Carlson School of Management

2014 Minnesota Corporate Finance Conference

May 16-17, Carlson School of Management, Rm 1-123

Friday, May 16

11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Conference Lunch (Carlson School of Management, Room 1-123)
12:15 - 1:20 p.m.

David Robinson (Duke University): "Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation"

Discussant: Hengjie Ai (University of Minnesota)

1:20 - 2:25 p.m.

Tracy Yue Wang (University of Minnesota): "Corporate Scandals and Household Stock Market Participation"

Discussant: Vojslav Maksimovic (University of Maryland)

2:25 - 3:30 p.m.

Amit Seru (University of Chicago): "Technological Innovation, Resource Allocation and Growth"

Discussant: Frederico Belo (University of Minnesota)

3:30-3:45 BREAK
3:45 - 4:50 p.m.

Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics): "The Incentive Effect of IT: Randomized Evidence from Credit Committees"

Discussant: Erik Gilje (University of Pennsylvania)

6:30 p.m.

Conference Dinner

Saturday, May 17

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Carlson School of Management, Room 1-123)
8:30 - 9:35 a.m.

Alexander Ljungqvist(New York University): "Do Measures of Financial Constraints Measure Financial Constraints?"

Discussant: Ing-Haw Cheng (Dartmouth College)

9:35 - 10:40 a.m.

Yuhai Xuan(Harvard Business School): "The Contract Year Phenomenon in the Corner Offfice: An Analysis of Firm Behavior During CEO Contract Renewals"

Discussant: Claudia Custodio (Arizona State University)

10:40 - 10:55 a.m. BREAK
10:55 - 12:00 p.m.

Kelly Shue(University of Chicago): "Growth through Rigidity: Understanding Recent Trends in Executive Compensation"

Discussant: Rajesh Aggarwal (University of Minnesota)

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Conference Lunch

12:45-1:50 p.m.

Gordon Phillips(University of Southern California): "Outside Purchase Contracts and Firm Capital Structure"

Discussant: Santiago Bazdresch (University of Minnesota)

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All presenters and discussants from out of town will be staying at Aloft Minneapolis.

Other accommodations within walking distance of the Carlson School of Management are the Marriott Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown and the The Commons Hotel on the University's east bank campus.



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