January 17, 2014
Credit Spreads and Credit Policies 
Pedro Teles, Universidade Católica de Lisboa and Banco de Portugal
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 613




February 7, 2014
Dynamic Protection of Innovations through Patents and Trade Secrets
Paul Belleflamme, Université Catholique de Louvain
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 514 




April 4, 2014  --- Canceled
Oligopoly, Financial Structure and Bankruptcy Risk 
Cesaltina Pires, CEFAGE-UE and Departamento de Gestão, Universidade de Évora
(joint work with Magali Pedro Costa, CEFAGE-UE and ESTG, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria)
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 504




May 8, 2014 -- (Joint Seminar ECO & FIN)
Political Connections and Operational Performance of Non-financial Firms: New Evidence from a Central European Economy 
Pawel Mielcarz, Kozminski University 
Time and venue: 1-2pm, Room 631




September 26, 2014 --- Canceled
Mirjam Van Praag, CBS - Copenhagen Business School
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 504  



October 22, 2014 -- Canceled
Trust, Competition and Innovation: Theory and Evidence from German Car Manufaturers                                                          
Konrad Stahl, Universität Mannheim, CEPR
(joint work with Giacomo Calzolari, Universidade of Bologna, CEPR; Leonard Felli, LSE and CEPR; Johannes Koenen, Ifo Munich and Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE, Tor Vergata, CEPR)
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 631




October 31, 2014
Clearing, Transparency, and Collateral 
Francesco Carli, Universidade Católica de Lisboa
(joint work with Gaetano Antinolfi, Washington University and Francesca Carapella, Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 504



November 28, 2014
Job security and long-term projects: The role of dismissal barriers
Juan A. Lacomba, University of Granada (Spain) and Francisco Lagos, University of Granada & Globe 
(joint work with Gary Charness, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ramón Cobo-Reyes,University of Granada & University of Exeter Business School; Natalia Jiménez, University of Granada & Globe.) 
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 613 




December 18, 2014
Institutions and Diversification: Related Versus Unrelated Diversification in Varieties of Capitalism Framework
Ronald Boschma, CIRCLE, Lund University and URU, Utrecht University
(joint work with Gianluca Capone, IUSS, Pavia) 
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 631



December 19, 2014 --- Joint Seminar ECO/ FIN
Unfriendly Creditors: Debt Covenants and Board Independence
Beatriz Mariano, University Carlos III and London School of Economics 
(joint work with Daniel Ferreira, London School of Economics, CEPR and ECGI; Miguel Ferreira, Nova School of Business and Economics and ECGI)
Time and venue: 1-2pm, room 613