Faculty & Departments

Finance Seminar Series 2008

Fall Semester

Zhi Da, University of Notre Dame
Topic:"Dividend Smoothing and Predictability"
Friday, September 5th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Tim Johnson, University of Illinois
Topic: "Inequality Risk Premia" (Preliminary Paper)
ND Host: Zhi Da
Friday, September 12th 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth
Topic: "Markup Pricing Revisited"
ND Host: Matthew Cain
Friday, September 19th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Andriy Bodnaruk, University of Notre Dame
Topic: "Share Repurchases and Wealth Transfer: The Role of Investment Banks' Bond Ownership"
Friday, September 26th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Kent Womack, Dartmouth
Topic: "Auctioned IPOs: The U.S. Evidence"
ND Host: Paul Gao
Friday, October 3rd, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Phillip Strahan, Boston College
Topic: "Informed and Uninformed Investment in Housing: The Downside of Diversification"
ND Host: Hayong Yun
Friday, October 10th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

OCTOBER 18th-26th - MID-TERM BREAK - NO SEMINARS

Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald, University of Notre Dame
Topic: " When is a Liability Not a Liability?"
Friday, October 31, 2008, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Juhani Linnainmann, University of Chicago
Topic: "Why Do Households Trade So Much?"
ND Host: Robert Battalio
Friday, November 7th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Hayong Yun, University of Notre Dame
Topic: "The Real Effects of Derivative Markets: Evidence from Electric Utilities"
Friday, November 14th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

H. Fred Mittelstaedt, University of Notre DameTopic: "International Financial Reporting Standards" (IFRS)
Friday, November 21st, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

NOVEMBER 27th and 28th - THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SEMINARS

Clemens Sialm, University of Texas
Topic: "Mutual Fund Tax Clienteles"
ND Host: Zhi Da
Friday, December 5th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Tim Loughran, University of Notre Dame
Topic: "The Enterprise Value to Operating Income Factor"
Friday, December 12th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Spring Semester

Robert Battalio and Tim Loughran, University of Notre Dame
Topic: "Does the Market Value Mandated Disclosure?"
Wednesday, March 5, 11:30-1:00pm, 121MCOB

Kathleen Hanley, Securities Exchange Commission - Economics Division|
Topic: "Strategic Disclosure and the Pricing of Initial Public Offerings"
ND Contact: Tim Loughran
Wednesday, March 12, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Harold Mulherin, University of Georgia
Topic: "Competing with the NYSE"
ND Contact: Rick Mendenhall
Friday, March 28th, 11:30-1:00pm, 121MCOB

Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald, University of Notre Dame
Topic: "Plain English"
Friday, April 4th, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB

Itay Goldstein, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Payoff Complementarities and Financial Fagility - Evidence from Mutual Fund Outflows"
ND Contact: Zhi Da
Friday, April 11th, 11:30-1:00pm, 121 MCOB

Itay Goldstein, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Payoff Complementarities and Financial Fagility - Evidence from Mutual Fund Outflows"
ND Contact: Zhi Da
Friday, April 11th, 11:30-1:00pm, 121 MCOB

Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois
Topic: "Beyond Cash Flow and Voting Rights: Valuation and Performance of Finance in Complex Ownership Structures"
ND Contact: Hayong Yun
Friday, April 15th,* 12:15 -1:45pm, 339 MCOB
*PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!!!

James Weston, Rice University
Topic: "Has the Propensity to Pay Out Declined?"
ND Contact: Paul Schultz
Friday, April 25th, 11:30-1:00pm, 121 MCOB

Speaker: Paul Gao, University of Notre Dame
Topic: TBA
Friday, May 2nd, 11:30-1:00pm, 339 MCOB (POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE)