Mark C. Berger Workshop Series with John Zhu (Pennsylvania)

Friday, February 15, 2019

3:00 pm

Gatton 199

As part of its commitment to academic excellence, the Department of Economics sponsors numerous workshops and seminars each semester. Speakers for our workshop series are a mix of faculty and graduate students, in addition to leading scholars from other universities.

John Zhu joined the Wharton School as an Assistant Professor of Finance in July 2011, after earning his PhD in Mathematics from UC Berkeley. His research is on the role financial contracts play in supporting long-term economic relationships such as those between investors and a fund manager, shareholders and a CEO, or a lender and a firm. He has also developed a number of technical innovations to expand the toolkit theorists use while studying contractual environments.

His research has been taught at top PhD programs in finance and economics, such as Duke Fuqua, Princeton, NYU economics, and Berkeley Haas. His papers have been presented at numerous conferences including NBER Summer Institute, WFA, and Econometric Society World Congress. He has also received a best paper prize at the Finance Theory Group meetings. In addition, he has been invited to give external seminars at more than 30 academic institutions, including Chicago, Columbia, Duke, LSE, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Stanford, Toulouse School of Economics and Yale.

When:
Friday, February 15, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:
Gatton 199
Audience:
Graduate / Professional Students, Faculty / Staff