Research Seminar, ReFi

Organized by Prof. Gunther Capelle-Blancard (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Labex ReFi) and Prof. Christophe Moussu (ESCP Europe, Labex ReFi).

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Venue ESCP Europe79, avenue de la Republique, 75011 Paris

Date Room Speaker Link to personal web page Affiliated Institution of Guest Speaker Topic/title of the paper Link to Paper
Thursday, December 6, 2018 4310 Jaime Luque CV & Bio ESCP Europe Homeownership in the Low-Income Housing Market: A Credit Scoring Perspective TBC
Friday, November 30,
4210 Ronald Masulis CV & Bio UNSW Business School Paper
Friday, November 16,
4210 Wolf Wagner CV & Bio Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University Insurers As Asset Managers and Systemic Risk Paper
Friday, November 9, 2018 4210 Marco Pagano CV & Bio Università di Napoli Federico II Advertising Arbitrage Paper
Thursday, October 25,
4310 Christian Leuz CV & Bio University of Chicago Booth School of Business Going the Extra Mile: Distant Lending and Credit Cycles Paper
Friday, October 12,
4310 Merritt Fox CV & Bio Columbia University Contextualizing the Link between Corporate Governance and Performance: Governance Changes as a Signal of Managerial Quality TBC
Thursday, October 11,
4310 Ashwini Agrawal CV & Bio London School of Economics Mergers & Acquisitions and Employee Job Search Paper

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Venue ESCP Europe79, avenue de la Republique, 75011 Paris

(Spring 2018)

Date Room Speaker Link to personal web page Affiliated Institution of Guest Speaker Topic/title of the paper Link to Paper
June 1, 2018 4310 Chendi Zhang CV & Bio University of Warwick TBA TBA
May 17 4310 Sarah Qian Wang CV & Bio University of Warwick Credit Default Swaps and Corporate Debt Structure Paper
March 23, 2018 4310 Guillaume Plantin CV & Bio Sciences Po Paris Monetary Easing, Investment and Financial Instability Paper
March 15, 2018 4310 Mario Bellia CV & Bio Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main High-Frequency Market Making: Liquidity Provision, Adverse Selection, and Competition Paper
March 9, 2018 4310 Laurent Weill CV & Bio University Of Strasbourg Does High Profitability Hamper Stability for European Banks? Paper
February 9, 2018 4310 Ariell Reshef CV & Bio Paris School of Economics Wages and Human Capital in Finance:
International Evidence, 1970–2011
January 18, 2018 4310 Anthony Casey CV & Bio University of Chicago The New Corporate Web: Tailored Entity Partitions
and Creditors’ Selective Enforcement
January 16, 2018 4310 Jeffry Frieden CV & Bio Harvard University Currency Politics: The political economy of exchange rate policy na
January 12, 2018 4310 Gino Loyola Fuentes CV & Bio Universidad de Chile Optimal financing of highly innovative projects under double moral hazard Paper


(Fall 2017)

Year Date Room Speaker Link to personal web page Affiliated Institution of Guest Speaker Topic/title of the paper Link to Paper
2017 September 26, 2017 4210 Jacquelyn Humphrey CV & Bio University of Queensland Do environmental ratings capture climate limits? na
2017 October 19, 2017 4310 Thomas Renault CV & Bio Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne – Laboratoire PRISM; Catholic University of Lille – IESEG School of Management Market Manipulation and Suspicious Stock Recommendations on Social Media Paper
2017 December 15, 2017 4310 Ryan Williams CV & Bio University of Arizona CEO Mobility, Performance-Turnover Sensitivity, and Compensation: Evidence from Non-Compete Contracts. Paper

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017  

Venue ESCP Europe, 79, avenue de la Republique, 75011 Paris

(Spring 2017)

