Perella Department of Finance and Law

Research Seminar Schedule


Please contact Jesus M Salas or Ke Yang Assistant Professors of Finance, at jsalas ‘at’ and key208 ’at’ correspondingly if you are interested in presenting your work or if you have questions or comments about the seminar series. Coffee and donuts are provided. In addition to the following seminars, we also have brown bag lunch seminars for internal presentations. All seminars take place in Rauch 111 at 10:30 am unless it is otherwise noted below.

Spring of 2014


February 7th, Ren-Raw Chen, Fordam University

Paper: On the Geske compound option model when interest rates change randomly—with an application to credit risk modeling. 

February 14th, Xiaoxia Lou, University of Delaware

Paper: TBA

February 21st, Paul Borochin, University of Connecticut

Paper: TBA.

March 14th, Kristian Rydqvist, SUNY Binghamton. Seminar will take place at 1:30 pm

Paper: Swedish Lottery Bonds

March 28th, Jerome Taillard, Boston College

Paper: Does Risk Management Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment, with Erik P. Gilje

April 4th, Marios Panayides, University of Pittsburgh

Paper: Informed Trading Before Corporate Events: Theory and Evidence, with Shmuel Baruch and Kumar Venkataraman

Fall of 2013


 September 13th, Brent Ambrose, The Pennsylvania State University

Paper: Real Estate Risk and Hedge Fund Returns, with Charles Cao and Walter D’Lima

September 20th, Matthew Billett, Indiana University

Paper: Bank Skin in the Game and Loan Contract Design: Evidence from Covenant-Lite Loans with Redouane Elkamhi, Latchezar Popov and Raunaq S. Pungaliya.

September 27th, Utpal Bhattacharya, Indiana University

Paper: The Dark Side of ETFs and Index Funds, with Benjamin Loos, Steffen Meyer, Andreas Hackethal and Simon Kaesler

November 1st, Chitru S Fernando, University of Oklahoma

Paper: Corporate Environmental Policy and Shareholder Value: Following the Smart Money, with Mark P Sharfman and Vahap B Uysal

November 8th, Diana Knyazeva, University of Rochester

Paper: Employee Rights and Acquisitions, with Kose John and Anzhela Knyazeva



Click below to see our seminar schedule from semesters past

Fall 2013—Spring 2014

Fall 2012—Spring 2013

Fall 2011—Spring 2012

Fall 2009-Spring 2010

Fall 2008-Spring 2009