|Registration and Coffee Session
||Dean’s and Senior Associate Dean’s Welcome
Track Chair: Amit Seru, U of Chicago
Corporate Finance Session: Chair: Paul Hanouna, Villanova U.
The Price of Street Friends: Social Networks, Informed Trading, and Shareholder Costs
Jie Cai, Drexel U., Ralph Walkling, Drexel U., and Ke Yang, Lehigh U.
Discussant: Sandra Mortal, SEC / U. of Memphis
Individual Political Contributions and Firm Performance
Alexei V. Ovtchinnikov, Vanderbilt U., and Eva Pantaleoni, Vanderbilt U.
Discussant: Fred Bereskin, U. of Delaware
Board Structure and Monitoring: New Evidence from CEO Turnover
Lixiong Guo, Vanderbilt U., Ron Masulis, U. of New South Wales
Discussant: Tina Yang, Villanova U.
Track Chair: Lin Peng, Baruch College / CUNY
Market Microstructure Session: Chair: Lin Peng, Baruch College / CUNY
Short Selling: The Impact of SEC Rule 201 of 2010
Chinmay Jain, U. of Memphis, Pankaj Jain, U. of Memphis, and Thomas H. McInish, U. of Memphis
Discussant: Paul Bennett, Rutgers U.
Did CDS Trading Improve the Market for Corporate Bonds?
Sanjiv Das, Santa Clara U., Madhu Kalimipalli, Wilfrid Laurier U., and Subhankar Nayak, Wilfrid Laurier U.
Discussant: Xing Zhou, Rutgers U.
||Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Anjan Thakor, Washington University
Track Chair: Ronnie Sadka (Boston College)
Investments Session: Chair: Gjergi Cici, College of William & Mary
Do Investors Care about Risk? Evidence from Mutual Fund Flows
Christopher P. Clifford, U. of Kentucky, Jon A. Fulkerson, Loyola U. Maryland,Bradford D. Jordan, U. of Kentucky, and Steve R. Waldman, U. of Kentucky
Discussant: Xiaoxia Lou, U. of Delaware
The Expected Real Return to Equity
Missaka Warusawitharana, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Discussant: Nikunj Kapadia, U. of Massachusetts/Amherst
Why Do Firms File for Confidential Treatment?
Yang Cao, U. at Buffalo
Discussant: Sugata Ray, U. of Florida
Track Chair: Paul Kupiec, FDIC
Financial Institutions Session: Chair: Michael Pagano, Villanova U.
The changing face of monetary policy implementation: The federal funds and repo markets before, during, and after the financial crisis
Morten Bech, FRB of New York, Elizabeth Klee, Board of Governors of the FRS, and Viktors Stebunovs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Discussant: Stacy Beck, U. of Delaware
Lender Exposure and Effort in the Syndicated Loan Market
Nada Mora, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Discussant: Claire Rosenfeld, College of William & Mary