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February 2020

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

Mike Young – Darden

3 March @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Darden, FOB 174

Friend or Foe: Information Transmission and Competition among Mutual Fund Managers Using the education and prior work experience of mutual fund managers, we study the effect of competition on information transmission among connected individuals. We find that well-connected managers make similar trades, and outperform their less connected peers. As competition…

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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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April 2020

Campbell Harvey (Duke) – Mayo Center Virtual Seminar Series

3 April @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zoom
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September 2020

Ha Diep-Nguyen – Purdue

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

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Manju Puri – Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

11 September @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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