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Earnings Announcements Informativeness and Expected Stock Returns
Shareholders expect volatile price changes around earnings announcements when they have poor information on firm value ex ante

Yu Cai, Tongji University

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Earnings announcements informativeness, Expected stock returns

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Relaxed Wasserstein, with Applications to GANs and Beyond
In this talk, I will review some well known distance measures that are widely used in statistics, machine learning and stochastic games

Xin Guo, University of California

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Room 333, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Relaxed wasserstein

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Decrypting Coin Winners: Disclosure Quality, Governance Mechanism and Team Networks
Using a proprietary dataset of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies, we systematically examine whether disclosure quality, governance mechanisms, and team quality can differentiate legitimate ICO projects from fraudulent ones

Xin Deng, SHUFE

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Disclosure quality, Governance mechanism, Team networks

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Prime (Information) Brokerage
This paper documents that hedge funds gain an information advantage from their prime brokerage services-providing banks regarding the banks’ corporate borrowers

Yuehua Tang, University of Florida

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Prime (Information) brokerage

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How Does the Substitution of VAT for GRT Affect Firms’ Outsourcing Behavior and Production Efficiency: Evidence from China
The replacement of gross receipt tax (GRT) with value added tax (VAT) is an important phenomenon in the past half century

Binzhen Wu, Tsinghua University

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 333, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Gross receipt tax, Value added tax

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Finance, Organization and Misallocation
We study financial frictions and limits to delegation in a model with endogenous hierarchies

Xiaodong Zhu, University of Chicago

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Finance, Organization, Misallocation

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Do Firms That Have a Common Signing Auditor Exhibit Higher Earnings Comparability?
Professor Lobo s current research focuses on corporate disclosure policy, earnings management, accounting conservatism, bank financial reporting, international accounting, and auditing

Gerald Lobo, University of Houston

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 329, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Publish academic journals

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Discuss fundamental issues on conducting empirical research in accounting and finance and how to publish in academic journals
Professor Lobo s current research focuses on corporate disclosure policy, earnings management, accounting conservatism, bank financial reporting, international accounting, and auditing

Gerald Lobo, University of Houston

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 329, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Publish academic journals

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Transaction Fees in Cryptocurrency
Although cryptocurrency mining activities are widely discussed in the media, as miners attempt to profit from transaction fees, there are few academic papers studying the transaction fees

Wei Jiang, National University of Singapore

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Room 335, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Transaction fees, Cryptocurrency

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Peering Beyond the Horizon: What Does Managerial Forecast News Imply about Long-Horizon Earnings and Returns?
Managers issue forecasts in order to align investor beliefs with their private information

Seong Jin Ahn, Peking University

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 | 3:30pm-5:00pm | Room 333, HSBC Business School Building

Keywords: Management forecasts

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