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Finance research seminars

Published on 08 September 2020 by NEOMA

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NEOMA BS Finance research seminar series is the research seminar organised by the finance department and is open to all.
This seminar covers all finance-related research field and takes place once a month interval on Thursday between 2:30pm and 4:30 pm at NEOMA BS Paris campus (9, rue d’Athènes 75009 Paris).
Each session is composed of two research talks (1 hour per each): one of external invited researcher and the other of internal faculty member.

The seminars take place on NEOMA BS Paris campus, 9, rue d'Athènes 75009 Paris.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, currently the seminar is held online and 1 presentation per session basis.

All past and scheduled seminar are below with details.
Contact for any query about seminar and for research talk proposal: Jung-Hyun AHN (, Professor in Finance and Seminar coordinator.

Scheduled and past seminars:

2020-2021 The schuedule will be updated in a regular basis.

Thursday October 8th, 2:30 pm online via Zoom
Zhou Zhang
(NEOMA BS) “Optimism, Investment Timing and Valuation in Duopoly”

Thursday November 12th, 2:30 pm online via Zoom
Sébastien Lleo
(NEOMA BS) Exploring Breaks in the Distribution of Stock Returns: Empirical Evidence from Apple Inc.” (with W.T. Ziemba and J. Li)

Thursday November 19th, 2:30 pm via Zoom
Elise Gourier
(ESSEC) ”How Real are Real Assets?”

Thursday December 10th, 2:30 pm online via Zoom
Marc Lenglet

Thursday January 14th, 2:30 pm online via Zoom
Hyung-Eun Choi (NEOMA BS) “State-Level Economic Conditions, Local Sentiment, and Corporate Bond Credit Spreads”

Thursday January 21st, 2:30 pm Paris campus 301 +  via Zoom
Fabio Bertoni

Thursday February 11th, 2:30 pm via Zoom
Olga Kolokolova
(Manchester Univ.) Title TBA

Thursday April 8th, 2:30 pm
Eric de Bodt
(Caltech & NHH Norwegian School of Economics) Title TBA

Thursday September 26th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC Salle 2:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Gilles Chemla (Imperial College) ”Equilibrium counterfactuals” (with Christopher Hennessy)
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Sara Ain Tommar (NEOMA BS) “What does the individual mobility of private equity professionals tell us about performance?”

Thursday October 10th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC Salle 2:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Mark Shackleton (Lancaster Univ.) “What Drives a Firm’s ES Performance? Evidence from Stock Returns”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Arash Aloosh (NEOMA BS) “Off-chain trading puzzle”

Thursday November 21st, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC Salle Rio:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Vincent Bignon (Banque de France), Régis Breton (Banque de France), Clement Mazet-Sonilhac (Banque de France),  Guillaume Roulleau (ENS Paris Saclay): “Read my Lips: Dividend and Language on the US Stock Market”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Marco Gazel (NEOMA BS) “Backers’ prosocial motives to crowdfund artistic projects: experimental evidence” (with Anna Bernard)

Thursday January 16th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC Salle 101 :
2:30pm – 3:30pm: François Derrien (HEC Paris) “Reputation and Capital Structure: Evidence from Customer Reviews in the Restaurant Industry” (with Alexandre Garel, Arthur Petit-Romec and Jean-Philippe Weisskopf)
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Julien Jacqmin (NEOMA BS) “The signalling effect of self-regulatory standards: The case of French business schools”

February 6th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, PEC Salle Rio:
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Samia Belaounia & Laura Trinchera (NEOMA BS)  “Creditor rights as a moderator in the relation between internationalisation and capital structure”

Thursday February 27th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC Salle Rio:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Patrice Poncet (ESSEC) “A Political CAPM”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: : Messaoud Chibane & Gabriel Giménez-Roche (NEOMA BS) “Crisis-emergent asset co-movement: The problem of latent correlation”

Thursday April 9th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, online via Zoom:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Tri TRINH (NEOMA BS) “Living in the Sin City: Local Corruption and Institutional Trading”

Thursday May 14th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, online via Zoom:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Wenbin Cao (NEOMA BS) “Capital Structure and the Optimal Payment Methods in Acquisitions”

Thursday June 11th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, online via Zoom:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Eser Arisoy (NEOMA BS) “Eponymous Hedge Funds” (with Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State University) and Tri Trinh (NEOMA BS).

