Lunch Talks

 Monthly Blue Bag Lunch Schedule


The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy’s “blue bag lunches” lunchbag w chairaim to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and showcase the work being done at the University of Michigan on issues related to finance, law, and policy. Graduate students and faculty are welcome to present research related to finance, law, and policy at any stage at these monthly events – from general questions and ideas, to works-in-progress, to published work.

Blue Bag Lunches are held on the first Thursday of each month from Noon – 1 p.m. Presentations are open to faculty, students, and staff with no RSVP required — but limited numbers of free lunches are available, so you should come early!

Read the full paper here:

September 7 Nejat Seyhun, Jerome B. and Eilene M. York Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business Topic: Eliminating Conflicts of Interest in Banks: The Significance of the Volcker Rule (co-authored paper with S. Burcu Avci and Cindy A. Schipani)
October 5 HV Jagadish, Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Michigan Computer Science & Engineering
Topic: Policy Implications of Big Data in Finance
November 2 Adam Pritchard, Frances & George Skestos Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School Topic: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Gender Gaps in the Lateral Market for SEC Lawyers
December 7 Linda Tesar, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan Topic:  The Value of Being Systemically Un-Important: The Case of MetLife
January 11 Paula Lantz, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Topic: Social Impact Bonds: Potential Challenges in Bringing Private Sector Investors to Public Problems
February 15 Yoram Keinan, Lecturer, University of Michigan Law School Topic: Bitcoin and Other Digital Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain (What they are and how they have the potential to revolutionize business and commerce)
March 8 Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Professor of Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business Topic: Color and Credit: Race, Regulation, and the Quality of Financial Services
April 5 Veronica A. Santarosa, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School Topic: Contracts without Courts: The Value of Contractual Protection in an Era of Absolute Sovereign Immunity

Have a work or work-in-progress that you want to present? Email Christie Baer.