Upcoming WHU Research Seminars in Finance & Accounting

Contact for Finance

Asst. Prof. Dr.

Nic Schaub

Assistant Professor

Raum: D-107


Contact for Accounting

Professor Dr.

Maximilian Müller

Chair Holder

Raum: D-318


Accounting & Tax Research Seminars

Date Presenter University
27. Sept. 2019 Miguel Duro IESE Business School University of Navarra
18. Oct. 2019 Annelies Renders Maastricht University
25. Oct. 2019 Dirk Schindler Erasmus University Rotterdam
08. Nov. 2019 Jacco Wielhouwer VU Amsterdam
29. Nov. 2019 Dominika Langenmayr KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
06. Dec. 2019 Doris Merkl-Davies Bangor Business School

Finance Research Seminars

Date Presenter University
24. Sept. 2019 Eli Fich LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
22. Oct. 2019 Yinggang Zhou Xiamen University
19. Nov. 2019 Shantanu Banerjee Lancester University
26. Nov. 2019 Christoph Schneider Tilburg University
03. Dec. 2019 Tereza Tykvová University of Hohenheim

Spring 2019

  • Friday, 10. May 2019, David Windisch, University of Graz:
    Measuring Accounting Comparability
  • Friday, 08. March 2019, Pietro Bonetti, IESE Business School:
    Disclosure Regulation and Corporate Acquisitions
  • Friday, 01. March 2019, Michele Fabrizi, IESE Business School:
    Criminal Firms and Peer Firm Tax Avoidance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
  • Friday, 15. Feb. 2019, Karthik Balakrishnan, London Business School:
    Symmetric Ignorance is Bliss: When does Transparency Reduce Liquidity?
  • Friday, 25. Jan. 2019, Karthik Ramanna, University of Oxford:
    The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits; but not for the reason you think

Fall 2018

  • Friday, 23. Nov. 2018, Robert Ullmann, University of Augsburg:
    “Norderfriedrichskoog! Tax Havens, Tax Competition and the Introduction of a Minimum Tax Rate”
  • Friday, 05. Oct. 2018, Amir Amel-Zadeh, University of Oxford:
    “Are All Insider Sales Created Equal? Evidence from Form 4 Footnote Disclosures”
  • Friday, 28. Sept. 2018, Aytekin Ertan, London Business School:
    "Financial Intermediation through Financial Disintermediation:  Evidence from the ECB Corporate Sector Purchase Programm"

Spring 2018

  • Friday, 15th June 2018, Volkan Muslu, University of Houston:
    “How Do Firms Change Investments Based on MD&A Disclosures of Peer Firm?”
  • Friday, 8th June 2018, Harry Huizinga, Tilburg University:
    "Foreign Banks and International Transmission of Monetary Policy: Evidence from the Syndicated Loan Market"
  • Wednesday, 16th May 2018, Lin Cheng, University of Arizona:
    "Auditor-related Provisions in Private Loan Agreements, Audit Fee, and Audit Quality"
  • Friday, 20th April 2018, Thomas Gilliam, IE Business School:
    Detecting Real Activities Manipulation
  • Friday, 6th April 2018, Frank Ecker, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management:
    "Payoffs to Aggressiveness"
  • Friday, 9th March 2018, Jochen Pierk, Erasmus University Rotterdam:
    "Determinants and consequences of group and component auditor alignment"
  • Friday, 2nd January 2018, Stefano Cascino, London School of Economics:
    "Labor Market Effects of Spatial Licensing Requirements: Evidence from CPA Mobility"

