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Year 2009


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 2009
3 Dec Monotonocity of the stochastic discount factor and expected option returns
by Dr Mark Schroder, Michigan State University
26 Nov The CAPM Relation for Inefficient Portfolios
by Dr David Feldman, University of New South Wales
17 Nov Commodity Dependence and Aggregate Risk
by Dr Timothy C. Johnson, University of Illinois
3 Nov Local Oligopolies and IPO Underwriting
by Dr Jay Ritter, University of Florida
21 Oct
Risk and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns
by Dr Mark Seasholes, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
15 Oct
Bonus-Driven Repurchases
by Dr Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
6 Oct Liquidity Risk of Corporate Bond Returns
by Dr Sreedhar Bharath, University of Michigan
29 Sep
Performance for pay? The Relationship between CEO Incentive Compensation and Future Stock Price Performance
by Dr Huseuyin Gulen, Purdue University
15 Sep Finding Bernie Madoff: Detecting Fraud by Investment Managers
by Dr Stephen G. Dimmock, Michigan State University
8 Sep
The Pay Divide: (Why) Are U.S. Top Executives Paid More?
by Dr Matos Pedro, University of Southern California
4 Sep The world price of liquidity risk
by Dr Kuan Hui Lee, Rutgers University
3 Sep
Does the Stock Market Harm Investment Incentive?
by Dr David Hirshleifer, University of California, Irvine
28 Aug Cultural Evolutionary Economics and Finance
by Dr David Hirshleifer, University of California, Irvine
18 Aug
Structural VAR and Finance
by Dr Lee Bong-Soo, Florida State University
7 Aug Analyst Forecast Consistency
by Dr Gilles Hilary, HEC.
24 Jul Incomplete Contracting Models in Finance: An Introduction
by Dr Thomas Noe, Said Business School, University of Oxford
23 Jul Regulatory Pressure and Fire Sales In the Corporate Bond Market
by Dr Jotikasthira, Pab, University of North Carolina.
21 Jul Asymmetric Information and Corporate Finance
by Dr Thomas Noe, Said Business School, University of Oxford
17 Jul Local Dividend Clienteles
by Dr Scott Weisbenner, University of Illinois
16 Jul Credit Rating Targets
by Dr Sheridan Titman, University of Texas
30 Jun What Does CEOs' Personal Leverage Tell Us About Corporate Leverage?
by Dr Anil Makhija, Fisher College of Business, Dr Mona Makhija, Fisher College of Business
12 May
Commonality in Returns, Liquidity, and Turnover Around the World
by Dr Andrew Karolyi, Ohio State University
30 Apr Corporate Lobbying and Fraud Detection
by Dr Frank Yu, Barclays Global Investors, San Francisco
27 Apr Do Cultural Differences Between Contracting Parties Matter? Evidence from Syndicated Bank Loans
by Dr Yishay Yafeh, The Hebrew University
14 Apr Intermediated Investment Management
by Dr Neal Stoughton, University of New South Wales
8 Apr Is there a trend in Idiosyncratic Volatility?
by Dr Xiaoyan Zhang, Cornell University
6 Apr The Kelly Criterion and its variants: theory and practice in sports, lottery, futures and options trading and The symmetric downside Sharpe ratio and the evaluation of great investors and speculators and their use of the Kelly criterion.
by Dr William T. Ziemba, University of British Columbia
5 Mar Forecasting and Rational Behaviour in Financial Markets
by Dr W. B. Arthur, Santa Fe Institute
27 Feb Topics in Corporate Governance
by Mr Hitesh Doshi, McGill University
28 Jan The Role of Activist Hedge Funds in Distressed Firms
by Dr Philip H. Dybvig, Washington University, St. Louis
24 Feb Why Do Foreign Firms Leave U.S. Equity Markets? An Analysis of Deregistrations Under SEC Exchange Act Rule 12h-6
by Dr Craig Doidge, Rotman School of Management
23 Feb Does Credit Supply Drive the LBO Market?
by Yihui Wang, University of North Carolina
17 Feb Underconditioning and Overconditioning: Testing the Conditional CAPM and the Conditional Fama-French Three-Factor Model
by Yan Li, Cornell University
11 Feb Omitted Markets, Idiosyncratic Risk, and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns
by Darwin Choi, Yale School of Management
5 Feb Hedge Fund Activism in Leveraged Buyouts
by Jiekun Huang, Boston College
4 Feb Effort, Risk and Walkaway Under High Water Mark Contracts
by Sugata Ray, University of Pennsylvania
23 Jan CEO Characteristics, CEO-Firm Match and Corporate Refocus Value
by Sheng Huang, Washington University at St. Louis
19 Jan Optimal Compensation Contract When Managers Can Hedge
by Huasheng Gao, University of British Columbia
15 Jan Failure R isk and the Cross-Section of Hedge Fund Returns
by Jung-Min Kim, Ohio State University
13 Jan Default Probability and Forward Looking Performance Evaluation in Forced Turnover of CEO and CFO
by Andy (Young Han) Kim, University of Minnesota
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