Perella Department of Finance and Law

Research Seminar Schedule


Please contact Jesus M Salas  at jsalas ‘at’ 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 171 at 10:30 am unless it is otherwise noted below.

 Fall of 2017


September 8th, Peter Carr, New York University

Paper: Volatility Smiles and Yield Frowns

October 20th, George Pennachi, University of Illinois, Urbana Chamopaign

Paper: Syndicated Loan Risk: The Effects of Covenants and Collateral, with Jianling Dennis Ding

November 3rd, Allan Zebedee, Clarkson University

Paper: Hear me Write: Does CEO Narcissism Affect Firm Value? With Gilberto Marquez-Illescas and Linying Zhou

November 4th, Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University

Paper: Policy Uncertainty and Household Stock Market  Participation, with Hadiye Aslan and Honglin Ren


Spring of 2018


February 2nd, Ryan Israelsen, Michigan State University

Paper: Who Pays Attention to SEC form 8-K? with Azi Ben-Rephael, Zhi Da, and Peter Easton

February 9th, Gregg Nini, Drexel University

Paper: Congruence in Governance: Evidence from Creditor Monitoring of Corporate Acquisitions, with David Becher and Thomas Griffin

February 16th, Tong Yao, University of Iowa

Paper: Should Corporate Pension Funds Invest in  Risky Assets? With Wei Li and Jie Ying

February 23rd, Tom Chemmanur, Boston College

Paper: Noisy Signalling through Open Market Share Repurchase Programs and Information Production by Institutions, with YingZhen Li, Jing Xie, and Yuyuan Zhu

April 6th, April Knill, Florida State University

Paper: Negation of Sanctions: The Personal Effect of Political Contributions, with Sarah Fulmer and Xiaoyun Yu

May 4th, Jiekun Huang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Paper: Informing the Market: The Effect of Modern Information Technologies on Information Production, with Meng Gao







Click below to see our seminar schedule from semesters past

Fall 2017—Spring 2018

Fall 2016—Spring 2017

Fall 2015—Spring 2016

Fall 2014—Spring 2015

Fall 2013—Spring 2014

Fall 2012—Spring 2013

Fall 2011—Spring 2012

Fall 2009-Spring 2010

Fall 2008-Spring 2009