Spring 2021

PHDBA 239S
Faculty Coordinators: Matteo Benetton , Anastassia Fedyk
via Zoom, Thursdays, 11:10am – 12:30pm*

*(unless otherwise noted)
These seminars are free and open to the public.
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For more information about the Finance Seminars, please contact Ida Chithavong at ichithavong@berkeley.edu

Dates Speaker Paper Title
February 18, 2021 Eric Budish
Chicago Booth
Quantifying the High-Frequency Trading “Arms Race”:
A Simple New Methodology and Estimates
February 25, 2021 Alexander Gorbenko
University College London
Auctions with Endogenous Initiation
March 4, 2021 Christopher Hennessy
London School of Business
Signaling, Random Assignment, and Causal Effect Estimation
March 11, 2021 Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh
Columbia Business School
Manufacturing Risk-free Government Debt
March 18, 2021 Sasha Indarte
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Moral Hazard vs. Liquidity in Household Bankruptcy
April 8, 2021 Denis Gromb
HEC Paris
Financial Restructuring and Resolution of Banks
April 15, 2021 Erica Jiang
USC, Marshall School of Business
Financing Competitors:
Shadow Banks’ Funding and Mortgage Market Competition
April 22, 2021 Alp Simsek
MIT
Monetary Policy with Opinionated Markets
April 29, 2021 Ernest Liu
Princeton
“Falling Rates and Rising Superstars: An Asset Pricing Test”
May 6, 2021 Ludwig Straub
Harvard

“A Goldilocks Theory of Fiscal Deficits”

Updated: March 19, 2021