Faculty & Research

Seminars
  • 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...

  • 2019/06/28
    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...

  • 2019/06/21
    Misallocation Effects of Labor Market Frictions

    EconomicsSeminar( 2019-12)Topic:Misallocation Effects of Labor Market FrictionsSpeaker:Stanislav Rabinovich,UNC Chapel HillTime:Friday, June 21, 13:30-15:00p.mPlace:Room 217, Guanghua Building2Abstract:We ask whether,and in what respect, labor market frictions lead to misallocation of workers across firms. We answer this question in a heterogeneous- firm model with imperfectly directed search. ...

  • 2019/06/20
    Institutional Lenders, Trading Incentives, and Corporate Disclosure

    Accounting Seminar(2019-10)Topic:Institutional Lenders, Trading Incentives, and Corporate DisclosureSpeaker:Lin Cheng, The University of ArizonaTime:Thursday, June 20th, 10:00-11:30 a.mPlace:Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:This study examines the influence of institutional lenders, whose portfolios hold both loans and equity securities, on firms’ public and private disclosures. Using m...

  • 2019/06/19
    Do Internet Finance Platforms Mitigate Conflicts of Interest? The Case of Mutual Fund Investment

    Finance Seminar(2019-19)Topic: Do Internet Finance Platforms Mitigate Conflicts of Interest? The Case of Mutual Fund InvestmentSpeaker: Chloe Chunliu Yang, Fudan UniversityTime: Wednesday, 19 June, 10:00-11:30Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:Online trading may lead to greater over-trading due to investor over-confidence (Barber and Odean, 2002). This paper studies an offsetting ...

  • 2019/06/18
    Student Quality, College Selectivity and the Birth of Firms

    EconomicsSeminar( 2019-11)Topic:Student Quality, College Selectivity and the Birth of FirmsSpeaker:Ruixue Jia,UC San DiegoTime:Tuesday, June 18, 13:30-15:00p.mPlace:Room 217, Guanghua Building2Abstract:Most of the existing studies on entrepreneurship rely on survey data and face the challenge of connecting the ex ante entry decision with ex post firm performance. In this paper, we study how st...

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