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Peter Adriaens: Sustainability scrutiny in the financial markets

Feb 4, 2021 0:56:17

Peter Adriaens explains how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) measurement, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) are increasingly important considerations to manage growth and climate

Linda Tesar: The Macroeconomics of COVID-19

Jan 28, 2021 0:50:11

Linda Tesar reviews some recent evidence on the impact of  COVID-19 on economic activity in the US and abroad and will discuss some of the ways that macroeconomists have begun to model the "COVID shock" and its economic effects. Janurary 2021.

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Insider Giving

May 6, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Professor Nejat Seyhun will discuss a new paper on "insider giving," as a potent substitute for insider trading due to lax reporting requirements and legal restrictions.
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Banking on a Revolution

Mar 11, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Professor Terri Friedline's book, Banking on a Revolution, makes a compelling case for a revolutionized financial system that centers the needs, experiences, and perspectives of those it has historically excluded, marginalized, and exploited.
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Sustainability scrutiny in the financial markets

Feb 4, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Professor Adriaens' research explores the impact of water risk – as a proxy for climate impact - on corporate share price premiums and financial performance of global indexes, and the impact of green investment intent and corporate ESG disclosure on bond yield spread (relative to 10-year treasury notes).
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The Macroeconomics of COVID-19

Jan 21, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Economics Professor Linda Tesar will review some recent evidence on the impact of  COVID-19 on economic activity in the US and abroad and will discuss some of the ways that macroeconomists have begun to model the "COVID shock" and its economic effects. 
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Domesticating foreign finance

Sep 10, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT
More than a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. policymakers still have not adequately addressed one of the primary causes of the crash: foreign banks.
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Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Will Digital Finance Open the Floodgates?

Oct 4, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
South Hall Room 0220
Historically, public infrastructure systems such as roads, water utilities, and schools are financed using a combination of tax revenue, government and revenue-backed bonds. This system has repeatedly fallen short due to insufficient tax revenue and political aversion towards funding “social infrastructure”. Especially for schools, the access to quality infrastructure is highly correlated (in the US) to poverty, stemming from property values, credit worthiness and other factors. A recent bill (not passed) required a 1:6 leverage of federal with state and private finance, compared to 1:12 in Europe and 1:30 proposed under the Climate accords. Either infrastructure has not been built or upgraded, or private capital has stepped in the breach. At the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance, we're asking whether data-driven models can close the gap by taking advantage of the internet of things (IoT): smart sensors that deliver information which can be monetized. This seminar will explore how private financing models that leverage digital data supply chains to attract 'efficient capital' (e.g. insurance, options trades, debt securities, variable interest rate bonds) can be adapted to financing public infrastructure while limiting recourse to the citizens that use it, and leveling the economic disparities of access.
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