Spring 2007

Last Updated: May 17, 2007

The seminars are scheduled every Thursday from 4:10-5:40 pm in Room C220 Cheit Hall (except for May 9). These seminars are free and are open to the public.

February 15 Thursday

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (UC Berkeley/Economics Dept.)
International Financial Adjustment (with Hélène Rey, Princeton University) (paper link)

February 22 Thursday

Paul Tetlock (University of Texas, Austin)
More Than Words: Quantifying Language to Measure Firms’ Fundamentals (with Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, University of Texas; and Sofus Macskassy, Fetch Technologies) (pdf file)

March 1 Thursday

Boyan Jovanovic (New York University)
On the Return to Venture Capital (with Balázs Szentes, University of Chicago) (pdf file)

March 8 Thursday

Michael Rebello (Tulane University)
Dynamic Governance (with Thomas Noe, Tulane University) (pdf file)

March 15 Thursday

Kenneth Ayotte (Columbia University) — Joint with Law School
Optimal Property Rights in Financial Contracting (with Patrick Bolton, Columbia University) (pdf file)

March 22 Thursday

Hyun Shin (Princeton University)
Industrial Structure and Corporate Finance (with Se-Jik Kim, Seoul National University) (pdf file)

March 29 Thursday

No Seminar — Spring Break

April 5 Thursday

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (New York University)
Mortgage Timing (with Ralph Koijen, Tilburg University; and Otto Van Hemert, New York University) (pdf file)

April 12 Thursday

David Scharfstein (Harvard University) — Joint with Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Skill vs. Luck in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital: Evidence from Serial Entrepreneurs (with Paul Gompers, Anna Kovner, and Josh Lerner, Harvard University) (pdf file)

April 19 Thursday

João Gomes (University of Pennsylvania)
Durability of Output and Expected Stock Returns (with Leonid Kogan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Motohiro Yogo, University of Pennsylvania) (pdf file)

April 26 Thursday

Han Ozsoylev (University of Oxford)
Hype and Dump Manipulation (with Nevzat Eren, University of Minnesota) (pdf file)

May 3 Thursday

Urban Jermann (University of Pennsylvania)
The Equity Premium Implied by Production (pdf file)


Joint Stanford-Berkeley Seminar at Berkeley
Room C230 Cheit Hall
2:30-5:40 pm

2:30-3:30 Joy Ishii, Stanford
Extreme Governance: An Analysis of Dual-Class Firms in the United States (with Paul Gompers, Harvard University; and Andrew Metrick, University of Pennsylvania) (pdf file)

3:30-3:40 Discussant: Nancy Wallace, Berkeley

3:40-3:50 General Discussion

3:50-4:20 Break

4:20-5:20 Christopher Hennessy, Berkeley
A Dynamic Theory of Corporate Finance Based Upon Repeated Signaling (with Dmitry Livdan, Texas A & M University; and Bruno Miranda, UCLA) (pdf file)

5:20-5:30 Discussant: Peter DeMarzo, Stanford

5:30-5:40 General Discussion

May 24 Thursday

Bilge Yilmaz (University of Pennsylvania)
Deliberation and Security Design in Bankruptcy (with Hülya K. K. Eraslan, University of Pennsylvania) (pdf file)