Finance and Statistical Analysis

Frontiers In Finance Conference

BanffJune 16-17, 2018

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.

Sharon Provost, the FSA Department Assistant, will be on-site if you have any questions or concerns while at the conference (e-mail sharon.provost@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 $18/day and valet parking is $32/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 16 (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 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: "Learning and the improving relationship between investment and q" by Daniel Andrei (UCLA), William Mann (UCLA), and Nathalie Moyen (Colorado)
Presenter: Daniel Andrei, University of California Los Angeles
1:25-2:15 p.m. Paper #2: "Management (of) Proposals" by Ilona Babenko (Arizona State), Goeun Choi (Arizona State), and Rik Sen (University of New South Wale)
Presenter: Ilona Babenko, Arizona State University
2:15-2:30 p.m. Afternoon coffee break
2:30-3:20 p.m. Paper #3: "Executive Social Networks: Outside Options, Compensation Contracts and Firm Performance" by Yun Liu (Keck Graduate Institute), Vikram Nanda (UT Dallas), Bunyamin Onal (Aalto University School of Business), and Sabatino (Dino) Silveri (University of Memphis)
Presenter: Vikram Nanda, University of Texas Dallas
3:25-4:15 p.m. Paper #4: "Superstar (and Entrepreneurial) Engineers in Finance Jobs" by Nandini Gupta (Indiana) and Isaac Hacamo (Indiana)
Presenter: Nandini Gupta, Indiana University
4:15-4:30 p.m. Wine and cheese break
4:30-5:20 p.m.  New Ideas Session (Moderator: Vikas Mehrotra)
Presenters: Sheng-Jun Xu, University of Alberta
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and conference dinner in the Hawthorn Room (level 6)




Day 2: Sunday, June 17 (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 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 #5: "An Information-Theoretic Asset Pricing Model" by Anisha Ghosh (McGill), Christian Julliard (London School of Economics and CEPR), and Alex P. Taylor (Manchester Business School)
Presenter: Anisha Ghosh, McGill University
1:25-2:15 p.m. Paper #6: "The Price Effects of Liquidity Shocks: A Study of SEC's Tick-Size Experiment" by Rui Albuquerque (Boston College, ECGI, and CEPR), Shiyun Song (Warwick University), and Chen Yao (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Presenter: Rui Albuquerque, Boston College
2:15-2:30 p.m.  Afternoon coffee break
2:30-3:20 p.m. Paper #7: "Selective Attention in Consumer Finance: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in the Credit Card Market" by Paolina C. Medina (Texas A&M University)
Presenter: Paolina Medina, Texas A&M University 
3:25-4:15 p.m. Paper #8: "Temperature Shocks and Earnings News" by Jawad M. Addoum (Cornell), David T. Ng (Cornell), and Ariel Ortiz-Bobea (Cornell)
Presenter: Jawad Addoum, Cornell University
4:15 p.m. Closing remarks - Vikas Mehrotra
6:00 p.m. Cocktails and conference dinner in the Hawthorn Room (level 6)