SoFiE Seminar Series

The Society for Financial Econometrics Seminar Series features bi-monthly presentations of cutting-edge research by leading scholars in financial econometrics. Presentations are followed by discussion and audience participation. The SoFiE Seminar series is organized and moderated by Andrew Patton from Duke University.

SoFiE Seminar Series events are held as Zoom webinars and are open to all. If you would like to receive updates about these events, please email sofie@stern.nyu.edu and request to join our mailing list. Otherwise, please continue check this website for the most up-to-date list of our events. Recordings of past events will be featured on SoFiE's youtube channel.




UPCOMING SOFIE SEMINARS:
Presenter: Fousseni Chabi-Yo (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Paper: "Multivariate Crash Risk"
Discussant: Lai Xu (Syracuse University)
Date: May 17 2021
Time: 11am New York / 8am San Diego / 4pm London / 5pm Paris / 11pm Beijing
Access: A Zoom Link will be made available shortly prior to the presentation
Recording: A link to a video recording will be available here soon after the event.
Presenter: Oliver Linton (University of Cambridge)
Paper: "A Dynamic Semiparametric Characteristics-based Model for Optimal Portfolio Selection"
Discussant: Andreas Neuhierl (Washington University in St Louis)
Date: May 31 2021
Time: 11am New York / 8am San Diego / 4pm London / 5pm Paris / 11pm Beijing
Access: A Zoom Link will be made available shortly prior to the presentation
Recording: A link to a video recording will be available here soon after the event.




