Faculty & Research

Finance Workshop


For information concerning the Finance Workshop, please contact Jennifer Williams at 773.702.5530.

When possible, links to the workshop papers are posted to this page for printing. Occasionally, speakers opt not to circulate their papers. Therefore, the link will be unavailable.

We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we have decided in accordance with University guidance and for the safety of our community to hold the finance workshop through an online video conference only. We will send out the link in the email announcements.

Spring 2020

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution

Tuesday, Mar 31

1:20–2:50 p.m.      
Optimal Mitigation Policies in a Pandemic Thomas Philippon NYU Stern
Tuesday, Apr 7 1:20–2:50 p.m.
Real Estate Puzzles

Eugene Fama
Kenneth R. French

Chicago Booth
Tuesday, Apr 14 1:20–2:50 p.m.      
The IMF and the Euro Crisis Harold James Princeton
Tuesday, Apr 21 1:20–2:50 p.m.
No Workshop

Tuesday, Apr 28 1:20–2:50 p.m.
The Decline of Secured Debt Raghuram Rajan Chicago Booth
Tuesday, May 5 1:20–2:50 p.m. NO WORKSHOP    
Tuesday, May 12 1:20–2:50 p.m.
In Search of the Origins of Financial Fluctuations Xavier Gabaix Harvard
Tuesday, May 19 1:20–2:50 p.m.
A Retrieved-Context Theory of Financial Decisions Jessica Wachter Wharton
Tuesday, May 26 1:20–2:50 p.m.

Labor Markets During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Preliminary View

The Cost of the COVID-19 Crisis: Lockdowns, Macroeconomic Expectations, and Consumer Spending

Michael Weber Chicago Booth
Tuesday, Jun 2 1:20–2:50 p.m.
Human Interactions and Financial Investment: A Video-Based Approach Song Ma Yale SOM
Tuesday, Jun 9 1:20–2:50 p.m.

Uncovering the Hidden Effort Problem Bruce Carlin UCLA/Rice