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.

TBD Bruce Carlin UCLA/Rice

Winter 2020

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution

Tuesday, Jan 7

1:20–2:50 p.m.      
No Workshop

Tuesday, Jan 14 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Do the Right Firms Survive Bankruptcy? Samuel Antill Stanford
Tuesday, Jan 21 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 The Assessment Gap: Racial Inequalities in Property Taxation Troup Howard UC Berkeley
Tuesday, Jan 28 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03
Financing Competitors Erica Xuewei Jiang University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, Feb 4 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Treasury Debt and the Pricing of Short-Term Assets Quentin Vandeweyer Sciences Po Paris
Tuesday, Feb 11 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03

Tuesday, Feb 18 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Rents and Intangibles: A Q+ Framework Nicolas Crouzet Northwestern University
Tuesday, Feb 25 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03
Rational Sentiments and Economic Cycles Maryam Farboodi MIT Sloan
Tuesday, Mar 3 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 The Financial Origins of the Rise and Fall of American Inflation Philipp Schnabl NYU Stern
Tuesday, Mar 10 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Asset Specificity of Non-Financial Firms Yueran Ma Chicago Booth
Tuesday, Mar 17 1:20–2:50 p.m.

Autumn 2019

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution

Tuesday, Sept 17

1:20–2:50 p.m.       HC-C25 Assessing Bank Market Power Given Limited Consumer Consideration Eliot Abrams Chicago Booth
Tuesday, Sept 24 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 The Revolving Door and Insurance Solvency Regulation Ana-Maria Tenekedjieva Chicago Booth
Tuesday, Oct 1 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Optimal Banking System for Private Money Creation Douglas Xu Chicago Booth
Tuesday, Oct 8 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03
A Sufficient Statistics Approach for Aggregating Firm-Level Experiments David Sraer UC Berkeley
Tuesday, Oct 15 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 The Government Risk Premium Puzzle Stijn van Nieuwerburgh Columbia Business School
Tuesday, Oct 22 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03
Modigliani Meets Minsky: American Household Debt, 1949-2016 Moritz Schularick University of Bonn
Tuesday, Oct 29 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Belief Disagreement and Portfolio Choice Antoinette Schoar MIT Sloan
Tuesday, Nov 5 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03
Executive Mobility in the United States, 1920 to 2011 John Graham Duke University
Tuesday, Nov 12 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Weak Credit Covenants Victoria Ivashina Harvard Business School
Tuesday, Nov 19 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03 Bank Market Power and Monetary Policy Transmission: Evidence from a Structural Estimation
Toni Whited University of Michigan
Tuesday, Nov 26 1:20–2:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec 3 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03
Debt versus Equity in Liquidity Provision Yao Zeng University of Washington
Tuesday, Dec 10 1:20–2:50 p.m. HC-03
Contracting for Financial Execution Joshua Mollner Kellogg