Loyola University Maryland

2019 Baltimore Area Finance Conference

Past Conferences

2018

Program

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  Registration
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks - Kathy Getz, Dean
9:20 - 10:30 a.m.

Investment Session 1
Session Chair: Frank D'Souza, Loyola University Maryland

Expected Stock Market Volatility and Unhealthy Choices
Ping McLemore, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Discussant: Jerry Yu, University of Baltimore

Expected Investment Growth and the Cross Section of Stock Returns
Huijun Wang, University of Delaware
Discussant: Frank D'Souza, Loyola University Maryland

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break 
10:45 - 11:55 a.m.

Corporate Finance Session 1
Session Chair: Seong Byun, University of Mississippi

Analyst Workload and Information Production: Evidence from IPO Assignments
Kevin Pisciotta, Pennsylvania State University
Discussant:Anzhela Knyazeva, US SEC

Class Action Spillover Effects on Joint Venture Partners
Rachel Gordon, Towson University
Discussant: Seong Byun, University of Mississippi

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Jeffrey H. Harris, American University, US SEC
1:30 - 2:40 p.m.

Investment Session 2
Session Chair:Walt Reinhart, Loyola University Maryland

Return-Based Factors for Corporate Bonds
Quan Wen, Georgetown University
Discussant: Yoon Shin, Loyola University Maryland

Liquidity Supply and Demand in the Corporate Bond Market
Yoshio Nozawa, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Discussant: Yoon Shin, Loyola University Maryland

2:40 - 2:55 p.m.
Coffee Break
2:55 - 4:40 p.m.

Corporate Finance Session 2
Session Chair: Phyllis Keys, Morgan State University

The Economic Effects of Tournament Incentives in CDS Firms
Lijing Du, Towson University
Discussant:Diana Knyazeva, US SEC

Competing for Talent: Firms, Managers and Social Networks
Kristoph Kleiner, Indiana University
Discussant: Tuugi Chuluun, Loyola University Maryland

The Consequences of Mandated Compensation Disclosure
Jin Xu, Virginia Tech
Discussant: Phyllis Keys, Morgan State University

5:00 p.m.
Reception

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey H. Harris, Ph.D.

Jeffrey H. Harris, Ph.D. is currently the Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. He holds the Gary Cohn Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Finance at the Kogod School of Business at American University. Dr. Harris has an extensive background in auction market microstructure, dealer markets, exchange trading and regulatory issues.  He has also served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, with prior experience as Visiting Academic at the Nasdaq Stock Market and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  He has previously held faculty appointments as the Dean’s Chair in Finance at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, as the Collins Chair of Finance in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (visiting), at the University of Delaware, at the University of Notre Dame and at The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Harris received his B.A. in Physics and an MBA from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University. 

Track Chairs

Corporate Finance
Karyl Leggio, Loyola University Maryland

Investment
Tuugi Chuluun, Loyola University Maryland
Mark Johnson, Loyola University Maryland

Program Chair
Yoon Shin, Loyola University Maryland

Best Paper Awards

Best paper award in corporate finance:The Consequences of Mandated Compensation Disclosure” presented by Jin Xu, Virginia Tech.

Best paper award in Investment:Expected Stock Market Volatility and Unhealthy Choices” presented by Ping McLemore, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond