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Jim and Gail Peyton Finance Seminar Series

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

When: Fridays
Where: McClelland Hall, Room 315S

Where available, click links below for additional information. Follow a link below, or scroll down for all Finance seminars:

Fall 2008

Date/Time Presenter Paper
September 12
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Roger Edelen, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

"What do Soft-dollars Buy? Performance, Expense Shifting, Agency Costs"

September 19
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Shrikant Jategaonkar, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Arizona

"If it’s good for the firm, it’s good for me: Insider trading and repurchases motivated by undervaluation"

September 26
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Jay Huang, Associate Professor of Finance, Penn State

"Specification Analysis of Structural Credit Risk Models"
October 3
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Charles Jones, Professor, Columbia University

"Shorting Restrictions: Revisitng the 1930’S"

October 17
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Qin Wang, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Arizona "Is There an Informational Linkage between Option
Trading Activities and Underlying Stock Depths?
October 31
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Ali Nejadmalayeri, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University "Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Corporate Credit Spreads"
November 14
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Wurgler, Research Professor, New York University "Comovement and Copredictability of Bonds and the Cross-Section of Stocks"
December 5
2 - 3:30 p.m.

B. Espen Eckbo, Professor, Dartmouth College

"Markup Pricing Revisted"
December 12
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, Chair, University of California, Los Angeles "Why Has Trading Volume Increased?"

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Spring 2009

Date/Time Presenter Paper
March 6
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Joseph Chen, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis "Do Hedge Funds Profit From Mutual-Fund Distress?"

April 10
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Josh Coval, Professor, Harvard Business School "The Pricing of Investment Grade Credit Risk during the Financial Crisis"
April 17
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Richard Stanton, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley "Optimal Exercise of Executive Stock Options and
Implications for Firm Cost

May 1
2 - 3:30 p.m.

John Griffin, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin "Did Subjectivity Play a Role in CDO Credit Ratings?"

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