Fall 2017

  • Friday, 8th December 2017, Luc Paugam, HEC Paris:
    "Enforcement and Cash Flow Management to Delay Goodwill Impairments under IFRS"
  • Friday, 24th November 2017, Harm Schütt, LMU München:
    "Competition in Financial News Markets and Trading Activity"
  • Friday, 17th November 2017, Christian Laux, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien:
    Accounting and the Financial Crisis: The Real Problems and Challenges (Going Forward)”
  • Friday, 27th October 2017, Zoltan Novotny-Farkas, Lancaster University:
    “Are Level 3 fair value gains and losses informative? Evidence from FAS 157 rollforward disclosures”
  • Thursday, 26th October 2017, Roni Michaely, Johnson@Cornell Tech—Cornell University:
    “Are U.S. Industries Becoming More Concentrated?"
  • Friday, 13th October 2017, Daniel Beneish, University of Indiana:
    "Explaining Merger Wealth Effects using Allocated Merger Prices"
  • Friday, 8th September 2017, Dan Amiram, Columbia Business School:

    Do executive compensation contracts maximize firm value? Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment

Spring 2017

  • Friday, 30th June 2017|Saverio Bozzolan, LUISS University Rome:
    "Consistency in Guidance Characteristics”
  • Friday, 23rd June 2017, Shivaram Rajgopal, GSB Columbia:

    "Towards a Financial Statement Based Approach to Modeling Systemic Risk in Insurance and Banking"

  • Friday, 2nd June 2017, Alfred Wagenhofer, University of Graz:
    "Effects of Increasing Enforcement on Firm Value and Financial Reporting Quality"
  • Friday, 28th April 2017, Paul André, HEC Lausanne:
    "Business group membership and IFRS reporting: The effect of group financing and investing incentives"
  • Friday, 21st April 2017, Philip Joos, Tilburg University:
    “How do Analysts Process Managerial Earnings Forecasts? An Experimental Study Using Eye-Tracking Technology
  • Friday, 31st March 2017, Christina Dargenidou, University of Exeter:
    "Real activities management to prevent fiscal deficits:  Evidence from municipal corporations"
  • Thursday, 23rd March 2017, Luzi Hail, The Wharton School:
    "Do Risk Disclosures Matter When It Counts? Evidence from the Swiss Franc Shock"
  • Friday, 10th February 2017, Niamh Brennan, University of Dublin:
    A Theoretical Framework of External Accounting Communication: Research Perspectives, Traditions, and Theories
  • Friday, 13th January 2017, Johannes Voget, University of Mannheim:
    “International Taxation and Productivity Effects of M&As”

Fall 2016

  • Friday, 2nd December 2016, Juha-Pekka Kallunki, University of Oulu:
    "Do Smarter Auditors Deliver Better Audit Quality? Archival Evidence Based on Unique IQ Data on Swedish Auditors”
  • Friday, 25th November 2016, Michael Overesch, University of Cologne:
    “Capital Market Reaction to Tax Avoidance: Evidence from LuxLeaks”
  • Friday, 11th November 2016, Gaizka Ormazabal, IESE Business School:
    "The Effect of SEC’s Public Disclosure of its Oversight Actions"
  • Thursday, 13th October 2016, Scott Dyreng, Duke University:
    "Trade-offs in the Repatriation of Foreign Earnings"
  • Friday, 7th October 2016, Jannis Bischof, University of Mannheim:
    "Why Did Politicians Blame Fair Value Accounting during the Financial Crisis? The Role of Conservative Ideology and Special Interests"

Spring 2016

  • Monday, 11th July 2016, Ivo Welch, UCLA:
    "Levered Returns"
  • Friday, 10th June 2016, Juan Pedro Gomez, IE Business School:
    "Tax Enforcement and Income Diversion: Evidence after Putin’s election in 2000"
  • Friday, 4th March 2016, Jennifer Blouin, Wharton School:
    "Understanding the Information of Book-Tax Differences"
  • Friday, 12th February 2016, Kay Blaufus, Leibniz University of Hannover:
    "Mental Accounting and the Timing of Taxation"
  • Friday, 5th February 2016, Gilad Livne, University of Exeter:
    "Does Street Earnings Matter More than GAAP Earnings for CEO Turnovers?"
  • Tuesday, 12th January 2016, Daniel Saavedra, UCLA:
    "Tax Refund Firms"

