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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Finance Group

Finance-Accounting Research Seminar

This seminar is a joint initiative of Humboldt-Universität and ESMT, and provides a forum to discuss current research in the areas of finance and accounting. External guests are welcome.

Seminar organizers: Hermann Elendner / Ulf Brüggemann / Guillermo Baquero

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Date Speaker Time and Location
2018 Oct 18 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2018 Oct 23
Tuesday
Francesco D'Acunto (Boston College)
Host: Alex Stomper
16:00 – 18:00
SPA1, Room 23
2018 Nov 01 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2018 Nov 08 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2018 Nov 15 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2018 Nov 22 Hami Amiraslani (INSEAD)
Host: Joachim Gassen
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2018 Nov 30
Friday
Emanuele Colonnelli (Chicago Booth)
Host: Guillermo Baquero
12:00 – 13:15
ESMT, LC Bookshop
2018 Dec 06 Ralf Meisenzahl (Fed)
Host: Max Bruche
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2018 Dec 11
Tuesday
Alexei Ovtchinnikov (HEC Paris)
Host: Alex Stomper
16:00 – 18:00
SPA1, Room 23
2018 Dec 20 Thomas Rauter (WU Vienna)
Host: Joachim Gassen
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2019 Jan 10 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Jan 17 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Jan 24 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Jan 31 Melissa Porras Prado (Nova School)
Host: Guillermo Baquero
14:00 – 15:30
ESMT, Bookshop
2019 Feb 07 Christian Stadler (Lancaster)
Host: Ulf Brüggemann
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2019 Feb 14 Open date (t.b.a.)  

 

Preview Following Semester

Date Speaker Time and Location
2019 Jul 11 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Jul 04 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Jun 27 Russ Wermers (Maryland)
Host: Tim Adam
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2019 Jun 20 Jan Starmans (SSE)
Host: Tim Adam
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2019 Jun 13 Gyoengyi Loranth (Vienna)
Host: Alex Stomper
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2019 Jun 06 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 May 23 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 May 16 Jiri Novak (Charles U Prague)
Host: Joachim Gassen
14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23
2019 May 09 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 May 02 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Apr 25 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Apr 18 Open date (t.b.a.)  
2019 Apr 11

Petri Jylha (Aalto University)
Host: Tim Adam

14:15 – 15:45
SPA1, Room 23

 

Archive Previous Semesters

2018 summer term

Date Speaker – Title
2018 Jul 19 Andre Güttler (Ulm) – The effect of bank competition on access to finance
2018 Jul 12 Tolga Demir (SSE) – Utilizing Management Technology Advantages in Cross-Border Acquisitions
2018 Jul 05 Pepa Kraft (HEC Paris) – Commitment to Regulation and Demand for Crypto Tokens
2018 Jun 28 Bianca Beyer (Oulu Business School) – Are convicted CEOs overpaid?
2018 Jun 28 Sergio Vincente (UC3M) – Default penalties and fee structure in private equity partnerships
2018 Jun 21 Daniel Streitz (CBS) – Inference in the presence of spillover effects
2018 Jun 19 Denis Gromb (HEC) – Financial Restructuring and Resolution of Banks
2018 Jun 14 Simon Gervais (Duke) – The equilibrium value of employee ethics
2018 Jun 11 Thorsten Hens (UZH) – An application of evolutionary portfolio theory to factor investing
2018 May 31 Internal seminar
2018 May 24 Ethan Rouen (HBS) – Corporate Tax Cuts Increase Income Inequality
2018 May 17 Daniel Metzger (HHS) – Since You're so Rich, You Must be Really Smart
2018 May 16 Angelo Ranaldo (s/bf-HSG)
2018 Apr 26 Reint Gropp (IWH) – The cleansing effect of banking crises
2018 Apr 19 Internal seminar

2017 winter term

Date Speaker – Title
2018 Feb 15 Internal seminar
2018 Feb 08 Martin Walker (Manchester) – Understanding how the effects of conditional conservatism measurement bias vary with the research context
2018 Feb 01 Josef Zechner (WU Vienna)
2018 Jan 25 Laurence van Lent (Frankfurt School of Finance & Mgmt.) – Firm-Level Political Risk
2018 Jan 18 Thomas Gehrig (Vienna) – Political Favoritism and Industrial Structure in the Banking Sector
2018 Jan 11 Internal seminar
2017 Dec 21 Dan Amiram (Columbia) – Do Executive Compensation Contracts Maximize Firm Value?
2017 Dec 20 Tarek Hassan (Boston)
2017 Dec 14 Florin Vasvari (LBS) – Portfolio Performance Manipulation in Collateralized Loan Obligations
2017 Dec 07 Marno Verbeek (Rotterdam School of Management)
2017 Nov 30 Rainer Jankowitsch (WU Wien) – The Rules of the Rating Game
2017 Nov 23 Internal seminar
2017 Nov 15 Thomas Gehrig (Vienna) – Did the Basel Process of Capital Regulation Enhance the Resiliency of European Banks?
2017 Nov 08 Axel Stahmer (ESMT Berlin) – An examination of tail risk taking by active mutual funds
2017 Nov 02 Internal seminar
2017 Oct 26 Internal seminar
2017 Oct 19 Internal seminar

