Archived Seminars

This page contains an archived view of all the CEAR held and sponsored seminars, and selected CEAR Affiliated Departments since 2010.

Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CEAR
RCB 1200 – from 2:00 – 3:30 Download Paper Prior research finds that economic shocks lead to merger waves within an industry. However, industries do not exist in isolation. In this paper, we argue that… more »
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm CEAR
AYSPS 750 – from 3:00 – 4:30pm Download Paper This paper uses a laboratory experiment to probe the proposition that property emerges anarchically out of social custom. We test the hypothesis that whalers in the… more »
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CEAR
RCB 1100 – from 10:30am – 12:00pm Download Paper No Abstract
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CEAR
RCB 1200 – from 2:00 – 3:30pm Download Paper Regulators have worried since the early days of mutual funds that the advice of mutual-fund brokers is distorted by their incentives. We test for this distortion… more »
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CEAR
RCB 1100 – from 10:30am – 12:00pm Download Paper This paper introduces the concepts of amount and speed of a discounting procedure. Exponential discounting sequesters both concepts into a single parameter that needs to be… more »
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CEAR
RCB 300 – from 2.00 – 3.30pm Download Paper Critics have blamed fair value accounting for amplifying the subprime crisis and for causing a financial meltdown. It has been alleged that fair value accounting has… more »
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CEAR
ALC 432 – from 10.30am – 12.00pm Download Paper While academic and practitioner literature has advocated the use of real options in firms’ longterm investment appraisal processes, few studies have examined the extent to which… more »
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CEAR
RCB 1100 – from 2:00 – 3:30pm Download Paper This paper examines the determinants of equity price risk for a large sample of non-financial corporations in the United States from 1964 to 2008. We estimate… more »
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CEAR
RCB 1100 – from 10:30 – 12:00pm
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CEAR
RCB 300 – from 10:30 – 12:00pm Download Paper The Public Oversight Board (2000) has raised concerns over the underreporting of time on audit engagements, noting that the practice can negatively affect audit quality and… more »
Oct 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm CEAR
CEAR Seminar Room – RCB 1112 – from 1:15 – 2:45pm
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CEAR
CEAR Seminar Room- RCB 1112 – from 3:00 – 5:00pm Download Paper We survey more than 1,000 CEOs and CFOs to understand how capital is allocated, and decision-making authority is delegated, within firms. We find… more »
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CEAR
CEAR Seminar Room – RCB 1112 – from 10:30am – 12:00pm Download Paper A key task in the elicitation of expert knowledge is to construct a distribution from the finite, and usually small, number of… more »
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm CEAR
AYSPS 749 – from 3:00 – 4:30pm Download Paper This lecture describes the current state of the art in modeling risk attitudes as the result of interactions between empirically oriented psychologists, theoretically oriented economists, and… more »
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm CEAR
CEAR Seminar Room – RCB 1112 – from 1:30 – 4:00
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CEAR
CEAR Seminar Room – RCB 1120 – from 1:30 – 3:00 Download Paper Prior research provides mixed evidence concerning whether smooth earnings lower investors’ perceptions of investment risk. In this paper, we use two experiments… more »
Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CEAR
RCB 1200, from 1:30 – 3:00 Download Paper We investigate three facets of cross-sectional variation in the risk of stock price crashes: actual crash incidence, and two predictors of that risk, accounting opacity and the… more »
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm CEAR
CEAR Seminar Room – RCB 1120 – from 2:00 – 4:30 Download Paper While much is made of the ills of “short-termism” in executive compensation, in reality very little is known empirically about the extent… more »
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CEAR
RCB 1200 – from 2:00 – 3:30 Download Paper The American Jobs Creation Act (AJCA) significantly lowered US firms’ tax cost when accessing their unrepatriated foreign earnings. Using this temporary shock to the cost of… more »
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CEAR
RCB 1200 – from 2:00 – 3:30 Download Paper Recent genetic evidence shows that fundamental economic attitudes, such as risk aversion and altruism, are largely determined by unspecified environmental factors. Using random assignment of MBA… more »
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CEAR
Download Paper Motivation: This paper identifies a limit to arbitrage that arises because firm value is endogenous to the exploitation of arbitrage. Trading on private information reveals this information to managers and improves their real… more »