Finance and Statistical Analysis

Frontiers In Finance 2017

BanffJune 17-18

Banff, Alberta, Canada

This two day conference showcases papers in a broad range of finance, law, and economics with an eye on emerging topics and subjects. Topics include governance, corporate control, ownership and capital structure, investor protection, and networking and price formation in financial markets.

Keltie Tolmie, the FSA Department Administrator, will be on-site if you have any questions or concerns while at the conference (tel. 780-907-1208 or keltie.tolmie@ualberta.ca).

General information on Banff: official Banff website

Link to Banff weather: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caab0016

How to get to Banff from the Calgary Airport:

Information on the Banff Airporter Shuttle

Information on Brewster Transportation

Driving from Calgary to Banff: Click here to download a PDF file with directions on how to get out of Calgary from the Calgary Airport. This file also shows you how to get to the Rimrock Resort Hotel once you reach Banff.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel: www.rimrockresort.com/

Parking is available at the hotel. Self-parking is $16/day and valet parking is $30/day. Parking information will be given to you when you check in to the hotel. Standard wifi is complimentary.

Program of Events:

Day 1: Saturday, June  (Session chair: Sahil Raina)
8:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast for participants and their families in the Hawthorn Room (level 6)
9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon Networking with colleagues
Lunch and afternoon presentations are in the Hawthorn Room (level 6)
12:00-12:30 p.m. Conference Lunch
12:30-1:20 p.m. Paper #1: "Compensation Benchmarking and the Peer Effects of Say on Pay" by Diane K. Denis, Torsten Jochem, and Anjana Rajaman
Presenter: Diane Denis, University of Pittsburgh
1:25-2:15 p.m. Paper #2"Initial Conditions and Firm Growth: Evidence from Birth-Matched IPO and Private Firms" by Vojislav Maksimovic, Gordon Phillips, and Liu Yang
Presenter: Gordon Phillips, Dartmouth University
2:15-2:30 p.m. Afternoon coffee break
2:30-3:20 p.m. Paper #3: "Leverage and Price Dynamics in the Housing Market" by Sugato Bhattacharyya and Rajdeep Singh
Presenter: Sugato Bhattacharyya, University of Michigan
3:25-4:15 p.m. Paper #4: "For Love and Money: Marital Leadership in Family Firms" by Mario Daniele Amore, Danny Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-MIller, and Guido Corbetta
Presenter: Mario Daniele Amore, Bocconi University
4:15-4:30 p.m. Wine and cheese break
4:30-5:20 p.m.  Paper #5: "Share Repurchases and Control of the Corporation: The Evidence from Japan" by Julian Franks, Colin Mayer, Hideaki Miyajima, and Ryo Ogawa
Presenter: Hideaki Miyajima, Waseda University
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and conference dinner in the Hawthorn Room (level 6)




Day 2: Sunday, June 18 (Session chair: Lukas Roth)
8:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast for participants and their families in the Hawthorn Room (level 6)
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Networking with colleagues
Lunch and afternoon presentations are in the Hawthorn Room C (level 6)
12:00-12:30 p.m. Conference Lunch
12:30-1:20 p.m. Paper #6: "Understanding Precautionary Cash at Home and Abroad" by Michael W. Faulkender, Kristine W. Hankins, and Mitchell A. Petersen
Presenter: Kristine Hankins, University of Kentucky
1:25-2:15 p.m. Paper #7: "Persistent Operating Losses and Corporate Financial Policies" by David J. Denis and Stephen B. McKeon
Presenter: David Denis, University of Pittsburgh
2:15-2:30 p.m.  Afternoon coffee break
2:30-3:20 p.m. Paper #8: "Teams, Location, and Productivity" by Saurin Patel and Sergei Sarkissian
Presenter: Sergei Sarkissian, McGill University
3:25-4:15 p.m. Paper #9: "Slow Trading and Stock Return Predictability" by Allaudeen Hameed, Matthijs Lof, and Matti Suominen
Presenter: Allaudeen Hameed, National University of Singapore
4:15-4:30 p.m. Wine and cheese break
4:30-5:20 p.m.

New Ideas Session -- Moderator: Vikas Mehrotra
Presenters: Sahil Raina, University of Alberta; Sheng-Jun Xu, University of British Columbia; Randall Morck, University of Alberta

5:20 p.m. Closing remarks - Vikas Mehrotra
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and conference dinner in the Hawthorn Room (level 6)