Fall 2015

  • Monday, 14th December 2015, Michelle Hanlon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
    "Changes in Corporate Effective Tax Rates Over the Past Twenty-Five years"
  • Friday, 4th December 2015, Annita Florou, King´s College London:
    "Are International Accounting Standards more Credit Relevant than Domestic Standards?"
  • Wednesday, 11th November 2015, John Gallemore, Chicago Booth School of Business:
    "Banks as Tax Planning Intermediaries"
  • Friday, 23th October 2015, Florin Vasvari, London Business School:
    "Political lending"
  • Friday, 16th October 2015, Bjorn Jorgensen, London School of Economics:
    “Domestic and Transnational Effects of Tightening Disclosure Rules: Lessons from the Oil & Gas Industry”

Spring 2015

  • Friday, 12th June 2015, Ulf Brüggemann, Humboldt University of Berlin:
    "The Twilight Zone: OTC Regulatory Regimes and Market Quality"
  • Monday, 18th May 2015, Ted Christensen, Brigham Young University:
    "Non-GAAP Reporting following Debt Covenant Violations"
  • Friday, 8th May 2015, Vicky Kiosse, University of Exeter:
    "Why do firms retain their defined benefit plans? Evidence form the UK"
  • Friday, 27th March 2015, Gilles Hilary, INSEAD:
    "Trust and Contracting"
  • Friday, 27th February 2015, Arnt Verriest, EDHEC Business School Lille:
    “Financial Reporting Quality and Peer Group Composition”
  • Friday, 20th February 2015, Ahmed Tahoun, London Business School:
    “The Power of the Street: Evidence from Egypt’s Arab Spring”

  • Friday, 30th January 2015, Scott Liao, Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto:
    “Financial Market Developments and Management Compensation”

Fall 2014

  • Friday, 12th December 2014, Arthur Kraft, City University London:
    “Real Effects of Frequent Financial Reporting"
  • Friday, 21st November 2014, Florian Eugster, Stockholm School of Economics:
    “Voluntary Disclosure Quality, Operating Performance, and Stock Market Valuations"
  • Friday, 31st October 2014, Joachim Gassen, Humboldt University of Berlin:
    “Who Benefits from Voluntary Public Disclosure? Evidence from Italian Market Microstructure Data"
  • Friday, 26th September 2014, Jost Heckemeyer, University of Mannheim:
    "Simplified Tax Accounting and the Choice of Legal Form"
  • Friday, 5th September 2014, Ana Simpson, London School of Economics and Political Science:
    "Investor attention to salient features of analyst forecasts"

Spring 2014

  • Thursday, 10th July 2014, Christian Leuz, University of Chicago:
    "Cross-border labor migration and regulatory harmonization: Evidence from IFRS adoption"
  • Friday, 16th May 2014, Ane Tamayo, London School of Economics, United Kingdom:
    "Trust and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis"
  • Friday, 11th April 2014, Edith Leung, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands:
    "The Geography of Disclosure: Evidence from Segment Reporting"
  • Friday, 21st March 2014, Aljosa Valentincic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia:
    "Does Financial Statement Audit Reduce the Cost of Debt of Private Firms?”
  • Friday, 7th March 2014, Petya Platikanova, ESADE Business School, Spain:
    "Legislating Investors"
  • Friday, 7th February 2014, Steven J. Monahan, INSEAD, France:
    “The Higher Moments of Return on Equity“
  • Friday, 24th January 2014, Ann Gaeremynck, KU Leuven:
    "Beyond diversity: a tale of faultlines and frictions in the board of directors"

Fall 2013

  • Friday, 13th December 2013, Stephan Hollander, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences:
    "Learning, Fast or Slow? Investor Learning and Auditor Differentiation"

  • Friday, 29th November 2013, Nadja Dwenger, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance:
    “Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Motivations for Tax Compliance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Germany”

  • Thursday, 21st November 2013, Bill Rees, University of Edinburgh Business School:
    "Problem Families: the Influence of Strategic Family Holdings on Environmental, Social and Governance Rankings"

  • Thursday, 31st October 2013, Juan Manuel Garcia Lara, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid:
    "Accounting quality effects of imposing gender quotas on boards of directors"

