The Division of Economic and Risk Analysis hosts an ongoing Academic Seminar Speaker Series. Each year, we invite prominent scholars in finance, accounting, and economics to present their current research and to meet with SEC economists and other Commission staff. These seminars are intended to facilitate a better understanding of economic issues related to the Commission's mission, as well as provide an opportunity for authors to receive feedback from expert SEC staff.

Guide to Academic Seminars

Below is a list of upcoming and recent research presentations at the SEC:

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    April 16
    René Stulz, The Ohio State University
    Paper: What is the Impact of Successful Cyberattacks on Target Firms?

    May 02
    Christian Catalini, MIT Sloan
    Paper: Technological Opportunity, Bubbles and Innovation: The Dynamics of Initial Coin Offerings

    May 03
    Kimberly Cornaggia, Penn State
    Paper: The Price of Safety: The Evolution of Insurance Value in Municipal Markets

    May 17
    Benjamin Golub, Harvard University
    Paper: Illiquidity Spirals in Coupled Over-the-Counter Markets

    June 07
    Laura Field, University of Delaware
    Paper: Bucking the Trend: Why do IPOs Choose Controversial Governance Structures and Why Do Investors Let Them

    June 14
    S.P. Kothari, MIT Sloan
    Paper: High Non-GAAP Earnings Predict Abnormally High CEO Pay

    June 21
    Nikolai Roussanov, University of Pennsylvania Wharton
    Paper: Marketing Mutual Funds

    June 28
    Mao Ye, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Paper: Who Provides Liquidity and When: An Analysis of Price vs. Speed Competition on Liquidity and Welfare

    July 12
    Eric Aldrich, UC Santa Cruz
    Paper: Order Protection through Delayed Messaging

    July 19
    Adi Sunderam, Harvard Business School
    Paper: Liquidity Transformation in Asset Management: Evidence from the Cash Holdings of Mutual Funds

    August 02
    Tobias Moskowitz, Yale School of Management
    Paper: Fake News in Financial Markets

    October 2
    Dacheng Xiu, Chicago Booth School of Business
    Paper: Empirical Asset Pricing via Machine Learning

    October 4
    Kenneth Ahern, University of Southern California
    Paper: Do Proxies for Informed Trading Measure Informed Trading? Evidence from Illegal Insider Trades

    October 9
    Scott Dyreng, Duke University
    Paper: Strategic Subsidiary Disclosure

    October 18
    Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia Business School
    Paper: Does Financial Misconduct Pay off Even When Discovered?

    October 25
    John Graham, Duke University
    Paper: CEO-Board Dynamics

    November 1
    Daniel Green, Harvard Business School
    Paper: Corporate Refinancing, Covenants, and the Agency Cost of Debt

    November 5
    Alex Chinco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Paper: The Sound of Many Funds Rebalancing

    November 8
    Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University
    Paper: Blockchain Economics

    December 11
    Itamar Drechsler, The Wharton School
    Paper: Liquidity Creation as Volatility Risk

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    December 14
    Raisa Velthuis, Villanova University
    Paper: Are Hedge Fund Capacity Constraints Binding? Evidence on Scale and Competition

    December 7
    David Solomon, Boston College
    Paper: The Dividend Disconnect

    November 30
    Tania Babina, Columbia Business School
    Paper: Going Entrepreneurial? IPOs and New Firm Creation

    October 26
    Marco Rossi, Texas A&M
    Paper: The Cost of Immediacy for Corporate Bonds

    October 19
    Alessandro Previtero, Indiana University
    Paper: The Misguided Beliefs of Financial Advisors

    October 5
    Shmuel Baruch, University of Utah
    Paper: Is Index Trading Benign?

    September 28
    Jacquelyn Gillette, MIT
    Paper: Do Sell‐Side Debt Analysts Provide New Information?

    September 21
    Marti Subrahmanyam, NYU, Stern
    Paper: How do Informed Investors Trade in the Options Market?

    September 7
    Jules van Binsbergen, UPenn, Wharton
    Paper: Regulation of Charlatans in High‐Skill Professions

    July 13
    Will Gerken, University of Kentucky
    Paper: Is Fraud Contagious? Co-Worker Influence on Misconduct by Financial Advisors

    June 22
    Zhi Da, Notre Dame
    Paper: Exchange Traded Funds and Asset Return Correlations

    June 15
    Eric Ghysels, UNC
    Paper: Granularity and (Downside) Risk in Equity Markets

    June 13
    Ron Masulis, University of New South Wales
    Paper: Shareholder Wealth Consequence of Insider Pledging of Company Stock as Collateral for Personal Loans

    May 18
    Yi Li, FRB - Washington
    Paper: Institutional Herding and Its Price Impact: Evidence From the Corporate Bond Market


    May 15
    Yao Zeng, University of Washington
    Paper: A Dynamic Theory of Mutual Fund Runs and Liquidity Management

    May 11
    Jonas Heese, Harvard University
    Paper: Does the Public Disclosure of the SEC’s Oversight Actions Matter?

