Upcoming Finance Speaker Series Seminars
Speakers, papers, dates, times, and locations subject to change. Please contact Professor Jerome Taillard for further information.
2015-2016 Academic Year
- Friday April 8, 2016, Jordan Nickerson; Boston College presented his paper; "Teachers Teaching Teachers:
The Role of Networks on Financial Decisions".
- February 26, 2016, S. Abraham (Avri) Ravid; Yeshiva University presented his paper; "Intellectual Property Contracts: Theory and Evidence from Screenplay Sales".
- February 12, 2016, David Denis; University of Pittsburg presented his paper; "Unraveling the Mystery of Zero Leverage Firms".
November 13, 2015, Stuart Gillan; University of Georgia presented his paper; "Blocks In Stocks And Shocks To Blocks: Evidence From a Natural Experiment on The Impact of Blockholder Heterogeneity On Firm Value".
October 30, 2015, Matthew Botsch; Bowdoin College, presented his paper; "Inflation Experiences and Contract Choice-Evidence from Residential Mortgages".
October 9, 2015, Scott Yonker; Cornell University,
presented his paper; "Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior".
September 4, 2015, Cal Muckley; University College Dublin,
presented his paper; "Is Firm Level Clean Innovation Valued?".
2014-2015 Academic Year
- October 3rd Jeff Harris, American University. Presented his paper; "The Breakdown of the European Interbank Market during the Financial Crisis".
- September 3rd Kristi Minnick, Bentley, presented her paper "CEO Tournaments: A Cross-Country Analysis of Causes, Cultural Influences and Consequences".
2013-2014 Academic Year
Pamela Moulton, Cornell, presented her paper; "Speculating on Private Information: Evidence from Trades around Analyst Recommendations".
Simon Gervais, Duke University, presented his paper; 'Transparency and Talent Allocation in Money Management,"
Nadia Massoud, York University/University of Melbourne,presented her paper, "Hedge Funds in M&A Deals: Is there Exploitation of Private Information?"
Ronnie Sadka, Boston College, presented his paper; "Horizon Pricing".
Mahendrarajah Nimalendran ("Nimal"), University of Florida presented his paper, "Volatility and Directional Information-Based Trading in Options".
2012-2013 Academic Year
- Shane A. Corwin, University of Notre Dame, presented his paper; "The Changing Nature of Investment Banking Relationships"
- Babson hosted the 5th Boston Area Finance Symposium (BAFS)
- Isil Erel, Ohio State University, presented her paper; "Why Did Holdings of Highly-Rated Securitization Tranches Differ So Much Across Banks?"
- Victoria Ivashina, Harvard Business School, presented her paper "Reaching For Yield In The Bond Market"
- Christopher G. Schwarz, University of California, Irvine and a Babson alum, presented his paper (co-written with Mark Potter)"SEC versus non-SEC Disclosed Portfolios: Revisiting the cost of Mandatory Mutual Fund Portfolio Disclosure"
- Philip Strahan, Boston College, presented his paper "Financial Integration, Housing And Economic Volatility"
- Miriam Schwartz Ziv, Harvard/Hebrew U and Michael Weisbach, Ohio State, presented their paper "What do Boards Really Do? Evidence from Minutes of Board Meeting"
2011-2012 Academic Year
- Bernadette Minton, Ohio State University, presented her paper "Syndicated Loan Spreads and the Composition of the Syndicate".
- Jun Qian, Boston College, presented his paper "out of the Limelight but In Play: Trading and Liquidity of Media and off-media Stocks".
- Laurent Fresard, University of Maryland presented his paper "Learning from Peers' Stock Prices and Corporate Investment"
- R. David McLean, MIT/Sloan/University of Alberta, presented his paper "Does Academic Research Destroy Stock Return Predictability?"
- Eric Zitzewitz, Dartmouth College, presented his paper “How Much Does Size Erode Mutual Fund Performance? A Regression Discontinuity Approach"
- Brian Rountree, Rice University, presented his paper “Are individual investors influenced by the optimism and credibility of stock spam recommendations?"
- Sunil Wahal, Arizona State University, presented his paper “Investing in a Global World".
2010–2011 Academic Year
- Jeffrey Coles, Arizona State University, “The Joint Determinants of Managerial Ownership, Board Independence, and Firm Performance”
- Robert Battalio, Notre Dame, “Who, if Anyone, Reacts to Accrual Information?”
- Christian Lundblad, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Asset Fire Sales and Purchases and the International Transmission of Financial Shocks”
- Eric Jacquier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “The information content of realized volatility”
- Elvira Sojli and Wing Wah Tham, Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (Netherlands), “Tapping Hidden Liquidity: Flash Orders at the NASDAQ”
- Daniel Bergstresser, Harvard Business School, “Financial guarantors and the 2007–2009 credit crisis”
2009–2010 Academic Year
- Niki Boyson, Northeastern, “Intense Hedge Fund Activists”
- Belen Villalonga, Harvard Business School, “The Role of Institutional development in the Prevalence and Value of Family Firms”
2008–2009 Academic Year
- Darren Kisgen, Boston College, “Do Regulations Based On Credit Ratings Affect A Firm’s Cost of Capital?”
- Paul Irvine, University of Georgia, “Performance of Institutional trading desks; An analysis of persistence in trading costs ”
- Larry Fauver, University of Tennessee, “Do IPO Earnings and Revenue Surprise Investors?”
