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Past Seminars

December 7, 2010
René M. Stulz (The Ohio State University)
The Credit Crisis Around the Globe: Why Did Some Banks Perform Better? with Andrea Beltratti

November 23, 2010
Valentina Hartarska (Auburn University)
Economies of Scope of Lending and Mobilizing Deposits in Rural Microfinance Institutions: A Semiparametric Analysis with Christopher F Parmeter and Denis Nadolnyak

October 26, 2010
Matthew Rhodes-Kropf (Harvard University)
Financing Risk and Bubbles of Innovation with Ramana Nanda

September 21, 2010 
David McKenkie (World Bank)
Does Management Matter? Evidence from India with N. Bloom, B.Eifert, A. Mahajan, and J. Roberts

September 9, 2010
Fabiano Schivardi, (University of Cagliari and EIEF)
Does Idiosyncratic Business Risk Matter? with Claudio Michelacci

May 27, 2010
Chotibhak Jotikasthira,(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Asset Fire Sales and Purchases and the International Transmission of Financial Shocks with Christian Lundblad and Tarun Ramadoraiy

May 11, 2010
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, (University of Houston)
What Hinders Investment in the Aftermath of Financial Crises: Insolvent Firms or Illiquid Banks? with Herman Kamil and Carolina Villegas-Sanchez

April 22, 2010
Dean Karlan, (Yale University)
Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving, with Margaret McConnell, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Jonathan Zinman

April 6, 2010
Murillo Campello, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Corporate Debt Maturity and the Real Effects of the 2007 Credit Crisis with Heitor Almeida, Bruno Laranjeira, and Scott Weisbenner

February 16, 2010 
Esther Duflo, (MIT Department of Economics and NBER)
The Miracle of Microfiance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation with Abhijit Banerjee, Rachel Glennerster, and Cynthia Kinnan

December 1, 2009
John Van Reenen, (London School of Economics)
Trade induced technical change? The impact of Chinese imports on innovation, diffusion and productivity with Nicholas Bloom and Mirko Draca

November 24, 2009
Laurence Kotlikoff, (Boston University)
Ending the World's Financial Plague Before It Strikes Again with Limited Purpose Banking - Jimmy Steward is Dead 

November 3, 2009
Sergi Lanau (Bank of England)
Domestic Financial Regulation and External Borrowing 

September 22, 2009
Rajkamal Iyer,  (MIT)
The Importance of Holdup in Contracting: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Antoinette Schoar

September 8, 2009
Jonathan Zinman,  (Dartmouth College & Innovations for Poverty Action)
Expanding Microenterprise Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts in Manila with Dean Karlan

September 1, 2009
Siddharth Sharma, (International Finance Corporation)
Entry Regulation, Labor Laws and Informality: Evidence from India 

April 21, 2009
Garth Frazer, University of Toronto
Unions, Productivity,and Profitability in Ghanaian Manufacturing

March 10, 2009
Olga Shurchkov, Wellesley College
Under Pressure: Gender Differences in Output Quality and Quantity under Competition and Time Constraints

February 24, 2009
Alexander Butler, University of Texas at Dallas
Does access to external finance improve productivity? Evidence from a natural experiment with Jess Cornaggia

January 27, 2009
Nicola Cetorelli, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Credit Market Competition and the Nature of Firms

November 18, 2008
 
Colin Xu, World Bank
Explaining the China-India Performance Gap with Micro data: Identifying the Binding Constraints  with Taye Mengistae, Randall Morck, and Bernard Yeung

November 11, 2008
Subika Farazi, World Bank
Government Borrowing and Private Credit: Evidence from Developing Countries with M. Shahe Emran

November 4, 2008 
Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley and NBER
Depression Babies: Do Macroeconomic Experiences Affect Risk-Taking with Stefan Nagel

October 21, 2008
Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Washington University, St. Louis
Stock Market Liberalization and the Decision to Go Public 

October 7, 2008
Bilal Zia, World Bank
Financial education and financial incentives as a means to enhancing banking access:
Experimental evidence from Indonesia. 

