27, 2023 (Fri) Tarun Chordia Emory University - Goizueta Biased Expectations & Default Risk in the Municipal Bond Market D-106 3.00 - 4.30pm
Feb. 24, 2023 (Fri) Bing Han University of Toronto - Rotman Where Does Money Flow? A Tale of Two Manager Abilities and The Role of Market Volatility D-106 3.00 - 4.30pm
Mar. 20, 2023 (Mon) Yong Chen Texas A&M - Mays Capital Concentration of the Bond Fund Industry and Bond Market Fragility D-204 10.30 - 11.45am
Mar. 31, 2023 (Fri) Tracy Yue Wang University of Minnesota - Carlson Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Retention George Hall 344 12.00 - 1.30pm
Apr. 5, 2023 (Wed) Chris Veld Monash University How Did COVID-19 Affect Stock Market Expectations? C-103 3.00 - 4.00pm (Brown Bag)
Jul. 7, 2023 (Fri) Will Olney Williams College - Economics Explaining the Decline in Internal Migration G-102 12.00 - 1.00pm (Brown Bag)

Fall 2022

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Sep. 19, 2022 (Mon) Katsumasa Nishide Hitotsubashi University Competition in High Frequency Market Making D204 12.00 - 1.00pm (Brown Bag)
Dec. 5, 2022 (Mon) Patrick Augustin McGill University - Desautels Reaching for Yield in Decentralized Financial Markets D204 10.30 - 11.45am

Spring 2022

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Jan. 20, 2022 Albert Zevelev Baruch College (CUNY) - Zicklin Does Bankruptcy Protection Affect Asset Prices? Evidence from Changes in Homestead Exemptions Zoom Job Market Candidate
Jan. 27, 2022 Yifan Chen Pennsylvania State University - Smeal Firm Location and the Value-Growth Premium Zoom Job Market Candidate
Feb. 1, 2022 Maxence Valentin Pennsylvania State University - Smeal Interest Deductibility, Market Frictions, and Price Discrimination Zoom Job Market Candidate
Feb. 4, 2022 Philip Kalikman Yeshiva University - Sy Syms Targeted Principal Forgiveness is Effective: Mortgage Modification and Financial Crisis Zoom Job Market Candidate
Feb. 14, 2022 Lin William Cong Cornell University - Johnson Designing AI Models for Finance
with An Illustration Using Panel Trees
G-102 3.00 - 4.30pm
Feb. 25, 2022 Mark Potter Babson College Financial Crime D-204 Brown Bag
Apr. 25, 2022 Gordon Liao Uniswap Automated Market Makers  D-204 Brown Bag

Fall 2021

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Sep. 20, 2021 (Mon) Feng Zhang University of Utah - Eccles Non-Random Survival and Long-Run Firm Performance Zoom 10.30 - 11.45am
Sep. 27, 2021 (Mon) Rene Stulz Ohio State University - Fisher Is financial globalization in reverse after the 2008 global financial crisis? Evidences from corporate valuations Zoom 10.30 - 11.45am
Oct. 25, 2021 (Mon) Turan Bali Georgetown University - McDonough In Search of a Factor Model for Optionable Stocks Zoom 10.30 - 11.45am
Nov. 22, 2021 (Mon) K.C. John Wei Hong Kong Polytechnic University Does the speculative frenzy in bitcoin spread to the stock market? Zoom 3.30 - 4.45pm

Spring 2021

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Feb. 8, 2021 (Mon) Vikas Agarwal Georgia State U. - Robinson Eponymous Hedge Funds Zoom 10.30am
Mar. 1, 2021 (Mon) Jun-Koo Kang Nanyang Business School Remote Board Meetings and Board Monitoring Effectiveness: Evidence from China Zoom 3.15pm
Mar. 22, 2021 (Mon) Hanming Fang U. Pennsylvania - Economics The Collateral Channel of Monetary Policy: Evidence from China Zoom 10.30am
Mar. 29, 2021 (Mon) Jarrad Harford U. Washington - Foster Disloyal managers and shareholders’ wealth Zoom 10.30am
Apr. 12, 2021 (Mon) Anna Scherbina Brandeis University Performance Isn’t Everything: Personal Characteristics and Career Outcomes of Mutual Fund Managers Zoom 10.30am

Fall 2020: Internal Brown Bag Series (Covid)

