TAU Finance Conference - Program 2016

Tel Aviv Finance Conference

Tel Aviv University

Coller  School of Management

December 13-14 & 15, 2016



Tuesday December 13



Registration and light refreshment Recanati Building 4floor room 405





Opening remarks and welcome

Moshe Zviran (Dean)

Session I: Chair - David Goldreich (University of Toronto)
Will I Get Paid? Employee Stock Options and Mergers and Acquisitions
Ilona Babenko (University of Arizona), Fangfang Du (University of Arizona),, Yuri Tserlukevich (University of Arizona)
Discussant: Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)


The Corporate Finance Benefits of Short-horizon Investors
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics),
Xiaoyun Yu (Indiana University)
Discussant: Yelena Larkin (York University)


Coffee break


Session II: Chair – Orly Sade (Hebrew University)
Growing Up Without Finance
James R. Brown (University of Iowa), J. Anthony Cookson (University of Colorado), Rawley Z. Heimer (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
Discussant : Noah Stoffman (Indiana University)


The Liquid Hand-to-Mouth: Evidence from Personal Finance Management Software

 Arna Olafsson (Copenhagen Business School), Michaela Pagel (Columbia University)

Discussant : Dmitriy Murveyev (Boston University)


Coffee break


Returns to Specialization: Evidence from Health Mutual Fund Managers
Leonard Kostovetsky (Boston College), Vladimir Ratushny (Harvard Medical School)
Discussant : Mathijs van Dijk (Erasmus University)


Wednesday December 14



Gathering and light breakfast


Session III: Chair –  Shimon Kogan (IDC)

Dissecting Characteristics Non-Parametrically
Joachim Freyberger (UW Madison), Andreas Neuhierl (Notre Dame University), Micheal Weber (University of Chicago)
Discussant: George Skoulakis (UBC).


Optimal financing and disclosure
Martin Szydlowski (University of Minnesota)
Discussant: Anton Tsoy (EIEF).


Coffee break


Session IV: Chair –  Ilan Kremer (Hebrew University)

When Words Speak Louder Than Actions
Doron Levitt (Wharton)
Discussant: Yaron Leitner (Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank).

Policy Uncertainty, Political Capital, and Firm Risk-Taking

Pat Akey (University of Toronto) Stefan Lewellen (LBS)

Discussant: Berardino Palazzo (Boston University)


Lunch at the 2nd floor patio


Session V: Chair-  Amir Rubin (IDC)
Corporate Culture: Evidence from the Field
Campbell R. Harvey (Duke University), John R. Graham (Duke University), Jillian Popadak (Duke University),
Discussant : Diego Garcia (University of North Carolina)




Do Analysts Use the Freedom of Information Act to Improve Stock Recommendations and Forecast Accuracy?
April Klein (New York University), Tao Li (Warwick Business School), Bobo Zhang (Warwick Business School).
Discussant : Sahil Raina (University of Alberta)


Coffee break





Thursday December 15



Day trip. Bus leaves from TAU campus


Return to TAU campus


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