NYU Stern

Past Law & Finance Seminars

Past Speakers

May 3rd, 2012
Dirk Hackbarth
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Distress Risk, Stock Returns, and the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act"

March 22, 2012
Stoyan Stoyanov
NYU Stern School of Business
"Class Action Security Lawsuits and Dividend Policy"

February 16, 2012
Erin Smith
NYU Stern School of Business
"Over-Voting"

March 24, 2011
Kenneth Ahern
Michigan Ross School of Business
"Who Writes the News? Corporate Press Releases During Merger Negotiations"

April 21, 2011
Luigi Zingales
Chicago Booth School of Business
"Inefficient Provision of Inside Money by Banks"
with Oliver Hart of Harvard University & NBER

April 28, 2011
S. Abraham Ravid
Rutgers Business School
"Street Contingency without Moral Hazard -- A Theory of Intellectual Property Contracts and Evidence from Screenplay Sales"
with Milton Harris of University of Chicago and Suman Basuroy of University of Oklahoma

February 25, 2010
Avri Ravid
Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick
"Conflicts in Bankruptcy and the Sequence of Debt Issues"

March 4, 2010
John Coates
Harvard Law School
"The Powerful and Pervasive Effects of Ownership on M&A"

April 15, 2010
René M. Stulz
Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
"The Credit Crisis Around the Globe: Why Did Some Banks Perform Better?"

April 22, 2010
Vikrant Vig
London Business School
"Securitization and Distressed Loan Renegotiation: Evidence from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis"

March 5, 2009
Viral Acharya
New York University
"Corporate Governance Externalities"

April 23, 2009
Julian Franks
London Business School
"The Life Cycle of Family Ownership: A Comparative Study of France, Germany, Italy and the UK"

February 21, 2008
David Yermack
NYU Stern School of Business
"Deduction Ad Absurdum: CEOs Donating Their Own Stock to Their Own Family Foundations"

March 27, 2008
Vikrant Vig
London Business School
"Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening? Evidence From Subprime Loans 2001-2006"

April 10, 2008
Henry Hu
University of Texas Law School
"Equity and Debt Decoupling and Empty Voting II: Importance and Extensions"

February 15, 2007
Efraim Benmelech
Harvard University "Liquidation Values and the Credibility of Financial Contract Renegotiation: Evidence from U.S. Airlines"

March 22, 2007
Amy Dittmar
University of Michigan
"To be or not to be (public)"

April 12, 2007
David Thesmar
ENSAE-CREST and CEPR
"Politically Connected CEOs and Corporate Outcomes: Evidence from France"

April 19, 2007
Sanjai Bhagat
University of Colorado
"Corporate Governance and Firm Performance"

February 16, 2006
Stephen Choi
Marcel Kahan
New York University "The Market Penalty for Mutual Fund Scandals"

March 9, 2006
Darius Palia
Rutgers Business School "Does Better Corporate Governance 'Cause' Better Firm Performance?"

March 30, 2006
Jonathan Karpoff
University of Washington Business School "The Cost to Firms of Cooking the Books"

February 24, 2005
ULRIKE MALMENDIER
Stanford University "Superstar CEOs"

March 10, 2005
MARK GARMAISE
UCLA
Anderson School of Management "Corruption, Governance, and the Cost of Capital"

April 14, 2005
ALAN SCHWARZ
Yale Law School "How Much Irrationality Does the Market Permit?"

April 21, 2005
MIHIR DESAI
Harvard University
School of Graduate Business Administration "Constraining Managers without Owners:
Governance of the Not-for-Profit Enterprise"

April 28, 2005
MATHIAS BRAUN
UCLA
Anderson School of Management "Trade Liberalization and the Politics of Financial Development"

February 19, 2004
ALASTAIR SMITH and
BRUCE BUENO deMESQUITA
NYU Dept. of Politics "The Political Economy of Fraud: A Theory and Empirical Tests"

February 26, 2004
MARK RAMSEYER
Mitsubishi Prof. of Japanese Legal Studies
Harvard Law School "Who Appoints Them, What Do They Do?
Evidence on Outside Directors from Japan"

March 25, 2004
PER STROMBERG
University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business "How Do Legal Differences and Learning Affect Financial Contracts?"

April 1, 2004
ALAN SCHWARZ
Yale Law School
"A Normative Theory of Business Bankruptcy"

April 8, 2004
DAVID YERMACK
NYU Stern School of Business
"Flights of Fancy: Corporate Jets, CEO Perquisites, and Inferior Shareholder Returns"

April 22, 2004
RAY FISMAN
Columbia University
Graduate School of Business "Governance and CEO Turnover: Do Something or Do the Right Thing? "

May 6, 2004
NITTAI BERGMAN
MIT Sloan School of Management
"Investor Protection and the Coasian View"

February 2, 2003
NIALL FERGUSON
Stern School of Business
Enforcing the Rule of Law: The British Empire and Globalization

February 7, 2003
COLIN MAYER
Said Business School
University of Oxford
The Origination and Evoluation of Ownership and Control of the Corporation

March 6, 2003
JORDAN SIEGEL
MIT
Sloan School of Management
Can Foreign Firms Bond Themselves Effectively by Renting U.S. Securities Laws?

March 13, 2003
ALAN SCHWARTZ
Yale Law School
Understanding MACs and MAEs"

April 10, 2003
BENGT HOLMSTROM
Sloan School of Management
A Theory of Firm Scope

April 24, 2003
JENNIFER ARLEN
NYU School of Law
Unregulable Defenses and the Perils of Shareholder Choice

January 31, 2002
AMIR LICHT
Law School at the Interdisciplinary Center
Herzliya, Israel
RENE STULZ
Ohio State University
Culture, Law & Finance
Culture, Openness & Finance

February 14, 2002
KATHARINA PISTOR
Columbia Law School
Incomplete Law: A Conceptual and Analytical Framework

February 28, 2002
THOMAS HELLMANN
Stanford University
IPOs, Acquisitions and the Use of Convertible Securities in Venture Capital

March 7, 2002
STEVEN KAPLAN
University of Chicago
Financial Contracting Theory Meets the Real World: An Empirical Analysis of Venture Capital Contracts
and
Characteristics, Contracts and Actions: Evidence from Venture Capital Analyses

March 21, 2002
MARCEL KAHAN
NYU School of Law
An Economic Analysis of Rights of First Refusal

April 4, 2002
HENRY HANSMANN
Yale Law School
Ownership, Overcapacity, and Exit in the Hospital Industry

April 18, 2002
ARTHUR REBELL
Senior Vice President
Loews Corporation
A Tracking Case Study:
The Loews Corporation's Carolina Group IPO

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