2015-2016

FALL SEMINAR SERIES

DATE PRESENTER PAPER LOCATION TIME
September 11, 2015 Michael Weisbach,
The Ohio State University
Management Risk and the Cost of Borrowing Bartley Faculty Board Room
12:00 p.m.
October 9, 2015 Laura Starks,
University of Texas at Austin
Advertising, Attention, and Acquisition Returns Bartley 3001 1:30 p.m.
October 30, 2015 Crocker Liu,
Cornell University
Using Cash Flow Dynamics to Price Thinly Traded Assets Bartley 3001 1:30 p.m.
November 13, 2015 Allen Berger,
University of South Carolina
Small Bank Comparative Advantages in Alleviating Financial
Constraints and Providing Liquidity Insurance Over Time
Bartley 3001 1:30 p.m.

SPRING SEMINAR SERIES

DATE PRESENTER PAPER LOCATION TIME
February 5, 2016 Viral Acharya,
New York University
Lender of Last Resort versus Buyer of Last Resort – The Impact of the European Central Bank Actions on the Bank-Sovereign Nexus Bartley 2010
1:30 p.m.
February 19, 2016 David Becher,
Drexel University
Board Changes and the Director Labor Market: The Case of Mergers Bartley 2010 1:30 p.m.
April 1, 2016 Brent Ambrose,
Penn State University
Understanding the Risk of China’s Local Government Debts and Its Linkage with Property Markets Bartley 2010 1:30 p.m.

BROWN BAG SERIES

DATE PRESENTER PAPER LOCATION TIME
November 4, 2015 Jennifer Juergens,
Drexel University

Why Hire Your Rival?

The Case of Bank Debt Underwriting

Bartley Faculty Board Room 12 p.m.
December 6, 2015 John Sedunov,
Villanova University
Cross-Border Bank Flows and Systemic Risk Bartley Faculty Board Room 12 p.m.
April 22, 2016
Caitlin Dannhauser, Villanova University TBD
TBD TBD

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES

Michael Weisbach

Michael Weisbach

Dr. Michael Weisbach is the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair of Finance in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Professor Weisbach research focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity. His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Professor Weisbach is a former editor of The Review of Financial Studies, one of the leading academic journals in finance, has been an associate editor of five other academic journals, and currently serves as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Laura Starks

Laura Starks

Dr. Laura Starks is the Associate Dean for Research, Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay Regents Chair in Finance and Director, AIM Investment Center in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Starks’ current research focuses on mutual funds, corporate governance, institutional investors and environmental, social and governance investing. Her articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. Dr. Starks was a past editor of the Review of Financial Studies and has served on the Board of Directors of the four national academic finance organizations: the American Finance Association (AFA), the Financial Management Association (FMA), the Society of Financial Studies (SFS) and the Western Finance Association (WFA). Professor Starks also serves as an independent director for CREF Retirement Accounts and TIAA-CREF Mutual Fund.

Crocker Liu

Crocker Liu

Dr. Crocker Liu is the Robert A. Beck Professor of Hospitality Financial Management in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Professor Liu’s current research focuses on issues in real estate finance, particularly topics related to agency, corporate governance, organizational forms, market efficiency and valuation.  His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Real Estate Economics. Dr. Liu was a past editor of Real Estate Economics, the leading real estate academic journal, currently serves on the advisory board of the Real Estate Research Institute, and is a member of the board of directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA). Professor Liu was a professional realtor in Hawaii for a number of years and was a vice president with Prudential Real Estate Investment Group.

Allen Berger

Allen Berger

Dr. Allen Berger is the H. Montague Osteen, Jr. and Carolina Distinguished Professor of Banking and Finance in the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Professor Berger’s research covers a variety of topics related to financial institutions. His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. Dr. Berger was a past editor of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and currently serves on the editorial boards of 6 professional economics and finance journals.  Professor Berger also served as a Senior Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 

Viral Acharya

Viral Acharya

Dr. Viral Acharya is the C.V. Starr Professor of Economics in the Stern School of Business at New York University. Professor Acharya’s research focuses on the regulation of banks and financial institutions, corporate finance, credit risk and valuation of corporate debt, and asset pricing with a focus on the effects of liquidity risk. His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Money Credit and Banking. Professor Acharya is a former editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation and has also served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science.

David Becher

David Becher

Dr. David Becher is an Associate Professor in the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. Professor Becher’s research covers a variety of topics related to bank regulation, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Becher served as research analyst in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Brent Ambrose

Brent Ambrose

Dr. Brent Ambrose is the Smeal Professor of Real Estate, Director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies, and Director of the Smeal College Ph.D. Program at the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Professor Ambrose’s research focuses on issues related to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), loss mitigation programs associated with mortgage default and foreclosure, Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), fixed-income securities, and consumer credit contracts.  His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and Real Estate Economics. Dr. Ambrose is a co-editor of Real Estate Economics, and participates on the editorial boards of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research, and the International Real Estate Review. Professor Ambrose is also a former President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI).

For More Information

2014-2015 seminar schedule organized by Benjamin Scheick and John Sedunov. Please contact either Ben or John for more information.