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October 2019

Ting Xu – Darden – Brown Bag Series

14 October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

International Legal Institutions and the Globalization of Innovation Bo Bian, Jean-Marie Meier, and Ting Xu October 11, 2019 Abstract We study how innovation goes global in response to the establishment of strong international  legal institutions that reduce cross-border contracting frictions. We construct novel measures of the globalization of innovation at…

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November 2019

UVIC 2019

8 November 2019
Darden

The 12th annual University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC) will take place at UVA’s Darden School of Business, 8 November 2019.

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Bob Bruner – Darden – Brown Bag Series

11 November 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

"Financial Crises: Research, Cases, and Courses"

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Frank Warnock – Darden – Brown Bag Series

20 November 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

The Natural Level of Capital Flows John D. Burger Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University Maryland Francis E. Warnock Darden Business School, University of Virginia NBER Veronica Cacdac Warnock Darden Business School, University of Virginia This Draft: November 2019 update (in progress) of NBER Working Paper 26184 Abstract We put…

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December 2019

David Smith – McIntire – Brown Bag Series

4 December 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Losing Control? The 20-Year Decline in Loan Covenant Restrictions Thomas Griffin, Greg Nini, and David C. Smith November 2019 Abstract This paper finds that lenders today rely on less restrictive financial covenants compared to 20 years ago, resulting in a nearly 70% drop in the annual proportion of U.S. public…

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Paul Gompers – Harvard Business School

12 December 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Darden, FOB 274
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January 2020

Tania Babina – Columbia Business School

17 January @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Darden, FOB 194

Crisis Innovation  Tania Babina (Columbia),  Asaf Bernstein (Colorado), Filippo Mezzanotti (Northwestern) January 8, 2020 Abstract In a differences-in-differences design we provide the first systematic evidence that distress from the Great Depression drove the single largest shift in innovative organization in U.S. history – from predominantly outside to inside the firm.…

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Roger Ibbotson – Yale

31 January @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Darden, Classroom 30

The PAPM with Heterogeneous Preferences and Expectations This Draft: 10/2/2019 Initial Draft: 2/6/2019 Thomas Idzorek | Paul D. Kaplan | Roger G. Ibbotson Abstract The Popularity Asset Pricing Model (PAPM) has similar assumptions to the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), but different conclusions. In the CAPM, the expected excess return…

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February 2020

John Treu – WVU – Brown Bag Series

7 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

Disclosure Crowdsourcing by Lawyers Michael Drake, Brigham Young University Kenneth Merkley, Indiana University Chase Potter, Indiana University John Treu, West Virginia University ABSTRACT Lawyers play an important advisory role in the IPO process, but our understanding of how they influence the process is limited. We provide evidence on the extent…

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Ting Xu – Darden – Brown Bag Series

10 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 294

Financing Entrepreneurship: Tax Incentives for Early-Stage Investors Governments often subsidize startups with the goal of spurring entrepreneurship using tax incentives. Exploiting the staggered implementation of angel investor tax credits in 31 U.S. states from 1988 to 2018, we find that these programs increase the number of angel investments and average…

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Rich Evans – Darden – Brown Bag Series

12 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

The Performance of Diverse Teams: Evidence from U.S. Mutual Funds We use the U.S. mutual fund industry to study the relation between team diversity and performance. Focusing on diversity concerning political ideology, we find that diverse portfolio manager teams outperform homogeneous teams and have a higher active share, and tracking…

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2020 ICI/Mayo Academic and Practitioner Symposium

21 February

2020 ICI/Mayo Academic and Practitioner Symposium Co-hosted by the Investment Company Institute and the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. https://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty-research/seminars-conferences/academic-practitioner-symposium

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Rafael Zambrana – Notre Dame – Brown Bag Series

24 February @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

Entrepreneurship and Regional Windfall Gains: Evidence from the Spanish Christmas Lottery The Spanish Christmas Lottery is the largest lottery worldwide. We exploit local windfall gains arising from lottery prizes to estimate the effect of income on entrepreneurship. We find higher firm creation and greater self-employment in winning provinces. Our estimates…

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Edward Van Wesep – University of Colorado Boulder

28 February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Darden, FOB 194

On the magnification of small biases in decision-making Shaun William Davies, Edward Dickersin Van Wesep, Brian Waters December 5, 2019 Abstract We analyze a setting in which an actor chooses between N ex ante identical options. She can exert effort to learn about the quality of each option, but can…

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March 2020

Gilles Hilary — Georgetown — Brown Bag Series

6 March @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 194

Self-segregation, Mortality Salience, and Labor Movement: the 9/11 Shock Abstract We investigate the effect of mortality salience, a leading theory in social psychology, on self-segregation. We do this in the context of executive movements, a setting that allows us to control for many confounding effects. Using the 9/11 terrorist attacks…

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