November 17-18th, 2017

The Finance Department is pleased to announce the annual Junior Conference, to be held November 17-18th, 2017 in Hanson Hall 1-108.

Friday, November 17


Conference Lunch


Will Cong (Chicago), "Up-Cascaded Wisdom of the Crowd," with Yizhou Xiao

Paper (1.17 MB) 


Oliver Levine (Wisconsin-Madison), "Worldwide Taxes, Agency Conflict, and Investment", with James F. Albertus and Brent Glover

Paper (449.3 KB)


Coffee Break with Finance Department Faculty


Richard Thakor (Minnesota), “Trust in Lending” with Robert C. Merton

Paper (653.08 KB)


Matthew Plosser (NY Fed), "The Role of Technology in Mortgage Lending" with Andreas Fuster, Philipp Schnabl, and James Vickery


Saturday, November 18




Erik Loualiche (Minnesota), “Firm Networks in the Great Depression” with Nicolas L. Ziebarth and Chris Vickers

Paper (921.34 KB)


Coffee Break


Felipe Varas (Duke), “Random Inspections and Periodic Reviews: Optimal Dynamic Monitoring” with Ivan Marinovic and Andrzej Skrzypacz 

Paper (709.42 KB)


Michaela Pagel (Columbia), “The Retirement-Consumption Puzzle: New Evidence on Individual Spending and Financial Structure” with Arna Olafsson 

Paper (955.48 KB)


Conference Lunch


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November 18-19, 2016

The Finance Department Junior Conference will be held in Hanson Hall Room 1-111


Friday, November 18th

William Mann

1:00pm-2:00pm: WIlliam Mann, UCLA

Presentation: "Collateral Constraints, Wealth Effects, and Volatility: Evidence from Real Estate Markets"

Bradyn Breon-Drish

2:00pm-3:00pm: Bradyn Breon-Drish, Stanford

Presentation: "Dynamic Information Acquisition and Strategic Trading"

Adrien Matray

3:30pm-4:30pm: Adrien Matray, Princeton

Presentation: "Bank Branch Supply and the Unbanked Phenomenon"

Martin Szydlowski

4:30pm-5:30pm: Martin Szydlowski, Minnesota

Presentation: "The Market for Conflicted Advice"


Saturday, November 19th

Mao Ye

9:00am-10:00am: Mao Ye, University of Illinois

Presentation: "Marrying for Money: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850"

Berardino Palazzo

10:30am-11:30am: Bernardino Palazzo, Boston University

Presentation: "Firm Selection and Corporate Cash Holdings"

Juliana Salomao

11:30am-12:30am: Juliana Salomao, Minnesota

Presentation: "Exchange Rate Exposure and Firm Dynamics"


November 14-15, 2015


Friday, November 13th

Marco Di MaggioMarco Di Maggio, Columbia Business School

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Title: Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Allocation of Credit

Andrea LanteriAndrea LanteriDuke University

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Title: The market for Used Captial: Endogenous Irreversibility and Reallocation over the Business Cycle

Emilio OsambelaEmilio Osambela, Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business

Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Title: TBD

Batchimeg SamabalaibatBatchimeg SambalaibatPrice College of Business, The University of Oklahoma

Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Title: Endogenous Specialization and  Dealer Networks

Saturday, Nov 14

Peter KoudijsPeter Koudijs, Stanford

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Title: Marrying for Money: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850

Cecilia BustamanteCecilia Bustamante,  University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Time: 10:30am - 11:30pm

Title: TBD

October 18-19, 2013
Friday, October 18
Time Event
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Conference Lunch (Hanson Hall 1-105)
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Martin Szydlowski (Carlson School): 
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Ivan Shaliastovich (Wharton School), with Gill Segal and Amir Yaron.
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break with Carlson School Finance Department Faculty
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Barney Hartman-Glaser (Anderson School), "Dynamic Agency and Realy Options," with Sebastian Gyrglewicz
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Liyan Yang (Rotman Shool), "Loss Averson, Survival and Asset Prices," with David Easley
6:30 p.m. Conference Dinner
Saturday, October 19
Time Event
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Conference Breakfast (Hanson Hall 1-107)
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Richard Lowery (McCombs School),  with Ari Kang and Malcolm Wardlaw
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Boris Nikolov (Simon School), 
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Santiago Bazdresch (Carlson School), "Empirical Policy Function Benchmarks for Evaluation and Estimation of Capital Structure Models," with Tony Whited
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Conference Lunch and Conclusion


November 2-3, 2012

Conference program schedule:

PDF iconAsset-pricing Mini Conference 2012 (53.04 KB)

Conference Participants:

Frederico Belo (University of Minnesota)

“Technological Diversification and Asset Prices” (Coauthors Vasco Carvalho and Sergiy Dubynskiy)

Andrea Buffa (Boston University)

“Strategic Risk Taking with Systematic Externalities"

Anna Cieslak (Northwestern University)

“Expecting the Fed” (Coauthor Pavol Povala)

Andres Donangelo (University of Texas at Austin)

“Product Market Competition and Industry Returns (Coauthor Maria Cecilia Bustamante)

Paul Gao (University of Notre Dame)

“Political Uncertainty and Public Financing Costs: Evidence from U.S. Municipal Bond Markets”

Jeremy Graveline (University of Minnesota)

“Which Reduced-Form Pricing Kernels are Robust to a Change of Numeraire?”

Nikolai Roussanov (University of Pennsylvania)

“Commodity Trade and the Carry Trade: A Tale of Two Countries” (Coauthors Robert Ready and Colin Ward)