The Lubar School of Business Research Seminar Series is a lively forum for discussion of scholarly topics by faculty and doctoral students. Lubar faculty, PhD candidates, and invited guests present their current research for feedback and engaging dialogue. Members of the campus community and other interested visitors are welcome to attend.

Fall 2018 seminars:

Friday, December 7, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm, Lubar Hall N440
New Tools for Ranking Accuracy of Forecast Models and Identifying Clusters in Heterogeneous Big Data
Ehsan Soofi, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Friday, November 30, 2018
Sitting Bucks: Zero Returns in Fixed Income Funds
Jaewon Cho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, November 16, 2018
Trade Secrets Protection and Antitakeover Provision
Joshua T. White, Vanderbilt University

Friday, November 2, 2018
Competition Between Two-Sided Platforms Under Demand and Supply Congestion Effects
Gregory A. DeCroix, Grainger Professor in Supply Chain Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, October 19, 2018
The Innovation Consequences of Financial Regulation for Young Life-Cycle Firms
Abigail Allen, Brigham Young University

Friday, October 12, 2018
Eyes on the Horizon? Fragmented Elites and the Short-Term Focus of the American Corporation
Richard A. Benton, University of Illinois – Champaign

Friday, October 5, 2018
Institutional Allocation in the Primary Market for Corporate Bonds
Stanislava Nikolova, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Friday, September 28, 2018
Expecting the Unexpected: Effects of Data Collection Design Choices on the Quality of Crowdsourced User-Generated Content
Jeffrey Parsons, University Research Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Friday, September 21, 2018
How do Reductions in Foreign Country Corporate Tax Rates  Affect U.S. Domestic Manufacturing Firms?
Ryan J. Wilson, Richard W. Lindhold Professor in Taxation, University of Oregon

Spring 2018 seminars included:

Transforming Connected Systems Into Smart Connected Systems: Research Insights and Future Opportunities
Matthew E.H. Petering, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Cluster Trading of Corporate Insiders
Donghyun Kim, Lubar School of Business

Do Audit Firms’ Internal Inspection Programs Have Teeth? Evidence from the U.S. Operations of the Largest Audit Firms
Daniel Aobdia, Northwestern University

Scalable High Performance Prediction with XGboost
Joseph Retzer, Lubar School of Business

The Impact of Corporate Giving on Risk Taking
Colleen Boland, Lubar School of Business &
Julia Schneider, Justus-Liebig-Universitat

Will Saying “Thank you” (vs. “Sorry”) Increase Consumer Satisfaction? 
Xiaojing Yang, Lubar School of Business

Discounting the Future –Short-termism as a Long-term Strategy?
Daniel Albert, Lubar School of Business

Taking a Beating on the Stock Market: Crime and Stock Returns
John Huck, Lubar School of Business

For More Information

Ehsan Soofi
UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor
Business Statistics
Lubar Hall S479
(414) 229-4281