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Orfalea College of Business Seminar Series

Seminars are on Friday from 3:40 – 5:00 p.m. in Room 03-206 unless otherwise noted. Contact Stefanie Fischer the seminar coordinator at sjfische@calpoly with any questions.

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host Department
9/21/18 Tomás Reyes Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile TBD Brian Ayash Finance
9/28/18 Laura Giuliano UC Santa Cruz “Fairness and Frictions: The Impact of Unequal Raises on Quit Behavior” Carlos Flores Economics
10/12/18 Johannes Spinewijn London School of Economics “Job Seekers’ Perceptions and Employment Prospects: Heterogeneity, Duration-dependence and Bias’’ Eduardo Zambrano Economics
10/26/18 Hannes Schwandt Northwestern “Diesel Emissions, Pollution, and Health Outcomes” Corey White Economics
11/2/18 Daniel Seiver Cal Poly, SLO “A Study of Major Impact: Assortatitve Mating Among US College Graduates” Economics
11/30/18 Sanjiv Das Santa Clara Goals-Based Wealth Management Cyrus Ramezani Finance
1/24/19 Daniel Heymann

[** Seminar held from 11:10-12:00 PM in 3-111]

University of Buenos Aires  “Macroeconomic Crises”  Aric Shafran Economics
1/25/19 Teevrat Garg UC San Diego “Distribution of Environmental Damages: The Case of the Temperature-Violence Relationship in Mexico” Jackie Doremus Economics
2/1/19 Paige Patrick

[** Seminar held from 11:00-12:30 PM in 3-201]

University of Washington “Investor-Driven Governance Standards and Firm Value” Adam Bordeman Finance
2/8/19 Kelsey Jack UC Santa Barbara “Poverty, Seasonal Scarcity and Exchange Asymmetries: Evidence from Small-Scale Farmers in Rural Zambia” Katya Vasilaky Economics
2/22/19 Mohsen Mazaheri

[** Seminar held from 11:00-12:30 PM]

Capital Markets Consulting “Expected Global Convexity: Risk Adjusted Investment Performance Analysis for General Return Distributions” and “Value Added Risk Management” Mahdi Rastad/ Cyrus Ramezani Finance
3/1/19 Meredith Startz Stanford “Cutting out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation” Matt Cole Economics
3/15/19 Alisa Tazhitdinova UC Santa Barbara “Increasing Hours Worked: Moonlighting Responses to a Large Tax Reform” Stefanie Fischer Economics
4/12/19 Hilary Hoynes UC Berkeley “Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment? Large-Scale Evidence from the Food Stamps Program” Stefanie Fischer Economics
4/19/19 Heitor Almeida University of Illinois Do Firms Hedge During Distress? Mahdi Rastad Finance
4/25/19 Pietro Biroli

[** Seminar held from 11:10-12:30 PM in 3-207]

University of Zurich “Genetics and Health Insurance: How Genes and Insurance Status Affect Smoking Decisions after Health Shocks” Stefanie Fischer Economics
4/26/19 Rob Innes UC Merced Extortion Aversion and Optimal Law Enforcement Steve Hamilton  Economics
5/3/19 Mehrnoush Shahhosseini University of San Francisco “Capital Requirements and Banks’ Behavior:  Evidence from Bank Stress Tests” Mahdi Rastad Finance
5/31/19 Alan Barreca UCLA “Shifts in Daily Birthrates Reveal the Broad Impact of Extreme Heat on Gestation in the United States” Corey White Economics


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