Empirical Conference Past Events

April 20th and April 21st, 2018

11:15 a.m.Walk from Hotel to Hubert H. Humphrey School
Courtyard Minneapolis
1500 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55455
11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.Lunch in Hubert H. Humphrey School Atrium
Walk to Hanson Hall, Room 1-109 for the Conference
12:45 p.m.Welcome Guests
12:50–1:50 p.m.Paper 1: Kelly Shue, Yale University
Title: "Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets?"
Co-Author:  Richard R. Townsend, University of California at San Diego
1:50–2:00 p.m.Break
2:00–3:00 p.m.Paper 2: Luzi Hail, University of Pennsylvania
Title:  "Do Risk Disclosures Matter When It Counts? Evidence from the Swiss Franc Shock"
Co-Authors: Maximilian Muhn (Humboldt University of Berlin) and David Oesch (University of Zurich)
3:00–3:30 p.m.Break
3:30–4:30 p.m.Paper 3: Nemit Shroff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title:  "Disclosure Incentives When Competing Firms Have Common Ownership" (copies provided at the conference)
Co-Authors: Jihwon Park, Harvard University
Jalal Sani and Hal White, Pennsylvania State University
4:30–4:40 p.m.Break
4:40–5:40 p.m.Paper 4: Tjomme Rusticus, The University of Minnesota
Title: "Foreign Capital and Earnings Management: International Evidence from Equity Market Openings"
Co-Authors:  Fangfang Hou, Jeffrey Ng, and Xinpeng Xu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
5:45 p.m.Walk to hotel
6:00 -6:15 p.m.

Shuttle Service provided at hotel for dinner
Fogo de Chao
645 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
6:30-7:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception
7:30-9:30 p.m.Dinner
 Shuttle back to hotel

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Moderator for the event: Vivian Fang

7:30 a.m.Walk to Hanson Hall, Room 1-109 from hotel
8:00–8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:30 a.m.Paper 5:  Clare Wang, University of Iowa
Title:  "Exogenous Credit Rating Changes and the Provision of Voluntary Disclosure"
Co-Authors: Riddha Basu and James Naughton, Northwestern University
9:30–9:40 a.m.Break
9:40–10:40 a.m.Paper 6: Rebecca Hann, University of Maryland
Title: "Do Director Networks Improve Managerial Learning from Stock Prices?"
Co-Authors: Ferhat Akbas, University of Illinois at Chicago
M. Fikret Polat and Musa Subasi, University of Maryland
10:40-10:50 a.m.Break
10:50-11:50 a.m.Paper 7:  Steve Karolyi, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: "Does Financial Reporting Matter? Evidence from Accounting Standards"
Co-Authors: Aytekin Ertan, London Business School
Tom Ruchti and Andrew Bird, Carnegie Mellon University
11:50 a.m.Lunch (box lunches)

A cab can be arranged for you please see the cab signup sheets at the conference.  Deb will call and make the arrangements for you for cabs, or you can call Airport Taxi at 612-888-8000.  Ask them to pick you up at 1925 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455.  Taxi's can take up to 4 people at one time.  Vans are available for up to 8.  Please consider if you are going around the same time to combine.  Please also consider an Uber cab utilizing your phone.

Invited Speakers

  • Luzi Hail, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rebecca Hann, University of Maryland
  • Steve Karolyi, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tjomme Rusticus, University of Minnesota
  • Nemit Shroff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kelly Shue, Yale University
  • Clare Wang, University of Iowa

Confirmed Participants

  • Wen Chen, City University of Hong Kong
  • Ted Christensen, University of Georgia
  • Anna Costello, University of Michigan
  • Aiyesha Dey, Harvard University
  • John Donovan, University of Notre Dame
  • Peter Easton, University of Notre Dame
  • Yu Gao, University of St. Thomas
  • Eric Holzman, Ohio State University
  • Justin Hopkins, University of Virginia
  • Michael Jung, New York University
  • Sumi Jung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Zachary Kaplan, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jae Bum Kim, Lehigh University
  • Scott Liao, University of Toronto
  • Nathan Marshall, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Jeff McMullin, Indiana University
  • Mihir Mehta, University of Michigan
  • Rick Mergenthaler, University of Arizona
  • Jeremy Michels, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jim Naughton, Northwestern
  • Alexander Nekrasov, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jeffrey Ng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Allison Nicoletti, University of Pennsylvania
  • Shailendra Pandit, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Xiaoxia Peng, University of Utah
  • Phil Quinn, University of Washington
  • Douglas Skinner, University of Chicago Booth
  • Lorien Stice-Lawrence, University of Southern California
  • Andrew Sutherland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rachel Thompson, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Xiaoli Tian, Ohio State University
  • Rahul Vashishtha, Duke University
  • Helen Zhang, Ohio State University

Carlson Faculty

  • Cyrus Aghamolla
  • Vivian Fang
  • Frank Gigler
  • Michael Iselin
  • Chandra Kanodia
  • Mozaffar Khan
  • Nan Li
  • Paul Ma
  • Joshua Madsen
  • Tjomme Rusticus
  • Pervin Shroff
  • Gaoqing Zhang
  • Ivy Zhang

Carlson PhD Students

  • Juerui Feng
  • Andrew Fluharty
  • Xiaoli Guo
  • Hui Liang
  • Yichang Liu
  • Jacob Ott
  • Jacob Raleigh
  • Xinyuan Shao
  • Iman Sheilbany
  • Chao Tang