PAST SOFIE SEMINARS:
Presenter: Serena Ng (Columbia University)
Paper: Factor-Based Imputation of Missing Values and Covariances in Panel Data of Large Dimensions"
Discussant: Markus Pelger (Stanford University)
Date: May 3 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VMe38sIbds
Presenter: Christian Gourieroux (University of Toronto / ENSAE)
Paper: "Inference for Noisy Long Run Component Processes"
Discussant: Anders Rahbek (University of Copenhagen)
Date: April 19 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb_uV6vmfFA
Presenter: Rogier Quaedvlieg (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Paper: "Conditional Superior Predictive Ability"
Discussant: Peter Reinhard Hansen (UNC Chapel Hill)
Date: April 5 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xLsm6CZ_2Q
Presenter: Eric Ghysels (UNC Chapel Hill)
Paper: "Machine Learning Panel Data Regressions with an Application to Nowcasting Price Earnings Ratios"
Discussant: Max Farrell (University of Chicago)
Date: March 22 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VIs_hwuVo
Presenter: Seth Pruitt (Arizona State University)
Paper: "Modeling Corporate Bond Returns"
Discussant: Jennie Bai (Georgetown University)
Date: March 8 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig5SXdkhf2c
Presenter: Caio Almeida (Princeton University)
Paper: "Pricing of Index Options in Incomplete Markets"
Discussant: Torben Andersen (Northwestern University)
Date: February 22 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcrvxtOQmQ
Presenter: Claudia Moise (Duke University)
Paper: "High-Frequency Arbitrage and Market Illiquidity"
Discussant: Joel Hasbrouck (NYU Stern)
Date: February 8 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YDnXyELZFk
Presenter: Nicola Fusari (Johns Hopkins University)
Paper: "Structural Stochastic Volatility"
Discussant: Elise Gourier (ESSEC Business School)
Date: January 25 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_jUhm_oSw
Presenter: René Garcia (Université de Montréal)
Paper: "Intermediary Leverage Shocks and Funding Conditions"
Discussant: Tyler Muir (UCLA)
Date: January 11 2021
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAXuNacHiiw
Presenter: Rossen Valkanov (UC San Diego)
Paper: “From Macroeconomic Shocks to Credit Spreads"
Discussant: Egon Zakrajsek (Federal Reserve Board/BIS)
Date: November 30 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJYjPNyKyRk
Presenter: Dacheng Xiu (University of Chicago)
Paper: “Inference on Risk Premia in Continuous-Time Asset Pricing Models"
Discussant: George Tauchen (Duke University)
Date: November 16 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h9sMNag1GA
Presenter: Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago)
Paper: “Robust Identification of Investor Beliefs”
Discussant: Nour Meddahi (Toulouse School of Economics)
Date: November 2 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOzk7Tqt5Y4
Presenter: Patrick Gagliardini (Università della Svizzera italiana)
Paper: “Extracting Statistical Factors When Betas Are Time-Varying”
Discussant: Seth Pruitt (Arizona State University)
Date: October 19 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGH-gIpJpHw
Presenter: Merrick Li (Cambridge)
Paper: “A ReMeDI for Microstructure Noise”
Date: October 5 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knZXvuYguNI
Presenter: Hyeyoon Jung (NYU)
Paper: “The Real Consequences of Macroprudential Regulations: Evidence from an Emerging Market”
Date: October 5 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2d0zeu2a5U
Presenter: Philippe Goulet Coulombe (Penn)
Paper: “The Macroeconomy as a Random Forest”
Date: October 5 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkoL7v-SP8Q
Presenter: Gianluca De Nard (Zurich)
Paper: “Large Dynamic Covariance Matrices: Enhancements Based on Intraday Data”
Date: October 5 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjE2uJxaYy0
Presenter: Natalia Bailey (Monash University)
Paper: “Measurement of Factor Strength: Theory and Practice”
Discussant: Simon Freyaldenhoven (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
Date: September 21 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUCihOu0zI&feature=youtu.be
Presenter: Gustavo Schwenkler (Santa Clara University)
Paper: “Competition or Contagion? Evidence from Cryptocurrency Peers”
Discussant: Daniele Bianchi (Queen Mary University of London)
Date: September 7 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j67xUxt0MZc
Presenter: Xavier Gabaix (Harvard University) and Ralph Koijen (Chicago Booth)
Paper: “Granular Instrumental Variables”
Discussant: Lutz Kilian (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)
Date: August 24 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuf99NvvyKM
Presenters: Francis X. Diebold (University of Pennsylvania), Robert F. Engle (NYU Stern), Ravi Jagannathan (Northwestern University), Eric Renault (University of Warwick)
Paper: Panel Discussion with SoFiE Past Presidents on “Financial Econometrics and the Pandemic”
Date: August 10 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNRCIb2Gkq8
Presenter: Yingying Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Paper: “Estimating Large Efficient Portfolios with Heteroscedastic Returns”
Discussant: Michael Wolf (University of Zurich)
Date: July 27 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMP7MPMWpFc
Presenter: Robert F. Engle (NYU Stern)
Paper: “Measuring and Hedging Geopolitical Risk”
Discussant: Oliver Linton (University of Cambridge)
Date: July 13 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLTwGcL6oC0
Presenter: Neil Shephard (Harvard University)
Paper: “Econometric analysis of potential outcomes time series: instruments, shocks, linearity and the causal response function”
Slides: Link to slides.
Discussant: Jean-Pierre Florens (Toulouse School of Economics)
Date: June 29 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-D-I834IbA
Presenter: Svetlana Bryzgalova (London Business School)
Paper: “Bayesian Solutions for the Factor Zoo: We Just Ran Two Quadrillion Models”
Discussant: Raymond Kan (University of Toronto)
Date: June 15 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGgl9cHuE7A
Presenter: Viktor Todorov (Northwestern University)
Paper: “Recalcitrant Betas: Intraday Variation in the Cross-Sectional Dispersion of Systematic Risk and Expected Returns”
Discussant: Walter Distaso (Imperial College London)
Date: June 1 2020
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCog4qp2gl4




SOFIE SEMINAR SUBMISSIONS
The SoFiE Seminar Series welcomes the submission of papers on any aspect of financial econometrics for possible inclusion in the series. Submissions will be reviewed by the Series’ scientific committee and will be considered on a rolling basis; there is no deadline for submissions.

- To submit a paper, email a PDF version of the paper to Sofie.Seminar.Submissions@gmail.com.

- Complete papers are preferred to incomplete papers or summaries.

- Submissions do not need to be blinded.

- Papers should not already be accepted for publication when submitted, though they can have been presented in other seminar series or conferences/workshops.

- Due to resource constraints, it is impossible to respond to everyone who submits a paper; you will be contacted only if your paper is selected for inclusion in the series.

- Submissions from junior authors and members of groups that are under-represented in the field are particularly encouraged.

- Seminars are held every other Monday at 11am New York time.




SOFIE SEMINAR SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Yingying Li(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Nour Meddahi(Toulouse School of Economics)
Andrew Patton(Duke University)