Date Speaker Paper Time
Oct. 26, 2020 (Mon) Nimesh Patel Alpha by Affiliation 10.30am - 11.45am
Nov. 2, 2020 (Mon) Jiakai Chen Regulating Shadow Banks 12pm - 1.15pm
Nov. 9, 2020 (Mon) Joonho Kim Do Social Networks Facilitate Informed Trading? Evidence from Alumni Reunion Networks 2pm - 3.15pm
Nov. 16, 2020 (Mon) Murat Arabaci Reducing Agency Costs with Average Beta Portfolios 12pm - 1.15pm

Spring 2020

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Jan. 13, 2020 (Mon) Amir Kermani U. California - Berkeley Haas Two Tales of Debt G102 10.30am - 12.00pm
Feb 10, 2020 (Mon) Jeffrey Pai U. Manitoba Pricing Temperature Derivatives with a Filtered Historical Simulation Approach G102 10.30am - 12.00pm
Feb 28, 2020 (Fri) David Cimon Wilfrid Laurier U. Cyber Risk in Financial Markets D204 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Mar. 6, 2020 (Fri) Warren Bailey Cornell U. Johnson Does the Stock Market Benefit the Economy? D204 3.00 - 4.30pm

Fall 2019

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Oct. 14, 2019 (Mon) Michael Sherris UNSW Business School Portfolio Management with Targeted Constant Market Volatility G102 10.30am - 12.00 pm

Spring 2019

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Feb. 22, 2019 (Fri) Kai Li U. British Columbia Sauder The Myth about Public versus Private Enforcement of Securities Laws – Evidence from Chinese Comment Letters G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Feb. 25, 2019 (Mon) Alexandre Jeanneret HEC Montreal A Credit-Based Theory of the Currency Risk Premium G102 10:00 - 11:30 am
Mar. 1, 2019 (Fri) Zhi Da Notre Dame Mendoza Leverage Networks and Market Contagion G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Mar. 18, 2019 (Mon) Anthony Saunders NYU Stern International Lending: The Role of Creditor Laws and Self Selection G102 10:00 - 11:30 am
May 20, 2019 (Mon) Peter Swan U. New South Wales Smart Money?: The Trading Performance of Hedge Funds in a Zero-Sum Contest G102 10:00 - 11:30 am

Fall 2018

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Oct 19, 2018 (Fri) Uday Rajan U. Michigan Ross Robust Security Design G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Oct. 26, 2018 (Fri) Christian Lundblad UNC Kenan-Flagler Crowded Trades and Tail Risk G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Nov 2, 2018 (Fri) Mark Grinblatt UCLA Anderson Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and Momentum G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Nov 9, 2018 (Fri) Jonathan Karpoff U. Washington Foster The Lifecycle Effects of Firm Takeover Defenses G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Nov. 20, 2018 (Tue) Ran Duchin U. Washington Foster Dissecting Conglomerates D102 3:00 - 4:20 pm

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Feb 16, 2018 (Fri) Mark Browne St. John's Tobin Does National Flood Insurance Program Participation Induce Housing Development? G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Feb 23, 2018 (Fri) Wayne Ferson USC Marshall Holdings-based Fund Performance Measures: Estimation and Inference G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Mar 19, 2018 (Mon) Hui Guo U. Cincinnati Lindner On the Stock Market Variance-Return or Price Relations: A Tale of Two Variances G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Mar 23, 2018 (Fri) Russ Wermers U. Maryland Smith Picking Funds with Confidence G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Apr 9, 2018 (Mon) Bohui Zhang UNSW Business School Panda Games: Corporate Disclosure in the Eclipse of Search G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Apr 13, 2018 (Fri) Kenneth Ahern USC Marshall Do Proxies for Informed Trading Measure Informed Trading? Evidence From Illegal Insider Trades G102 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Institution Paper Room Time
Oct. 6, 2017 (Fri) Dong Hyun Ahn Seoul National University The More Efficient, The More Vulnerable! D204 3:00 - 4:30 pm

AY 2016 - 2017

Date Speaker Institution
Sept. 2016 David Ng Cornell University - Johnson
Sept. 2016 Ben Marshall Massey University
Mar. 2017 Kai Li University of British Columbia - Sauder
May 2017 Warren Bailey Cornell University - Johnson

AY 2015 - 2016

Date Speaker Institution
Oct. 2015 Zhi Da University of Notre Damn - Mendozza
Dec. 2015 Allandeen Hameed National University of Singapore
Jan. 2016 KC John Wei Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mar. 2016 Hitoshi Takehara Waseda University
Mar. 2016 Tong Yu University of Cincinnati - Lindner
Apr. 2016 Patrick Brockett University of Texas at Austin - McCombs