Finance Department Junior Conference Past Events

Previous Events

Friday, December 2nd

1:00 PMAnkit Kalda (Indiana University) – “Slap on the wrist? External Labor Market Punishment in Finance” (joint with Avantika Pal)
2:00 PMJacelly Cespedes (Minnesota) – "Strategically Staying Small: Consequences of Regulatory Avoidance" (joint with Jordan Nickerson and Carlos Parra)
3:30 PMEmily Williams (Harvard) – "Buy Now, Pay Later Credit: User Characteristics and Effects on Spending Patterns" (joint with Marco Di Maggio and Justin Katz)
4:30 PMRichard Thakor (Minnesota) – “Do Public Firms Learn from their Private Peers?”  (joint with Cyrus Aghamolla and Minjae Kim)

Saturday, December 3rd

9:00 AMYasser Boualam (University of North Carolina) – "The Flow Approach to Credit Markets: Methodology, Measurements, and Macro Perspectives" (joint with Clement Mazet-Sonilhac)
10:15 AMMatthieu Gomez (Columbia) – "Asset-Price Redistribution" (joint with Andreas Fagereng, Emilien Gouin-Bonenfant, Martin Holm, Benjamin Moll, and Gisele Natvik)
11:15 AMDhruva Bhaskar (City University of New York) - "Regulation Design in Insurance Markets" (joint with Andrew McClellan and Evan Sadler)


Friday, October 25th

1:00 PMDaniel Neuhann (UT Austin) – “A Dynamic Theory of Collateral Quality and Long term Interventions” (joint with Michael Junho Lee)
1:45 PMJacelly Cespedes (Minnesota) – “More Cash Flows, More Options? The Effect of Cash Windfalls on Small Firms” (joint with Xing Huang and Carlos Parra)
2:30 PMWinston Dou (Wharton) – “Dissecting Bankruptcy Frictions” (joint with Lucian A. Taylor, Wei Wang, and Wenyu Wang)
3:15 PMCoffee Break with Finance Department Faculty
4:00 PMJill Grennan (Duke) – “Common Ownership and Startup Growth” (joint with Ofer Eldar and Katherine Waldock)
4:45 PMAnton Tsoy (Toronto) – “Asymmetric Information and Security Design under Knightian Uncertainty” (joint with Andrey Malenko)

Saturday, October 26th

9:00 AMTania Babina (Columbia) – “Crisis Innovation” (joint with Asaf Bernstein and Filippo Mezzanotti)
9:45 AMCoffee Break
10:15 AMErik Loualiche (Minnesota) – "Firm Financial Networks"
11:00 AMMian Ben Zhang (USC)


The Finance Department is pleased to announce the annual Junior Conference, to be held October 26-27th, 2018 in Hanson Hall 1-103.

Scheduled Speakers Include:

Rosen Valchev              Boston College
Filippo Mezzanotti       Northwestern
John Mondragon          Northwestern
Emil Siriwardane          Harvard Business School
Serhiy Kozak                University of Michigan
Aislinn Bohren             Carnegie Mellon

Check this page for further updates, including schedules and presentations.

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

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Coffee Break with Finance Department Faculty


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

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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

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Coffee Break


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

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

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Conference Lunch


REGISTRATION: If you wish to attend and register for the conference please fill out the form:


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"

Bernardino 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"


Friday, November 13th


Marco Di Maggio

Marco Di Maggio, Columbia Business School

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Title: Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Allocation of Credit


Andrea Lanteri

Andrea Lanteri, Duke University

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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



Emilio Osambela, Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business

Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Title: TBD


Batchimeg Sambalaibat

Batchimeg Sambalaibat, Price College of Business, The University of Oklahoma

Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Title: Endogenous Specialization and  Dealer Networks

Saturday, Nov 14

Peter 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 Bustamante,  University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Time: 10:30am - 11:30pm

Title: TBD

Friday, October 18
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
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


Conference program schedule:

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)