  • Monday, 16th September 2013, Stefan Reichelstein, Stanford University:
    "Conservatism Correction for the Market-To-Book Ratio and Tobin's q"

Spring 2013

  • Tuesday, 9th July 2013, Daniel W. Collins, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business:
    Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions"

  • Monday, 8th July 2013, Daniel W. Collins, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business:
    "A Competing Explanation for Sources of Bias in Earnings-Based Measures of Conditional Conservatism"

  • Tuesday, 25th June 2013, Garen Markarian, IE Business School Madrid:
    "Accounting Comparability and Information Uncertainty"

  • Friday, 24th May 2013, Jochen Hundsdoerfer, Freie Universität Berlin:
    "Do Voting and Tax Earmarking Influence Tax Responses in the Lab?"

  • Friday, 10th May 2013, Hollis Skaife, University of Wisconsin-Madison:
    "Discretionary Classification of R&D Expense"

  • Friday, 12th April 2013, Jürgen Ernstberger, Ruhr-Universität Bochum:
    "Lead Auditor Expertise, Audit Quality, and Audit Fees"

  • Friday, 15th March 2013, Beatriz Garcia Osma, University of Madrid:
    "Accounting conservatism and the limits to earnings management"

  • Friday, 1st March 2013, Harm Schuett, University of California, Berkeley:
    "Do Analysts Understand the Relation between Investment Intensity and Earnings Growth?"

  • Tuesday, 12th February 2013, Ann Tarca, University of Western Australia:
    "IFRS and accounting quality: The impact of enforcement"

  • Friday, 8th February 2013, Antonio Parbonetti, University of Padua:
    "Privatized Returns and Socialized Risks: CEO Incentives, Securitization Accounting and the Financial Crisis"

  • Thursday, 31st January 2013, Urška Kosi, Humboldt-Universität Berlin:
    "Does Mandatory IFRS Adoption Improve the Credit Relevance of Accounting Information?"

  • Friday, 25th January 2013, Christina Dargenidou, University of Exeter Business School:
    "Insider Trading and Information Uncertainty"

Fall 2012

  • Friday, 7th Dec. 2012, 2 - 3:30 p.m., room D-101, Steven Young, Lancaster University:
    "Cross-border Accounting Comparability and the Accuracy of Peer-based Valuation Models"

  • Friday, 23rd Nov. 2012, 2 - 3:30 p.m., room D-101, Laurence van Lent, Tilburg University:
    "Bold-faced lies: testosterone, facial features and financial misreporting"

  • Friday, 9th Nov. 2012, 2 - 3:30 p.m., room D-101, Thomas Jeanjean, ESSEC Business School:
    "Social networks, auditor independence and earnings quality"

  • Friday, 26th Oct. 2012, 2 - 3:30 p.m., room D-101, David Veenman, RSE, Erasmus University Rotterdam:
    "Forecast Uncertainty, Earnings Management, and Zero or small Positive Earnings Surprises"

  • Friday, 12th Oct. 2012, 2 - 3:30 p.m., room E-103, Martin Ruf, University of Tübingen:
    "Tax avoidance as a driver of mergers and acquisitions"

  • Friday, 14th Sept. 2012, 2 - 3:30 p.m., room C-004, Peter Fiechter, University of Zurich:
    "Bold Analysts or Bold Banks: Do Institutional Factors Drive Herding Behavior?"

Spring 2009 - Spring 2012

  • Tuesday, 15th May 2012, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., room D-101, Jörg-Markus Hitz, Georg-August-University Göttingen:  „The usefulness of corporate governance ratings“

  • Thursday, 15th December 2011, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., room D-101 Hervé Stolowy, HEC Paris:
    „The Economic Consequences of Increasing the International Visibility of Financial Reports"

  • Wednesday, 30th November 2011, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., room C-101 Jannis Bischof, Mannheim University:
    „Fair Value Accouting and the Business Model of Banks“

  • Tuesday, 2nd August 2011, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., room D-101 Allan Hodgson, UQ Business School, Queensland, Australia:
    "Do Regulations Reduce or Increase the Probabilityof Informed Insider Trading?"

