Seminar Series

To learn more about the finance department seminar series, please contact David Gempesaw at


Audra Boone (Texas Christian University)
September 23, 2022
Paper Title: Spinning the CEO pay ratio disclosure

Chen Xue (University of Cincinnati)
February 17, 2023
Paper Title: TBD

Kathleen Weiss Hanley (Lehigh University)
April 7, 2023
Paper Title: TBD


Kristine Hankins (University of Kentucky)
October 1, 2021
Paper Title: Trade Policy, Market Structure, and Consumer Credit: Evidence from the 2018 Steel Tariffs 

Kristoph Kleiner (Indiana University)
October 29, 2021
Paper Title: No Experience Necessary: The Peer Effects of Intended Entrepreneurs


William Gerken (University of Kentucky)
October 18, 2019
Paper Title: On the importance of analysts’ geographic diversity

Stuart Gillan (University of North Texas)
November 22, 2019
Paper Title: Shareholder voting on golden parachutes: Effective governance or too little too late?

Jide Wintoki (University of Kansas)
February 21, 2020
Paper Title: Non-compete Enforcement and Firm Performance


Justin Birru (Ohio State)

Friday March 1st
Paper Title: TBA

David Cicero (Auburn)

Friday April 26th
Paper Title: TBA


Kathleen Kahle (University of Arizona)

Friday September 15, 2017
Paper Title: The Evolution of Employee Compensation, Dilution, and Payout Policy

2016 – 2017

Andy Puckett (University of Tennessee)

Friday 10/7/2016
Paper Title: N/A

2015 – 2016

Alex Petkevich (University of Toledo)

Friday 3/11/2016, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0027)
Paper title: Why is Accounting Information Important to Bondholders?  

Bela Zykaj (University of Toledo)

Friday 2/5/2016, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0027)
Paper title: Does Institutional Ownership Predict Mutual Fund Performance? An Examination of Undiscovered Holdings within 13F Reports.

Michael O’Doherty (University of Missouri)

Friday 11/13/2015, (2:00 – 3:30, FSB 0038 )
Paper title: Conditional Benchmarks and Predictors of Mutual Fund Performance

Russell Jame (University of Kentucky)

Friday 9/25/2015, (10:30 – 12:00, FSB 1006 )
Paper title:  It Pays to be Extraverted: Executive Personality and Career Outcomes

2014 – 2015

Wei Wang (Cleveland State University)

Friday 4/24/2015, (2:30-4:00  FSB 0027)
Paper title: IPO Information, Assets-in-place and Growth Options

Scott Murray (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Friday 4/17/2015, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0028)
Paper title: Betting against Beta or Demand for Lottery

Mathias Kronlund (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 

Friday 3/13/2015, (3:00-4:30  FSB 0028)
Paper title: Does Shareholder Scrutiny Affect Executive Compensation? Evidence from Say-on-Pay Voting

Chris Clifford (University of Kentucky) 

Friday 2/27/2015, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0028)
Paper title: Professional Directors on Hedge Fund Boards: Pros or Cons?

Shane Johnson (Texas A&M University) 

Thursday 11/13/2014, (2:30 – 4:00  FSB 2043) ** Note this is a Thursday afternoon seminar
Paper title: Redacting Information at the Initial Public Offering

Doina Chichernea (University of Toledo) 

Friday 10/31/2014 at 2:00pm (FSB 2057)
Paper title: Why Do Bondholders Care about Accruals? The Role of Time-varying Macroeconomic Conditions.

Tilan Tang (Clemson University) 

Friday 10/24/2014, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0012)
Paper title: Labor Market Competition, Executive Job-hopping, and Compensation

Matt Ringgenberg (Washington University) 

Friday 10/3/2014, (2:00 – 3:30  FSB 0012)
Paper title: Aggregate Short Interest and Return Predictability

2013 – 2014

Joshua Pierce (University of Kentucky) 

Friday 5/2/2014, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0026)
Paper title: Industry Conditions and CEO Labor Markets: New Evidence on Relative Performance Evaluation

Leonardo Madureira (Case Western Reserve University) 

Friday 4/18/2014, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0026)
Paper title: What Are Analysts Really Good At?

Ralitsa Petkova (Purdue University) 

Friday 3/14/2014, (2:00-3:30  FSB 0026)
Paper title: Absolute Strength: Exploring Momentum in Stock Returns

Noah Stoffman (Indiana University) 

Friday 10/4/2013, 2:30 – 4:00 PM, FSB 032
Paper title: The People in Your Neighborhood: Social Interactions and Mutual Fund Portfolios

Yihui Pan (University of Utah) 

Friday 9/27/2013, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, FSB 2046
Paper title: Learning about CEO Ability and Stock Return Volatility