Date Room Speaker Link to personal web page Affiliated Institution of Guest Speaker Topic/title of the paper Link to Paper
May 26, 2017 4310 Mark Roe CV & Bio Harvard Law School Corporate short-termism tbc
May 23, 2017 4310 Ruediger Fahlenbrach CV & Bio EPFL Swiss Finance Institute Why does fast loan growth predict poor performance for banks? Paper
May 19, 2017 4310 Meritt Fox CV & Bio Columbia Law School Informed Trading and Its Regulation Paper
May 5, 2017 4310 Yannick Malevergne CV & Bio Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne A model of bubbles and crashes with non-local behavioral self-referencing na
March 31, 2017 4310 Clifford Holderness CV & Bio Boston College “Equity Issuances and Agency Costs: The Telling Story of Shareholder Approval around the World” Paper
March 23, 2017 4310 Takashi Shibata CV & Bio Tokyo University Investment timing, collateral, financing constraints Paper
March 14, 2017 4310 Yukio Muromachi CV & Bio Tokyo University Initial margin valuation adjustment made simple
March 10, 2017 4310 Christophe Pérignon CV & Bio HEC Paris Pitfalls in Systemic-Risk Scoring Paper
March 3, 2017 4310 Jennifer Arlen CV & Bio New York University Does conviction matter? The reputational and collateral effects of corporate crime. Paper
February 24, 2017 4310 Olivier Guéant CV & Bio Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne The Behavior of Dealers and Clients on the European Corporate
Bond Market: the Case of Multi-Dealer-to-Client Platforms
February 10, 2017 4310 Alain Coën CV & Bio ESG-UQÀM, University of Quebec in Montreal Real Estate as a Common Risk Factor
in Bank Stocks
February 3, 2017 4310 Marius A. Zoican CV & Bio Université Paris Dauphine Smart’ Settlement Paper
January 27, 2017 4310 Thomas Lambert CV & Bio Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Lobbying on Regulatory Enforcement Actions: Evidence from Banking Paper
January 20, 2017 4310 Laetitia Lepetit CV & Bio Université de Limoges Reducing agency conflict between bank stakeholders: the role of
independent-but-related directors
January 13, 2017 Percepied Emmanuelle Nègre (Montpellier) et Marie-Anne Verdier (Toulouse) CV & Bio (Nègre) Université de Montpelier Disclosure strategies and investor reactions to downsizing announcements: a legitimacy perspective Paper

(Fall 2016)

Date Room Speaker Link to personal web page Affiliated Institution of Guest Speaker Topic/title of the paper Link to Paper
December 14, 2016 4310 Patrick Bolton CV & Bio Columbia University “Investment under Uncertainty and Financial Constraints” Paper
November 25, 2016 4310 Eric Barthalon CV & Bio Allianz, Head of Capital Markets Uncertainty, Expectations and Financial Instability na
November 18, 2016 4310 Simone Sepe CV & Bio Arizona University The Value of the Shareholder Right na
October 28, 2016 4310 Hideki Kanda CV & Bio Tokyo University Central Banking in Japan Paper
October 6, 2016 4310 Anjan Thakor CV & Bio Washington University Warehouse Banking Paper
September 27, 2016 4310 Lars Norden CV & Bio Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration Why banks want to be complex na


Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Date Speaker Link to personal web page Affiliated Institution of Guest Speaker Topic/title of the paper Link to Paper
May 27, 2016 Alberta Di Giuli
Paul A. Laux
ESCP Europe
University of Delaware – Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Board Members’ Media Connections and Access to Financing
April 15, 2016 Anthony Bellofatto Université Catholique de Louvain) Are MiFID tests informative? A look at financial literacy
March 11, 2016 Franklin Allen Imperial College and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) Moral hazard and Government Guarantees in the Banking Industry
January 14, 2016 Martien Lamers University of Groningen Depositor Discipline and Bank Failure in Local Markets during the Financial Crisis
December 4, 2015 Viral Acharya NYU Stern The Real Effects of the Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe and European Central Bank Actions
November 19, 2015 Oano Peia ESSEC Banking Crises, R&D Investments and Slow Recoveries
October 16, 2015 Sergio Gaspar INSEAD Internal Communication and Performance in Banking Organizations
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
Date Speaker Link to personal web page Affiliated Institution of Guest Speaker Topic/title of the paper Link to Paper
June 22, 2015 Thomas Clarke University of Technology Sydney The impact of financialisation on internal corporate governance
June 5, 2015 Anne-Laure Delatte CNRS EconomiX, OFCE and CEPR Euro area and the rest of the world : a tale of two international banking integrations
May 29, 2015 Marti Subrahmanyam New York University Are Corporate Spin-offs Prone to Insider Trading
May 25, 2015 Mark Roe Harvard University Three systems of bankruptcy or is it four
May 22, 2015 Shyam Sunder Yale University Accounting loopholes
May 22, 2015 Karthik Ramana Harvard University Accouting Regulation: Local or Global
May 11, 2015 Uwe Dulleck QUT Business School Imposing Codes of Good Conduct Promotes Social Behaviour
April 13, 2015 Jeffrey Pontiff Boston College Anomalies and News.
March 27, 2015 Söhnke M. Bartram Warwick Business School Fundamental Analysis Works
March 19, 2015 Yrjö Koskinen The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Risk: Theory and Empirical Evidence
January 23, 2015 Talis J. Putnins University of Sydney Welfare Costs of Informed Trade
February 13, 2015 Hendrik Hakenes University of Bonn Regulatory Capture by Sophistication
February 6, 2015 Jean-Charles Rochet, Zurich (finance) University of Zurich Welfare Costs of Uninformed Trade How to Finance SIFIs?
January 16, 2015 Pierre Boyer University of Mannheim Competition Among Bankers and Banking Regulation
December 5, 2014 Calomiris Columbia Business School How Collateral Laws Shape Lending and Sectoral Activity
December 19, 2014 Lei Zhao ICMA center Implicit Government Guarantees in European Financial Institutions
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