  • Wednesday, 20th July 2011, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., room C-004 Edward J. Riedl, Harvard University:
    "Mandatory IFRS Adoption and Financial Statement Comparability“

  • Friday, 1st July 2011, 10:30 - 12:00 a.m., room D-101 Vedran Capkun, HEC Paris:
    "Audit Characteristics and Audit Performance: The Case of Tax Audit"

  • Tuesday, 1st February 2011, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., room D-101 Jochen Bigus, Universität Bern:
    "Board compensation and fair-value accounting with commercial banks"

  • Wednesday, 22nd September 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., room C-003 Rainer Niemann, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz:
    "Weshalb eine rechtsformneutrale Unternehmensbesteuerung allokativ schädlich ist"

  • Thursday, 9th September 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., room C-107 Dirk Kiesewetter, Universität Würzburg:
    “Der Einfluss von Steuern und Subventionen auf die Rendite fremd- und selbstgenutzter Wohnimmobilien in Deutschland “

  • September/October 2010 (time and room tba) Terry Warfield, University of Wisconsin - Wisconsin School of Business:
    "The accounting consequences of accelerated share repurchases"

  • Wednesday, 14th July 2010, 10:00 - 11.30 a.m., room K-101 Edward J. Riedl, Harvard Business School:
    "Mandatory Fair Value Accounting and Information Asymmetry: Evidence from the European Real Estate Industry "

  • Wednesday, 10th March 2010, 2:00 - 3.30 p.m., room C-107 Jens Müller, Universität Paderborn:
    "Informativeness of Earnings and Tax Reconciliation"

  • Wednesday, 14th December 2009, 2.00 - 4.00 p.m., room C-101 Ulf Brüggemann, Department of Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University Management School:
    "How do Individual Investors React to Global IFRS Adoption?"

  • Tuesday, 13th October 2009, 2.00 -3.30 p.m. Stephen Zeff,Rice University, Houston/Tx:
    "The Opportunities and Challenges of Contemporary Historical and Biographical Research in Accounting"

  • Wednesday, 18th February 2009, 3.30 - 5.00 p.m., room C-007 Prof. Kay Blaufuß, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder):
    "Wem droht die Zinsschranke? Eine empirische Untersuchung zur Identifikation der Einflussfaktoren"

  • Wednesday, 4th February 2009, 5.30 - 7.00 p.m., room C-101 Igor Goncharov, University of Amsterdam:
    "‘Paper profits’: Fair value accounting, dividends, and corporate governance"

Fall 2019

  • 22. Aug. 2019 Yakov Amihud, NY Stern University
    Liquidity and asset pricing II
  • 10. Sept. 2019 Markus Schmid, University St. Gallen 
    As California goes, so goes the nation? Gender quotas and the legislation of non-economic values
  • 17. Sept. 2019 Thomas Lambert, Rotterdam School of Management 
    Crowdfunding Dynamics

Spring 2019

  • 19. Feb. 2019 Jasmin Gider, Tilburg University, NL
    The Dollar Profits to Insider Trading
  • 12. Mar. 2019 Alessia de Stefani, Danmarks National Bank

    Real Effects on Relaxing Financial Constraints for Homeowners: Evidence from Danish Firms
  • 9. April 2019 Gonul Colak, Hanken School of Economics
    Commitment or constraint? The effect of loan covenants on M&A activity

Fall 2018

  • 18. Aug 2018 Yakov Amihud, NY Stern University
    Liquidity spillovers
  • 11. Sept. 2018 Dimitris Andriosopoulos of Strathclyde University, Glasgow  
    Overpayment, Financial Distress and Investor Horizons
  • 18. Sept. 2018 Jean-Gabriel Cousin, University of Lille  
    Stock market driven acquisitions? Is there really an association between acquirer equity overvaluation and full stock-swaps in M&A transactions?”
  • 25. Sept. 2018 Diane Pierret, HEC University of Lausanne
    Stressed Banks
  • 23. Oct. 2018 Eliezer Fich, Drexel University
    Shareholder Litigation and the Information Environment
  • 29. Oct. 2018 Michael Weber, Chicago Booth
    Human Frictions in the Transmission of Economic Policy
  • 06. Nov. 2018 Andrey Golubov, Rotman School of Management 
    The run-up in acquirer returns
  • 13. Nov. 2018 Eric de Bodt, University of Lille   
    Coporate Rivalry and Return Comovement

