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Annual Baruch College/CUNY and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) Research Symposium
The Baruch College /SWUFE Research Consortium was established over a decade ago. Its goal is to deepen the research ties between our two great universities by encouraging joint research projects and through the exchange of visiting scholars. A key event is the annual Baruch/SWUFE research conference. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the conference, which over the years has facilitated dozens of research collaborations, which in turn have resulted in numerous publications.
2019 Symposium Papers
Measuring the usefulness of earnings announcement for uninformed traders-evidence from implied volatility in option market by Bharat Sarah and Yushi Wang, Rutgers Business School
Passive Institutional Investors and Corporate Innovation by Yang Liu, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Yao Shen, Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, Jun Wang, Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, and Qijian Wang, Sun Yat-sen University
Social Interactions and Peer-to-Peer Lending Decisions by Linda Allen, Lin Peng, and Yu Shan (PhD Candidate), Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College
The Spillover Eﬀects of Hostile Takeovers: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment by Siyang Tian, Southwestern University of Finance and Economic and Xingchen Zhu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
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Why Do Firms Withhold Loan Contract Disclosures? by Edward Xuejun Li, Monica Neamtiu, and Tommy Zhiyuan Tu, Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College
The International Business (IB) Consortium is a joint virtual seminar series of Baruch College of City University New York and Florida Atlantic University. The Consortium hosts IB scholars from around the world presenting their unpublished and work-in-progress work, and engaging with faculty and PhD students of both schools. It provides a forum for debate and discussion of cutting-edge ideas that are at the forefront of the development of IB theory and scholarship. The Consortium hosts about 5-6 seminars every semester. For more information about the Consortium and expression of interest in attending seminars, please contact Lilac Nachum (Lilac.Nachum@baruch.cuny.edu).
Speaker: Lilac Nachum, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY
Topic: The Domain of Organizational Identity and Firms’ International Growth
Date/Time (EST) April 27th, 1:30pmRegister in advance for this event
Speaker: Xavier Martin, University of Michigan
Topic: Board effectiveness and internalization benefits: Theory and evidence from value creation in cross-border acquisitions with Tao Han, Emlyon
Date/Time (EST) March 27th, 12:30pm
Speaker:James A. Robinson, University of Chicago
Topic:Reconceptualizing State Capacity
Date/Time (EST) Feb. 15th 12:30pm
Speaker: Rajeev J. Sawant, Florida Atlantic University
Topic: Effect of New Product Market Entry Scale, Copycats and Foreign Ownership on Firm Performance in a Transition Economy
Date/Time (EST) Sep 22nd, 2 pm
Speaker: Robert Seamans, Stern School of Business, New York University joint with Nan Jia (USC Marshall School of Business) and Qiren Liu (Guangzhou University)
Topic:Robots at Work in China
Date/Time (EST) Oct. 21st 2pm
Speaker: Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
Topic:Leviathan Unleashed: Business Responses to the Indian “Foreign Exchange Regulation Act” in Historical Perspective
Date/Time (EST) Nov. 1st, 2pm
Speaker: Valentina A. Assenova, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Poised for Growth: Startup Accelerators and their Effects on Post-Accelerator Startup Growth
Date/Time (EST) Nov. 10th 12.30pm
Speaker: Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia Business School
Topic: Measuring the Cost of Regulation
Date/Time (EST) Nov. 28th 12.30pm
Speaker: Stephen J. Redding, Department of Economics & School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Date/Time (EST)Dec. 6th 12.30pm