Fall 2015

Updated: September 1, 2015

The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 11:10 am-12:30 pm in room C210 Cheit Hall (except for October 28). These seminars are free and are open to the public.

Faculty Coordinator, Fall Seminars: Professor David Sraer

September 3 Thursday

Johannes Stroebel (New York University)
Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions? The Marginal Profitability of Consumer Lending During the Great Recession (with S. Agarwal, S. Chomsisengphet, and N. Mahoney) (pdf)

September 10 Thursday

Sebastian Di Tella (Stanford University) Optimal Asset Management Contracts with Hidden Savings (with Yuliy Sannikov, Princeton) (pdf)

September 17 Thursday

Nicholas C. Barberis (Yale University)
Extrapolation and Bubbles (With R. Greenwood, Harvard; L. Jin, Caltech; A. Shleifer, Harvard) (pdf)

September 24 Thursday

Joseph Engelberg (University of California, San Diego)
Anomalies and News (with R David McLean, University of Alberta and Jeffrey Pontiff, Boston College) (pdf)

October 1 Thursday

Briana Chang (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Endogenous Market Making and Network Formation (pdf)

October 8 Thursday

Matthew Rhodes-Kropf (Harvard University)
Governing Misvalued Firms (with Dalida Kadyrzhanova-Georgia State University) (pdf)

October 15 Thursday

Lukas M. Schmid (Duke University)
Competition, Markups, and Predictable Returns (with A. Corhay-Univerisity British Columbia, and H. Kung-London Business) (pdf)

October 22 Thursday

Andres Liberman (New York University)
The Labor Market Effects of Credit Market Information (With Marieke Bos-Stockholm Univeristy and Emily Breza-Columbia University) (pdf)

October 28 WEDNESDAY

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, Marrying for Money: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850 (with Laura Salisbury- NYU) (pdf)

2:05-2:20 pm Break

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

3:10-3:25 pm 2nd Break

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

4:15-4:30 pm 3rd Break

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

November 5 Thursday

No Seminar

November 12 Thursday

Robin Greenwood (Harvard University)
Asset Price Dynamics in Partially Segmented Markets (with S. Hanson-Harvard / NBER and G. Liao-Harvard University) (pdf)

November 19 Thursday

Joel Peress (INSEAD)
Glued to the TV: The Trading Activity of Distracted Investors (with Daniel Schmidt-HEC Paris) (pdf)

November 26 Thursday

No Seminar – Thanksgiving

December 3 Thursday

Jeremy Stein (Harvard University)
Gradualism in Monetary Policy: A Time-Consistency Problem? (with Adi Sunderam-Harvard/NBER) (pdf)

December 10 Thursday

Bryan T. Kelly (University of Chicago)
Excess Volatility: Beyond Discount Rates (with Stefano Giglio-University of Chicago) (pdf)

For more information about the Finance Seminars, please contact Jaime Hauk at (510) 642-1499 or e-mail her at: jaimehauk@haas.berkeley.edu