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2012

Session I

Can Metropolitan Housing Risk be Diversified?
John Cotter, University College Dublin
Stuart Gabriel, University of California – Los Angeles
Richard Roll, University of California – Los Angeles
Discussant: Amiyatosh Purnanandam, University of Michigan
Financial Integration, Housing and Economic Volatility
Philip Strahan, Boston College
Discussant: Jay Hartzell, University of Texas – Austin

Session II

Inconsistent Regulators: Evidence from Banking
David Lucca, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Amit Seru, University of Chicago
Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia, NBER, and CIFAR
Discussant: Philipp Schnabl, NYU
Bank Regulation, Credit Ratings, and Systematic Risk
Giuliano Iannotta, Universita Bocconi
George Pennacchi, University of Illinois
Discussant: Christine Parlour, MIT

Session III

Macroeconomic Effects of Corporate Default Crises: A Long Term Perspective
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Francis A. Longstaff, University of California – Los Angeles
Stephen Schaefer, London Business School Graduate School of Business
Ilya Strebulaev, Stanford University
Discussant: Josh Coval, Harvard Business School
Credit Policy as Fiscal Policy
Deborah Lucas, MIT
Discussant: Denis Soyosura, University of Michigan

Session IV

Carry
Ralph S.J. Koijen, University of Chicago
Tobias J. Moskowitz, University of Chicago
Lasse Heje Pedersen, New York University
Evert B. Vrugt, VU University Amsterdam
Discussant: Hanno Lustig, University of California – LA
The Cost of Capital for Alternative Investments
Jakub W. Jurek, Princeton University
Erik Stafford, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Russ Wermers, University of Maryland
Expecting the Fed: Monetary policy, forecast errors and credit supply
Anna Cieslak, Northwestern University
Pavol Povala, University of Lugano
Discussant: Scott Joslin, University of Southern California