Winter 2021 Mitsui Finance Seminar Series

Seminars are Fridays from 10:30-12:00 unless otherwise indicated. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please contact Shelly Whitmer at

These seminars are sponsored by the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center.

Jan 15 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Samuel Antill, HBS

Are Bankruptcy Professional Fees Excessively High?

Jan 22 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Anjan Thakor, Washington University in St. Louis

Pandemic Death Traps

Jan 29 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Dimitri Vayanos, LSE

Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices

Feb 5 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Arthur Korteweg, USC

Evaluating Private Equity from an Investor's Perspective

Feb 12 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Natalie Cox, Princeton

Market Power in Small Business Lending: A Two-Dimensional Bunching Approach

Feb 19 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Michelle Lowry, Drexel

Bucking the Trend: Why do IPOs Choose Controversial Governance Structures and Why Do Investors Let them?

Feb 26 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Pascal Noel, Chicago Booth

Why Do Borrowers Default on Mortgages? A New Method For Causal Attribution

Mar 12 10:30-12:00 Zoom

Luis Viceira, HBS


Mar 19 10:30-12:00 Zoom Juliane Begenau, Stanford
Mar 26 10:30-12:00 Zoom Hui Chen, MIT