Finance and Statistical Analysis

Frontiers In Finance Conference

June 8-9, 2019
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 (Email 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 $20/day and valet parking is $34/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 8 (Session chair: Lukas Roth)
8 - 9:30 AM
Breakfast for participants and their families in the Laurel Room (level 5)
9:30 AM - noon Networking with colleagues
Lunch and afternoon presentations are in the Yarrow Room (level 5)
Noon - 12:30 PM
Conference Lunch
12:30 - 1:25 PM Paper #1: "Corporate cash shortfalls and financing decisions" by Rongbing Huang (Kennesaw State University) and Jay R. Ritter (University of Florida)
Presenter: Jay Ritter
1:30 - 2:25 PM Paper #2: "Investors' attention to corporate governance" by Peter Iliev (Penn State University), Jonathan Kalodimos (Oregon State University), and Michelle Lowry (Drexel University)
Presenter: Peter Iliev
2:25 - 2:45 PM
Afternoon coffee break
2:45 - 3:40 PM Paper #3: "Born to be bad" by Christopher P. Clifford (University of Kentucky), Jesse A. Ellis (North Carolina State University), and William C. Gerken (University of Kentucky)
Presenter: Will Gerken
3:45 - 4:40 PM

New Ideas Session (Moderator: Felipe Aguerrevere)
Speaker #1: Sheng-Jun Xu, University of Alberta
Speaker #2: Adelina Barbalau, Imperial College/University of Alberta
Speaker #3: Vikas Mehrotra, University of Alberta

6 PM
Cocktails and conference dinner in  Hawthorn Room A (level 6)




Day 2: Sunday, June 9 (Session chair: Sahil Raina)
8 - 9:30 AM
Breakfast for participants and their families in the Laurel Room (level 5)
9:30 AM - noon
Networking with colleagues
Lunch and afternoon presentations are in the Yarrow Room (level 5)
Noon - 12:30 PM Conference Lunch
12:30 - 1:25 PM
Paper #4: "The Chinese warrants bubble: Evidence from brokerage account records" by Neil D. Pearson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Zhishu Yang (Tsinghua University), and Qi Zhang (Durham University)
Presenter: Neil Pearson
1:30 - 2:25 PM
Paper #5: "Speculative trading, bitcoin, and stock returns" by Qingjie Du (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Yang Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Chishen Wei (Singapore Management University), K.C. John Wei (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Haifeng You (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Presenter: John Wei
2:25 - 2:45 PM
Afternoon coffee break
2:45 - 3:40 PM
Paper #6: "Shale shocked: The long run effect of wealth on household debt" by J. Anthony Cookson (University of Colorado at Boulder), Erik P. Gilje (Wharton and NBER), and Rawley Z. Heimer (Boston College)
Presenter: Tony Cookson
3:45 - 4:40 PM
Paper #7: "Removing the fine print: Standardization, disclosure, and consumer loan outcomes" by Sheisha Kulkarni (University of California at Berkeley), Santiago Truffa (Tulane University), and Gonzalo Iberti (SBIF, Chile)
Presenter: Sheisha Kulkarni
4:40 PM Closing remarks - Felipe Aguerrevere
6 PM
Cocktails and conference dinner in the Bluebell Room (level 6)