Spring 2018

  • 23. Jan 2018 Paul Smeets, Maastricht University
    Let’s Invite the Women
    Women Reduce Overconfidence in Groups
  • 06. Feb 2018 Amedeo De Cesari, University of Manchester
    Employment Protection and Share Repurchases: Evidence from Wrongful Discharge Laws
  • 13. March 2018 David Florysiak, University of Southern Denmark
    An Autopsy of a Total Stock Market Failure
  • 20. March 2018 Markku Kaustia, Aalto University School of Business
    Hidden Investment Beliefs
  • 10. April 2018 Bernard Black, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 
    The Trouble with Instruments: Re-examining Shock-IV Designs
  • 17. April 2018 Aksel Mjøs, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
    Credit supply shocks, financial constraints and investments for small and medium-sized firms
  • 24. April 2018 Daniel Ferreira, London School of Economics (LSE) 
    Board Quotas and Director-Firm Matching

Fall 2017

  • 28. Aug. 2017 Ralf Elsas, LMU Munich
    The Dark Side of Short Selling
  • 29. Aug 2017 Yakov Amihud, Stern NY 
    Liquidity, Investment & Production
  • 05. Sept 2017 Audra Boone, Neeley School of Business 
    Political Uncertainty and Firm Disclosure
  • 28. Nov 2017 Marius A. Zoican, University Paris Dauphine
    Smart Settlement
  • 05. Dec. 2017 Farzad Saidi, Stockholm School of Economics
    Life Below Zero: Bank Lending Under Negative Policy Rates
  • 10. Dec. 2017 Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal, University of Luxembourg
    Identifying the Benefits from Home Ownership: A Swedish Experiment

Spring 2017

  • 21. Feb 2017 Igor Goncharov, Lancaster University, UK  
    Do central banks try to avoid losses? Why? And does it matter for policy?
  • 07. March 2017 Christodoulos Louca, Cyprus University of Technology
    IPO Allocations and New Mutual Funds
  • 14. March 2017 Philipp Schuster, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance
    Volume Dependent Bond Liquidity Measures and Their Asset Pricing Implications
  • 21. March 2017 Paul Guest, Surrey Business School, UK  
    Board Ethnic Diversity and Monitoring
  • 28. March 2017 Cláudia Custódio, Imperial College Business School, UK 
    Compensation and Real Estate Prices
  • 25. April 2017 Denis Gromb, HEC Paris
    The Paradox of Pledgeability

Fall 2016

  • 30. Aug 2016 Yakov Amihud, NY Stern University
    Governance and Company Value
  • 06. Sep 2016 Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge
    Can Serial Acquirers be profiled?
    Evangelical Investors and the Evolution of Local Bias
  • 13. Sep 2016 Eliezer Fich, LeBow Drexel University
    Advertising, Attention, and Acquisition Returns
  • 27. Spet 2016 Aurore Burietz, IESEG School of Management
    Europe versus the U.S.: A New Look at the Syndicated Loan Pricing Puzzle
  • 25. Oct 2016 Martin Schmalz, University of Michigan 
    Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives 
  • 08. Nov 2016 Antonio Gledson de Carvalho, FGV, Brazil
    Dotcom Bubble and Underpricing: Conjecture and Evidence
  • 22. Nov 2016 Astrid Schornick, INSEAD  
    Household Investments, limited Participation and Equity Premia when Wealth matters
  • 29. Nov 2016 Alexander Hillert, Research Center SAFE & Goethe University Frankfurt
    Mutual Fund Shareholder Letters: Flows, Performance, and Managerial Behavior