2017 summer term

Date Speaker – Title
2017 Jul 20 Internal seminar
2017 Jul 13 Internal seminar
2017 Jul 06 Internal seminar
2017 Jun 29 Victor Maas (Amsterdam) – Finding Partners in Crime?
2017 Jun 28 Harald Hau (SFI, Geneva)
2017 Jun 22 Internal seminar
2017 Jun 15 Tanseli Savaser (Bilkent) – Differential Risk Taking Implications of Performance Incentives from Stock and Stock Option Holdings
2017 Jun 08 Internal seminar
2017 Jun 01 Emmanuel De George (LBS) – Fair-Value Adjustments and Debt Contracting
2017 May 18 Suresh Sundaresan (Columbia) – An explanation of negative swap spreads
2017 May 11 Max Bruche (Cass Business School) – Pipeline Risk in Leveraged Loan Syndication
2017 May 08 Martin Kanz (Worldbank) – Status goods
2017 May 05 Heiko Jacobs (Mannheim) – Anomalies Across the Globe
2017 May 04 John Barrios (Chicago) – Corporate Tax Departments
2017 Apr 27 Paul Madsen (Florida) – University-Level Recruiting and Black Underrepresentation in the Auditing Profession
2017 Apr 20 Internal seminar

2016 winter term

Date Speaker – Title
2017 Feb 16 Internal seminar
2017 Feb 09 Internal seminar
2017 Feb 02 Internal seminar
2017 Jan 23 Ekkehart Boehmer (SMU SKBI) – Tracking Retail Investor Activity
2017 Jan 19 Internal seminar
2017 Jan 12 Internal seminar
2017 Jan 05 Laurenz Klipper (Humboldt) – Pennies in Front of a Steamroller?
2016 Dec 15 Jens Hilscher (UC Davis) – Inflating away the public debt?
2016 Dec 05 Danielle Zhang (Norwegian Business School) – CEOs' Personal Portfolio and Corporate Policies
2016 Dec 01 Engelbert Dockner (WU Vienna, VGSF) – Fund promotion and individual investors' fund flows
2016 Nov 29 Ron Giammarino (UBC) – Tax Loss Carry-Forwards and Returns
2016 Nov 24 Yun Lou (HEC Paris) – Major government Customers and Loan Contract Terms
2016 Nov 10 Amir Amel-Zadeh (Oxford) – 10-K Narrative Disclosures
2016 Nov 03 Eliezer Fich (Drexel) – The effect of takeover protection on the value of cash
2016 Nov 02 Nicole Branger (Münster) – Asset Pricing
2016 Oct 27 Dan Segal (IDC Herzliya) – The Discovery Role of Analysts
2016 Oct 20 Jochen Lawrenz (Innsbruck) – Contingent Convertible Bonds in a General Equilibrium Model

2016 summer term

Date Speaker – Title
2016 Jul 06 Antonio Mello (Wisconsin) – Collateral in corporate financing
2016 Jul 05 Maria Kasch (Humboldt) – Systematic Risk and Share Turnover [or Beta as a Measure of Mispricing]
2016 Jun 30 Gavin Cassar (INSEAD) – Hedge Fund Voluntary Disclosure
2016 Jun 23 Sheridan Titman (UT Austin) – Swimming Upstream
2016 Jun 16 Martin Schmalz (Michigan) – Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives
2016 Jun 13 José Azar (Charles River Associates) – A New Look at Oligopoly
2016 Jun 09 Christof Beuselinck (IESEG) – Determinants of Subsidiary Cash Holdings in Multinational Corporations
2016 Jun 07 Marco Pagano (Naples Federico II) – Bank Exposures and Sovereign Stress Transmission
2016 Jun 06 Eduardo Schwartz (UCLA) – Optimal carbon abatement in a stochastic equilibrium model with climate change
2016 May 26 Olga Kuzmina (New Economic School) – Capital structure and exporting
2016 May 19 Yuri Tserlukevich (Arizona State) – Is Market Timing Good for Shareholders?
2016 May 12 Rik Sen (HKUST) – Inside Brokers
2016 Apr 28 Wolfgang Drobetz (Hamburg) – Cyclicality of Growth Opportunities and the Value of Cash Holdings
2016 Apr 21 David Oesch (University of Zurich) – Financial Constraints and Corporate Disclosure
2016 Apr 15 Avri Ravid (Yeshiva University) – Intellectual Property Contracts

