Research Seminars in Finance, Economics and Banking (RSiFEB)

FMA is pleased to partner with the Finance, Economics and Banking Research Network (FEB-RN) to host a series of virtual seminars featuring researchers at the forefront of their fields.

consists of the following universities:

  • Aalborg University Business School, Denmark (founder)
  • University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • University of Minho, School of Economics and Management, Portugal
  • Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy
  • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics and Business, Serbia
  • Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
  • Phenikaa University, Vietnam 
  • Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland
  • University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, Slovenia
  • EM Normandie Business School, France
The one-hour seminars will take place on Zoom. Speakers will give a 45 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of moderated Q&A. Questions will be selected by the moderator from those submitted via Zoom chat.

Upcoming Speakers 

FALL 2024 speakers will be announced soon! 

Past Speakers


Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University
"Belief Overreaction and Stock Market Puzzles"

Murillo Campello, Cornell University
"Uncertainty Creates Zombie Firms: Implications for Industry Dynamics and Creative Destruction"

Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago 
"Private Equity: Past, Present and Future"

Laura Starks, 
University of Texas at Austin
"Long-term Beliefs"

Geert Bekaert, Columbia Business School
"Risk, Monetary Policy, and Asset Prices in a Global World"

Alex Edmans, London Business School
"Sustainable Investing: Evidence From the Field"

David Hirshleifer, University of Southern California
"Social Finance: To Infinity and Beyond!"


Jonathan Berk, Stanford Graduate Business School
"The Impact of Impact Investing"

Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"The Working Capital Credit Multiplier"

Clemens Sialm, University of Texas at Austin
"Pension Fund Flows, Exchange Rates, and Covered Interest Rate Parity"

William Goetzmann, Yale School of Management
"Crash Narratives"

Camelia KuhnenUniversity of North Carolina
“Wealth and Insurance Choices: Evidence from U.S. Households”

Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales
"Value-enhancing effects of female independent directors in companies with overconfident CEOs"

Thorsten Beck, European University Institute
"Incomplete supervisory cooperation"

Tracy Yue Wang, University of Minnesota
"Political Divide and the Composition of Households' Equity Portfolios"


Alexander Ljungqvist, Stockholm School of Economics
"Great Recession Babies: How Are Startups Shaped by Macro Conditions at Birth?"

Lin Peng, Baruch College
 "News Diffusion in Social Networks and Stock Market Reactions"

Ross Valkanov
"The Mortgage-Cash Premium Puzzle"

Patrick Bolton, Imperial College & Columbia University
"Firm Commitments"

Carola Frydman, Northwestern University
“Securities Ratings and Information Provision”

Sheridan Titman, University of Texas at Austin
“The Performance of Characteristic-Sorted Portfolios: Evaluating the Past and Predicting the Future”

Toni Whited, University of Michigan
“Taxes Depress Corporate Borrowing: Evidence from Private Firms”

Joel Peress, INSEAD
“What do Interest Rates Reveal about the Stock Market? A Noisy Rational Expectations Model of Stock and Bond Markets”

Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
"Greening the Swiss National Bank’s Portfolio"