Research Seminars

Seminars are typically held on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the SunTrust Room (BAS S326). Exceptions are noted on the schedule. Papers are distributed to department members by email. To obtain a copy of a seminar paper or to request a presentation date, please contact Professor Ben Jansen (

*Presentation is part of the PERI Seminar Series

Spring 2024

  • February 19th: Zicheng (Leo) Xiao, University of South Florida,“Measuring Information Quality by Topic Attention Divergence: Evidence from Earnings Calls”
  • February 23rd: David Slusky, University of Kansas
  • February 26th: Xinxin Zhan, University of South Carolina,“CLO Managers’ Trading Relationships and the Structure and Pricing of CLOs”
  • February 27th: Quan Qi, University of Kentucky,“Mutual Fund Derivative Usage, Fire-sale Spillovers, and Corporate Bond Market Fragility”
  • February 23rd: Bernard Tawiah, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group,“Third-party auditor liability and trade credit policies.”
  • March 15th: Elif Demiral Saglam, Austin Peay State University
  • April 19th: Maria Ptashkina, Princeton University

Fall 2023

Fall 2022

  • November 11th: Matthew Gustafson, Pennsylvania State University
  • November 4th: Henry Thompson, University of Mississippi*
  • September 23rd: Kartik Misra, Sewanee: The University of the South
  • September 16th: M. Scott King, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga*

Spring 2022

  • April 29th: Carolina Castilla, Colgate University
  • April 22nd: Tom Zylkin, University of Richmond
  • April 15th: Sebastian Leguizamon, Western Kentucky University*
  • April 1st: Joseph Haslag, University of Missouri
  • March 18th: Matthew Hampton, Austin Peay
  • February 11th: Audrey Redford, Western Carolina University*

Fall 2021

  • November 5th: Hannah Gabriel, Sacramento State University, "Multinational Activity and Banking: The Effects of Ownership Status on Exporters"
  • October 29th: Traviss Cassidy, University of Alabama, "Government Fragmentation and Economic Growth"
  • October 8th: Peter Haslag, Vanderbilt University, "COVID-19 Migratory Response and the Municipal Debt
  • September 17th: Gueyon Kim, University of California-Santa Cruz, "Trade-Induced Restructuring and New Work"
  • September 10th: Tim Riley, University of Arkansas, "The complexity materiality of ESG ratings: Evidence from ESG funds"
  • September 3rd: Bryan Caplan, George Mason University, "Build, Baby, Build: The Science and Ethics of Housing"

Spring 2021

  • May 7th: Sebastian Tello-Trillo, University of Virginia, "The introduction of Prep and HIV: Incidence, Mortality and Heterogeneity"
  • April 30th: Claudia Williamson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, "Are Economic Arguments Against Immigration Missing the Boat? The Fiscal Effects of the Mariel Boatlift"
  • April 2nd: Brian Albrecht, Kennesaw State University, "Price Competition and the Use of Consumer Data"
  • March 12th: Marcus Painter, Saint Louis University, "Consumer response to corporate political statements: Evidence from geolocation data"
  • March 5th: Andy Puckett, University of Tennessee, "Option Skills"
  • February 19th: Alice Bonaimé, University of Arizona, "How Does Capital Structure Impact Product Prices? Evidence from the Airline Industry"

Fall 2020

  • November 6th: Elif Demiral Saglam, Austin Peay State University, "Competitiveness and Employability"
  • October 30th: Colin Gilstrap, University of Toledo, "Two's company, three's a crowd: Ownership concentration and stock returns"

Spring 2020

  • January 31: Kevin Mullally, University of Central Florida

Fall 2019

  • November 8: Samar Ashour, University of Arkansas
  • November 6: Nicholas Clarke, Florida State University
  • November 1: Caleb Houston, Mississippi State University
  • October 25: Yan Ma, Kobe University
  • October 18: Joshua Smith, Trevecca Nazarene University

2023-2024 Internal Brown Bag Presentations

  • February 2: Benjamin Jansen, MTSU, "Risk is neither Sufficient nor Necessary to Generate a Return on Investment"
  • May 3: Feyisayo Oyolola, MTSU, "Immigration of Healthcare Workers on Native Health"

2021-2022 Internal Brown Bag Presentations

  • February 25: Kevin Zhao, MTSU, "Do Chinese Government Controlled Firms Harm and Cheat American Investors?"
  • July 9: Ali Mahmoud, MTSU, "Trade Elasticities and Effect of Tariffs: Evidence from Three U.S. Industries"
  • June 25: Nicholas Clarke, MTSU, "Do Managers Use Reference Points? Evidence from Stock Repurchases"

2020-2021 Internal Brown Bag Presentations

  • October 23: Benjamin Jansen, MTSU, "Law of One Price Violation in Parent-Subsidiary Price Relations"
  • June 19: Aaron Gamino, MTSU, "The effects of prescription monitoring programs and medical marijuana laws on days of bad physical health"

2019-2020 Internal Brown Bag Presentations

  • February 7: Sarah Ji, MTSU, "Human Capital, Investment Riskiness, and Investment Policy"
  • November 15: Wisarut Suwanprasert, MTSU
  • October 11: Sona Esona, MTSU, "Economic Growth, Size of Government, Judicial System, and Corruption in Sub Sahara Africa (SSA): A Panel Data Analysis"