    April 27
    Joshua Mollner, Northwestern University
    Paper: Fast Traders Make a Quick Buck: The Role of Speed in Liquidity Provision

    April 13
    Neil Pearson, University of Illinois
    Paper: Evidence About Bubble Mechanisms: Precipitating Event, Feedback Trading, and Social Contagion

    March 30
    Jack Bao, FRB - Washington
    Paper: The Volcker Rule and Market-Making in Times of Stress

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    December 15
    Gregor Matvos, University of Chicago
    Paper: The Market for Financial Adviser Misconduct

    December 1
    Mark Van Achter, Erasmus University
    Paper: High Frequency Trading and Market Stability

    November 17
    Jonathan Karpoff, University of Washington
    Paper: The Lifecycle Effects of Firm Takeover Defenses

    October 13
    Daniel Taylor, Wharton School
    Paper: Political Connections and the Informativeness of Insider Trades

    September 15
    Kristine Hankins, University of Kentucky
    Paper: Understanding Precautionary Cash at Home and Abroad

    September 1
    Christian Leuz, University of Chicago
    Paper: Who falls prey to the Wolf of Wall Street: Individual Investor Participation in Market Manipulation

    July 28
    Denis Sosyura, University of Michigan
    Paper: Family Descent as a Signal of Managerial Quality: Evidence from Mutual Funds

    July 21
    Jiro Kondo, McGill University
    Paper: Competition between SROs and Enforcement: Evidence from the Formation of FINRA

    July 14
    Justin Birru, The Ohio State University
    Paper: Trading Skill: Evidence from Trades of Corporate Insiders in Their Personal Portfolios

    July 7
    Adrian Tobias, NY Fed
    Paper: Nonlinearity and Flight to Safety in the Risk-Return Trade-Off for Stocks and Bonds

    June 30
    Haoxiang Zhu, MIT
    Paper: Size Discovery

    June 9
    Gordon Phillips, Dartmouth College
    Paper: Financing Decisions and New Product Introductions of Private and Publicly Traded Firm

    May 26
    Shane Heitzman, University of Southern California
    Paper: Informed Trading Following New Private Information: Evidence from Nonpublic Merger Negotiations

    May 5
    Lubomir Petrasek, Federal Reserve
    Paper: Style and Skill: Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and Momentum

    April 28
    Marco DiMaggio, Columbia Business School
    Paper: The Value of Trading Relationships in Turbulent Times

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    December 10
    David Yermack, NYU
    Paper: Evasive Shareholder Meetings

    December 3
    Martjin Cremers, University of Notre Dame
    Paper: Do Mutual Fund Investors Get What They Pay For? The Legal Consequences of Closet Index Funds

    November 19
    Lauren Cohen, Harvard University
    Paper: Lazy Prices

    November 12
    Anjan Thakor, Washington University
    Paper: Bank Culture

    October 29
    Itay Goldstein, Wharton School
    Paper: Investor Flows and Fragility in Corporate Bond Funds

    October 22
    James Choi, Yale University
    Paper: Informed Trading and the Cost of Capital

    May 7
    Adi Sunderam, Harvard Business School
    Paper: Who Neglects Risk? Investor Experience and the Credit Boom

    April 30
    Viral Acharya, New York University
    Paper: Risk-Sharing and the Creation of Systemic Risk

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    December 11
    Harold Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas
    Paper: Tug-of-War: Affiliation in Securitization and Loan Performance

    December 4
    Pedro Matos, University of Virginia
    Paper: Asset Management Within Commercial Bank Groups: International Evidence

    November 20
    Sebastien Betermeier, McGill University
    Paper: Who are the Value and Growth Investors?

