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Introducing the:FutFinInfo_logo

Financial Information is a topic definitely worth discussing more often than once a year! The webinar series complements the Future of Financial Information conference, so tune in to stay on top of exciting research in this area. The format is 30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes prepared discussion and 15 minutes open Q&A. (though the speaker may opt to take questions during the presentation)

When: every other Wednesday at 4pm CET (10am Eastern) – see below for upcoming dates

Where: Zoom – register here

1-on-1 meetings: you have the possibility to talk to each speaker individually for 30 minutes. Three slots are available after each webinar – click the link next to each speaker to sign up!

If you have suggestions for future speakers, please share them via this form – much appreciated!

Looking forward to seeing you in the Webinars!

Upcoming speakers


Past speakers

marina_sqDate: 5/5/2021, 4pm CET
Speaker: Marina Niessner, Yale University
Title: Does Disagreement Facilitate Informed Trading? Evidence from Activist Investors
Discussant: Clifton Green, Emory University
Watch the video (on YouTube)


Alex HeadshotDate: 21/4/2021, 4pm CET
Speaker: Alex Edmans, London Business School
Title: Music Sentiment and Stock Returns Around the World
Discussant: Alok Kumar, University of Miami
Watch the video (on YouTube)


formal jerryDate: 7/4/2021, 4pm CET
Speaker: Gerard Hoberg, University of Southern California
Title: Life Cycles of Firm Disclosures
Discussant: Jessica Jeffers, University of Chicago
Watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 24/3/2021, 4pm CET (Note: 11am Eastern!)
Speaker: Jinfei Sheng, University of California Irvine
Title: Do Mutual Funds Walk the Talk? A Textual Analysis of Risk Disclosure by Mutual Funds
Discussant: Simona Abis, Columbia University
Watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 10/3/2021, 4pm CET
Speaker: Clifton Green, Emory University
Title: Zero-Commission Individual Investors, High Frequency Traders, and Stock Market Quality
Discussant: Marina Niessner, Yale University
Watch the video (on YouTube)


EricSoDate: 24/2/2021, 4pm CET
Speaker: Eric So, MIT
Title: Meet Markets: Investor Meetings and Expected Returns
Discussant: Eugene Soltes, Harvard University
Watch the video (on YouTube)


gillian_sqDate: 10/2/2021, 4pm CET
Speaker: Jillian Grennan, Duke University
Title: Artificial Intelligence and High-Skilled Work: Evidence from Analysts
Discussant: Alejandro Lopez-Lira, BI Norwegian Business School
Watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 9/12/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Song Ma, Yale School of Management
Title: Persuading Investors: A Video-Based Study
Discussant: Camille Hebert, University of Toronto
Watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 25/11/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Stephan Hollander, Tilburg University
Title: Localized Information Acquisition
Discussant: Jordi Mondria, University of Toronto
Watch the video (on YouTube)


Date: 11/11/2020, 10am CET – note the different time!
Speaker: Ruishen Zhang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Title: Firm-level Climate Change Exposure
Discussant: Kelvin Law, Nanyang Technological University
Watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 28/10/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Huan Tang, London School of Economics
Title: The Value of Privacy: Evidence from Online Borrowers
Discussant: Christine Parlour, UCLA Berkeley
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)


SeanDate: 14/10/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Sean Cao, Georgia State University
Title: How to Talk When a Machine is Listening: Corporate Disclosure in the Age of AI
Discussant: Tim Loughran, University of Notre Dame
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 30/9/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Chao Ying, University of Minnesota
Title: The Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift and Private Information: Kyle Meets Macro-Finance
Discussant: Kerry Back, Rice University
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 16/9/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Florian Berg, MIT
Title: “Aggregate Confusion: The Divergence of ESG Ratings
Discussant: Christoph Schiller, Arizona State University
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 17/6/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Alina Arefeva, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: How to Set a Deadline for Auctioning a House
Discussant: Roberto Pinheiro, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)


diegoDate: 3/6/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Diego Garcia, University of Colorado Boulder
Title: The Colour of Finance Words
Discussant: Byoung-Hyoun Hwang, Cornell University
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)


Date: 20/5/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Byoung-Hyoun Hwang, Cornell University
Title: Listening in on Investor Conversations
Discussant: Diego Garcia, University of Colorado Boulder
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)


naim_bugra_ozelDate: 6/5/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Naim Bugra Ozel, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Flying under the Radar: Confidential Filings and IPO Lawsuits
Discussant: Audra Boone, Texas Christian University
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)



Date: 22/4/2020, 4pm CET
Speaker: Nataliya Gerasimova, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Title: “House of Funds”
Michał Dzieliński, Stockholm University
Click here to watch the video (on YouTube)