Finance Seminar Speaker: Lawrence Schmidt, University of Chicago

September 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Lawrence Schmidt, Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago will be the Finance Seminar speaker on Friday, September 22,  2017. 

The seminar will be held at Yale School of Management from 11:35 am – 12:55 pm in 4200. Located at 165 Whitney Avenue. 

Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. We hope you can attend!

Speakers

Lawrence Schmidt

Assistant Professor

Lawrence Schmidt’s research is at the intersection of finance and macroeconomics, with a particular emphasis on asset pricing. His work seeks to offer a richer picture of risks faced by financial market participants—households, institutional...

Lawrence Schmidt’s research is at the intersection of finance and macroeconomics, with a particular emphasis on asset pricing. His work seeks to offer a richer picture of risks faced by financial market participants—households, institutional investors, and financial intermediaries—and shed new light on underlying economic mechanisms linking financial markets with the real economy. A central object of interest in Schmidt’s current research is the risks and returns to human capital: individuals’ claims to future labor and/or entrepreneurial business income. In a recent paper, he studies the impact of large, uninsurable labor market shocks such as job loss on the expected returns on risky assets such as stocks. His research has won multiple awards, including the Applied Quantitative Research (AQR) Top Finance Graduate Award, which recognizes the most promising PhD graduates in financial economics. Schmidt received his PhD and MA degrees in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA in economics-mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked in economic consulting as a senior consultant in the Disputes and Investigations division of Navigant Consulting, Inc.