Fifth Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference - 2010

Registration and Coffee Session
8:40 Opening Remarks
8:45 Dean’s Welcome and Remarks

Market Microstructure Session:  Chair: Michael Pagano, Villanova U.

Market Crashes and Institutional Trading: Evidence from U.S. Equities during the financial crisis of 2007-2008
Amber Anand, Syracuse U., Paul Irvine, U. of Georgia, Andy Puckett, U. of Tennessee, and Kumar Venkataraman, Southern Methodist U.

George Aragon, Arizona State U.  /  Securities and Exchange Commission

A Match in the Dark: Understanding Crossing Network Liquidity
Sugata Ray, U. of Florida

Mao Ye, Cornell U.

Liquidity, Ownership, and the Firm Monitoring Life Cycle
Scott Bauguess, Securities and Exchange Commission

Paul Brockman, Lehigh U.

10:30 Coffee Break

Financial Institutions Session:  Chair:  Carlos Ramirez, George Mason U.

Non-Interest Income Diversification and Information Asymmetry of Bank Holding Companies
Elyas Elyasiani, Temple U., and Yong Wang, Temple U.

Paul Kupiec, FDIC

Securitization and Mortgage Default: Reputation vs. Adverse Selection
Ronel Elul, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Indraneel Chakraborty, U. of Pennsylvania / Wharton

The Role of Banks in Dividend Policy
Linda Allen, Baruch College-CUNY, Aron Gottesman, Pace U., Anthony Saunders, New York U., and Yi Tang, Fordham U.

David Becher, Drexel U.


Lunch and Keynote Speaker

"The Future of Financial Reforms"
Related Articles by Prof. Acharya:
Critical Review paper    Brookings Institute paper
Viral Acharya, New York University


Corporate Finance Session:  Chair: Lalitha Naveen, Temple U.

Shareholder Activism and CEO Pay
Yonca Ertimur, Duke U., Fabrizio Ferri, Harvard Business School, and Volkan Muslu, U. of Texas at Dallas
  Alexei Ovtchinnikov, Vanderbilt U.

Why do CEO retirement policies affect firm value?
Murali Jagannathan, Binghamton U., and Y.C. Loon, Binghamton U.
  Lalitha Naveen, Temple U.

Cash Flow and Product Market Competition: An Empirical Analysis
Tilan Tang, Clemson U.

  Jan Sokolowsky, U. of Michigan

3:00 Coffee Break

Investments Session:  Chair: Nikunj Kapdia, U. of Massachusetts

Equity Risk and Treasury Bond Pricing
Naresh Bansal, St. Louis U., Robert Connolly, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Chris Stivers, U. of Georgia

Matthew Pritsker, Federal Reserve Board

Analyst Disagreement and Aggregate Volatility Risk
Alexander Barinov, U. of Georgia
Yi Tang, Fordham U.

Stock Return Predictability in Volatility Time
Stefan Jacewitz, FDIC, and Joon Y. Park, Texas A&M / Indiana U.

Oleg Rytchkov, Temple U.

4:45 Wine and Beer Reception