Center for Financial Research
The FDIC's Center for Financial Research hosts an ongoing seminar series. Invited speakers present their research in-progress and receive feedback from the research community and other interested parties.
CFR Seminar Series
January 7 - Gary Fissel (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) - Risk Weight on Loan Performance
January 13 - Abigail Brown (University of Technology Sydney) - The Social Welfare Cost of Fraud: Insights from an agent based model
January 14 - Xuan S. Tam (University of Virginia) - Long-Term Contracts in Unsecured Credit Markets
January 15 - Smith Williams (University of California Irvine - Do Minimum Wage Workers Favor the Minimum Wage? Evidence from a Ballot Initiative
January 19 - Jonathan Pogach (University of Pennsylvania) - Efficient Auditing and Enforcement in Dynamic Contracts
January 27 - David Givens (University of Maryland) - Defining Governance Matters: A Factor Analytic Assessment of Governance Institutions
February 4 - Robert F. Sarama, Jr. (The Ohio State University) - Pricing Housing Market Returns
February 12 - Ilya Rahkovsky (Michigan State University) - Disclosure of Medical Information in Health Insurance
February 16 - Lee Hu (University of Georgia) - Pre-Merger Coordination with Uncertain Detection
February 17 - Grace Kim (Layola University Maryland) - Bank Switching by Small Enterprises: Does Gender Matter?
February 18 - Xiaoling Ang (Princeton University) - The Effects of the Generosity of Parental Leave Benefits on Labor Supply and Fertility: Evidence from a Canadian Natural Experiment
February 19 - Erik Scherpf (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - Credit Constraints, Income Risk and the Use of Employer-Sponsored Retirement Savings Plans at Job Change
February 22 - Brian Scholl (University of California at Berkeley) - Can Participatory Democracy Promotion Interventions Promote Political Participation?
February 23 - Bing Xu (University of Georgia) - The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, Consumer Bankruptcy Filings and Chapter Composition
February 24 - Chi-Jack Lin (The Ohio State University) - Racial Discrimination in the Consumer Credit Market
February 25 - Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar (East Carolina University) - Equity Returns and Business Cycles in Small Open Economies
February 26 - Shannon Mok (University of Wisconsin - Madison) - Precautionary Savings or Bequest Motives? Evidence from the Health Spending of the Elderly
March 14 - Paul Kupiec (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) - Compensation, Subordinated Debt, and Risk Management in Depository Institutions
April 1 - Andrew W. Lo (MIT Sloan School of Management) - Consumer Credit Risk Models via Machine-Learning Algorithms
April 6 - Hao Zhou (Federal Reserve Board) - Assessing the Systemic Risk of a Heterogeneous Portfolio of Banks during the Recent Financial Crisis
April 21 - Lee Davison (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and Ashley Carreon (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) - Fund Adequacy and the Value of Maintaining Assessment Income: A Historical Hypothetical Example
April 22 - Ethan Cohen-Cole (University of Maryland) - Your House or Your Credit Card, Which Would You Choose? Personal Delinquency Tradeoffs and Precautionary Liquidity Motives
July 21 - Ryan Goodstein, Paul Hanouna, Carlos Ramirez, Christof Stahel (FDIC and CFR Fellows) - Are Foreclosures Contagious?
August 3 - Kyung So Im (FDIC) and Junsoo Lee (University of Alabama) and Margie Tieslau (Northern Texas University) - Panel LM Unit Root Tests with Trend Shifts
August 5 - Rosalind L. Bennett (FDIC) and Levent Guntay (FDIC) and Haluk Unal (University of Maryland and Center for Financial Research FDIC) - Does Inside Debt Reduce Bank Risk?
September 21 - Kenneth D. Jones (FDIC) - Does Financial Regulatory Structure Matter? Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009
October 20 - Gary Fissel (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and Gerald A. Hanweck (George Mason University) - Roots of Residential Mortgage Delinquencies in U.S. 2000-2008
November 23 - Rebel A. Cole (DePaul University) and Timothy J. Curry (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) - What Happens to Problem Banks? Evidence from the 1980s and Guidance for the 2010s