5th Annual Marshall PhD Conference in Finance - Program
Location: Popovich Hall (JKP), room 110
Time Allocation: Presenters will have 30 minutes, discussants 20 minutes, 5 minutes for Q&A, and a 5 minute break.
Download each paper by clicking on the paper title below. Where available, session chair, presenter, and discussant websites are linked to their names.
8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Check-In
8:55 am Welcome - Conson Zhang (USC Marshall, FBE)
9:00 am Session 1 Chair: Kenneth Ahern (USC Marshall, FBE)
Does Accountability Deter Individuals from Serving as Independent Directors?
Evidence from A Corporate Governance Reform in India
Presenter: S. Lakshmi Naaraayanan (HKUST)
Discussant: Ran Duchin (University of Washington)
9:55 am Break
10:00 am Session 2 Chair: Scott Joslin (USC Marshall, FBE)
Can Reinvestment Risk Explain the Dividend and Bond Term Structures?
Presenter: Andrei Gonçalves (The Ohio State University)
Discussant: Michael Brennan (UCLA)
10:55 am Break
11:00 am Session 3 Chair: Chris Jones (USC Marshall, FBE)
Short Selling ETFs
Presenter: Qifei Zhu (University of Texas at Austin)
Discussant: Andrew (Di) Wu (University of Michigan)
11:55 am Break
12:00 Lunch - Sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
1:00 pm Session 4 Chair: Larry Harris (USC Marshall, FBE)
Downward Wage Rigidity, Corporate Investment, and Firm Value
Presenter: DuckKi Cho (Arizona State University)
Discussant: Andres Donangelo (University of Texas at Austin)
1:55 pm Break
2:00 pm Session 5 Chair: John Matsusaka (USC Marshall, FBE)
Corruption and Firms
Presenter: Emanuele Colonnelli (Stanford University)
Discussant: Marcus Opp (UC Berkeley)
2:55 pm Break
3:00 pm Session 6 Chair: Juhani Linnainmaa (USC Marshall, FBE)
Financial Intermediaries and International Risk Premia
Presenter: Kyriakos Chousakos (Yale University)
Discussant: Tyler Muir (UCLA)
3:55 pm Break
4:00 pm Best paper award - voting (4pm) and announcement (4:15pm)
Here are the programs from our First (2013), Second (2014), Third (2015), and Fourth (2016) Annual USC Marshall Ph.D. Conferences in Finance.
Last revised: 6/15/2017 - New paper posted for session 2!