Corporate Finance Conference

May 16-17, 2014 Carlson School of Management, Rm 1-123

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 16
11:30 - 12:15 p.m.Conference Lunch (Carlson School of Management, Room 1-123)
12:15 - 1:20 p.m.

David Robinson (Duke University): "Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation" (316.46 KB)

Discussant: Hengjie Ai (University of Minnesota)

1:20 - 2:25 p.m.

Tracy Yue Wang (University of Minnesota): "Corporate Scandals and Household Stock Market Participation" (364.04 KB)

Discussant: Vojslav Maksimovic (University of Maryland)

2:25 - 3:30 p.m.

Amit Seru (University of Chicago): "Technological Innovation, Resource Allocation and Growth" (685.26 KB)

Discussant: Frederico Belo (University of Minnesota)

3:45 - 4:50 p.m.

Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics): "The Incentive Effect of IT: Randomized Evidence from Credit Committees" (527.74 KB)

Discussant: Erik Gilje (University of Pennsylvania) 

6:30 p.m.Conference Dinner


Saturday, May 17
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast (Carlson School of Management, Room 1-123)
8:30 - 9:35 a.m.

Alexander Ljungqvist (New York University): 

Discussant: Ing-Haw Cheng (Dartmouth College)

9:35 - 10:40 a.m.

Yuhai Xuan (Harvard Business School): "The Contract Year Phenomenon in the Corner Office: An Analysis of Firm Behavior During CEO Contract Renewals" (118.87 KB)

Discussant: Claudia Custodio (Arizona State University)

10:40 - 10:55 a.m.BREAK
10:55 - 12:00 p.m.

Kelly Shue (University of Chicago): "Growth through Rigidity: Understanding Recent Trends in Executive Compensation" (1.21 MB)

Discussant: Rajesh Aggarwal (University of Minnesota)

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.Conference Lunch
12:45-1:50 p.m.

Gordon Phillips (University of Southern California): "Outside Purchase Contracts and Firm Capital Structure" (1.61 MB)

Discussant: Santiago Bazdresch (University of Minnesota)




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