    October 30
    Charles Jones, Columbia University
    Paper: The effects of outages at stock exchanges

    October 8
    Albert Menkveld, VU University of Amsterdam
    Paper: Crowded Trades: An Overlooked Systemic Risk for Central Clearing Counterparties

    September 18
    John Harry Evans, University of Pittsburgh
    Paper: Open Internal Reporting and Managerial Collusion

    September 11
    Tracie Woidtke, University of Tennessee
    Paper: Do the interests of labor union and public pension fund activists align with other shareholders'? Evidence from the market for directors

    June 24
    Francis Longstaff, UCLA
    Paper: Corporate Taxes and Capital Structure: A Long-Term Historical Perspective

    June 12
    Hank Bessembinder, University of Utah
    Paper: Market Making Obligations and Firm Value

    May 29
    Patricia Dechow, University of California, Berkeley
    Paper: SEC Comment Letters and Insider Sales

    May 15
    Diane Denis, University of Pittsburgh
    Paper: Matching Directors with Firms: The Roles of Industry Expertise and CEO Influence

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    December 19
    Adam Reed, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
    Paper: Revealing Shorts: An Examination of Large Short Position Disclosures

    December 5
    Robert Battalio, University of Notre Dame
    Paper: Can Brokers Have it all? On the Relation between Make Take Fees & Limit Order Execution Quality

    November 21
    Shane Dikolli and Bill Mayew, Duke University
    Paper: Honoring One's Word, CEO Integrity and Accruals Quality

    November 14
    Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
    Paper: Corporate Financial Policies in Misvalued Debt Markets

    October 31
    Larry Glosten, Columbia Business School
    Paper: Flickering Quotes

    October 24
    Javed Ahmed, Federal Reserve Board
    Paper: Made Poorer by Choice, Worker Outcomes in Social Security versus Private Retirement Accounts

    October 10
    Jess Cornaggia, Georgetown University
    Paper: Revolving Doors on Wall Street

    September 26
    Wayne Landsman, University of North Carolina
    Paper: Does Fair Value Accounting Contribute to Procyclical Leverage?

    September 19
    Marios Panayides, University of Pittsburgh
    Paper: Informed Trading Before Unscheduled Corporate Events, Theory and Evidence

    September 5
    Sugata Ray, University of Florida
    Paper: Alternative Marketing for Alternative Investments

    July 15
    Roger Stein, MIT
    Paper: Aggregate and Firm-Level Measures of Systemic Risk From a Structural Model of Default

    July 9
    Matthew Cain, University of Notre Dame
    Paper: Private Equity Fundraising and the Use of Placement Agents: Information Production or Influence Peddling?

    June 18
    Magdalena Sokalska, City University of New York
    Paper: Performance of Limit Order Submission Strategies

    June 13
    Carole Comerton-Forde, University of Melbourne
    Paper: Dark Trading and Price Discovery

    June 1
    Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo
    Paper: A New Look at the Role of Sovereign Credit Default Swaps

    May 16
    Tracy Wang, University of Minnesota
    Paper: Corporate Scandals and Household Stock Market Participation

    May 6
    Loriana Pelizzon, University of Venice
    Paper: Sovereign, Bank, and Insurance Credit Spreads: Connectedness and System Networks

    May 2
    Bo Becker, Harvard
    Paper: Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market

    April 25
    Kumar Venkataraman, Southern Methodist University
    Paper: Should Exchanges Impose Market Maker Obligations?

    April 18
    Breno Schmidt, Emory
    Paper: Co-Insurance in Mutual Fund Families

    April 11
    Jesse Blocher, Vanderbilt
    Paper: The Externalities of Crowded Trades

    April 4
    Harrison Hong, Princeton
    Paper: Do Security Analysts Discipline Credit Rating Agencies?

    March 28
    Kelly Shue, University of Chicago
    Paper: Swinging for the Fences: Executive Reactions to Quasi-Random Option Grants

    March 21
    Mao Ye, University of Illinois
    Paper: The Externalities of High Frequency Trading

    March 14
    Jonathan Berk, Stanford
    Paper: Measuring Skill in the Mutual Fund Industry

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    December 13
    Isil Erel, The Ohio State University
    Paper: Why Did Holdings of Highly-Rated Securitization Tranches Differ So Much Across Banks?

    December 6
    Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University
    Paper: Managerial Multitasking in the Mutual Fund Industry

    November 29
    Christine Parlour, University of California - Berkeley
    Paper: Banks and Settlement

    November 8
    Brian Bushee, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton
    Paper: Do Investors Benefit from Selective Access to Management?

