April 10, 2014
Unintended Consequences of the Credit Card Act
Tiago Pinheiro, NHH Norwegian Scholl of Economics
(joint work with Joshua Ronen, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
Time and venue: 1-2pm, Room 631



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 613 



May 22, 2014
Taxes and Leverage at Multinational Corporations
Michael Faulkender, University of Maryland and Robert H. Smith School of Business
(joint work with Jason Smith, Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University)
Time and venue: 1-2pm, Room 631  



June 12, 2014
Accounting Conservatism and the Limits to Earnings Managment
Juan Garcia Lara, Universidad Carlos II de Madrid
(joint work with B. García Osma and F. Penalva
Time and venue: 1-2pm, Room 504 



October 16, 2014
Managerial Short-Termism and Investment: Evidence from Accelerated Option Vesting
Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
(joint work with Tomislav Ladika, University of Amsterdam)
Time and venue: 1-2pm, Room 626



November 6, 2014
Selling Assets: When is the Whole Worth More than the Sum of its Parts?
Robert Marquez, University of California, Davis
(joint work with Rajdeep Singh, University of Minnesota)
Time and venue: 1-2pm, Room 631




November 13, 2014
Does Mandatory Shareholder Voting Prevent Bad Acquisitions?
Andrea Polo, Universitat of Pompeu Fabra
(joint work with Marco Becht, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and Stefan Rossi, Krannert School of Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Time and venue: 1-2pm, Room 631



December 11, 2014 ---- Canceled
Performance Persistence and Capital Formation in Private Real Estate Funds
Simon Stevenson, University of Reading
(joint work with Kieran Farrelly of The Townsend Group) 
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