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Corporate Finance Conference

The Minnesota Corporate Finance Conference was most recently held on May 12th & 13th, 2022 at the Carlson School of Management.

Thursday, May 12th

11:30 AM

Conference Lunch

12:30 PM

Anthony Lee Zhang (Chicago) “Data and Welfare in Credit Markets” (with Mark Jansen, Fabian Nagel, and Constantine Yannelis)
Discussant: Jacelly Cespedes (Minnesota)

1:30 PM

Sylvain Catherine (Wharton) “Robustness Checks in Structural Analysis” (with Mehran Ebrahimian, David Sraer, and David Thesmar)
Discussant: Daniel Green (HBS)

2:30 PM

Coffee Break

2:45 PM

Colin Ward (Minnesota) “Appropriated Growth” (with Yuchen Chen, Xuelin Li, and Richard T. Thakor)
Discussant: Mindy Xiaolan (Texas)

3:45 PM

Gordon Phillips (Dartmouth) “Intellectual Property Protection Lost and Competition: An Examination Using Machine Learning” (with Utku U. Acikalin, Tolga Caskurlu, and Gerard Hoberg)
Discussant: Richard T. Thakor (Minnesota)

4:45 PM

Coffee Break

5:00 PM

Julia Fonseca (Illinois) “The Real Effects of Banking the Poor: Evidence from Brazil” (with Adrien Matray)
Discussant: Tracy Wang (Minnesota) 

Friday, May 13th

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Mark Egan (Harvard) “What Drives Variation in Investor Portfolios? Evidence from Retirement Plans” (with Alexander MacKay and Hanbin Yang)
Discussant: Erik Loualiche (Minnesota)

9:30 AM

Yiming Ma (Columbia) “Steering a Ship in Illiquid Waters: Active Management of Passive Funds” (with Naz Koont, Lubos Pastor, and Yao Zeng)
Discussant: Russ Wermers (Maryland)

10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM

Andrew Winton (Minnesota) “Loans and Lies: Does Bank Monitoring Reduce Corporate Misreporting?” (with Minwen Li and Tanakorn Makaew)
Discussant: David Schoenherr (Princeton)

11:45 AM

Vikrant Vig (Northwestern) “Decomposing Fire Sale Discounts” (with Julian Franks, Gunjan Seth, Oren Sussman)
Discussant: Juliana Salomao (Minnesota)

12:45 PM



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Sylvain Catherine

Assistant Professor - The Wharton School


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Mark Egan

Assistant Professor - Harvard University


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Julia Fonseca

Assistant Professor - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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Yiming Ma

Assistant Professor of Finance - Columbia University


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Gordon Phillips

Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration - Dartmouth College


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Vikrant Vig

Henry D. Bullock Chaired Professor of Finance - Northwestern University


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Anthony Le Zhang

Assistant Professor - University of Chicago


Colin Ward

Colin Ward

Assistant Professor - University of Minnesota


Andrew Winton

Andrew Winton

Professor and Minnesota Banking Industry Endowed Chair - University of Minnesota


Guest Discussants

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Daniel Green

Assistant Professor of Business Administration - Harvard Business School


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David Shoenherr

Assistant Professor of Economics - Princeton University


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Russ Wermers

Paul J. Cinquegrana ’63 Endowed Chair in Finance and Director, Center for Financial Policy at the Smith School of Business - University of Maryland


Mindy Zhang Xiaolan is pictured from the waist up, her arms crossed and her face is neutral. She is wearing a white, collared, button down shirt and a black skirt with white detailing.

Mindy Xiaolan

Assistant Professor of Finance - University of Texas at Austin