Conference Sessions at a Glance

Day 1 - Thursday 2 March

The Royal Society of Victoria | 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
5:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome Reception
  Registration and Drinks
Opening Remarks
Spencer Martin memorial session: Research Ideas
Early Release from Lockup: Insider Sales During the Post IPO Lockup Period
Patrick Kelly, The University of Melbourne
Technology Adoption and Asset Prices
Muhan Hu, The University of Melbourne
Income, Growth, and Differences-of-Exponentials
Robert Parham, University of Virginia
Wine and Food

Day 2 - Friday 3 March

The University of Melbourne - Melbourne Connect | 700 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3010
10:00am – 11:00am Registration and Refreshments - Launch Pad
11:00am – 12:15pm
Parallel Sessions I
Asset Pricing I
Venue: Forum 1
Corporate Finance I
Venue: Forum 2
Venue: Forum 3
Disentangling Anomalies: Risk versus Mispricing  
Trevor Young 
Tulane University
Political Power-Sharing, Firm Entry, and Economic Growth Evidence from Multiple Elected Representatives
Arkodipta Sarkar 
National University of Singapore
Who Benefits from Securities Exchange Innovation?
Andriy Shkilko  
Wilfrid Laurier University
Time Series Variation in the Factor Zoo
Christopher Hrdlicka 
University of Washington
Why Do Innovative Firms Sell Patents? An Empirical Analysis of the Causes and Consequences of Secondary Market Patent Transactions
Jingxuan Zhang  
Boston College
Inclusion and Democratization Through Web3 and DeFi: Initial Evidence from the Ethereum Ecosystem
Lin William Cong  
Cornell University
12:15pm – 1:45pm Lunch - Launch Pad
1:45pm – 3:00pm
Parallel Sessions II
Asset Pricing II
Venue: Forum 1
Corporate Finance II
Venue: Forum 2
Behavioural Finance
Venue: Forum 3
Understanding Negative Risk-Return Trade-offs  
Aoxiang Yang  
Peking University
Debt Maturity Management
Chao Ying  
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Salient Attributes and Household Demand for Security Design
Petra Vokata  
The Ohio State University
Currency Risk Under Capital Controls
Xiang Fang 
The University of Hong Kong
The Firm Balance Sheet Channel of Uncertainty Shocks
Wentao Zhou  
University of Wisconsin
Investor (Mis)Reaction, Biased Beliefs, and the Mispricing Cycle
Steffen Hitzemann  
University of Houston
3:15pm – 4:30pm
Parallel Sessions III
Asset Pricing III
Venue: Forum 1
Corporate Finance III and Banking
Venue: Forum 2
Venue: Forum 3
Uncovering the Liquidity Premium in Stock Returns Using Retail Liquidity Provision  
Yashar Barardehi  
Chapman University
Failed Bank Loss-Sharing with the FDIC*
Amanda Heitz  
Tulane University
Macro-Active Bond Mutual Funds
Shiwen Tian  
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
When Green Investors Are Green Consumers
Maxime Sauzet  
Boston University
Investment-q Sensitivity under Endogenous Truncation
Ilan Cooper  
University of Haifa and BI Norwegian Business School
Foreign Talent in Finance
Melvyn Teo  
Singapore Management University
4:30pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Refreshments - Launch Pad
5:00pm - 6:15pm Keynote Address - Luigi Guiso,  Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance

Day 3 - Saturday 4 March

The University of Melbourne -  The Spot Building, Faculty of Business and Economics
198 Berkeley Street, Carlton VIC 3010
8:30am - 9:00am Coffee and tea served
Plenary Sessions - Level 4 Theatre, The Spot
9:00am - 10:15am Keynote Address - Nick Barberis, Yale University
10:30am - 11:50am An Invisible Oncologist: Health Implications of Financing Frictions
Alexandr Kopytov, The University of Hong Kong

Motivated Beliefs, Social Preferences, and Limited Liability in Financial Decision-Making
Steffen Ahrens, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
12:00 - 1:15pm Keynote Address - Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania
1:15pm Lunch - Dean's Boardroom, Level 12
2:15pm - 2:30pm Presentation of Awards
2:45pm - 10:00pm Social Activity - Wine Tour and Dinner

2:45Bus Tour departs The Spot
4:00-5:15Tokar Estate - Wine Tasting, Cheese and Charcuterie Platters
5:45-9:00Balgownie Estate - Dinner
9:45Drop off at The Spot
10:00Drop off at Southbank
End of Program

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