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April 2020

Campbell Harvey (Duke) – Mayo Center Virtual Seminar Series

3 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Format: via Zoom. This is a joint event with FMA International. More details at https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mayo-center/events/speaker-series-economic-financial-implications-covid-19 Topic: The Economic and Financial Implications of COVID-19 Professor Harvey will provide an update and outlook for the global economy and financial markets as the current crisis unfolds. Topics he will discuss include: • Potential…

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Lin William Cong – Cornell

10 April 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

AlphaPortfolio for Investment and Economically Interpretable AI We propose reinforcement-learning-based portfolio management, an alternative that improves upon the traditional two-step portfolio-construction paradigm a la Markowitz (1952), to directly optimize investors' objectives. Specifically, we enhance cutting-edge neural networks such as Transformer with a novel cross-asset attention mechanism to effectively capture the…

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Andrew Karolyi (Cornell) – Mayo Center Virtual Seminar Series

17 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Format: via Zoom. This is a joint event with FMA International. More details at https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mayo-center/events/speaker-series-economic-financial-implications-covid-19 Topic: TBA There will be a Q&A session following the prepared remarks. Moderator: Marc L. Lipson - Robert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration

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Maureen O’Hara (Cornell) – Mayo Center Virtual Seminar Series

24 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Format: via Zoom. This is a joint event with FMA International. More details at https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mayo-center/events/speaker-series-economic-financial-implications-covid-19 Topic: TBA There will be a Q&A session following the prepared remarks. Moderator: Richard B. Evans - Associate Professor of Business Administration

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August 2020

Ting Xu – Darden – Brown Bag Series

27 August 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zoom
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September 2020

Ha Diep-Nguyen – Purdue

4 September 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom

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Manju Puri – Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

11 September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

Private Equity and Financial Stability: Evidence from Failed Bank Resolution in the Crisis Emily Johnston-Ross, Song Ma, & Manju Puri Abstract Using proprietary failed bank acquisition data from the FDIC combined with information on private equity (PE) investors, we argue that PEs took a positive role in stabilizing the financial…

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Will Zhang – Darden – Brown Bag Series

16 September 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

How do Extreme Price Movements End? (with Jonathan Brogaard and Konstantin Sokolov) Abstract: We test competing theories on liquidity dynamics during extreme price movements (EPMs). Contrary to a widespread concern that market making constraints cause liquidity deterioration during EPMs, our findings are in line with the theory of strategic liquidity…

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Pedro Matos – Darden – Brown Bag Series

22 September 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

"Where Do Institutional Investors Seek Shelter when Disaster Strikes? Evidence from COVID-19", with Simon Glossner, Stefano Ramelli, and Alexander F. Wagner

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Joel Peress – INSEAD

25 September 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom

We propose a novel theory and supporting empirical evidence that lower long term interest rates (e.g., due to “quantitative easing”) can harm informational and allocative efficiency. We develop a rational expectations equilibrium model in which the interest rate is determined endogenously and utilized by investors to update their beliefs. Interest…

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Zhaohui Chen – McIntire – Brown Bag Series

28 September 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

Financial Innovation with Endogenous Experimentation Zhaohui Chen, Alan Morrisson, and William Wilhelm We present a model in which a long-lived bank endogenously learns about the environment for financial innovation through experimentation on its clients. When the bank has superior knowledge of the state of the world facing its clients, it…

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October 2020

Felipe Saffie – Darden – Brown Bag Series

8 October 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

Exchange Rates and Endogenous Productivity Nils Gornemann, Pablo Guerron-Quintana, and Felipe Saffie September 15, 2020 Abstract Real exchange rates (RERs) display sizable fluctuations not only over the business cycle,but also at lower frequencies, resulting in large and persistent swings over decades—facts that many business cycle models struggle to match. We…

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Paul Gompers – Harvard Business School

9 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

Venture Capitalists Decisions and COVID-19 Paul Gompers, Will Gornall, Steven N. Kaplan, and Ilya A. Strebulaev August 2020 Abstract We survey over 1,000 institutional and corporate venture capitalists (VCs) at more than 900 different firms to learn how their decisions and investments have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We…

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Justin Hopkins – Darden – Brown Bag Series

12 October 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

Title: Corporate Counsel as Information Intermediaries: Survey Evidence Description: We plan to conduct a survey of corporate counsel. Before sending it out, we’d like to get some feedback on the questions we are planning to ask. In particular, which questions would be interesting to an academic audience. Our survey is…

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Jennie Bai – Georgetown

16 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom

cross-asset-information-synergy_BAI Title: Cross-Asset Information Synergy in Mutual Fund Families  

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