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CFR Seminar Series Library - 2005

The Seminar Series of the FDIC's Center for Financial Research, Division of Insurance and Research provides the research community and other interested parties with the results of research efforts by economists in the Division. Since much of the research is ongoing, the authors welcome comments from readers. Seminar Papers should not be reproduced without prior approval from the author.

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January 13 - Payday Advance Credit In America: An Analysis of Customer Demand 647kb (PDF Help)
Gregory Elliehausen and Edward C. Lawrence

January 31 - Do Heterogeneous Beliefs Matter for Asset Pricing? - PDF 318kb
Evan Anderson, University of North Carolina, Chappel Hill, Department of Economics
Eric Ghysels, University of North Carolina, Chappel Hill, Department of Economics and Kenan-Flagler Business School, Department of Finance
Jennifer L.. Juergens, Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business, Department of Finance

February 2 - TIntra-Cluster Cooperation and Relational Contracting in Pakistan's Surgical Instrument Cluster: An Empirical Study - PDF 585kb and Cooperation in Developing Country Industrial Clusters:Marketing in an Age of Globalization - PDF 856kb
Theresa Thompson

February 7 - The Color of Money Revisited: Are Banking Regulations Effective In Reducing Racial Disparities in Home Mortgage Lending in Neighborhoods? - PDF 150kb
Yan Lee , University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Economics

February 8 - The Incidence of U.S. Agricultural Subsidies on Farmland Rental Rates - PDF 249kb
Barrett Kirwin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University

February 10 - Estimating the Impact of School Vouchers and Private Schooling When the Impact Depends on the Duration of Participation - PDF 353kb
Jeffrey Yau, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics

February 14 - A Lapse of Concentration: Omitted Variables, Board Structure and Firm Performance - PDF 279kb
Morgan Joseph Rose, Washington University

February 15 - Asset Pricing Implications of Housing in General. Equilibrium. - PDF 347kb
Benjamin Tarlow, Columbia University

February 17 - Does Familiarity Breed Investment? An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Equity Holdings 458kb and
Equity Home Bias: A Disappearing Phenomenon? - PDF 398kb
Amir Amadi , University of California, Department of Economics

February 23 - Inflation Dynamics in Japan: Evidence of Price Rigidity and Structural Breaks - PDF 235kb
Delores Anne Sanchez, University of Hawaii at Manoa

February 25 - Understaing the Structure of Volatility Risks - PDF 406kb
George Panayotov, University of Maryland

February 25 - The Governance of Banks: How do bank capital and monitoring impact post-acquisition risk taking and performance? - PDF 343kb
Christa Bouwman, University of Michigan Business School

March 1 - Do Bank Failures Effect Real Economic Activity? New Evidence From the Pre-depression Era - PDF 154kb
Philip Shively, FDIC Division of Insurance and Research
Carlos Ramierz, George Mason University, Department of Economics

March 10 - Switches of Primary Federal Banking Regulators - PDF 296kb
Rich Rosen, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, PA

May 10 - Are Bank Holding Companies A Source of Strength to Their Banking Subsidiaries - PDF 457kb
Adam Ashcraft, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

May 12 - Predatory Lending? 471kb (PDF Help)
Don Morgan

May 26, - Asset Pricing in Markets with Illiquid Assets - PDF 417kb
Francis Longstaff, Anderson School at UCLA

May 31 - Equity Prices, Credit Default Swaps, and Bond Spreads in Emerging Markets - PDF 1615kb
Jorge Chan Lau and Yoon Sook Kim, International Monetary Fund

June 7 - Asset Fire Sales (and Purchases) in Equity Markets - PDF 400kb
Joshua Coval and Erik Stafford, Harvard University

June 28 - .S. Corporate and Bank Insolvency Regimes: An Economic Comparison and Evaluation - PDF 113kb
George Kaufman -Loyola University Chicago
Robert R. Bliss - Calloway School of Business, Wake Forest University

July 7 - Analysts' Learning and Herding: Theory and Evidence - PDF 636kb (PDF Help)
April Knill
Kristina Minnick
Ali Nejadmalayeri

July 19 - Prepayment of Fixed Rate Home Equity Loans: A Loan-Level Empirical Study - PDF 149kb
Helen Z.H. Lai, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Amy S. Bogdon, Fannie Mae Foundation
Feng Li, Freddie Mac

October 20 - Will provision of liquidity be effective if conditioned on performance? - PDF 211kb
B. Gabriela Mundaca, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

October 25 - The Impact of Local Predatory Laws on the Flow of Subprime Credit: North Carolina and Beyond - PDF418kb
Giang Ho and Anthony Pennington-Cross, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Research Division

November 3 - The Welfare Cost of Bank Capital Requirements - PDF 385kb
Skander Van den Heuvel, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

November 8 - Consumer Use of Tax Refund Anticipation Loans - PDF 904kb
Gregory Elliehausen, Senior Research Scholar Credit Research Center McDonough School of Business Georgetown University

November 17 - Monetary Intervention Mitigated Banking Panics During the Great Depression - PDF 422kb Gary Richardson and William Troost, Assistant Professor and Ph.D. Candidate, University of California at Irvine

Governance and Stock Returns - PDF 647k
Ted Moorman, Department of Finance, Mays Business School, Texas A & M University

Inflation and Stock Prices: A Rationality Story - PDF 212kb
Chao Wei, Department of Economics, George Washington University