    October 4
    Michael Weisbach, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Paper: Syndicated Loan Spreads and the Composition of the Syndicate

    September 26
    Brian Henderson, George Washington University
    Paper: New Evidence on the Financialization of Commodity Markets

    September 13
    Antje Berndt, Carnegie Mellon University
    Paper: What Broker Charges Reveal about Mortgage Credit Risk

    September 6
    Mahendrarajah Nimalendran, University of Florida
    Paper: Informational Linkages Between Dark and Lit Trading Venues

    August 2
    Rachna Prakash, Georgetown University
    Paper: Relaxing the Reconciliation Requirement in Non-U.S. Firms' SEC Filings: Firm Incentives and Changes in Earnings Informativeness

    July 19
    Vladimir Atanasov, College of William & Mary
    Paper: Liquidity and Value in the Deep vs. Shallow Ends of Mortgage-Backed Securities Pools

    June 14
    Dragon Tang, University of Hong Kong
    Paper: Rating Shopping or Catering? An Examination of Competition for CDO Credit Ratings

    May 24
    Darren Roulstone, Ohio State University
    Paper: The Informativeness of Stale Financial Disclosure

    May 17
    Nagpurnanand R. Prabhala, University of Maryland
    Paper: CEO-Director Connections and Corporate Fraud: Not just whether you are connected but how

    May 8
    George Aragon, Arizona State University
    Paper: Strategic Delays and Clustering in Hedge Fund Reported Returns

    May 2
    Burton Hollifield, Carnegie Mellon
    Paper: Bid-Ask Spreads and the Pricing of Securitizations: 144a vs. Registered Securitizations

    April 19
    Pradeep Yadav, University of Oklahoma
    Paper: Behind the Veil: Informed Traders and Pre-Trade Opacity

    December 15
    Carol Marquardt, Baruch College
    Paper: A Lobbying Approach to Evaluating the Whistleblower Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act of 2010

    December 8
    Debbie Lucas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Paper: Evaluating the Government as a Source of Systemic Risk

    December 1
    Andrew Cohen, Federal Reserve Board
    Paper: Rating Shopping in the CMBS Market

    November 17
    Dan Li, Federal Reserve Board
    Paper: Dealer Networks

    November 10
    Phil Strahan, Boston College
    Paper: Are all ratings created equal? The impact of issuer size on the pricing of mortgage-backed securities

    November 3
    Chengyang Wei, New York Fed
    Paper: The Private Premium in Public Bonds

    October 25
    Mark J. Ready, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Paper: Determinants of volume in dark pools

    October 24
    Jerry Hoberg, University of Maryland
    Paper: Redefining Financial Constraints: A Text-Based Analysis

    October 13
    Ron Masulis, University of New South Wales
    Paper: Order Imbalances around Seasoned Equity Offerings

    October 6
    Paul Tetlock, Columbia University
    Paper: Asset Pricing in the Dark: The Cross Section of OTC Stocks

    September 21
    Andrew Karolyi, Cornell University
    Paper: The U.S. left behind? Financial globalization and the rise of IPO activity around the world

    September 1
    Toni Whited, University of Rochester
    Paper: Equity Market Misvaluation and Firm Financial Policies

    August 30
    Michael Schill, Darden School of Business
    Paper: The Nature of the Foreign Listing Premium: A Cross-Country Examination

    August 24
    Sheridan Titman, University of Texas at Austin
    Paper: Testing Factor-Model Explanations of Market Anomalies

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    July 21
    Fei Xei, George Mason University
    Paper: Managerial ownership of debt and bank loan contracting

    July 14
    Korok Ray, Georgetown University
    Paper: Sorting effects of performance pay

    May 26
    Slava Fos, Columbia University
    Paper: The Disciplinary Effects of Proxy Contests

    May 19
    Ital Goldstein, Wharton Business School
    Paper: The Real Effects of Financial Markets: The Impact of Prices on Takeovers

    April 28
    Darius Miller, Southern Methodist University
    Paper: Uninvited U.S. investors? Economic consequences of involuntary cross-listings

    April 19
    Craig Brown, National University of Singapore
    Paper: Campaign Contributions and Government Security Issuance: Evidence from State Bond Pricing

    April 4
    Gennaro Bernille, University of Miami
    Paper: Financial Regulation, Information Environment, and Local Investors

    March 24
    Stuart Gillan, Texas Tech University
    Paper: On the Optimality of Shareholder Control: Evidence from the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act

    March 17
    Roni Michaely, Cornell University
    Paper: Corporate Governance and the Timing of Earnings Announcements?

    March 3
    Reena Aggarwal, Georgetown University
    Paper: Does Proxy Voting Affect the Demand and/or Supply for Securities Lending?

    February 25
    Raghu Rau, University of Cambridge
    Paper: Does Executive Compensation Translate into Future Stock Price Performance?

    February 1
    Jake Thornock, University of Washington
    Paper: Googling for Information around Earnings Announcements

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    December 7
    Jess Corniaggia, Indiana University
    Paper: Why are Credit Ratings Useful?

