2018 MN Corporate Finance Conference

May 11-12th, 2018

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

Conference registration is free. To register, please complete this brief form: https://goo.gl/forms/1JNUxBeBt4pf4us32

Friday May 11th

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

12:45p.m. – 1:45p.m.            Gregor Matvos, University of Texas, Austin: “When Harry Fired Sally: The Double Standard in Punishing Misconduct” (with Mark Egan and Amit Seru). Discussant: Tracy Wang (Minnesota)

1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m.               Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: “Understanding the Credit Multiplier: The Working Capital Channel” (with Daniel Carvalho and Taehyun Kim). Discussant: Hengjie Ai (Minnesota)

2:45p.m. – 3:00p.m.               Coffee Break

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.               Murray Frank, University of Minnesota: “Does Finance Flow to High Productivity Firms?” (with Keer Yang). Discussant: Mark Leary (Washington University, St. Louis)

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.               Mindy Zhang, University of Texas, Austin: “Delegated Learning in Asset Management” (with Michael Sockin). Discussant: Colin Ward (Minnesota)

5:00p.m. – 5:15p.m.               Coffee Break

5:15p.m. – 6:15p.m.               Richard Thakor, University of Minnesota: “Filling the Gap: R&D Investment Following Public Health Advisories” (with Joshua Krieger and Xuelin Li). Discussant: Merih Sevilir (Indiana)


Saturday, May 12th

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

8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m.               Adi Sunderam, Harvard University: “The Cross Section of Bank Value” (with Mark Egan and Stefan Lewellen). Discussant: Andrew Winton (Minnesota)

9:30.m. – 10:30a.m.               Tracy Wang, University of Minnesota: “Skilled Labor Risk and Compensation Policies” (with Yue Qiu). Discussant: Qiping Xu (Notre Dame)

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

10:45a.m. – 11:45a.m.          Chris Palmer, MIT: “The Capitalization of Consumer Financing into Durable Goods Prices” (with Bronson Argyle, Taylor Nadauld, and Ryan Pratt). Discussant: Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham (New York Fed)

11:45a.m. – 12:45p.m.         Sabrina Howell, New York University: “When Investor Incentives and Consumer Interests Diverge: Private Equity in Higher Education” (with Charlie Eaton and Constantine Yannelis). Discussant: Richard Thakor (Minnesota)                                          

12:45p.m. – 1:30p.m.            Lunch

1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.               Todd Gormley, Washington University, St. Louis: “The Rise of Common Ownership” (with Erik Gilje and Doron Levit). Discussant: Murray Frank (Minnesota)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30p.m.              Ilona Babenko, Arizona State: “Management (of) Proposals” (with Goeun Choi and Rik Sen). Discussant: Vivian Fang (Minnesota Accounting)


For any additional questions, please contact Aaron Barger at (612) 626-7108 or abarger@umn.edu.

Aaron can also help you obtain reduced hotel rates.