Conference Celebrating Finance and John J. McConnell's Birthday
(partly sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Chair in Private Enterprise)
Held at the Ross-Ade Pavilion, Steven Beering Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
November 13 – 14, 2015
On occasion of this conference and birthday, we would also like to make a gift to Krannert in John’s name to support doctoral education. If you are interested in participating in fund raising:
For checks, please make them payable to the Purdue Research Foundation; in the note section write: “In honor of John J McConnell,” and send them to Logan Jordan, Associate Dean for Administration, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
For a gift of stock, the details are in this link: http://giving.purdue.edu/s/1461/campaign/start.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1010&pgid=3265. Please inform Logan Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org when you have made a donation.
For credit card payments, please click on the following link: http://giving.purdue.edu/ExcellenceinFinance.
Day 1. Friday, 13 November, 2015 – Ross-Ade Pavilion
Diane Denis, University of Pittsburgh
CEO Assessment and the Structure of Newly Formed Boards
(co-authored with Dave Denis and Mark Walker)
E. Han Kim, University of Michigan
Are Executive Suite Independence and Board Independence Interrelated?
(co-authored with Yao Lu)
Omesh Kini, Georgia State University
Industry Tournament Incentives and the Strategic Value of Corporate Liquidity
(co-authored with Jian Huang and Bharat Jain)
Erik Lie, University of Iowa
Investor Inattention in Acquisitions with a Choice of Payment Type
Day 2. Saturday 14 November, 2015 – Ross-Ade Pavilion
Gordon Phillips, University of Southern California
CEOs and the Product Market: When are Powerful CEOs Beneficial?
(co-authored with Minwen Li and Yao Lu)
Stephen McKeon, University of Oregon
Intermediation in Private Equity: The Role of Placement Agents
(co-authored with Matthew Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon)
Michael Cooper, University of Utah
The Mutual Fund Fee Puzzle
(co-authored with Michael Halling and Wenhao Yang)
Greg Kadlec, VPI
Institutional Investors and Stock Return Anomalies
(co-authored with Roger Edelen and Ozgur Ince)