TAU Finance Conference - Program 2011


Sunday December 18



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


Opening remarks and welcome

Asher Tishler   (Dean)


Session I  - chair : Yakov Amihud (NYU)

 Delegated Investment, Q - Theory and Firm Dynamics
Hengjie Ai   (Duke University), Rui Li (Duke University)

Discussant :   Amir Yaron   (University of Pennsylvania)




 When Smaller Menus are Better: Variability in Menu - Setting Ability
David Goldreich   (University of Toronto), Hanna Halaburda (Harvard University)

Discussant :   Gur Huberman   (Columbia University)


Coffee break


Risk Aversion and Wealth: Evidence from Person - Person Lending Por tfolios

Daniel Paravisini (Columbia University), Veronica Rappoport (Columbia University), Enrichetta Ravina (Columbia University)

Discussant : Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David (Ohio State University)




CDS Auctions

Mikhail Chernov (London School of Economics), Alexander S. Gorbenko (London Business School), Igor Makarov (London Business School)

Discussant : Ohad Kadan (Washington University in St. Louis)


Dinner ("Bariba" restaurant Tel Aviv)





Monday December 19



Gathering and light breakfast



Session II - chair: Artur Raviv (Northwestern)




Market Run - Ups, Market Freezes,and Leverage

Philip Bond (University of Minnesota), Yaron Leitner (Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia)

Discussant : S. Abraham Ravid (Rutgers)




Repo Runs

Antoine Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), David Skeie (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden (University of Mannheim)

Discussant : Barney Hartman-Glaser (Duke University)


Coffee break


The Value of (corrupt) Lobbying

Alexander Borisov (Indiana University), Nandini Gupta (Indiana University), Eitan Goldman  (Indiana University)

Discussant :   Michael Hertzel   (Arizona State University)



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



Session III - chair : Jacob Boudoukh ( IDC) 




Aggregate Investment and Stock Returns

Fernando Duarte (MIT), Leonid Kogan (MIT), Dmitry Livdan (UC Berkeley)

Discussant : Ilan Cooper (Tel Aviv University and Norwegian Business School)



Informed Trading in Dark Pools

Mahendrarajah Nimalendran (University of Florida), Sugata Ray (University of Florida)  

Discussant :   Ioanid Rosu   (HEC Paris)  


Coffee break



Innovation, Growth and Asset Prices

Howard Kung (Duke University), Lukas Schmid (Duke University)

Discussant : Norman Schürhoff (University of Lausanne)



Tuesday December 20



Day trip to Jerusalem. Bus leaves from TAU campus



Return to TAU campus


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