PNCUniversity of Kentucky Finance Conference

Bourbon barrels


April 27-29, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

The finance faculty of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics is pleased to announce our second UK Finance Conference. The conference will be hosted in Lexington, KY - the heart of bourbon country.

We welcome papers in all areas of finance and aim to create an intimate, social experience featuring ample discussion of papers and ideas amongst high-quality academics. In addition to Friday and Saturday academic sessions at the Gatton College, there will be a Thursday evening welcome reception in downtown Lexington, a Friday conference dinner at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and optional post-conference excursions featuring our local attractions of bourbon and thoroughbred horses.

Keynote Speaker

Lauren Cohen, Harvard Business School

Program Committee

Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University
Pat Akey, University of Toronto
Heitor Almeida, University of Illinois
Tom Bates, Arizona State University
Audra Boone, Texas Christian University
Alex Butler, Rice University
Bruce Carlin, University of California, Los Angeles
Tony Cookson, University of Colorado
Zhi Da, Notre Dame University
Stephen Dimmock, Nanyang University
Jesse Ellis, North Carolina State University
Michael Faulkender, University of Maryland
Eli Fich, Drexel University
Mark Flannery, Securities and Exchange Commission
Clifton Green, Emory University
Todd Gormley, Washington University

Samuel Hartzmark, University of Chicago
Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
Mark Huson, University of Alberta
Zoran Ivkovich, Michigan State University
Kose John, New York University
Petri Jylha, Aalto University
Alok Kumar, University of Miami
Spencer Martin, University of Melbourne
Pedro Matos, University of Virginia
Micah Officer, Loyola Marymount University
Mitchell Petersen, Northwestern University
Andy Puckett, University of Tennessee
Jonathan Reuter, Boston College
Matthew Spiegel, Yale University
Ed Van Wesep, University of Colorado