Blue bag lunch talks

The Center on Finance, Law & Policy’s “blue bag lunches” aim to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and showcase the work being done at the University of Michigan on issues related to finance, law, and policy. 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. For the upcoming 2022-23 academic year, these talks will be in-person.

When classes are in session, Blue Bag Lunches are generally held on the first Thursday of each month from Noon – 1 p.m.  Presentations are open to all with registration required. 

The Blue Bag Lunch Talk speakers for the 2022-23 academic year will be:

September 8, 2022 - Professor Nejat Seyhun

October 6, 2022 - Dr. Trina Shanks

November 3, 2022 - Dr. Debotri Dhar

December 8, 2022 - Professor Katherine Michelmore

January 12, 2023 - Professor Catherine Hausman

February 2, 2023 - Professor Jeffery Zhang

March 9, 2023 - Professor Sanjukta Paul

April 6, 2023 - Professor JJ Prescott




Nejat Seyhun Profile

Upcoming talk: Nejat Seyhun

Professor Seyhun will discuss how race inequality is well-documented in literature—certain groups, for example, African-Americans, often do not enjoy the same access to opportunities as their counterparts.  Prior studies document that African-Americans are less likely to receive funding opportunities than whites and pay higher interest rates because of statistical discrimination and taste-based discrimination. However, less is known about race inequality in corporate leadership.

Professor Seyhun and his collaborators investigate race differences in insider trading behavior by corporate leaders of S&P 1500 companies. Investigating race differences in the profitability of insider trades of these companies enables us to evaluate whether African-American corporate executives have equal access to networks that generate valuable insider information (Inci, Narayanan Seyhun 2017 for gender) as their counterparts in similar positions.  

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Past talks

March 10, 2022

Casey Pierce

Bringing the gig economy to healthcare: What telehealth means for mental health therapists
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February 03, 2022

Kristin Seefeldt

Helping across generations and impacts on retirement and retirement planning
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January 13, 2022

Nadya Malenko

Board dynamics over the startup life cycle
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December 02, 2021

Jerry Davis

Taming corporate power in the 21st century
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October 07, 2021

Gabriel Rauterberg

Two public/private divides revisited
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September 09, 2021

Emmanuel Yimfor

Misconduct Synergies
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April 01, 2021

Dean Yang

The Myth of the "Millionaire Mindset": Experimental Evidence from Filipino Entrepreneurs
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March 11, 2021

Terri Friedline

Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won't Save a Broken System
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February 04, 2021

Peter Adriaens

Sustainability Scrutiny in the Financial Markets: Policy, Perception and the Probability of Material ESG Risk
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January 21, 2021

Linda Tesar

The Macroeconomics of COVID-19
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December 03, 2020

H. Luke Shaefer

Journey to a Fully Refundable Tax Credit in the United States
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November 5, 2020

Eduardo Montero

Cooperative Property Rights and Development: Evidence from Land Reform in El Salvador
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October 01, 2020

Tawanna Dillahunt and Julie Hui

Technological Support for Entrepreneurship Among Marginalized Communities
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September 10, 2020

Jeremy Kress

Domesticating Foreign Violence
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