Corporate Finance Conference Past Events

Past Conference Participants

Speaker and PaperDiscussant
Sylvain Catherine (Wharton) 
Robustness Checks in Structural Analysis
Daniel Green (HBS)
Mark Egan (Harvard) 
What Drives Variation in Investor Portfolios? Evidence from Retirement Plans
Erik Loualiche (Minnesota)
Julia Fonseca (Illinois) 
The Real Effects of Banking the Poor: Evidence from Brazil
Tracy Wang (Minnesota) 
Yiming Ma (Columbia) 
Steering a Ship in Illiquid Waters: Active Management of Passive Funds
Russ Wermers (Maryland)
Gordon Phillips (Dartmouth) 
Intellectual Property Protection Lost and Competition: An Examination Using Machine Learning
Richard T. Thakor (Minnesota)
Vikrant Vig (Northwestern) 
Decomposing Fire Sale Discounts
Juliana Salomao (Minnesota)
Colin Ward (Minnesota) 
Appropriated Growth
Mindy Xiaolan (Texas)
Andrew Winton (Minnesota) 
Loans and Lies: Does Bank Monitoring Reduce Corporate Misreporting?
David Schoenherr (Princeton)
Anthony Lee Zhang (Chicago) 
Data and Welfare in Credit Markets
Jacelly Cespedes (Minnesota)


Speaker and PaperDiscussant

Jacelly Cespedes (University of Minnesota)

Almost Famous: How Wealth Shocks Impact Career Choices

Adrien Matray (Princeton University)

Maryam Farboodi (MIT)

A Growth Model of the Data Economy

Erik Loualiche (University of Minnesota)

Arpit Gupta (New York University)

Urban Flight Seeded the Covid-19 Pandemic Across the United States

Murray Frank (University of Minnesota)

Nadya Malenko (University of Michigan)

Corporate Governance in the Presence of Active and Passive Delegated Investment

Martin Szydlowski (University of Minnesota)

Claudia Robles‐Garcia (Stanford University)

Deposit Withdrawals

Andrew Winton (University of Minnesota)

Luke Taylor (University of Pennsylvania)

Do Venture Capitalists Stifle Competition?

Michael Ewens (Caltech)

Richard Thakor (University of Minnesota)

Paying off the Competition: Market Power and Innovation Incentives

Jan Bena (UBC)

Vish Viswanathan (Duke University)

Collateral and Secured Debt

Yueran Ma (University of Chicago)

Daniel Wolfenzon (Columbia Business School)

Business Group Spillovers

Tracy Wang (University of Minnesota)


Speaker and PaperDiscussant

Heitor Almeida (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

“Understanding the Credit Multiplier: The Working Capital Channel” (with Daniel Carvalho and Taehyun Kim).

Hengjie Ai (Minnesota)

Ilona Babenko (Arizona State)

“Management (of) Proposals”

Vivian Fang (Minnesota Accounting)

Murray Frank (University of Minnesota)

“Does Finance Flow to High Productivity Firms?”

Mark Leary (Washington University, St. Louis)

Todd Gormley (Washington University, St. Louis)

“The Rise of Common Ownership”

Murray Frank (Minnesota)

Sabrina Howell (New York University)

“When Investor Incentives and Consumer Interests Diverge: Private Equity in Higher Education” 

Richard Thakor (Minnesota)     

Gregor Matvos (University of Texas, Austin)

“When Harry Fired Sally: The Double Standard in Punishing Misconduct”

Tracy Wang (Minnesota)

Chris Palmer (MIT)

“The Capitalization of Consumer Financing into Durable Goods Prices”

Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham (New York Fed)

Adi Sunderam (Harvard University)

“The Cross Section of Bank Value”

Andrew Winton (Minnesota)

Richard Thakor (University of Minnesota)

“Filling the Gap: R&D Investment Following Public Health Advisories"

Merih Sevilir (Indiana)

Tracy Wang (University of Minnesota)

“Skilled Labor Risk and Compensation Policies”

Qiping Xu (Notre Dame)

Mindy Zhang (University of Texas, Austin)

“Delegated Learning in Asset Management”

Colin Ward (Minnesota)
Speaker and PaperDiscussants

Eduardo Davila (NYU)

“Optimal Deposit Insurance”

Hengjie Ai (Minnesota)

Alex Edmans (LBS)

“Governing Multiple Firms”

Vyacheslav Fos (BC)

Mark Egan (Minnesota)

“Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility”

Alex Gorbenko (USC)

Xavier Giroud (MIT)

"State Taxation and the Reallocation of Economic Activity: Evidence from Establishment-Level Data"

Eric Zwick (Chicago)

Christine Parlour (Berkeley)

“Making Money: Commercial Banks, Money Creation and the Payment System”

Andrew Winton (Minnesota)

Uday Rajan (Michigan)

“Robust Security Design”

Martin Szydlowski (Minnesota)

Martin Szydlowski (Minnesota)

“Optimal Financing and Disclosure”

Andrey Malenko (MIT)

David Thesmar (HEC)

“Aggregate Effects of Collateral Constraints”

Colin Ward (Minnesota)

Margarita Tsoutsoura (Chicago)

“Do Director Elections Matter?”

