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Wabash River Finance Conference 2019


Wabash River Finance Conference

August 15-16, 2019, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management

All conference sessions will be held in the Rawls Building, Room 3082.




12:00-1:20 pm

Lunch (Rawls – Third Floor Commons)

Session 1

Chair: Huseyin Gulen (Purdue University)

1:20-1:30 pm

Introduction / Opening Remarks

1:30-2:20 pm

Gaining the (Over)Confidence to Start your Business

Presenter: Isaac Hacamo (Indiana University)

Discussant: Sophie Shive (University of Notre Dame)

2:20-3:10 pm

Stock Return Extrapolation, Option Prices, and Variance Risk Premium

Presenter: Adem Atmaz (Purdue University)

Discussant: Tim Johnson (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

3:10-3:30 pm

Break (Rawls – Third Floor Commons)

Session 2

Chair: Yan Liu (Purdue University)

3:30-4:20 pm

The Effects of Stock Market Index Returns on Mergers and Acquisitions

Presenter: Jun Yang (University of Notre Dame)

Discussant: Huseyin Gulen (Purdue University)

4:20-5:10 pm

Price Targets and Predictability

Presenter: Adam D. Clark-Joseph (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Discussant: Ben Golez (University of Notre Dame)

7:00-7:30 pm

Beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres (Folie - 526 Main St, Lafayette)

7:30 pm -

Dinner (Folie - 526 Main St, Lafayette)



Session 3

Chair: Deniz Yavuz  (Purdue University)

8:30-9:20 am

Bank Entrepreneurs

Presenter: Kristoph Kleiner (Indiana University)

Discussant: Sergey Chernenko (Purdue University)

9:20-10:10 am

Horizon Bias and the Term Structure of Equity Returns

Presenter: Peter Kelly (University of Notre Dame)

Discussant: Wenyu Wang (Indiana University)

10:10-10:30 am

Break (Rawls – Third Floor Commons)

Session 4

Chair: Sergey Chernenko (Purdue University)

10:30-11:20 am

Government Guarantees and the Debt Capacity of Housing

Presenter: Ben McCartney (Purdue University)

Discussant: Alexei Tchistyi (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

11:20-12:10 pm

Local Taxes and the Demand for Skilled Labor: Evidence from 27 Million Job Postings

Presenter: Qiping Xu (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Discussant: Sreeni Kamma (Indiana University)

12:10-1:00 pm

Boxed Lunch (Rawls – Third Floor Commons)