Boston College Carroll School of Management

Finance Department Seminars

Fall 2009




September 11

No Seminar

September 18

No Seminar

September 25

Jaime Zender


A Simple-But-Powerful Test for Long-Run Event Studies

October 2

No Seminar

CSOM Faculty Meeting

October 9

Patrick Bolton


A Unified Theory of Tobin’s q, Corporate Investment, Financing, and Risk Management

October 16

Paul Hsu


Technology Spillovers and Stock Returns

October 23

No Seminar

October 30

Lukasz Pomorski


Centralized Research in Investment Management Companies

November 6

Vikrant Vig


Labor and Capital: Is Debt a Bargaining Tool?

November 13

No Seminar

Wednesday November 18

Bruce Carlin


Obfuscation, Learning, and the Evolution of Investor Sophistication

Meets from 1:30 to 3:00 in Cushing 210

November 20

No Seminar

November 27

No Seminar

Thanksgiving Break

December 4

Hayong Yun

(Notre Dame)

The Real Effects of Derivative Markets: Evidence from Electric Utilities


December 11

John Campbell


Forced Sales and House Prices


Spring 2010




March 5

No Seminar

Spring Break

March 12

Christa Bouwman

(Case Western, visiting MIT Sloan)

Corporate Governance Propagation through Overlapping Directors

March 19

Martijn Cremers


Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Firm Valuation

March 26

David Smith

(University of Virgina, McIntire)

Creditor Control Rights, Corporate Governance, and Firm Value

April 2

No Seminar

Easter Break

April 9

Ralph Koijen

(Chicago GSB)

On the Pricing and Timing of Cash Flows

April 16

No Seminar

April 23

Pramuan Bunkanwanicha

(ESCP Europe)

Why Do Shareholders Value Marriage?

April 30

No Seminar

CSOM Faculty Meeting

May 7

Belen Villalonga


Does Diversification Create Value in the Presence of External Financing Constraints? Evidence from the 2008–2009 Financial Crisis

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.)


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