September 23, 2008
Art Durnev, McGill University
The Resource Curse: A Corporate Transparency Channel with Sergei Guriev Finance  

September 9, 2008 
Daniel Paravisini, Columbia University, 
Public Information and Coordination: Evidence from a Credit Registry Expansion, with Andrew Hertzberg and Jose Liberti  

April 22, 2008
Rajkamal Iyer (University of Amsterdam)
Who Runs? The Importance of Relationships in Bank Runs 

March 25, 2008
Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Measuring Aggregate Productivity Growth Using Plant-level Data

March 11, 2008
James Vickery (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
How Do Financial Frictions Shape the Product Market? Evidence from Mortgage Originations
 

November 6, 2007
Kaivan Munshi (Brown University) 
The Birth of a Business Community: Tracing the Path to Entrepreneurship in a Developing Economy  
 

October 23, 2007
Elias Papaioannou (Dartmouth College)
Entry Regulation and Inter-industry Reallocation: Theory and Evidence 

October 9, 2007
Joseph P.H. Fan (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Financial Distress without Bankruptcy: The Case of China

September 25, 2007
Ashok S. Rai (Williams College)
Does Collateral Reduce Overdues? A Regression Discontinuity Approach

June 12, 2007
Anna Paulson (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Risk-taking and the Quality of Informal Insurance: Gambling and Remittances in Thailand

May 22, 2007
Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School)
Are Monitors Over-Monitored? Evidence from Corruption and Lending in Indian Banks

May 15, 2007
James R. Tybout (Pennsylvania State University)
Firm-level Productivity Studies: Illusions and a Solution

May 1, 2007
Joseph Kaboski (Ohio State)
Testing a Structural Model of Credit Constraints Using a Large-Scale Quasi-Experimental Microfinance Initiative

April 16, 2007
Jean Imbs (HEC Lausanne, Switzerland)
Finance and Efficiency: Do Bank Branching Regulations Matter?   

March 6, 2007 
Erik Feijen (World Bank)
Finance and Hunger Empirical Evidence of the Agricultural Productivity Channel

March 1, 2007
Harini Parthasarathy (Harvard University)
Do Firms Engage in One-Stop Shopping for Lending and Underwriting Services?

January 31, 2007
Vidhi Chhaochharia (International Finance Corporation)
CEO Compensation and Board Structure

January 23, 2007
Albert Bravo-Biosca (Harvard University)
Shared Control and Outcomes in Private Firms 

January 18, 2007
Vikrant Vig (Columbia University)
Access to Collateral and Corporate Debt Structure: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

January 16, 2007
Paige Marta Skiba (University of California, Bereley)
Measuring the Individual-Level Effects of Access to Credit: Evidence from Payday Loans

January 11, 2007
Miriam Bruhn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
License to Sell: The Effect of Business Registration Reform on Entrepreneurial Activity in Mexico

January 9, 2007
Bilal Husnain Zia (World Bank)
Export Incentives, Financial Constraints, and the (Mis)Allocation of Credit: Micro-Level Evidence from Subsidized Export Loans

December 12, 2006
Mara Faccio (Vanderbilt University)
"Corporate Response to Distress: Evidence from the Asian Financial Crisis" with Rajdeep Sengupta

December 5, 2006
Heiner Schulz (University of Pennsylvania)
"Foreign Banks in Mexico: New Conquistadors or Agents of Change?"Bilal_Zia_January_9.pdf

November 21, 2006
Raymond Fisman (Columbia University) with Edward Miguel
"
Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets"

November 7, 2006
Asim Khwaja (Harvard University)

October 17, 2006
Atif Mian ( Chicago  GSB)
"Dollars Dollars Everywhere and Not a Dime to Lend?" with Asim Ijaz Khwaja and Bilal Zia

October 3, 2006
Todd Gormley (Washington University St. Louis)
"Corporate Bonds: A Spare Tire in Emerging Markets?" with Simon Johnson, and Changyong Rhee

September 12, 2006
I. Serdar Dinç (Northwestern University)
"The Decision to Privatize: Finance, Politics, and Patronage" with Nandini Gupta

May 30, 2006
Sydney Ludvigson (New York  University)
"
The Declining Equity Premium" with Martin Lettau, and Jessica A. Wachter
This seminar is sponsored jointly with the IMF.

