Program for the 2010 Financial Research Association Meeting
December 18th and 19th, 2010

Location Mariners A and Mariners B

Mandalay Bay Conference Center

Saturday December 18, 2010

12:30 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee

1:00 PM Introductory Remarks

1:10 PM to 3:10 PM Session 1

Chairperson: Hassan Tehranian

Technological Progress, Industry Rivalry, and Stock Returns
Authors: Jan Bena and Lorenzo Garlappi
Discussant/Presenter: Dimitris Papanikolaou

CEO Contract Horizon and Investment
Author: Moqi Xu
Discussant/Presenter: Jay Hartzel

Divisional Managers and Internal Capital Markets
Authors: Ran Duchin and Denis Sosyura
Discussant/Presenter: Joey Engelberg

3:10 PM to 3:40 PM Break

3:40 PM to 5:00 PM Session 2

Chairperson: Micah Officer

Corporate Leverage, Debt Maturity and Credit Default Swaps: The Role of Credit Supply
Author: Alessio Saretto and Heather Tookes
Discussant/Presenter: Michael Faulkender

Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Managers
Authors: Jiekun Huang and Meng Gao
Discussant/Presenter: Andrea Frazzini

Wine Tasting–2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, China Grill , at Mandalay Place. The tasting will occur immediately after session 2.

Sunday December 19, 2009

12:30 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session 3

Chairperson: Eli Fich

Asset Trading and News in Markets with Asymmetric Information
Author: Brett Green and Brendan Daley
Discussant/Presenter: Chester Spatt

Local investors, price discover and market efficiency
Author: Sophie Shive
Discussant/Presenter: Mark Seasholes

Explicit / implicit contracts with non-financial stakeholders and corporate capital structure: The case of product warranties
Author: Jayant Kale, Costanza Menegetti, and Husayn Shahrur
Discussant/Presenter: Vojislav Maksimovic

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Break

3.30 PM to 5:00 PM Session 4

Chairperson: Robert Parrino

Bruce Carlin – Optimal Regulation of Financial Products

Neil Pearson – The Chinese Warrants Bubble

Lukasz Pomorski – Liquidity Premiums in the Options Market

Sebastien Betermier – The Equity Premium and Household Stock Ownership

Gavin Cassar – Contracting in the Sale of Privately-Held Businesses

Hayong Yun – The Impact of Government Spending on Firms’ Cash Flow Risk

6:00 PM Dinner-Mix