Boston College Carroll School of Management

Finance Department Seminars

Fall 2008




September 12

Pedro Matos


When Banks are Insiders: Evidence from the Global Syndicated Loan Market

September 19

Sreedhar Bharath


Lending Relationships and Loan Contract Terms


September 26

Michael Brandt


What Does Equity Sector Orderflow Tell Us About the Economy?


October 3

Timothy Johnson

(Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Inequality Risk Premia


October 10


October 17

Bo Becker

(Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Reputation and Competition: Evidence from the Credit Rating Industry

Seminar meets from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in 453 Fulton Hall

October 24

Murillo Campello

(Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Corporate Financing and Investment: The Firm-Level Credit Multiplier


October 31

George Aragon

(Arizona State)

A Unique View of Hedge Fund Derivative Usage: Safeguard or Speculation?


November 7

Murray Frank


Profits and Capital Structure

Seminar meets from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in 453 Fulton Hall

November 14

Ulrike Malmendier

(UC Berkeley)

With a Little Help from My (Random) Friends: Success and Failure in Post-Business School Entrepreneurship


November 21


CSOM Faculty Meeting

November 28

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday December 3

Robert Marquez

(Arizona State)

Risk and the Corporate Structure of Banks

Seminar meets WED from noon to 1:30 pm in 210 Fulton Hall

December 5


Jennifer Conrad


Ex Ante Skewness and Expected Stock Returns


Spring 2009




January 7

First Recruiting Seminar

February 16

Last Recruiting Seminar

February 20


February 27


March 6

Spring Break

March 13




March 18


Sheridan Titman

(UT Austin)

Credit Rating Targets

Seminar meets WED from noon to 1:30 pm in 210 Fulton Hall

March 20


NBER Meetings

March 27




April 3


Rudi Fahlenbrach

(Ohio State)

Estimating the Effects of Large Shareholders Using a Geographic Instrument

April 10




April 17


Atif Mian

(Chicago GSB)

House Prices, Homeowner Borrowing, and the U.S. Household Leverage Crisis

April 24




May 1


Christopher Polk

(LSE, visiting Harvard)

Best Ideas


Unless noted otherwise, finance seminars meet on Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in 115 Fulton Hall on the Chestnut Hill Campus.  (Click here for directions to Boston College.)


Page last updated by Jonathan Reuter on May 6, 2009.