Conference Program

14th Annual VSB Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance Program

 

8:15 a.m.   Registration and Coffee Session
8:40 a.m.  
Opening Remarks
8:45 a.m. Dean’s Welcome
9 a.m.

Financial Institutions Session:  Chair: Mitchell Berlin, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

The Bond Pricing Implications of Rating-Based Capital Requirements

Scott Murray, Georgia State U. and Stanislava Nikolova, U. of Nebraska

Discussant: 
Brent Ambrose, Pennsylvania State U.

Information Intermediaries: How Commercial Bankers Facilitate Strategic Alliances

Marc Frattaroli, Swiss Finance Institute / EPFL and Christoph Herpfer, Emory U.

Discussant:
Sandeep Dahiya, Georgetown U.

10:15 a.m.

Distinguished Speaker:  Allen Berger, U. of South Carolina

Banks and the Real Economy

10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11 a.m.

Corporate Finance Session: Chair: Daniel Rettl, U. of Georgia

The Family Ownership Puzzle

Ronald C. Anderson, Temple U., David M. Reeb, National University of Singapore, Nan Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong U., and Masud Karim, Temple U.

Discussant: Laura Field, U. of Delaware

Access to Capital and Investment Composition: Evidence from Fracking in North Dakota

Zack Liu, U. of Houston, Avishai Schiff, U. of Texas, and Nathan Swem, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Discussant: Roie Hauser, Harvard U.  

12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Laura Starks, U. of Texas

The Evolution of ESG

1:30 p.m.

Investments Session:  Chair: Caitlin Dannhauser, Villanova U

Revealed Heuristics: Evidence from Investments Consultants’ Search Behavior

Sudheer Chava, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Soohun Kim, Georgia Inst. of Technology, and Daniel Weagley, Georgia Inst. of Technology

Discussant: Jose Martinez, U. of Connecticut

Can Reinvestment Risk Explain the Dividend and Bond Term Structures?

Andrei S. Gonçalves, U. of North Carolina

Discussant: Hwagyun (Hagen) Kim, Texas A&M

2:45 p.m.

Distinguished Speaker:  Russell Wermers, U. of Maryland

 Institutional trading around corporate news: Evidence from textual analysis

3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m.

Financial Markets Session: Chair: Daniel Dorn, Drexel U.

Institutional Order Handling and Broker-Affiliated Trading Venues

Amber Anand, Syracuse U., Mehrdad Samadi, Southern Methodist U., Jonathan S. Sokobin, FINRA, and Kumar Venkataraman, Southern Methodist U.

Discussant:  Eric Kelley, U. of Tennessee

The Dollar Profits to Insider Trading       

Peter Cziraki, U. of Toronto and Jasmin Gider, Tilburg U.

Discussant:  David Cicero, Auburn U.

4:45 p.m.
Reception

MARC Program Track Chairs:

Corporate Finance:  Annette Poulsen, U. of Georgia

Financial Institutions:  Scott Frame, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Financial Markets / Market Microstructure:  Andy Puckett, U. of Tennessee

Investments:  Adam Reed, U. of North Carolina

MARC Outstanding Paper Award:

Revealed Heuristics: Evidence from Investments Consultants’ Search Behavior
Sudheer Chava, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Soohun Kim, Georgia Inst. of Technology, and Daniel Weagley, Georgia Inst. of Technology