University of Kentucky Finance Conference

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2023 Program

The conference program consists of 10 papers selected from almost 500 submissions. 


Thursday, April 27

6:00 Welcome Reception at Melodeon at the Grove


Friday, April 28

9:00 Breakfast

9:30 Session One   Chair: Bruce Carlin (Rice)

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship      
Sudheer Chava, Manasa Gopal, Manpreet Singh, and Yafei Zhang (Georgia Tech)                                              

 - Discussant: Tony Cookson (Colorado)

Whence LASSO? A Rational Interpretation
Wen Chen (CUHK), Bo Hu (George Mason), and Liyan Yang (Toronto)

 - Discussant: Alex Chinco (Baruch)

Coffee Break

The Horizon of Investors’ Information and Corporate Investment
Oliver Dessaint (INSEAD), Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris), and Laurent Fresard (SFI, Lugano)                                  

 - Discussant: Michael Wittry (Ohio State)

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Session Two   Chair: Holger Mueller (NYU)

Did Pandemic Relief Fraud Inflate House Prices?
John Griffin, Sam Kruger, Prateek Mahajan (UT Austin)       

 - Discussant: Constantine Yannelis (Chicago)

Defunding Controversial Industries: Can Targeted Credit Rationing Choke Firms?
Kunal Sachdeva (Rice), Andre Silva (Federal Reserve Board), Pablo Slutsky (Maryland), Billy Xu (Rice)

 - Discussant: Elena Loutskina (UVA)

2:15 Depart for Keeneland

5:15 Depart Keeneland for Dinner at Tony’s


Saturday, April 29

9:00 Breakfast

9:30 Session Three   Chair: Petri Jylhä (Aalto)

Monetary Policy Amplification through Bond Fund Flows
Chuck Fang (UPenn)

 - Discussant: Seth Pruitt (Arizona State)

Main Street’s Pain, Wall Street’s Gain
Nancy Xu (Boston College) and Yang You (U of Hong Kong)                                       

 - Discussant: Lukas Schmid (USC)

Coffee Break

The Liquidity Maximizing Price of a Stock
Sida Li (Brandeis) and Mao Ye (Cornell)                                              

 - Discussant: John Shim (Notre Dame)

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Session Four   Chair: Jeff Coles (Utah)

Talent Retention Risk and Corporate Investment
AJ Chen, Ben Zhang, and Zhao Zhang (USC)

 - Discussant: Simcha Barkai (Boston College)

Excess Commitment in R&D
Marius Guenzel (UPenn) and Tong Liu (MIT)

 - Discussant: Richard Thakor (Minnesota)

2:15 Conference Ends

2:45 Optional Bourbon Tasting at Belle’s