Frontiers In Finance Conference

June 11-12, 2022
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. Faculty, Full-Time teaching staff, PhD Students, and Speakers will be invited to attend. 

The Finance Administrative Department Coordinator will be on-site if you have any questions or concerns while attending the conference.

General information on Banff: Official Banff website

How to get to Banff from the Calgary Airport:
Information on the Banff Airporter Shuttle
Information on Brewster Transportation

Driving from Calgary to Banff: Download a PDF 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:

Parking is available at the hotel. Self-parking is $22/day and valet parking is $36/day. Parking information will be given to you when you check in to the hotel. Standard wifi is complimentary for the duration of the conference.


Confirmed Speakers

Bruce Carlin - Rice University

Charles J Hadlock - Michigan State University

Jarrad Harford - University of Washington

Jun Yang - Indiana University

Léa H Stern - University of Washington

Michael Weisbach - Ohio State University

Paul Decaire - Arizona State University


 

coNFERENCE program

 

Day 1: Saturday, June 11 

All conference meals and sessions will be held on Level 6 of the Rimrock Resort Hotel conference facility (south wing), in various rooms as noted below.

Breakfast

Wildrose Salon A

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast for delegates and their families

Morning Session

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)

Explore Banff, Networking, Various Activities

Lunch

Hawthorn C

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Conference lunch for delegates

Afternoon Session

Hawthorn AB

 

Stathi Avdis (Session Chair - Day 1)

12:30 PM - 12:40 PM

Conference opening remarks 

Felipe Aguerrevere (Department Chair)

12:40 PM - 1:35 PM

Presenter: Jarrad Harford (University of Washington)

Paper #1: The Innovations Arms Race

 

1:40 PM - 2:35 PM

Presenter: Michael Weisbach (Ohio State University)

Paper #2: Specialized Investments and Firms' Boundaries: Evidence from Textual Analysis of Patents

2:35 PM - 2:55 PM

Afternoon coffee break

2:55 PM - 3:50 PM

Presenter: Paul Decaire (Arizona State University)

Paper #3: Strategic Learning and Corporate Investment

3:55 PM - 4:55 PM New Ideas Session
Speaker #1:  Runjing Lu (University of Alberta)
Speaker #2:  Hyeik Kim (Ohio State University)

Speaker #3:  Mark Huson (University of Alberta)

Dinner

Hawthorn C

6:00 PM

Conference dinner for delegates and significant others

Day 2: Sunday, June 12

All conference meals and sessions will be held on Level 6 of the Rimrock Resort Hotel conference facility (south wing), in various rooms as noted below.

Breakfast

Wildrose Salon A

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast for delegates and their families

Morning Session

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)

Explore Banff, Networking, Various Activities

Lunch

Hawthorn AB

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Conference lunch for delegates

Afternoon Session

Hawthorn AB

 

Lukas Roth (Session Chair - Day 2)

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Presenter: Bruce Carlin (Rice University)

 

Paper #4: On the Optimality of the IRR Buffer
Paper not available for review prior to the conference

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

Presenter: Léa Stern (University of Washington)

 

Paper #5: Venture Capital (Mis)Allocation in the Age of AI

2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

Afternoon coffee break

2:45 PM - 3:40 PM

Presenter: Jun Yang (Indiana University)

 

Paper #6: Exodus: The Economics of Voluntary Director Resignations

3:45 PM - 4:40 PM

Presenter: Charlie Hadlock (Michigan State University)

 

Paper #7: Protecting Your Friends: The Role of Connections in Division Manager Careers

4:40 PM

Conference closing remarks

 

Felipe Aguerrevere (Department Chair)

Dinner

Hawthorn C

6:00 PM

Conference dinner for delegates and significant others