Mark Egan (Minnesota)

John Zhu (Wharton)


Tomasz Piskorski (Columbia)
Speaker and PaperDiscussant

Alexander Ljungqvist (New York University)

“Do Measures of Financial Constraints Measure Financial Constraints?”

Ing-Haw Cheng (Dartmouth)

Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics)

“The Incentive Effect of IT: Randomized Evidence from Credit Committees”

Erik Giljie (Wharton)

Gordon Phillips (University of Southern California)

“The Advantages of Being Publicly Traded: External Financing and New Product Introductions”

Santiago Bazdresch (Minnesota)

David Robinson (Duke University)

“Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation”

Hengjie Ai (Minnesota)

Amit Seru (University of Chicago)

“Technological Innovation, Resource Allocation and Growth”

Frederico Belo (Minnesota)

Kelly Shue (University of Chicago)

“Growth through Rigidity: Understanding Recent Trends in Executive Compensation”

Rajesh Aggrawal (Minnesota)

Tracy Wang (Minnesota)

“Corporate Scandals and Household Stock Market Participation”

Vojislav Maksimovic (Maryland)

Yuhai Xuan (Harvard Business School)

“The Contract Year Phenomenon in the Corner Office: An Analysis of Firm Behavior During CEO Contract Renewals”

Claudia Custodio (Arizona State)








Speaker and PaperDiscussant

Jonathan Berk (Stanford University)

"Measuring Economic Rents in the Mutual Fund Industry"

David Musto (Wharton)

Rajkamal Iyer (MIT)

"Understanding Bank Runs: Do Depositors Monitor Banks?"

Asaf Manela (WashU)

Justin Murfin (Yale University)

"Small Lending Big: The Real Effects of Trade Credit Demands on Constrained Supplier"

Santiago Bazdresch (Minnesota)

José-Luis Peydró (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

"Macroprudential Policy, Countercyclical Bank Capital Buffers and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Spanish Dynamic Provisioning Experiments"

Robert McDonald (Northwestern)

Tano Santos (Columbia University)

"Cream Skimming in Financial Markets"

Hengjie Ai (Duke)

Philipp Schnabl (NYU)

"How Safe are Money Market Funds?"

Gordon Alexander (Minnesota)

Sheridan Titman (Texas)

"Debt, Labor Markets and the Creation and Destruction of Firms"

Lucasz Drozd (Wharton)

Tracy Wang (Minnesota)

"First Year in Office: How Do New CEOs Create Value?"

Dirk Jenter (Stanford)
Speaker and PaperDiscussant

Hui Chen (MIT)

"Macroeconomic Risk and Debt Overhang"

Santiago Bazdresch (University of Minnesota)

Alex Edmans (Wharton)

"Short-Term Termination Without Deterring Long-Term Investment: A Theory of Debt and Buyouts"

Raj Aggarwal (University of Minnesota)

Mike Fishman (Northwestern)

"Valuation and the Volatility of Investment"

Andy Winton (University of Minnesota)

Murray Frank (University of Minnesota)

"Credit Market Timing"

Lubomir Litov (Washington University at St. Louis and University of Arizona)

Rick Green (Carnegie Mellon)

"Financial Expertise as an Arms Race with Vincent Glode and Richard Lowery"

Bruce Carlin (UCLA)

Michael Roberts (Wharton)

"Do Peer Firms Affect Corporate Financial Policy? with Mark Leary"

Tracy Wang (University of Minnesota)

Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton)

"A Macroeconomic Model with a Financial Sector"

V.V. Chari (Minnesota Economics)

Raj Singh (University of Minnesota)

"The Economics of Club Bidding in Private Equity with Robert Marquez"

David Rahman (University of Minnesota, Economics)

Ilya Strebulaev (Stanford)

"Empirical Corporate Finance in a Dynamic World with Arthur Korteweg"

Dmitry Livdan (Berkeley)

Neng Wang (Columbia)

"Market Timing, Investment, and Risk Management with Patrick Bolton and Hui Chen"

Doriana Ruffino (University of Minnesota)