Corporate Finance Conference

May 13-14th, 2016

1-103 Hanson Hall (West Bank, University of Minnesota)

Friday May 13th

12:00p.m. – 12:45p.m.            Conference Lunch 

12:45p.m. – 1:45p.m.  John Zhu (Wharton), “Refinance”, Discussant: Tomasz Piskorski (Columbia)

1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m.    Martin Szydlowski (Minnesota), “Optimal Financing and Disclosure”, Discussant: Andrey

Malenko (MIT)

2:45p.m.– 3:00p.m.     Break 

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.    Xavier Giroud (MIT), "State Taxation and the Reallocation of Economic Activity: Evidence

from Establishment-Level Data" (with Joshua Rauh), Discussant: Eric Zwick (Chicago)

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.    Mark Egan (Minnesota), “Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility”, with Ali Hortaçsu and Gregor Matvos,  Discussant: Alex Gorbenko (USC)

5:00p.m. – 5:15p.m.    Break 

5:15p.m. – 6:15p.m.    Uday Rajan (Michigan), “Robust Security Design”, with Seokwoo Lee, Discussant: Martin

Szydlowski (Minnesota)



Saturday, May 14th

8:00a.m. – 8:30a.m.     Continental Breakfast

8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m.     David Thesmar (HEC), “Aggregate Effects of Collateral Constraints”, with Thomas Chaney,

Zongbo Huang, and David Sraer, Discussant: Colin Ward (Minnesota)

9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.   Eduardo Davila (NYU), “Optimal Deposit Insurance”, Discussant: Hengjie Ai (Minnesota)

10:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.             Break

10:45a.m. – 11:45a.m. Margarita Tsoutsoura (Chicago), “Do Director Elections Matter?”, with Vyacheslav Fos and Kai Li, Discussant: Mark Egan (Minnesota)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12::30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Christine Parlour (Berkeley), “Making Money: Commercial Banks, Money Creation and the Payment System”, with Uday Rajan and Johan Walden, Discussant: Andrew Winton (Minnesota)

1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.    Alex Edmans (LBS), “Governing Multiple Firms”, with Doron Levit and Devin Reilly. Discussant: Vyacheslav Fos (BC)


To attend please use this link to register. 


 Reservations at Millennium Hotel Minneapolis can by made by contacting Jennifer Persons at or (612) 359-2206. Please tell her that you are attending the University of Minnesota Corporate Finance Conference to receive our prefered rate. 




If you wish to attend, or if you have any additional questions, please contact


Conference Hotel

Hotel reservations can be made at:

Aloft Hotel
900 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415