Spring 2016

  • 31. May 2016 Yupana Wiwattanakantang, National University of Singapore
    Exit in Family Firms
  • 15. March 2016 Georges Hübner, University of Liège and Maastricht University 
    size and value matter, but not the way you thought
  • 08. March 2016 Evren Ors, HEC Paris
    Risk-Based Capital Requirements for Banks and International Trade
  • 23. Feb. 2016 Kevin Aretz, Manchester Business School
    Conflicting Security Laws and The Democratization of Credit: France’s Reform of the Napoleonic Code
  • 16. Feb. 2016 Christian Schlag, House of Finance, Goethe-University Frankfurt
    Does Ambiguity about Volatility Matter Empirically
  • 02. Feb. 2016 Eva Schliephake, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn 
    Unique Equilibrium in a Model of Contingent Capital
  • 26. Jan. 2016 Tibor Neugebauer, University of Luxembourg 
    Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings in Experimental Asset Markets

Fall 2015

  • 30. July 2015 Yakov Amihud, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
    The information content of dividend increase announcements:
    Signaling and agency costs
  • 15. Sept. 2015 Peter Limbach, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Financial Advisors and M&A Leakage
  • 22. Sept. 2015 Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
    Do Long-Term Investors Improve Corporate Decision Making?
  • 29. Sept. 2015 Dimitris Petmezas, University of Surre
    The Role of Corporate Political Strategies in M&As
  • 03. Nov. 2015 Tobias Berg, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
    Got rejected? Real effects of not getting a loan
  • 17. Nov. 2015 Ruediger Fahlenbrach, Swiss Finance Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    How Do Investors and Firms React to an unexpected Currency Appreciation Shock?
  • 01. Dec. 2015 Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance
    The Retention Effects of Unvested Equity: Evidence from Accelerated Option Vesting



Spring 2015

  • 03. March 2015 Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics
    Bad times, Good credit
  • 10. March 2015 Sascha Steffen, European School of Management and Technology
    Zero Risk Contagion - Banks' Sovereign Exposure and Sovereign Risk Spillovers
  • 24. March 2015 Tereza Tykvová, Universität Hohenheim
    Special Purpose Acquisition Companies - Are They an Alternative to IPOs?
  • 28. April 2015 Andreas Kaeck, University of Sussex
    Variance-of-Variance Risk Premium


Fall 2014

  • 18. August 2014 Yakov Amihud, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
    The Pricing of Corporate Foreign Trade Risk
  • 16. September 2014 Ettore Crocia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
    Decision‐Making during the Credit Crisis: Why did the Treasury let Commercial Banks fail?
  • 28. October 2014 Daniel Metzger, Stockholm School of Economics
    Why Do Shareholder Votes Matter?
  • 04. November 2014 Karin Thorburn, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
    Are stock-financed takeovers opportunistic?
  • 11. November 2014 Nikolaos Karampatsas, Surrey University
    Do Rating Agencies affect Acquisition Decisions?
  • 18. November 2014 Markus Glaser, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    Managerial Voting Power and Firm Value
  • 02. December 2014 Oguzhan Ozbas, USC - Koc University
    Managerial Accommodation, Proxy Access, and the Cost of Shareholder Empowerment

Spring 2014

  • 28. January 2014 Alexander Kempf, University of Cologne
    Are Financial Advisors Useful? Evidence from Tax-Motivated Mutual Fund Flows
  • 05. March 2014 Francois Derrien, HEC Paris
    The effects of investment bank rankings: evidence from M&A league tables
  • 11. March 2014 Mark Wahrenburg, Goethe University
    Information Asymmetry around Operational Risk Announcements
  • 18.March 2014 Christine Zulehner Goethe Universität Frankfurt, SAFE 
    Competition in Austrian Treasury Auctions
  • 25. March 2014 Prof. Dr. Roland Füss, Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance s/bf – HSG, University of St. Gallen
    Why Do Local House Prices React so Differently to a Monetary Stimulus?
  • 01. April 2014 Prof. Dr. Marco Becht, University libre de Bruxelles
    Does Mandatory Shareholder Voting Prevent Bad Acquisitions?
  • 08. April 2014 Ernst Maug, University of Mannheim
     Labor Representation in Governance as an Insurance Mechanism
  • 15. April 2014 Alexander Groh, EMLYON
    Same Rules, Different Enforcement: Market Abuse in Europe
  • 29. April 2014 Serif Aziz Simsir, Sabanci University
    Deal Initiation in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 06. May 2014 Henry Servaes, London Business School
    Distressed Acquisitions

