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Jim and Gail Peyton Finance Seminar Series

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

When: Fridays (unless otherwise noted)
Where: McClelland Hall, Room 315S

Where available, click links below for additional information. Follow a link below, or scroll down for all Finance seminars:

Fall 2013


Presenter Paper
September 6
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Adam Reed, Associate Professor of Finance, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Revealing shorts: An examination of large short position disclosures"
September 13
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Luke Devault, Ph.D. Student in Residence, The University of Arizona

Danjue Shang, Ph.D. Student in Residence, The University of Arizona

"Hedge funds, political contributions, and portfolio preferences: Does political ideology impact holdings?"

"Institutional investors and asset pricing"

September 20
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Jamie Zender, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder "Asymmetric Information, Debt Capacity, and Capital Structure"
September 27
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

D.J. Fairhurst , Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Arizona "Financing Seasonal Demand and Capital Structure Choice"

October 11
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Christa Bouwman, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University "The Geography of Executive Compensation"
October 25
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Leonce Bargeron, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh "Taxes, Investment, and Capital Structure: A Study of U.S. Firms in the Early 1900s"

November 1
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Robert Battalio, Professor, University of Notre Dame
Can Brokers Have It All? On the Relation between Make Take Fees & Limit Order Execution Quality
November 8
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Hendrik (Hank) Bessembinder, Professor, The University of Utah

"Predicting Corporate Distributions"

November 14 (Thursday)
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Joshua White, Ph.D.-Finance, University of Tennessee-Knoxville & Financial Economist Fellow at US SEC

"Differences in the Information Environment
Prior to SEOs under Relaxed Disclosure
November 22
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Jerome Taillard, Assistant Professor, Boston College

"Do Public Firms Invest Differently than Private Firms?
Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry

December 6
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Brian Wolfe, Ph.D. Candidate, Indiana University Bloomington

"Financial Intermediation and Innovative Firms"

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Spring 2014


Presenter Paper
January 10
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Andrew Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University "External Habit in a Production Economy: A Unified Model of Asset Prices and Aggregate Fluctuations"
March 7
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Neal Stoughton, Professor, Universit├Ąt Wien "An Integrated Model of University Endowments"
March 28
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Diane Denis, Professor, University of Pittsburgh "Director Connections, Board Appointments, and Director Reputation"
April 4
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Gordon Phillips, Professor, University of Southern California "The Financing Advantage of Publicly Traded Firms:
Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
April 11
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Laura Starks, Professor, University of Texas at Austin "Influence of Public Opinion on Investor Voting and Proxy Advisors"
April 18
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Vikas Agarwal, Associate Professor, Georgia State University "Under one roof: A study of simultaneously managed hedge funds and funds of hedge funds"
April 25
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

David Musto, Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania "Notes on Bonds: Liquidity at all Costs in the Great Recession"

May 2
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Luke Stein, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University "The Effect of Uncertainty on Investment, Hiring, and R&D: Causal Evidence from Equity Options"


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