Boston Area Finance Symposium

Location: Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street, Boston

The Finance Group at D'Amore-McKim School of Business will be hosting the 10th Boston Area Finance Symposium in April, an annual conference open to faculty from the following area schools: Babson, Bentley, Brandeis, Northeastern, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst, Suffolk and University of Rhode Island. All finance faculty from these participating schools are invited to present and discuss their research. Please note: This event is not open to students and the general public.

Sponsored by CFA Society Boston



2018 BAFS Program (PDF)

Walking Directions (PDF)


BAFS Program

8:45 Welcome Remarks
9:00 Underpricing, Volatility and Demand in U.S. Treasury Auctions
Presenter: Patrick Herb (Brandeis University)
Discussant: Craig Brown (Northeastern University)
9:30 Flight to illiquidity and corporate bond returns
Presenter: Saeid Hoseinzade (Suffolk University)
Discussant: David Simon (Bentley University)
10:00 Capital Market Frictions and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Workplace Safety around Regulation SHO
Presenter: John Bai (Northeastern University)
Discussant: Tyler Hull (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
10:30 Cofee Break
10:45 Short Traders and Short Investors
Presenter: Chi Zhang (University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Discussant: Blake LeBaron (Brandeis University)
11:15 Stock Price Reactivity to Earnings Announcements in a Cross-Section of Cammer/Krogman Factors
Presenter: Steven Feinstein (Babson College)
Discussant: Huan Yang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
11:45 Lunch
12:45 Testing Market Efficiency in Betting Markets: Does It Get Around the Joint Hypothesis Problem?
Presenter: Shingo Goto (University of Rhode Island)
Discussant: William C. Johnson (Suffolk University)
1:15 Bank Specialness, Credit Lines, and Loan Structure
Presenter: Yijia (Eddie) Zhao (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Discussant: Georges Tsafack (University of Rhode Island)
1:45 Coffee Break
2:00 The Employee Clientele of Corporate Leverage: Evidence from Personal Labor Income Diversification
Presenter: Huan Yang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Discussant: Tunde Kovacs (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
2:30 Industry Indices in Event Studies
Presenter: Jim Musumeci (Bentley University)
Discussant: John Edmunds (Babson College)
3:00 Closing