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. 


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