Fall 2004

Last Updated: December 13, 2004

The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 4:10-5:40 pm in Room C210 Cheit Hall. These seminars are free and are open to the public.

September 9 Thursday

Jeremy Bulow (Stanford University)
Accounting for Stock Options (with John Shoven, Stanford University) (pdf file)

September 16 Thursday

Anusha Chari (University of Michigan; visiting at the Haas School)
Acquiring Control in Emerging Markets: Evidence from the Stock Market (with Paige Ouimet and Linda Tesar, University of Michigan) (pdf file)

September 23 Thursday

Adlai Fisher (University of British Columbia)
Corporate Investment and Asset Price Dynamics: Implications for SEO Event Studies and Long-Run Performance (with Murray Carlson and Ron Giammarino, University of British Columbia) (pdf file)

September 30 Thursday

Burton Hollifield (Carnegie Mellon University)
Financial Intermediation and the Costs of Trading in an Opaque Market (with Richard Green, Carnegie Mellon University; and Norman Schürhoff, HEC Lausanne and FAME) (pdf file)

October 7 Thursday

Martin Cherkes (Princeton University)
A Positive Theory of Closed-End Funds as an Investment Vehicle (pdf file)

October 14 Thursday

Michael Roberts (University of Pennsylvania)
Financial Slack and Tests of the Pecking Order’s Financing Hierarchy (with Mark Leary, Duke University) (pdf file)

October 21 Thursday

Lubos Pastor (University of Chicago)
Was There a Nasdaq Bubble in the Late 1990s? (with Pietro Veronesi, University of Chicago) (paper link)

October 28 Thursday

Francis Longstaff (UCLA)
Financial Claustrophobia: Asset Pricing in Illiquid Markets (pdf file)

November 4 Thursday

Arvind Krishnamurthy (Northwestern University)
Limits of Arbitrage: Theory and Evidence from the Mortgage-Backed Securities Market (with Xavier Gabaix, MIT; and Olivier Vigneron, Deutsche Bank) (paper link)

November 11 Thursday

No Seminar — Veterans’ Day Holiday

November 18 Thursday

Antoinette Schoar (MIT)
Politically Connected CEOs and Corporate Outcomes: Evidence from France (with Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago; Francis Kramarz, ENSAE-CREST; and David Thesmar, ENSAE-CREST) (pdf file)

November 25 Thursday

No Seminar — Thanksgiving Day Holiday

December 2 Thursday

Joint Stanford-Berkeley Seminar (at Stanford)
3:00-6:00 pm, Room 107 Littlefield

Greg Duffee, Berkeley
Term Structure Estimation Without Using Latent Factors (pdf file)
Discussant: Ken Singleton, Stanford

Stefan Nagel, Stanford
Do Fluctuations in Wealth Generate Time-Varying Risk Aversion? Micro-Evidence on Individuals’ Asset Allocation (with Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University) (pdf file)
Discussant: Jacob Sagi, Berkeley

December 9 Thursday

Shimon Kogan (UC Berkeley)
Distinguishing Bounded Rationality from Overconfidence in Financial Markets–Theory and Experimental Results (pdf file)

December 16 Thursday

Lars Lochstoer(UC Berkeley)
Expected Returns and the Business Cycle: Heterogeneous Agents and Heterogeneous Goods (paper link) (Room C210)