Faculty & Research

Seminars
  • 2019/09/20
    Intermediary Leverage and Currency Risk Premium

    Finance Seminar(2019-25)Topic: Intermediary Leverage and Currency Risk PremiumSpeaker: Xiang Fang, University of Hong KongTime: Friday, 20 September, 12:15-13:30Location: Room K01, Guanghua Building 2​Abstract:This paper proposes an intermediary-based explanation of the risk premium of currency carry trade in a model with a cross-section of small open economies. In the model, bankers in each ...

  • 2019/09/18
    Dynamics of Musical Success: A Bayesian Nonparametric Approach

    Marketing Seminar (2019-08)Topic:Dynamics of Musical Success: A Bayesian Nonparametric ApproachSpeaker:Asim Ansari,Professor,Columbia UniversityTime: Wednesday, 18 Sept, 13:30-15:00Location: Room K01, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:We model the dynamics of musical success over the last half century with a view towards constructing musically well-balanced playlists. We develop a novel non-parametri...

  • 2019/09/05
    Income Contingent Loans: history, Australian experience, econometric modelling, and key lessons

    Statistics Seminar (2019-19) Title: Income Contingent Loans: history, Australian experience, econometric modelling, and key lessonsSpeaker: Timothy Higgins, the Australian National UniversityTime: Thursday, September 5, 10:00-11:00Place: Room K01, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:In 1989 Australia introduced the first national income contingent loan (ICL) for university tuition. The Australian ICL h...

  • 2019/07/24
    Public Enforcement of Securities Laws in Weak Institutional Environments: Evidence from China

    Finance Seminar(2019-24)Topic: Public Enforcement of Securities Laws in Weak Institutional Environments: Evidence from ChinaSpeaker: Kai Li, University of British ColumbiaTime: Wednesday, 24 July,13:30-15:00Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:China presents a unique opportunity to study an increase in public enforcement of mandatory disclosure when private enforcement is largely ab...

  • 2019/07/22
    S&P Issuer Credit Rating and Understated Pension Liabilities

    Finance Seminar(2019-23)Topic: S&P Issuer Credit Rating and Understated Pension LiabilitiesSpeaker: Jun Cai, City University of Hong KongTime: Monday, 22 July, 13:30-15:00Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires that the interest rate used to calculate the present value of firms' pension plan liabilities be based on 30-year Tr...

  • 2019/07/17
    Carrot and stick: Two natural field experiments on lender information sharing

    Finance Seminar(2019-22)Topic: Carrot and stick: Two natural field experiments on lender information sharingSpeaker: Jun Yang, Indiana UniversityTime: Wednesday, 17 July, 10:00-11:30Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:We examine the effect of lender credit information sharing on first-time borrowers’ loan take-up and default decisions using a pair of natural field experiments. Upo...

  • 2019/07/12
    Immigration, Science, and Invention, Evidence from the Quota Acts

    EconomicsSeminar(2019-13)Topic:Immigration, Science, and Invention, Evidence from the Quota ActsSpeaker:Petra Moser, New York University School of BusinessTime:Friday, July 12, 13:30-15:00Location:Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:The United States implemented its first ethnicity-based immigration rules in 1921 and 1924. The goal of these national origins quotas was to keep out low-skille...

  • 2019/07/03
    Acrobatic regression in detection and attribution of climate change

    Statistics Seminar (2019-18) Title: Acrobatic regression in detection and attribution of climate changeSpeaker: Jun Yan, University of ConnecticutTime: Wednesday, July 3, 14:00-15:00Place: Room 216, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:Optimal fingerprinting, the standard approach to detection and attribution of climate change, is a linear regression where the observed climate variable is regressed on t...

  • 2019/06/28
    Periodic Disclosure of Asset-Backed Securities and Bond Trading

    Accounting Seminar(2019-11)Topic:Periodic Disclosure of Asset-Backed Securities and Bond TradingSpeaker:Haiwen (Helen) Zhang, University of MinnesotaTime:Friday, June 28th, 10:00-11:30 a.mPlace:Room 217, Guanghua Building 2​Abstract:Transparency and liquidity are important issues in the market of complex structured products. In this paper, we provide large-sample evidence on whether investor...

  • 2019/06/28
    More Cash Flows, More Options? The Effect of Cash Windfalls on Small Firms

    Finance Seminar(2019-21)Topic: More Cash Flows, More Options? The Effect of Cash Windfalls on Small FirmsSpeaker: Xing Huang, Washington University in St. LouisTime: Friday, 28 June, 12:15-13:30Location: Room 217,Guanghua Building 2Abstract:This paper studies the effect of shocks to firms’ internal resources on business success and on owners’ economic behaviors. We use a new source of variat...

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