Fall 2013

  • 26. Sept. 2013 Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley
    Learning from Inflation Experiences
  • 08. Oct. 2013 Dan Li, The University of Hong Kong
    Correlated HFT Strategy
  • 15. Oct. 2013 Marion Declerck, University of Lille
    Product Market Competition and Merger Activity
  • 29. Oct. 2013 Wenxuan Hou, Edinburgh University
    The role of dissenters in boards: Evidence from outside director activism
  • 05. Nov. 2013 Christian Koziol, Universität Tübingen
    The Risk of Low Volatility Stocks: A Theoretical Explanation for an Empirical Puzzle
  • 12. Nov. 2013 Philipp Geiler, EMLYON
    Are Female Top Managers Really Paid Less?
  • 19. Nov. 2013 Hendrik Hakenes, University of Bonn
    Regulatory Capture by Sophistication
  • 26. Nov.2013 Bernd Rudolph, LMU München
    Mindesteigenkapitalvorschriften für Banken im Lichte des Kapitalkostenkonzepts
  • 03. Dec. 2013 Yishay Yafeh, Hebrew University
    Business Groups in the United States: A Revised History of Corporate
    Ownership, Pyramids and Regulation, 1930-1950

Spring 2013

  • 05. March 2013 Thomas Stoeckl, Innsbruck University, School of Management
    Price efficiency and trading behavior in limit order markets with competing insiders
  • 12. March 2013 Peter Limbach, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT
    Mind the Gap! The Age Difference Between the CEO and Chair
  • 19. March 2013 Dion Bongaerts, Rotterdam School of Management - ERIM
    Can alternative business models discipline credit rating agencies?
  • 16. April 2013 Hannes Wagner, Università Bocconi
    Wrath of the Titans - CEO disciplining the World's largest Firms
  • 23. April 2013 Günter Franke, Universität Konstanz
    Pre Crisis-Tranching and Pricing in CDO-Transactions
  • 30. April 2013 Hans Degryse, KU Leuven & Tillburg University
    Suffrage Institutions and Financial Development: Does the Middle Class Have a Say?
  • 07. May 2013 Dennis Dlugosch, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
    Relation between Equity Home Bias and Ambiguity Aversion: An International Study

Fall 2012

  • 18. Sept. 2012 Erik Theissen, University of Mannheim
    The Market Reaction to Corporate Disclosure
  • 02. Oct. 2012 Ulrich Hofbaur, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
    Sequential Patterns in Quarterly Dividend Changes and the Corresponding Stock Markets Reactions
  • 09. Oct. 2012 Jos van Bommel, University of Luxembourg
    Monte Carlo Valuation of Derivatives
  • 23. Oct. 2012 Burcin Yurtoglu, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
     Firm-Level Corporate Governance and Market Value: Evidence from Turkey
  • 30. Oct. 2012 Josef Zechner,  WU Wien
    Granularity of Corporate Dept: Theory and Tests
  • 06. Nov. 2012 Heiko Jacobs, University of Mannheim
     Losing Sight of the Trees for the Forest? Attention Shifts and Pairs Trading
  • 13. Nov. 2012 Andreas Hackethal / Steffen Mayer, Goethe Universität
    Passive Aggressive: Index-Linked Securities and Individual Investors
  • 20. Nov. 2012 Joerg Rocholl, ESMT Berlin
    Flight to Where? Evidence from Bank investments During the Financial Crisis
  • 27. Nov. 2012 Denis Schweizer, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
    Executive Compensation and informed Trading in Acquiring Firms around Merger Announcements
  • 04. Dec. 2012 Morten Bennedsen, INSEAD
    Estimating the Value of the Boss: Evidence from CEO Hospitalization Events