TAU Finance Conference - Program 2014

Tel Aviv Finance Conference

Tel Aviv University

Recanati Graduate School of Business

December 16-17 & 18, 2014



Tuesday December 16



Registration and light refreshment (Recanati Building 4floor room 405)









Opening remarks and welcome

Moshe Zviran (Dean)


Session I: Chair – Lukas Schmidt (Duke)

Policy Announcements in FX Markets.

Philippe Mueller (LSE), Paolo Porchia (Instituto Empresa), Andrea Vedolin (LSE)  

Discussant: Roman Kozhan (University of Warwick)


Learning by doing:  The Value of Experience and origins of Skill for mutual Fund Managers.

Elisabeth Kempf (Tilburg University and CentER), Alberto Manconi (Tilburg University and CentER), Oliver Spalt (Tilburg University and CentER).

Discussant: Andrei Simonov (Michigan State University)


Coffee break






Session II: Chair – Michael Gofman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

A Solution to the Palm – 3Com Spin – Off Puzzles

Martin Cherkes (Columbia University), Charles M. Jones (Columbia University), Chester Spatt (Carnegie Mellon University).

Discussant: David Goldreich (University of Toronto)


The Fetal Origins Hypothesis in Finance: Prenatal Environment and Financial Risk Taking

Henrik Cronqvist (CEIBS), Alessandro Previtero (Ivey, UWO), Rod White (Ivey, UWO), Stephan Siegel (University of Washington).

Discussant: Paul Gao (University of Notre Dame)


Bus leaves TAU campus at around 18:00pm to the restaurant


Dinner "Goshen Restaurant"  (37 Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv)




Wednesday December 17



Gathering and light breakfast



Session III: Chair – Yishay Yafeh (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Good Disclosure, Bad Disclosure

Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania), Liyan Yang (University of Toronto).

Discussant: Ron Kaniel (Rochester).




Good and Bad Uncertainty: Macroeconomic and Financial Market Implications. Returns.

Gill Segal (University of Pennsylvania), Ivan Shaliastovich (University of Pennsylvania), Amir Yaron (Wharton and NBER)

Discussant: Philippe Mueller (LSE)


Coffee break








Session IV: Chair – Yaniv Grinstein (Cornel University and IDC)

Playing it Safe? Managerial Preferences, Risk and Agency Conflicts.

Todd A. Gormley (Wharton), David A. Matsa (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University).

Discussant: Stefan Lewellen (London Business School).

Optimal Debt and and Profitabilityin the Tradeoff Theory.

Andrew B. Abel (Wharton).

Discussant: Adriano Rampini (Duke University)


Lunch at the “Green House” (Habait Hayarok) restaurant on campus


Session V: Chair – Yaron Leitner (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadephia) 




How Does Failure Spread Across Broker-Dealers and Dealer Banks?

Jefferson Duarte (Rice University), Adam Kolasinski (Texas A&M University).

Discussant : Hitesh Doshi (University of Houston)


The Macroeconomics of Shadow Banking

Alan Moreira (Yale University), Alexi Savov (New York University, Stern).

Discussant :Assaf  Patir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Coffee break








Session VI : Chair –Ilan Kremer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Interim Fund Performance and Fundraising in Private Equity.

Brad M. Barber (UC Davis), Ayako Yasuda (UC Davis).

Discussant : Ran Duchin (University of Washington).

Credit-Induced Boom and Bust.

Marco Di Maggio (Columbia Business School), Amir Kermani (Berkeley).

Discussant: Stefano Giglio (University of Chicago)


Thursday December 18



Day trip to Jerusalem. Bus leaves from TAU campus


Return to TAU campus



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