Finance Conference

May 12 – 13, 2017, Boston, MA

May 12- 150 Dodge Hall
May 13- 50 Dodge Hall
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 150 Dodge Hall

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

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm:

  • 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: 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: "Bankruptcy Spillovers"

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

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

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

  • Chair: Felipe Cortes
  • Presenter: Nadya Malenko (Boston College)
  • Discussant: Suresh Sundaresan (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, 50 Dodge Hall

8:00 am – 9 am: Breakfast

9:00 am – 10 am: "Measuring Social Connectedness"

  • 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: "Credit Rating Changes and Stock Price Informativeness"

  • Chair: Anya Mkrtchyan
  • Presenter: Felipe Cortes (Northeastern University)
  • Discussant: Lukas Schmid (Duke University)

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: Nicole Boyson
  • 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