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Lerner research series

Research seminar series announced by Lerner College of Business and Economics


4:01 p.m., Feb. 23, 2012--The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware has announced a 2012 research seminar series, featuring business faculty and researchers from across the country.

Designed to cover a broad range of research topics in business, the series will cover everything from supply chain design and hotel analytics to board advising and mutual funds.

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Seminars, which are free and open to the public, will be held throughout the spring and fall semesters. For specific times and locations, see the college research seminar schedule.

Programs in February include:

Feb. 24 – “Accounting Restatements, Governance and Municipal Debt Financing,” with William R. Baber, professor and accounting area coordinator at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business; and

Feb. 29 – “Board Advising,” with Naveen D. Daniel, associate professor at Drexel University Lebow College of Business.

March seminars include:

March 9 – “Anticipatory Time Perception and Intertemporal Preferences,” with Gal Zauberman, associate professor of marketing at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School;

March 16 – A presentation by Preyas Desai, Spencer R. Hassell Professor of Marketing at Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and editor of Marketing Science; and 

March 30 – “Investor Sentiment and Economic Forces,” with Jianfeng Yu, assistant professor of finance at University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Planned in April are:

April 5 – “A Spatial Analysis of Delegate Voting at the Constitutional Convention,” with Jac Heckelman, professor of economics at Wake Forest University Department of Economics;

April 6 – “Linear Conic Programming: A New Modeling Tool for More Serious Analysis and Decision Making,” with Shucherng Fang, Walter Clark Chair Professor at North Carolina State University College of Engineering;

April 3 – “Have We Solved the Idiosyncratic Volatility Puzzle?” with Kewei Hou, associate professor of finance at Ohio State University Fisher College of Business;

April 20 – “Supply Chain Design and the Cost of Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” with Gerard Cachon, professor of operations and information management at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and editor of Management Science;

April 24 – A presentation by Efe Ok, professor of economics at New York University Arts and Science; and 

April 27 – “Hotel and Lodging Analytics Using Smith Travel Research Global Data,” with Steve Hood, senior vice president of research at Smith Travel Research.

May programs include:

May 4 – “Cultural Intelligence and Effectiveness” with Linn Van Dyne, professor of management at Michigan State University Eli Broad Graduate School, and associate editor at OBHDP; and

May 11 – “The Portfolio Choices of Young and Old Active Mutual Fund Managers,” with David Chapman, associate professor of finance at Boston College Carroll School of Management.

The seminar website also includes events planned for the fall 2012 semester.

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