Program for the 11th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association

Caesars Palace Conference Center
Verona/Turin/Trevi Room

 Saturday December 13, 2014

12:30 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee and Refreshments

1:00 PM Introductory Remarks

1:10 PM to 3:10 PM Session 1

Chairperson: Eli Fich

How Many Good and Bad Fund Managers are there, really?
Authors: Yong Chen and Wayne Ferson
Discussant/Presenter: Luke Taylor

Product market competition in a world of cross-ownership: Evidence from institutional blockholdings
Authors: Jie (Jack) He and Jiekun Huang
Discussant/Presenter: Kenneth Ahern

The cross-section of overnight versus intraday expected returns
Authors: Dong Lou, Christopher Polk, and Spyros Skouras
Discussant/Presenter: Narasimhan Jegadeesh

3:10 PM to 3:40 PM Break

3:40 PM to 5:00 PM Session 2

Chairperson: Mark Huson

Network centrality and gradual information diffusion
Author: Binying Liu
Discussant/Presenter: Samuel Hartzmark

Captive finance and the Coase conjecture
Author: Justin Murfin and Ryan Pratt
Discussant/Presenter: Rich Mathews

Wine Tasting– The room number will be announced at the conference.

Sunday December 14, 2014

12:30 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee and Refreshments

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session 3

Chairperson:Micah Officer

Procrastination, Present-Biased Preferences and Financial Behaviors
Authors: Jeffrey Brown and Alessandro Previtero
Discussant/Presenter: John Beshears

Asset Pricing and Sports Betting
Author: Tobias Moskowitz
Discussant/Presenter: Antonio Bernardo

Governance by Litigation
Author: Ian Appel
Discussant/Presenter: Jon Karpoff

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Break

3.30 PM to 5:00 PM Session 4: Early Ideas

Chairperson: Bruce Carlin

Phantom Liquidity and the Flash Boys, Jesse Blocher

Awareness of the Adverse Selection Problem and Investor Welfare, Juhani Linnainmaa
The Redistributive Effects of Monetary Policy, Daniel Andrei
Does Firms’ Capital Investment Respond to Time-Varying Risk? Empirical Evidence, Yongjin Kim
Peer Effects and the Decision to Refinance, Jordan Nickerson
Crowdsourcing Around Earnings, Xing Huang

6:15 PM Dinner-Alize at the Palms