To help us ensure that all delegates attending the seminar/workshop are able to participate fully, please let us know about any special requirements you have by emailing FMG@lse.ac.uk. All seminars take place from 4-5.30pm in Room R405, 4th floor, Research Laboratory, Lionel Robbins Building, 10 Portugal Street, unless otherwise stated, see map.
All papers have been made available in PDF format, unless otherwise stated.
Michaelmas Term 2014 workshops
8 October 2014: Jarrad Harford (University of Washington)
Financial flexibility and corporate cash policy
Professor Harford is the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Finance and the Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. His specialities include Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Payout Policy, and Corporate Governance.
15 October 2014: Uday Rajan (University of Michigan)
Contracting on Credit Ratings: Adding Value to Public Information
Professor Rajan is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Chair of Finance and Real Estate at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on informational frictions such as adverse selection and moral hazard and their effect on market transactions, with recent work on the role of the board in the presence of activist investors and on the default behaviour of subprime mortgages in the years before the financial crisis.
22 October 2014: Marcus Opp (University of California Berkeley)
Macroprudential Bank Capital Regulation in a Competitive Financial System
Professor Opp is Assistant Professor in the Haas Finance Group at the University of California Berkeley. He has a PhD from the University of Chicago and his current research interests include corporate finance (especially financial intermediation and financial regulation), contract theory: dynamic contracting, static contracting, applied game theory and international/ macro: DSGE models, trade theory.
29 October 2014: Kent Daniel (Columbia)
Liquidity and Return Reversals
Daniel is a Professor in the Finance and Economics Division at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. From 1996 to 2006, Kent was at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was the John and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Finance (on leave from 2004-2006). Kent's academic research, both theoretical and empirical, has been primarily in the areas of behavioral finance and asset pricing.
5 November 2014: Tarek Hassan (University of Chicago)
The Power of the Street: Evidence from Egypt’s Arab Spring
Professor Hassan joined Chicago Booth as an Assistant Professor of Finance after earning his PhD from Harvard University in 2009. Building on his research at Harvard, Hassan studies international finance, economic history, and macroeconomics. His most recent work in international finance is titled “Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns.”
12 November 2014: Jakub Jurek (Princeton University)
19 November 2014: John Zhu (Wharton)
26 November 2014: Haoxiang Zhu (MIT)
3 December 2014: Doron Levit (Wharton)
10 December 2014: Albert Menkveld (VU University Amsterdam)
Revisions to the programme may take place and these will be identified through this website.