- Ingrid Werner, Ohio State University, “When Constraints Bind”
- Marc Lipson, Darden University of Virginia, “What Explains the Asset Growth Effect in Stock Returns?”
- Jacob Oded, Boston University, “Not All Buybacks are Created Equal: The Case of Accelerated Stock Repurchases”
- Kartik Raman, Bentley College, “How does stock liquidity influence monitoring? Evidence from firms’ tradeoffs between market-based and debt-based monitoring”
2007–2008 Academic Year
- Neil Pearson, UIUC, “Does Option Trading Have a Pervasive Impact on Underlying Stock Prices?”
- Charles Jones, Columbia, “Does Algorithmic Trading Improve Liquidity?”
- Thomas Chemmanur, BC, “Heterogeneous Beliefs, Short Sale Contraints, and the Economic Role of the Underwriter in IPOs”
- Edie Hotchkiss, BC, “Do Buyouts (Still) Create Value?”
- Amy Edwards, SEC, “Short Selling in Initial Public Offerings”
2006–2007 Academic Year
- Will Goetzmann, Yale, “Lessons from Hedge Fund Registration”
- Jon Karpoff, University of Washington, “The Consequences to Managers for Cooking the Books”
- Bing Liang and Mila Getmansky Sherman, UMass Amherst, “Market Volatility, Investor Flows, and the Structure of Hedge Fund Markets”
- Jay Ritter, University of Florida, “Corporate Executive Bribery: An Empirical Analysis”
- Peter Tufano, HBS, “Live Prices and Stale Quantities: T+1 Accounting and Mutual Fund Mispricing”
- Maureen O’Hara, Cornell University, “Firm Characteristics and Informed Trading: Implications for Asset Pricing”
- David Brown, University of Wisconsin, “Idiosyncratic Volatility of Small Public Firms and Entrepreneurial Risk”
- Jennifer Conrad, UNC, “Skewness and the Bubble”
2005–2006 Academic Year
- Chester Spatt, SEC, “Equilibrium Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Under Asymmetric Information”
- Michael Roberts, The Wharton School, “Back to the Beginning: Persistence and the Cross-Section of Corporate Capital Structure”
- QJ Qian, Boston College, “Are Fairness Opinions Fair? The Case of Mergers and Acquisitions?”
- Reena Aggarwal, Georgetown University, “Did New Regulations Target the Relevant Corporate Governance Attributes?”
- Robert Hansen, Tulane University, “Investment Bank Governance”
- Anna Scherbina, Harvard University, “Inheriting Losers”
- Chris Leach, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Gas Pump Arbitrage”
2004–2005 Academic Year
- Ken Kavajecz, University of Wisconsin, “Price Discovery in the Treasury Futures Market”
- Stu Gillan, Arizona State University, “Explicit vs Implicit Contracts: Evidence from CEO Employment Contracts”
- Rohan Williamson, Georgetown University, “What is a Dollar Worth? The Market Value of Cash Holdings”
- Mike Barclay, University of Rochester, “Automation versus Intermediation: Evidence from Treasuries Going off the Run”
- Dan Bernhardt, Illinois/Rochester, “The Simple Analytics of Informed Finance”
- Mary Ellen Carter, Wharton, “The Role of Incentives and Accounting in the Design of Executive Compensation Packages”
- Leonce Bargeron, University of North Carolina, “A Theory of Shareholder Tender Agreements”
- George Aragon, Boston College, “Share Restrictions and Asset Pricing: Evidence from the Hedge Fund Industry”
- Gang Hu, Boston College, “The Profitability and Informativeness of Institutional Trading in IPOs”
- Kristina Minnick, University of Maryland, “Write-offs and Corporate Governance Leonardo Madureira, Wharton, Conflicts of Interest, Regulations, and Stock Recommendations”
2003–2004 Academic Year
- Robert Van Ness, Mississippi, “Locked and Crossed Markets on the NASDAQ and the NYSE”
- Raghu Rau, Purdue University, “Analyst Behavior at Independent Research Firms, Brokerage Houses, and Investment Banks: Conflicts of Interest or Better Information”
- Utpal Bhattacharya, “When No Law is Better than a Good Law”
- Karen Wruck, Ohio State, “Leverage, Asset Liquidity and Management Credibility: New Evidence on the Determinants on Corporate Borrowing”
- Harold Mulherin, Claremont, “How Firms are Sold”
- Russ Wermers, Maryland, “Is Money Really Smart? New Evidence on the Relation Between Mutual Fund Flows, Manager Behavior, and Performance Persistence”
- Li-Anne Woo and Dave Michayluk, Bond University, “News Releases When Markets are Closed”
- Paul Bennett and Li Wei, “NYSE, Market Fragmentation & Market Quality”
- Jay Wang, University of Michigan, “Dividend Commitment and Discount Management: The Distribution Policy of Closed-End Funds”
- Mila Getmansky, MIT, “The Life Cycle of Hedge Funds: Fund Flows, Size and Performance”
- Debarshi Nandy, Boston College, “How is Value Created in Spin-offs? A look Inside the Black Box”
- Swami Kalpathy, Arizona State University, “Six-and-one Option Exchanges and Alignment of Equity Incentives”