Speakers & Roundtables

 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 please note that this is more about the learning than the lunch — so you should bring your own lunch, whether it’s in a blue bag, brown bag, or no bag at all. *Note: Beginning in January 2017, lunches will be held in South Hall 1050 (1st floor). 

Scheduled presenters for the 2016-17 academic year include:

September 1 Nejat Seyhun, Jerome B. and Eilene M. York Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business Topic: Why Don’t General Counsels Stop Corporate Crime? (Co-authored paper with Burcu Avci)
October 6 Gregory Smith Miller, Ernst and Young Professor of Accounting, Stephen M. Ross School of Business  Topic: Sociology Meets Finance: How Managers’ Cultural Backgrounds Impact Their Communication to Capital Markets (Co-authored paper with Francois Brochet, Patricia Naranjo, and Gwen Yu)
November 3 Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, Michigan Law School Topic: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and its Discontents
December 1 Vikramaditya S. Khanna, William W. Cook Professor of Law, Michigan Law School Topic: The Impact of Mandating Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India’s Companies Act 2013 (Co-authored paper with Dhammika Dharmapala)
January 12 Peter Adriaens, Professor of Environmental Engineering & Finance, Ross School of Business Topic: Financial Technology for Green Growth: Investment Management in the Era of Big Data
February 2 S. Burcu Avci, Visiting Research Scholar, Stephen M. Ross School of Business Topic: Can the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule Resolve the Conflicts of Interest in Defined Contribution Plans? (Co-authored paper with MP Narayanan and Nejat Seyhun)
March 9 Romesh Saigal, Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering, College of Engineering Topic: A macroscopic look at the equity markets with a goal of understanding systemic risks in the markets
April 6 Kristin Seedfeldt, Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy Topic: Financial Citizenship: Dignity, Worth, and Visibility Through Lending Circles (discussion of book-in-progress, co-authored with Frederick Wherry & Anthony Alvarez)
May 4 Jeremy Kress, Lecturer, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Law School Topic: Board to Death: How Busy Directors Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis

Have a work or work-in-progress that you want to present? Scheduling is underway for the 2017-18 academic year. Email Christie Baer.


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