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Year 2018


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.

Year 2018
4 Dec The Tragedy of Complexity
by Assoc Prof Adam Zawadowski, Central European University​​
​30 Nov ​​ Retail Investors and the Cross-Section of Sto​ck Returns
by Assoc Prof David McLean, Georgetown University
​29 Nov ​ Women in the Boardroom and Cultural Beliefs about Gender Roles
by Dr Mengxin Zhao, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
20 Nov​ Seasonal Reversals in Expected Stock Returns
by Prof Matti Keloharju, Aalto University​​​
13 Nov​ Capital Market Anomalies and Market Research
by Assoc Prof Justin Birru, The Ohio State University​​​
8 Nov​ The Costs and Benefits of Performance Fees in Mutual Funds
by Prof Henri Servaes, London Business School​​
​30 Oct ​ Voice of the Customers: Local Trusting Cul​ture and Consumers' Whistle-Blowing in the Financial Services Industry 
by Assoc Prof Yihui Pan, University​​ of Utah
23 Oct​ Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests
by Prof Alon Brav, Duke University​​
12 Oct ​ ​​ Selecting Directors Using Machine Learning
by Prof Michael Weisbach, The Ohio State University
02 Oct ​ In Family We Trust: Clan Culture and Family Ownership in China
by Assoc Prof Shu Lin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
26 Sep Enhancing the Development Contribution of Indonesia's State-Owned Enterprises
by Dr Yougesh KHATRI, Alphanomiks Pte Ltd
24 Sept ​ Near-Rational Equilibria in Heterogeneous-Agent Models: A Verification Method
by Asst​ Prof Indrajit Mitra, University of Michigan
19 Sep​ Sunk-Cost Fallacy and Seller Behavior in the Housing Market
by Assoc Prof Vijay Yerramilli, University of Houston
4 Sep​ Find and Replace: R&D Investment Following the Erosion of Existing Products
by Asst Prof Richard Thakor, University of Minnesota​​​
20 Aug Agricultural Insurance: Challenges and Recent Advances
by Prof Ken Seng Tan, University of Waterloo
28 May Counterparty Credit Risk and Derivatives Pricing
by Prof Chu Zhang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
8 May​ Credit Rating Inflation and Firms' Investments
by Asst Prof Chong Huang, University of California​, Irvine
24 Apr Distorted Risk Incentives from Size Threshold-Based Regulations
by Prof Shane A. Johnson, Texas A&M​​ University
17 Apr A Microfinance View of U.S. Sovereign CDS Premiums
by Assoc Prof Lukas Schmid​, Duke University
10 Apr Intergenerational Risk Sharing in Life Insurance: Evidence from France
by Assoc Prof Johan Hombert, HEC​ Paris​
20 Mar Why Do We Miss Early Warning Signs of Crises?​
by Assoc Prof Chris Yung, University of Virginia​​
15 Mar Two Problem in Risk Management with Basis Risk: Index Insurance: Dynamic Longevity Hedge
by Jingong Zhang (Doctoral Candidate), University of Waterloo
13 Mar Reconsidering Returns
by Asst Prof Samuel Hartzmark, University of Chicago​
27 Feb The Predictability of Equity Returns from Past Returns: A New Moving Average-Based Perspective
by Prof Doron Avramov, The Chinese University of Hong Kong​
20 Feb Interbank Runs: A Network Model of Systemic Liquidity Crunches
by Yinan Su (Doctoral Candidate), Univeristy of Chicago
7 Feb Capital Supply and Corporate Bond Issuances: Evidence From Mutual Fund Flows
by Qifei Zhu (Doctoral Candidate), University of Texas at Austin
1 Feb Liquidity and Longevity: Bequest Adjustments Through the Life Settlement Market
by Kunal Sachdeva (Doctoral Candidate), Columbia University
30 Jan Financial Contracting for Innovation: Property Rights in Action
by Tristan J. Fitzgerald (Doctoral Candidate), University of California, Berkeley
29 Jan Individual Stock-picking Skills in Active Mutual Funds
by Yixin Chen (Doctoral Candidate), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
24 Jan Is This Time Different? Do Bank CEOs Learn from Crisis Experience?
by Yang (Gloria) Yu (Doctoral Candidate), INSEAD
23 Jan Freedom of Choice in Pension Plans: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiement
by Claire Yurong Hong (Doctoral Candidate), The University of Hong Kong Science and Technology​
22 Jan Why Do Stock Exchanges Compete on Speed, and How?
by Xin Wang (Doctoral Candidate), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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