Finance Conference

May 12 – 13, 2017

On May 12 – 13, 2017, The Finance Group in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University will host the 3rd Northeastern University Finance Conference. This is a small conference and those who wish to attend the conference should first write to the conference organizers, Rajesh Aggarwal or Jayant Kale for seat availability. Conference location and the program are as below:

Location

170 Dodge Hall on May 12 and 50 Dodge Hall on May 13
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115

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Friday, May 12, 2017

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch and pick up conference materials

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Welcome

  • Opening remarks: Hugh Courtney, Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Announcements: Jayant Kale

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Import Competition and Household Debt

  • Chair: Kuncheng (K.C.) Zheng
  • Presenter: Jean-Noel Barrot (MIT)
  • Discussant: Amiyatosh Purnanandam (University of Michigan)

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Break

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Developing and Acquiring Innovation

  • Chair: Anya Mkrtchyan
  • Presenter: Tiantian Gu (Northeastern University)
  • Discussant: Lukas Schmid (Duke University)

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: “Proxy Advisory Firms: The Economics of Selling Information to Voters

  • Chair: Nicole Boyson
  • Presenter: Nadya Malenko (Boston College)
  • Discussant: Suresh Sunderesan (Columbia University)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Conference Reception at Skywalk Observatory, Top of the Hub, 50th floor, Prudential Building

Saturday, May 13, 2017

8:00 am – 9 am: Breakfast

9:00 am – 10 am: Social Networks and Product Adoption

  • Chair: John Bai
  • Presenter: Theresa Kuchler (New York University)
  • Discussant: N. R. Prabhala (University of Maryland)

10:00 am – 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am: Bankruptcy Spillovers

  • Chair: Tiantian Gu
  • Presenter: Benjamin Iverson (Northwestern University)
  • Discussant: Gordon Phillips (Dartmouth College)

11:15 am – 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Unemployment Insurance with Informal Labor Markets: Evidence from Brazil

  • Chair: Pegaret Pichler
  • Presenter: Janis Skrastins (Washington University)
  • Discussant: Andrew Samwick (Dartmouth College)

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: “Drivers of Effort: Evidence from Employee Absenteeism”

  • Chair: Felipe Cortes
  • Presenter: Margarita Tsoutsoura (University of Chicago)
  • Discussant: Todd Gormley (Washington University)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:: “Incentives and Competition in the Airline Industry”

  • Chair: Linlin Ma
  • Presenter: Carola Schenone (University of Virginia - McIntire)
  • Discussant: Jun Yang (Indiana University)

Thanks – Rajesh Aggarwal

Conference Ends