Current Program

Program for the 15th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association

Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Saturday, December 8, 2018

12:00 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee

12:20 PM Introductory Remarks

12:30 PM to 1:50 PM Session 1

Venture capital contracts
Authors: Michael Ewens, Alexander Gorbenko, and Arthur Korteweg
Discussant/Presenter: Vincent Glode

Private equity indices based on secondary market transactions
Authors: Brian Boyer, Taylor Nadauld, Keith Vorkink and Michael Weisbach
Discussant/Presenter: Ayako Yasuda

1:50 PM to 2:20 PM Break

2:20 PM to 3:40 PM Session 2

The madness of crowds and the likelihood of bubbles
Author: Alexander Chinco
Discussant/Presenter: Daniel Andrei

Partisan professionals: evidence from credit rating analysts
Authors: Elisabeth Kempf and Margarita Tsoutsoura
Discussant/Presenter: Stefan Lewellen

3:40 PM to 4:10 PM Break

4:10 PM to 5:30 PM Session 3

Technological disruptiveness and the evolution of IPOs and sell-outs
Authors: Donald Bowen, Laurent Frésard, and Gerard Hoberg
Discussant/Presenter: Song Ma

Public ownership and the local economy
Authors: Jess Cornaggia, Matt Gustafson, Jason Kotter and Kevin Pisciotta
Discussant/Presenter: Ran Duchin

6:00 PM Wine Tasting — Rí Rá Irish Pub (The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 S Las Vegas Blvd)

Sunday December 9, 2018

12:30 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session 4

Better monitoring … worse productivity?
Author: John Zhu
Discussant/Presenter: Brett Green

Product proliferation as price obfuscation? evidence from the mortgage market
Author: Lu Liu
Discussant/Presenter: Kelly Shue

What do investors really care about?
Authors: Itzhak Ben-David, Jiacui Li, Andrea Rossi and Yang Song
Discussant/Presenter: Terrance Odean

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Break

3.30 PM to 5:00 PM Session 5
Early Ideas Chairperson: Mark Huson

* Early Ideas coming soon


6:15 PM Conference Dinner, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd)