LSU Finance Professor, Ph.D. Student Present Paper at WFA Annual Meeting
BATON ROUGE – Wei-Ling Song, J.P. Morgan Chase/Chuck McCoy Distinguished Professor #2 and assistant professor in the LSU Department of Finance, and Cihan Uzmanoglu, a finance Ph.D. student, recently presented an academic paper at the 2011 Western Finance Association, or WFA, annual meeting, which took place in June.
Song and Uzmanoglu’s paper, “System Risk Channel: Banking Relationship Spillover in the Credit Default Swap and Stock Markets,” was one of the 144 selected papers from more than 1,400 submissions. The paper discusses how the Troubled Asset Relief Program capital infusion and systemic risk are channeled through healthy versus unhealthy institutions.
“TARP appears to create uneven benefits through unhealthy banks as more liquidity is provided to their borrowers with high credit rating, low leverage and high collateral,” the paper’s abstract asserts. “Such ‘excessive’ liquidity can dissuade these borrowers to discipline unhealthy banks by severing their relationships ex-ante.”
To view the academic paper, click visit http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1572743.
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