Tom Shohfi 
Assistant Professor of Finance and Accounting

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The RPI Lally School of Management Accounting and Finance Seminar Series seeks to bring world leading researchers to our Troy, NY campus for academic presentations. As of Spring 2019, I am no longer organizing this series. If you are interested in being part of this series, please contact Professors Johan Maharjan or Raffi Garcia

Fall 2018

(Subject to Change)

October 17th, 2018 - Na Dai (SUNY Albany)

Cross Country Cultural Differences, Hedge Fund Contracting, and Risk Taking

November 7th, 2018 - Sam Bonsall (Pennsylvania State University)

Issuer Default Risk and Rating Agency Conflicts

Spring 2018

January 17th, 2018 - Kate Suslava (Rutgers University)

'Stiff Business Headwinds & Unchartered Economic Waters': Use of Euphemisms in Earnings Conference Calls

January 24th, 2018 - Raffi Garcia (Brandeis University)

Plant Behavior & Equal Pay: The Effect on Female Employment, Capital Investments & Productivity? A Difference-in-Discontinuity Design

February 21st, 2018 - Yijiang Zhao (American University)

Executive Fiduciary Duty and Corporate Tax Avoidance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

May 2nd, 2018 - Alfred Liu (SUNY Albany)

Analyst Book Value Forecasts

Fall 2017

September 15th, 2017 - Dexin Zhou (CUNY Baruch College)

Wisdom of the Employee Crowd: Employer Reviews and Stock Returns

October 3rd, 2017 - Wolfgang Bessler (Justus-Liebig University Giessen)

Portfolio Optimization with Industry Return Prediction Models

November 3rd, 2017 - Bill Johnson (Suffolk University)

The Lifecycle Effects of Firm Takeover Defenses

November 10th, 2017 - Mani Sethuraman (Cornell University)

The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting: Implications for Operating Cash Flow Predictability

December 6th, 2017 - Feng Chen (University of Toronto)

Universal Demand Laws and the Monitoring Device Role for Accounting Conservatism

Spring 2017

January 31st, 2017 - Alfred Liu (SUNY Albany)

Real Activities Management and Volatility of Operating Cash Flows: The Impact of Enterprise Systems

February 17th, 2017 - Marketa Wolfe (Skidmore College)

Volatility Forecasting: The Role of Internet Search Activity and Implied Volatility

March 3rd, 2017 - Cihan Uzmanoglu (SUNY Binghamton)

Credit Default Swaps and Bond Issuance Costs

Fall 2016

September 21st, 2016 - Ying Wang (SUNY Albany)

Local Religious Beliefs and Hedge Fund Risk-Taking Behaviors

September 28th, 2016 - Frank Hong Liu (University of Glasgow)

Why Banks Want to be Complex

November 9th, 2016 - Jonathan Clarke (Georgia Tech)

The Value of Hot News: Intellectual Property and the Sell-Side Research Industry

December 7th, 2016 - Gus De Franco (Tulane University)

Product Market Peers in Lending: Information Processing Efficiencies and Proprietary Costs

Spring 2016

March 25th, 2016 - Nerissa Brown (University of Delaware)

Non-GAAP Earnings Disclosure and IPO Pricing

April 13th, 2016 - Naveen Daniel (Drexel University)

Revisiting Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity

April 27th, 2016 - Adam Aiken (Elon University)

Funding Risk, Patient Capital, and the Dynamics of Hedge Fund Lockups

Pittsburgh Building - Room 1118
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lally School of Management
Troy, NY 12065-3590

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