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Summer Term 2015
29 April: Kenneth Ahern (University of South California)
Information Networks: Evidence form Illegal Insider Trading Tips
Kenneth Ahern studies mergers, corporate governance, and the impact of psychology on economic outcomes. His research has been published in journals that include the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Financial Economics, and has been cited in both the popular press and legislative hearings around the world. Before joining USC, he was on the faculty of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
06 May: Ravi Jagannathan (Kellogg, Northwestern University)
"Stock Market Liquidity: Role of Short-term and Long-term Traders"
Dr. Ravi Jagannathan is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange/John F. Sandner Professor of Finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Co-Director of the Financial Institutions and Markets Research Center at the Kellogg School (1997 - present). Ravi's research interests are in the areas of asset pricing, capital markets, and financial institutions. His articles have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies.
13 May: Snehal Banerjee (Kellogg, Northwestern University)
“When transparency improves, must prices reflect fundamentals better?”
Snehal Banerjee joined the Kellogg School of Management in 2007. He has a BA from Brandeis University (2002) and a PhD from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business (2007). His research interests include information, learning and disagreement in financial markets, liquidity, behavioural finance and asset pricing. His current research involves studying the effects of uncertainty about other investors on asset prices.
20 May: Bruno Biais (Toulouse School of Economics)
"Endogenous Agency problems and the dynamics of rents"
Bruno Biais holds a Ph.D. from HEC and is Professor at the Toulouse School of Economics (CRM/CNRS IDEI). His work has been published in Econometrica, the JPE, the AER, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance and the RFS. He taught at HEC, CMU, LBS, Oxford and LSE. He has been a scientific adviser of Euronext and the NYSE. He received the CNRS bronze medal and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been editor of the Review of Economic Studies and is co-editor of the Journal of Finance.
27 May: John Campbell (Harvard University)
"Monetary Policy Drivers of Bond and Equity Risks"
John is the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Campbell has published over 80 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics, including fixed-income securities, equity valuation, and portfolio choice. Campbell served as President of the American Finance Association in 2005 and as President of the International Atlantic Economic Society in 2009. He is a Research Associate and former Director of the Program in Asset Pricing at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
03 June: Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago Booth)
‘House Prices and Consumer Spending’
Veronica Guerrieri is the Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. She joined Chicago Booth in 2006, and she has been a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2008.Veronica studies macroeconomics, search theory, labour and financial market frictions, dynamic contracting, and growth theory. She is an associate editor of the American Economic Review and of Theoretical Economics and a referee for numerous academic journals.
10 June: Phil Strahan (Boston College)
"Tracing Out Capital Flows: How Financially Integrated Banks Respond to Natural Disasters"
Philip E. Strahan holds the John L. Collins, S.J. Chair in Finance at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Previously, Professor Strahan spent seven years in the Research and Market Analysis Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.Professor Strahan’s research interests include the structure, efficiency and risk management practices of the financial services industry.
24 June: John Graham (Duke University)
“The Evolution of Corporate Cash”
John Graham is a professor of Finance at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a research associate for the NBER. Graham was also the co-editor of the Journal of Finance for six years, President of the Western Finance Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association. Graham has accumulated a lengthy list of award winning research papers.
01 July: Amit Seru (University of Chicago Booth)
Amit is a Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth, his primary research interest is in corporate finance. He is interested in issues related to financial intermediation and regulation, interaction of internal organization of firms with financing and investment, and incentive provision in firms. His research on the behaviour of banks and regulators during the housing crisis won the 2013 AQR Insight distinguished paper award and has been featured in major media, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Economist.