Thursday October 18th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC Salle 201:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Hubert de La Bruslerie  (Univ. Paris-Dauphine) “Creditor’s holdup and the setting of private appropriation in a control contract between shareholders”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Ran Tao (NEOMA BS) “Fundraising under Two-Dimensional Asymmetric Information: The Case of Mindless Donations”

Thursday November 15th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC salle MIAMI:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Roméo Tédongap (ESSEC) “Disappointment Aversion, Term Structure, and  Pedictability Puzzles in Bond Markets”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Messaoud Chibane & Samuel Ouzan (NEOMA BS) “Value Bubbles”

Monday December 17th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC salle 401:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris) “What If Dividends Were Tax‐Exempt? Evidence from a Natural Experiment”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Jung-Hyun Ahn (NEOMA BS) “Bank Liquidity Management, Collateral Quality and Policies”
Thursday January 17th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC salle 101:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Ngoc-Sang PHAM (Montpellier BS) “Credit limits and heterogeneity in general equilibrium models with a  finite number of agents”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Hong Zhao (NEOMA BS) “Why Do Boards Let Their CEOs Take Outside Directorships? Entrenchment and Embeddedness”

Thursday February 14th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, PEC salle 301:
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Philip Valta (Univ. of Bern) “The Informational Content of M&A Announcements: Evidence from Peers’ Revaluation”
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Eser Arisoy (NEOMA BS) “Do Stock Markets Really Care About Skewness?”

Thursday March 21st, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, PEC salle Miami: 
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Pedro Gete (IE Business School) “The Dynamic Effects of Investors in Housing Markets”
3:00pm – 4:00pm: David Hyun (NEOMA BS) “Politically Connected Outside Directors and the Value of Cash Holdings”

Thursday April 18th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC salle 101:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Yann Braouezec (IESEG) “Strategic fire-sale and price-mediated contagion in the banking”
3:30pm – 4:30pmGhassen Bouslama (NEOMA BS) “Internationalization versus Multinationalization: What effects on the French SMEs’ Access to Bank loans?” 

Thursday May 23rd, 2:00pm – 4:00pm , PEC salle 101: 
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Sébastien Galanti (Univ. Orléans) “Investment and financial constraints: Does analyst coverage matter?”
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Antoine Noël (NEOMA BS) “Sovereign Debt Auction Method and Issuance Cost: Evidence from Iceland”

Thursday June 13th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, PEC salle 1:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Florina Silaghi (UAB) “Agency Problems in Public-Private-Partnerships Investment Projects”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Sami Attaoui & Wenbin Cao (NEOMA BS) “Optimal Capital Structure, Ambiguity Aversion, and Leverage Puzzles”



Thursday October 26th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Grand Amphi:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Guillaume Vuillemey (HEC Paris), “How do banks grow? Adverse selection and market structure”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Sora Kim (NEOMA BS), “Follow Me on Twitter: Attracting Mutual Fund Investor Attention through Social Media”

Thursday November 16th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, salle 2:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Linus Siming (Audencia), “Debt Structure and Credit Ratings”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Wenbin Cao (NEOMA BS), “The Early Exercise Premium in American Option Prices”

Thursday December 7th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, salle 2:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Sarah Mouabbi (Banque de France) “Measuring inflation anchoring and uncertainty: A US and euro area comparison”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Arash Aloosh (NEOMA BS), “Currency Factors (with G. Bekaert)”

Thursday January 25th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, salle MIAMI:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Tamara Nefedova (Université Paris-Dauphine), “Trading Out of Sight: An Analysis of Cross-Trading in Mutual Fund Families”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Nathalie Janson & Gabriel Giménez Roche (NEOMA BS), “From conventional to unconventional monetary policies: The consequences of the market-maker-of-last-resort role”

Thursday March 15th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Amphi 101:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Lei Zhao (ESCP), “Credit Risk “Beta”: an analysis of the systematic component of bank default risk”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Samuel OUZAN (NEOMA BS), “System 1, System 2, and Speculative Trading”

Thursday April 12th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, salle 2:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Franck Moraux (Université de Rennes), “On the contingent corporate decisions to invest or to disinvest”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Antoine Noël (NEOMA BS), “Footnote Information Accuracy: Evidence from the Reported Dividend Yield”

Thursday May 31st, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, salle MIAMI:
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Donatien Hainaut (UCL): “A Self-Excited Switching Jump Diffusion (SESJD): properties, calibration and hitting time”
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Messaoud Chibane (NEOMA BS), “Distorted Beliefs, Rare Disasters and Asset Prices”

Thursday June 14th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, salle 1:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Sabrina Buti (Université Paris-Dauphine): “An introduction to Dark Pools”
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Bryan Lee (NEOMA BS): “Chief Accounting Officer and Accounting Conservatism”


Associate professor

AHN Jung-Hyun