University of Kentucky Finance Conference

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2022 Program

Below is the 2022 program featuring 10 papers selected from 509 submissions.


Thursday, April 28

6:00 Welcome Reception at Postmaster’s Pub


Friday, April 29

9:00 Breakfast

9:30 Session One  Chair: Jarrad Harford (University of Washington)

What do the Portfolios of Individual Investors Reveal about the Cross-section of Equity Returns?

Sebastien Betermier (McGill University), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC), Samuli Knupfer (BI Norwegian), Jens Kvaerner (Tilburg)

 - Discussant: Justin Birru (Ohio State University)

Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare

Tong Liu (University of Pennsylvania)                

 - Discussant: Katharina Lewellen (Dartmouth College)

Coffee Break

Private Renegotiations and Government Interventions in Debt Chains

Vincent Glode (University of Pennsylvania) and Christian Opp (University of Rochester)

 - Discussant: Jason Donaldson (Washington University, St Louis)

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Session Two  Chair: Ed Van Wesep (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Index Providers: Whales Behind the Scene of ETFs

Yu An (Johns Hopkins University), Matteo Benetton (UC Berkeley), Yang Song (University of Washington)

- Discussant: Matt Ringgenberg (University of Utah)

Technological Obsolescence

Song Ma (Yale University)      

 - Discussant: Larry Schmidt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

2:15 Depart for Keeneland

6:00 Dinner at Tony’s


Saturday, April 30

9:00 Breakfast

9:30 Session Three  Chair: Veronika Pool (Vanderbilt University)

Cost of ESG Investing

Laura Lindsey (Arizona State University), Seth Pruitt (Arizona State University), Christoph Schiller (Arizona State University)

 - Discussant: Sam Hartzmark (University of Chicago)

Investing with the Government: A Field Experiment in China

Emanuele Colonnelli (University of Chicago), Bo Li (Tsinghua), Ernest Liu (Princeton University)

 - Discussant: Matt Denes (Carnegie Mellon University)

Coffee Break

Beliefs and Portfolios: Causal Evidence

Johannes Beutel (Deutsche Bundesbank) and Michael Weber (University of Chicago)

 - Discussant: Michaela Pagel (Columbia University)

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Session Four  Chair: Tom Bates (Arizona State University)

Trading by Professional Traders: An Experiment

Marco Cipriani (New York Fed), Roberta De Filippis (University College London), Antonio Guarino (University College London), Ryan Kendall (University College London)

 - Discussant: Juhani Linnainmaa (Dartmouth College)

Consumer Choice and Corporate Bankruptcy

Samuel Antill (Harvard University) and Megan Hunter (Boston College)

 - Discussant: Jonathan Cohn (University of Texas, Austin)

2:15 Conference Ends

2:45 Optional Bourbon Tasting at Belle’s