Faculty & Research

Seminars
  • 2020/04/08
    The Market for Data Privacy

    Finance Online Seminar(2020-05)Topic: The Market for Data PrivacySpeaker: Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)Time: Wednesday, 8 April, 16:00-17:30 Beijing TimeLocation: Microsoft Teams Online conference roomAbstract:We scrape a comprehensive set of US firms’ privacy policies to facilitate research on the supply of data privacy. We analyze these...

  • 2020/04/01
    Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives

    Finance Online Seminar(2020-04)Topic: Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management IncentivesSpeaker: Martin C. Schmalz, University of OxfordTime: Wednesday, 1 April, 16:00-17:30 Beijing TimeLocation: Microsoft Teams Online conference roomAbstract:When one firm’s strategy affects other firms’ value, optimal executive incentives depend on whether shareholders have interests in only one o...

  • 2020/03/18
    Don’t Take Their Word For It: The Misclassification of Bond Mutual Funds

    Finance Online Seminar(2020-03)Topic: Don’t Take Their Word For It: The Misclassification of Bond Mutual FundsSpeaker: Umit Gurun, University of Texas at DallasTime: Wednesday, 18 March, 10:00-11:15am Beijing TimeLocation: Microsoft Teams Online conference roomAbstract:We provide evidence that mutual fund managers misclassify their holdings, and that these misclassifications have a real and s...

  • 2020/03/04
    Brain Drain: The Impact of Air Pollution on Firm Performance

    Finance Online Seminar(2020-02)Topic: Brain Drain: The Impact of Air Pollution on Firm PerformanceSpeaker: Bohui Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, ShenzhenTime: Wednesday, 4 March, 10:00-11:30 am Beijing TimeLocation: Microsoft Teams Online conference roomAbstract:We hypothesize that firms located in more polluted areas are less able to recruit and retain quality human capital. First...

  • 2020/02/26
    China's Model of Managing the Financial System

    Finance Online Seminar(2020-01)Topic: China's Model of Managing the Financial SystemSpeaker: Wei Xiong, Princeton University and NBERTime: Wednesday, 26 February, 10:00-11:30 am Beijing TimeLocation: Microsoft Teams Online conference roomAbstract:China’s economic model involves active government intervention in financial markets. We develop a theoretical framework that anchors government inte...

  • 2020/01/17
    Technology Development and Corporate Mergers

    Finance Seminar(2020-03)Topic: Technology Development and Corporate MergersSpeaker: Danqing Mei, Columbia Business SchoolTime: Friday, 17 January,09:00-10:30Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:I examine the motives as well as consequences of merger-and-acquisition (M&A) transactions between companies with varying degrees of technological overlap. High-overlap deals, with more colla...

  • 2020/01/13
    Government-Sponsored Wholesale Funding and the Industrial Organization of Bank Lending

    Finance Seminar(2020-02)Topic: Government-Sponsored Wholesale Funding and the Industrial Organization of Bank LendingSpeaker: Dayin Zhang, UC BerkeleyTime: Monday, 13 January, 10:00-11:30Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:Several wholesale funding markets are dominated by government agencies such as the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), which collectively channel hundreds of billions...

  • 2020/01/10
    A Unified Theory of the Term Structure and the Beta Anomaly

    Finance Seminar(2020-01)Topic: A Unified Theory of the Term Structure and the Beta AnomalySpeaker: Yicheng Zhu, The Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaTime: Wednesday, 10 January, 10:00-11:30Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:Existing consumption-based asset pricing framework implies a strong connection between the agent’s risk aversion, elasticity of intertemporal substit...

  • 2020/01/03
    Transparency of Private Meetings and Market Participants’ Attention Allocation: Evidence from Analysts in China

    Accounting Seminar(2020-01)Topic:Transparency of Private Meetings and Market Participants’ Attention Allocation: Evidence from Analysts in ChinaSpeaker:Ronghuo Zheng,The University of Texas at AustinTime:Friday, Jan 3rd, 10:00-11:30 a.mPlace:Room K02, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:In this paper, we investigate the consequences of increased transparency of private meetings on the attention all...

  • 2019/12/26
    Dollar Funding, Bank Currency Mismatch, and the Transmission of Exchange Rate Policy

    ​Finance Seminar(2019-36)Topic: Dollar Funding, Bank Currency Mismatch, and the Transmission of Exchange Rate PolicySpeaker: Mai Li, Columbia UniversityTime: Thursday, 26 December, 10:00-11:30Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2Abstract:This paper studies a novel transmission channel for exchange rate policy in emerging markets that acts through financial institutions. According to this “...

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