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Seminar Series

The Division of Banking & Finance frequently organises seminars featuring finance professors from renowned business schools. The talks typically start at 10.30am and end at noon. They usually take place at Executive Seminar Room in Block S3.1 of the Nanyang Business School building. Directions to Nanyang Business School may be found here . For further enquiries, please contact Florence Cher at or call her at (65) 6790 6354.

We also organize Brown Bag Seminars. Click here for our Brown Bag Seminar Series.

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Year 2017
13 Feb
Family Monitoring the Family
by Prof Joseph P.H. Fan, The Chinese University​ of Hong Kong
7 Mar
Heterogeity and Asset Prices:  A Different Approach
by Prof Nicolae Garleanu, University of California, Berkeley
14 Mar
Sensation Seeking, Sports Cars, and Hedge Funds
by Prof Melvyn Teo, Singapore Management University
​21 Mar Stock Price Crashes and Equity Lending Market Condition:  Evidence from Lending Fees and Fee Risk
by Assoc Prof Tse-Chun Lin, The University of Hong Kong
​28 Mar Equity Ownership in IPO Issuers by Brokerage Firms and Analyst Research Coverage
by Asst Prof Xi Li, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
​4 Apr How do Smart Betas ETFs Affect the Asset Management Industry?  Evidence from Mutual Trust Fund Flows
by Assoc Prof Jie Cao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
​18 Apr Tracking Retail Investor Industry
by Prof Xiaoyan Zhang, Purdue University
​25 Apr ​Inside Brokers
by Asst Prof Abhiroop Mukherjee, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
​16 May "Sorry, We're Closed"
Loan Conditions When Bank Branches Close and Firms Transfer to Another Bank

by Prof Steven Ongena, University of Zurich
​6 Jun Initial Conditions and Firm Growth:  Evidence from Birth-Matched IPO and Private Firms 
by Assoc Prof Liu Yang, University of Maryland
7 Jul ​ ​​​Selection Versus Talent Effects on Firm Value
By Prof Harrison Hong, Columbia University
​12 Sep Dissecting Characteristics Nonparametrically
By Prof Michael Weber, University of Chicago
​19 Sep High Youth Unemployment Volitility:  A Risk-based Explanation
By Asst Prof Yu Xu,
The University of Hong Kong
​26 Sep Paying by Donating: Corporate Donations Affiliated with Independent Directors 
By Assoc Prof Jun Yang, Indiana University
​3 Oct Dissecting Customer Capital
By Asst Prof Yan Ji,
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
​10 Oct Household Responses to Social Security Policy Risk
By Prof David Chapman, University of Virginia
17 Oct Drivers of Effort: Evidence from Employee Absentism
By Assoc Prof Margarita Tsoutsoura, University of Chicago
​24 Oct
Corporate Investment Plans and the Cross Section of Stock Returns
By Asst Prof Jun Li, The University of Texas at Dallas
9 Nov
​Insider Trading Prior to Credit Rating Downgrades? Evidence from the European Sovereign Crisis
By Prof Arturo Bris, IMD
​14 Nov
Risk Preferences and The Macro Announcement Premium
By Assoc Prof Hengjie Ai, University of Minnesota
28 Nov
Finance, Talent Allocation, and Growth 
By Assoc Prof Laurent Fresard, University of Maryland

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