May 10, 2006
Rui Albuquerque (Boston  University)
"
An Agency Based Asset Pricing Model" with Neng Wang

April 18, 2006
Douglas Gale (New York  University)
"
Systemic Risk and Regulation" with Franklin Allen
This seminar is sponsored jointly with the IMF.

April 5, 2006
Jose Liberti (London  Schoolof Business and Northwestern University)
"
Estimating The Effect Of Hierarchies On Information Use" with Atif Mian

March 15, 2006
Daniela Fabbri, (HEC Lausanne and visiting professor New York  University)
"
Law Enforcement, Firms and Capital Accumulation: Theory and Evidence"

February 14, 2006
Til Schuermann (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
"
Macroeconomic Dynamics and Credit Risk: A Global Perspective" with Hashem Pesaran, et al.
Jointly sponsored with the IMF.

February 13, 2006
Erlend Nier (Bank of England)
"
Bank Weakness, Loan Supply and Monetary Policy"
[lunchtime brown-bag seminar]

February 8, 2006
Valentina Bruno (London  Schoolof Economics)
"One Size Does Not Fit All, After All: Evidence from Corporate Governance"

January 31, 2006
Hendrik Hakenes (Max Plank Institute, Bonn)
"
The Threat of Capital Drain: A Rationale for Regional Public Banks?"
This seminar is sponsored jointly with the IMF.

December 14, 2005
Chirstian Lundblad (
Indiana  University)
"
Global Growth Opportunities and Market Integration"

December 7, 2005
Anna Paulson (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago  )
"Institutional Quality and Financial Market Development: Evidence from International Migrants in the U.S."
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

November 30, 2005
Bilal Zia (Massachusetts Institute of Techonology)
"
The Effectiveness and Allocation of Subsidized Credit: Evidence from Export Loans"

November 2, 2005
Wei Xiong (Princeton University)
"
Speculative Trading and Stock Prices: Evidence from Chinese A-B Share Premia"

October 26, 2005

Armando Gomes (University of Washington in St. Louis)
"
Why Do Public Firms Issue Private and Public Securities
?"
This seminar is sponsored jointly with the IMF.

October 12, 2005

Karl Lins (University  of Utah)
"
Private Benefits of Control, Ownership, and the Cross-Listing Decision"
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

October 4, 2005
Luigi Guiso (University  of Chicago)
"
Trusting the Stock Market"
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

September 7, 2005 - CANCELLED
Ashok Rai (Williams  College)
"
Adverse Selection in Credit Markets: Evidence from South Indian Bidding Roscas"

August 30, 2005 IMF
Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton  University)
"
Market Liquidity and Funding Liquidity"
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

July 28, 2005
Enrico Perotti (University  of Amsterdamand CEPR)
"
The Political Economy of Financial Fragility"

June 29, 2005
Mihir Desai (Harvard  Business  School)
"Financial Constraints and Growth: Multinational and Local Firm Responses to Currency Depreciations"
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

May 3, 2005
Jean-Charles Rochet (University  of Toulouse)
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

May 2, 2005
Utpal Bhattacharya (Indiana  University)
"When No Law Is Better than a Good Law"

April 29, 2005
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm  Schoolof Economics)
"What You Sell Is What You Lend? -- Explaining Trade Credit Contracts

April 12, 2005
Martin Summer (Central Bank of Austria)
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

April 11, 2005
Philippe Aghion (Harvard  University)

March 15, 2005
Jin-Chuan Duan (University  of Toronto)
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

December 14, 2004
Dimitrios Tsomocos (Oxford  University)
"A Risk Assessment Model for Banks"
The seminar was sponsored jointly with the IMF.

December 1, 2004
David Greenberg (
University  of Chicago  )
"Industry Equilibrium Implications of Credit Market Frictions"

October 13, 2004
Mara Faccio (
Vanderbilt  University)
"Political Connections and Government Bailouts"




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