2015 winter term

Date Speaker – Title
2016 Feb 11 Christian Schlag (Frankfurt) – Does Ambiguity About Volatility Matter Empirically?
2016 Feb 04 Internal seminar
2016 Jan 28 Nicole Branger (Münster) – Equilibrium Asset Pricing in Directed Networks with Mutually Exciting Jumps
2016 Jan 21 Internal seminar
2016 Jan 14 Jeremy Michels (Wharton)
2016 Jan 07 Internal seminar
2015 Dec 10 Ramin Baghai (SSE) – Non-rating revenue and conflicts of interest
2015 Dec 07 Klaus Ritzberger (VGSF) – The Curse of Poverty and the Blessings of Wealth
2015 Dec 03 Gaizka Ormazabal (IESE) – Are Directors More Likely to Relinquish Their Riskiest Directorships after the Crisis?
2015 Dec 02 Michael Weber (Chicago Booth) – Monetary policy through production networks
2015 Nov 26 Martin Jacob (WHU) – The differential effect of consumption, wage, and capital taxes on corporate investment
2015 Nov 19 Roland Strausz (HU) – A Theory of Crowdfunding
2015 Nov 12 Andre Guettler (Ulm) – Public Bank Guarantees and Allocative Efficiency
2015 Nov 05 Ashish Tiwari (Iowa) – Market Liquidity, Funding Liquidity, and Hedge Fund Performance
2015 Oct 29 Alexander Ljungqvist (NYU) – State Capitalism vs. Private Enterprise
2015 Oct 22 Juan Manuel García Lara (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) – Accounting conservatism and the limits to earnings management

 

2015 summer term

Date Speaker – Title
2015 Jul 16 Internal seminar
2015 Jul 09 Internal seminar
2015 Jul 02 Internal seminar
2015 Jun 25 Xi Li (Temple University)
2015 Jun 18 Internal seminar
2015 Jun 11 Antoinette Schoar (MIT) – Middle Class Origins of the Financial Crisis
2015 Jun 04 Söhnke Bartram (Warwick) – Fundamental analysis works
2015 May 28 Diego Garcia (UNC) – The kinks of financial journalism
2015 May 21 Ann Vanstraelen (Maastricht) – Earnings Management within Multinational Corporations
2015 May 07 Romain Boulland (ESSEC) – Announcing the Announcement
2015 May 04 Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris) – Corporate Strategy, Conformism, and the Stock Market
2015 Apr 30 Michael Halling (Stockholm School of Economics) – Corporate Life-Cycle Dynamics of Cash Holdings
2015 Apr 27 Dion Bongaerts (Rotterdam School of Management) – Private information about reputation
2015 Apr 20 Alexander Guembel (Toulouse School of Economics) – A Welfare Analysis of Fragmented Liquidity Markets
2015 Apr 13 Günter Strobl (Frankfurt School of Finance & Mgmt.) – Credit Ratings

 

2014 winter term

Date Speaker – Title
2015 Feb 12 Internal seminar
2015 Feb 05 Robert Kosowski (Imperial College) – The Effect of Regulatory Constraints on Fund Performance
2015 Jan 29 Florian Heider (ECB) – Optimal Margins and Equilibrium Prices
2015 Jan 22 Internal seminar
2015 Jan 19 Alexander Kempf (Köln) – Trading Efficiency of Fund Families
2015 Jan 15 Internal seminar
2015 Jan 08 Internal seminar
2014 Dec 18 Internal seminar
2014 Dec 15 Erik Theissen (Mannheim) – GDP Mimicking Portfolios and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns
2014 Dec 11 Internal seminar
2014 Dec 04 Alexei Ovtchinnikov (HEC Paris) – Political Activism and Firm Innovation
2014 Nov 27 Yakov Amihud (NYU) – The pricing of the illiquidity factor's systematic risk
2014 Nov 20 Maria Correia (LBS) – Asset Volatility
2014 Nov 13 Tim Adam (Humboldt)
2014 Nov 07 Douglas J. Skinner (Chicago) – The Evolution of Audit Market Structure and the Emergence of the Big 4
2014 Oct 30 Daniel Paravisini (LSE) – Comparative Advantage and Specialization in Bank Lending
2014 Oct 23 Zacharias Sautner (Frankfurt School of Finance & Mgmt.) – Managerial Short-Termism and Investment
2014 Oct 16 Ryan T. Ball (Michigan) – An Empirical Examination of Horizon