Interdisciplinary Brownbag Series

The interdisciplinary brownbag series is organized by the Finance, Accounting, and Strategy departments.  This is co-ordinated by Lalitha Naveen, Sudipta Basu, and Ram Mudambi.  Please contact these faculty if you would like to present a paper in this series.  Seminar time is 12:00-1:00

Spring 2018
31-Apr    Yi Liang             Determinants and Consequences of Pay-Ratio disclosures
25-Apr    Steve Balsam/Pavel Savor/Ram Mudambi  Elements of Good Research                                                             

18-Apr    Wei Wang         Nonlinear Bank Loan Loss Provisioning
11-Apr    Mahsa Kaviani  The Real Effects of Political Connections: Evidence from the Corporate Loan Market        

21-Mar   Hosein Maleki   Credit ratings and capital structure stability

Fall 2017
 25-Oct   Dmitri Byzalov  Modeling Earnings Discontinuities: A Maximum Likelihood Approach
  4-Oct
    Hosein Maleki  Lending Relationships and the Resolution of Financial Distress
 27-Sep  Sudipta Basu   Measuring Investment Opportunities using Financial Statement Text

Spring 2017
  19-Apr Jang Wook Lee The impact of Asymmetric Risk on CEO Compensation
  5-Apr Bartram Sohnke  Why Does Idiosyncratic Risk Increase with Market Risk?  

Fall 2016
30-Nov Han-Up Park       Profitability Changes and Abnormal Returns after a Sales Decline
16-Nov Oleg Rytchkov    Information Aggregation and Data Snooping
  2-Nov Jang Wook Lee  The impact of Earnings Management Activities on Equity Incentives
  5-Oct Lily Li                   Wealth Transfer & Acquirer CEO Incentives on the Method of Payment in Acquisitions
14-Sep Mahsa Kaviani    Bank Competition and Corporate Risk-Taking

Spring 2016
4-May  Lily Li/Wei Gao    Relationship Status and Productivity/Identification with Correlated Endogenous Variables
27-Apr Chi Zhang IPO    Underwriting
20-Apr Ron Anderson/Kose John Panel Discussion: Having a successful career in academia
16-Mar Natalia Reisel      Why are firms sold? Evidence from acquisitions of European private firms
24-Feb Yi Liang State      Director Liability Law and Accounting Conservatism

Fall/Summer 2015
9-Dec Shira Cohen          Voluntary Disclosure and Corporate Investment
2-Dec Lea Stern              A Learning-Based Approach to Evaluating Boards of Directors
12-Aug Jamie Weathers Builders vs. Buyers: Impact on M&A Returns
15-Jul Wei Gao               Impact of JOBS act on corporate governance and firm value
1-Jun David Reeb           (Mis)Measuring Innovation Around the World

Spring 2015
29-Apr Sheng Huang       Why do U.S. firms invest less over time?
22-Apr So Yean Kwack    Top Management Team Connections
25-Mar Jennifer Juergens Analyst coverage and acquisition returns: Evidence from natural experiments
12-Mar Larry Brown         20 pointers for conducting and publishing research
25-Feb David Zhang        Why do information technology firms hold large cash balances?
18-Feb Amy Wang/Mike Puleo Early stage ideas
11-Feb Sheryl Winston Smith   Swinging for the fences: How do top accelerators impact the trajectories of new ventures?    
4-Feb Sudipta Basu/ Ram Mudambi Craft of Research

28-Jan NO SEMINAR

21-Jan Oleg Rytchkov        Asset Pricing with Index Investing
14-Jan Steve Balsam         Creditor Control and CEO Compensation: Evidence from Debt Covenant Violations

Fall 2014
17-Dec Sophie Liang          Fiscal Policy, Political Parties and Asymmetric Cost Behavior: Evidence from State Governments
10-Dec Lalitha Naveen      Board Groupthink
3-Dec Mercedes Delgado Clusters and the Great Recession 

26-Nov NO SEMINAR Thanksgiving break

19-Nov Ram Mudambi      Made, Not Born: Majors, Legitimacy and Rents from Blockbuster Innovation
12-Nov So Yean Kwack    The impact of CEO social and business connections on CEO compensation and turnover

5-Nov NO SEMINAR Young Scholars Forum

29-Oct Laura Gasiorowski Friends in the right places: Non-market connections as an emerging market strategy 
14-Oct Mike Puleo            Pledged Shares, Insider Opportunism, and Firm Performance