Program Schedule

Thursday, November 5, 2015

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Opening Reception - Drury Inn & Suites MAP

Friday, November 6, 2015
9:30 am    Shuttle pick-up from Drury Inn & Suites to Washington University Danforth Campus 
10:00 am  Coffee and pastries, Bauer Hall, second floor 
Session 1: Equity Markets
Session Chair: David Denis, University of Pittsburgh
10:30 - 11:15 am 
by Serhiy Kozak (University of Michigan), Denis Sosyura (University of Michigan)
Discussant: Brian Melzer (Northwestern University)
11:15 - 12:00 pm
by Samuel Hartzmark (University of Chicago), Kelly Shue (University of Chicago)
Discussant: Diego Garcia (University of North Carolina)
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch - Anheuser-Busch Dining Room, Knight Center
Session 2: Directors Panel on Corporate Governance
1:15 - 2:15 pm                         
Walt Galvin, Director: Aegion Corp., Ameren Corp., F.M. Global Insurance Co.
James S. Turley, Director: Citigroup, Emerson Electric, Intrexon, Northrop Grumman 
Lewis A. Levey, Director: Clayco Inc., Center of Research, Technology and Entrepreneurial Exchange (CORTEX), St. Louis Sports Commission
Moderator: Stuart Greenbaum (Washington University in St. Louis)
Session 3: Firms and Investors
Session Chair: Dirk Hackbarth, Boston University
2:30 - 3:15 pm
by Ian Appel (Wharton), Todd Gormley (University of Pennsylvania), Donald Keim (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussant: Jonathan Cohn (University of Texas at Austin)
3:15 - 4:00 pm        
by Joan Farre-Mensa (Harvard University), Roni Michaely (Cornell University), Martin Schmalz (University of Michigan)
Discussant:  David Denis (University of Pittsburgh)
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Session 4: Short Presentations
4:30 - 5:30 pm      
Short Presentations of Early Ideas
5:45 - 7:00 pm 
Cocktails and PhD Poster Session, Knight Hall Second Floor Atrium
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dinner, Knight Hall Frick Forum, First Floor
8:30 pm
Shuttle pick-up to Drury Inn & Suites
Saturday, November 7, 2015
7:30 am  Shuttle pick-up from Drury Inn & Suites to Washington University Danforth Campus
8:00 am  Coffee and pastries, Bauer Hall, second floor
Session 5: Empirical Corporate Finance      
Session Chair: Roni Michaely, Cornell University and IDC
8:30 - 9:15 am    
by David Musto (University of Pennsylvania), Jillian Popadak (Duke University)
Discussant: Sudheer Chava (Georgia Institute of Technology)
9:15 - 10:00 am
by Geoffrey Tate (University of North Carolina), Liu Yang (University of Maryland), 
Discussant: Hyunseob Kim (Cornell University)
10:00 - 10:30 am 
Session 6: Information Asymmetry & Contracting
Session Chair: Anjan Thakor, Washington University in St. Louis
10:30 - 11:15 am     
by Laura Lindsey (Arizona State University)
Discussant: Felipe Cortes (Northeastern University)
11:15 am - 12 pm 
by Brett Green (University of California, Berkeley) and Curtis Taylor (Duke University)
Discussant: Victoria Vanasco (Stanford University)
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch - McGinnis Room 210, Bauer Hall
Session 7: Banking
Session Chair: Sugato Bhattacharyya, University of Michigan
1:00 - 1:45 pm        

by Atif Mian (Princeton University), Joao Santos (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and 
Discussant: Philip Strahan (Boston College)

1:45 - 2:30 pm
"Information Sharing and Rating Manipulation"
by: Mariassunta Gianetti (Stockholm School of Economics), Jose Liberti (DePaul University), Jason Sturgess (DePaul University)
Discussant: Ed Van Wesep (University of Colorado)
2:30 - 2:45 pm               
Session 8: Risk Management
Session Chair: Phil Dybvig, Washington University in St. Louis
2:45 - 3:30 pm       
by Guillaume Vuillemey (HEC Paris)
Discussant: Vladimir Asriyan (CREI and Stanford University)
3:30 - 4:15 pm
by Matthieu Bouvard (McGill University) and Samuel Lee (Santa Clara University)
Discussant: Nadya Malenko (Boston College)