TAU Finance Conference - Program 2010

Sunday December 19


Registration and coffee on the fourth floor Recanati building, room 401/2


Opening remarks and welcome

Asher Tishler (Dean)

Control of Corporate Decisions: Shareholders vs. Management

Milton Harris (University of Chicago) and Artur Raviv (Northwestern University)

Discussant: S.Abraham (Avri) Ravid (Rutgers)

Coffee break


Public Market Staging: The Timeingof Capital Infusions in Newly Public Firms

Michael Hertzel (Arizona State University), Mark Huson (University of Alberta) and Robert Parrino (University of Texas at Austin)

Discussant: Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)

Coffee break


Capital Supply Uncertainty, Cash Holdings, and Investment

Julien Hugonnier (Swiss Finance Institute and EPFL), Semyon Malamud (Swiss Finance Institute and EPFL)and Erwan Morellec (Swiss Institute and EPFL).

Discussant: Lukas Schmid (Duke University).


Dinner ("Bariba" restaurant Tel Aviv).







Monday December 20



Coffee on the fourth floor (Recanti building, ROOM 401/2)

Session II - Chair: Yael Hochberg (Northwestern University)


Information Quality and the Cross - Section of Expected Returns

Chris Armstrong (University of Pennsylvania), Snehal Banerjee (Northwestern University) and Corona (University of Texas at Austin)

Discussant: Dmitry Livdan (University of California , Berkeley).  

Coffee break


Geographic Dispersion and Stock Returns

Diego Garcia (UNC) and Oyvind Norli (Norwegian School of Management)

 Discussant: Doron Avramo (Hebrew University)

Coffee break


Financial Intermediary Capital

Adriano Rampini (Duke University) and S. Viswanathan (Duke University)

Discussant: Alexei Tchistyi (University of California, Berkeley)


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

Session III - Chair Vish Viswanathan (Duke University)


Technological Progress, Industry Rivalry, and Stock Returns

Jan Bana (University of British Columbia) and Lorenzo Garlappi (University of British Columbia)

Discussant : Evgeny Lyandres ( Boston University)


Coffee break




Liquidity Clienteles: Tranaction Costs and Investment Decisions of Individual Investors

Deniz Anginer (World Bank Research Group)

Discussant : David Goldreich (University of Toronto)








Tuesday December 21



Day trip to Jerusalem. Bus leaves from TAU campus


Return to TAU campus



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