    December 2
    Daniel Bergstresser, Harvard University
    Paper: Fractionalization and the municipal bond market

    November 17
    Mark Mitchell, CNH Partners
    Paper: Arbitrage Crashes and the Speed of Capital

    November 11
    Jonathan Karpoff, University of Washington
    Paper: Bribery: Business as usual?

    November 2
    Terrance Odean, University of California, Berkeley
    Paper: Once Burned, Twice Shy: How Naïve Learning, Counterfactuals, and Regret Affect the Repurchase of Stocks Previously Sold

    October 7
    Mara Faccio, Purdue University
    Paper: Large shareholder diversification and corporate risk-taking

    September 9
    John Harold Mulherin, University of Georgia
    Paper: Conflicts of Interest in Corporate Control Transactions: The Role of the Independent Special Committee

    September 1
    Krishna Kamath, Wharton Business School
    Paper: Match-making and Rent-seeking: An Empirical Analysis of Mergers of Venture-backed Companies

    August 9
    Chris Clifford, University of Kentucky
    Paper: Out of the Dark: Hedge Fund Reporting Biases and Commercial Databases

    August 3
    Laura Tuttle, American University of Sharjah
    Paper: Paying Attention: Overnight Returns and the Hidden Cost of Buying at the Open

    July 29
    Christo Pirinsky, George Washington University
    Paper: Competition and Fees in the Mutual Fund Industry

    May 6
    Clara Vega, Federal Reserve Board
    Paper: Rise of the Machines: Algorithmic Trading in the Foreign Exchange Market

    April 15
    Pam Moulton, Fordham University
    Paper: The Role of Market Design in Alleviating Attention Constraints

    March 18
    Richard Green, Carnegie-Mellon University
    Paper: Financial Expertise as an Arms Race

    March 11
    Lauren Cohen, Harvard Business School
    Paper: Hiring Cheerleaders: Board Appointments of "Independent" Directors

    March 4
    Gustavo Suarez, Federal Reserve Board
    Paper: Securitization Without Risk Transfer

    Topic: measuring the price impact of stock trading

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    December 10
    Anna Scherbina, UC Davis

    December 3
    Mike Lemmon, University of Utah

    November 19
    Heather Tookes, Yale University

    October 29
    Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University

    October 13
    Robin Lumsdaine, American University

    October 1
    Jennifer Huang, University of Texas

    September 24
    Myron Slovin, HEC - Paris

    September 17
    Simon Gervais, Duke University

    September 9
    Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University

    Andrei Kirilenko, CFTC

    Sophie Shive, University of Notre Dame

    Fabrizio Ferri, Harvard University

    David Reeb, Temple University

    Avri Ravid, Rutgers University

    Lee Pinkowitz, Georgetown University

    James Vickrey, New York Fed

    Srinivasan Sankaraguruswamy, National University of Singapore

    Kose John, New York University

    Milton Harris, University of Chicago

    Russ Wermers, University of Maryland

    Malcolm Baker, Harvard University

    Jennifer Carpenter, New York University

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    Jay Dahya, Baruch College/CUNY

    Brad Barber, UC Davis

    Alex Frino, University of Sydney

    Antonio Falato, Federal Reserve Board

    Alex Edmans, University of Pennsylvania

    Christopher Yung, University of Colorado

    Anna Obizhaeva, University of Maryland

    Gerard Hoberg, University of Maryland

    Kumar Venkataraman, Southern Methodist University

    Jim Hsieh, George Mason University

    Ugur Lel, Federal Reserve Board

    Gjergji Cici, William and Mary

    Jack Cooney, Texas Tech University

    Otto Van Hemert, New York University

    Harold Mulherin, University of Georgia

    Laura Starks, University of Texas

    Lalitha Naveen, Temple University

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    Victoria Ivashina, Harvard University

    Richard Evans, University of Virginia

    Andrew Karolyi, Ohio State University

    Mila Getmansky, UMass - Amherst

    Mark Mitchell, CNH Partners

    Justin Wolfers, University of Pennsylvania

    Ulrike Malmendier, University of California, Berkeley Department of Economics

    Pete Kyle, University of Chicago

    Gregory Duffee, University of California, Berkeley

    Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago

    Gary Gorton, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business

    Alon Brav, Duke University

    JB Heaton, Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar and Scott, LLP

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    Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University

    Robert Engle, New York University

    Burton Hollifield, Carnegie Mellon University

    Jonathan Berk, University of California, Berkeley

    Terry Hendershott, University of California, Berkeley

    Michael Brennan, University of California, Los Angeles and London School of Business