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Conference on Finance, Organizations and Markets

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Popovich Hall, Room 112 (JKP-112), 611 W. Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089
December 13 - 14, 2013

All sessions will be held in Popovich Hall, Room 112 (JKP-112)

Friday, December 13, 2013

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm      LUNCH and CONFERENCE CHECK-IN  —  JKP-112

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm        SESSION I      Session Chair: Anthony Marino (USC)

Acquisitions, Productivity, and Profitability: Evidence from the Japanese Cotton Spinning Industry
Serguey Braguinsky (Carnegie Mellon University), Atsushi Ohyama (Hokkaido University), Tetsuji Okazaki (University of Tokyo), and Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)

Discussant:  Xavier Giroud (MIT)     discussion slides

2:20 pm – 3:10 pm                

Buying to Sell: Private Equity Buyouts and Industrial Restructuring
Lars Persson (Research Institute of Industrial Economics [IFN], Stockholm), Pehr-Johan Norbäck (IFN), and Joacim Tåg (IFN)

Discussant:  Albert Banal-Estanol (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)     discussion slides

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm       REFRESHMENT BREAK         

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm        SESSION II     Session Chair: Vojislav Maksimovic (Maryland)

Posturing and Efficient Contracting in Venture Capital
Naveen Khanna (Michigan State University) and Richmond Mathews (University of Maryland)

Discussant:  Ricardo Alonso (USC)     discussion slides

4:20 pm – 5:10 pm                

Management as a Technology?
Nicholas Bloom (Stanford), Raffaella Sadun (Harvard), and John Van Reenen (London School of Economics)

Discussant:  Vojislav Maksimovic (University of Maryland)     discussion slides

5:30 pm            RECEPTION and DINNER  -—  University Club, Scriptorium

What Do Managers Do? Exploring Persistent Performance Differences among Seeming Similar Enterprises
Dinner address by Robert Gibbons (MIT)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

8:00 am – 8:30 am        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST   —  JKP-112

8:30 am – 9:20 am        SESSION III    Session Chair: John Matsusaka (USC)

Simplifying Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Workplace Experiment
Iwan Barankay (Wharton)

Discussant:  Camelia Kuhnen (University of North Carolina)     discussion slides

9:20 am – 10:10 am                

Evidence for Relational Contracts in CEO Bonus Compensation
Jed DeVaro (California State University, East Bay), Jin-Hyuk Kim (University of Colorado at Boulder), and Nick Vikander (University of Copenhagen)

Discussant:  Yanhui Wu (USC)     discussion slides

10:10 am – 10:30 am     COFFEE BREAK         

10:30 am – 11:20 am     SESSION IV    Session Chair:  Heitor Almeida (Illinois)

Financial Leverage Product Quality Failures, and Product Market Effects: Evidence From Product Recalls
Jaideep Shenoy (Tulane University), Omesh Kini (Georgia State University), and Venkat Subramaniam (Tulane University)

Discussant:  Evgeny Lyandres (Boston University)     discussion slides

11:20 am – 12:10 pm              

Protection of Trade Secrets and Capital Structure Decisions
Hernán Ortiz-Molina (University of British Columbia), Sandy Klasa (University of Arizona), Matthew A. Serfling (University of Arizona), and Shweta Srinivasan (University of Arizona)

Discussant:  Berk Sensoy (Ohio State)     discussion slides

12:10 pm – 1:30 pm      LUNCH  —  JKP Patio

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm        SESSION V     Session Chair:  Ivo Welch (UCLA)

Boom and Gloom
Giorgo Sertsios (Universidad de los Andes), Renata Kosova (Imperial College London), Praveen Kumar (University of Houston), and Paul Povel (University of Houston)

Discussant:  Jerry Hoberg (University of Maryland)     discussion slides

2:20 pm – 3:10 pm                 

Private Equity, Technological Investment, and Labor Outcomes
Ashwini Agrawal (NYU) and Prasanna Tambe (NYU)

Discussant:  Kenneth Ahern (USC)     discussion slides

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm        REFRESHMENT BREAK        

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm        SESSION VI    Session Chair: Gordon Phillips (USC)

Relationship and Transaction Lending in a Crisis
Patrick Bolton (Columbia University), Xavier Freixas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Leonardo Gambacorta (Bank for International Settlements), and Paolo Emilio Mistrulli (Bank of Italy)

Discussant:  Philipp Schnabl (NYU)     discussion slides

4:20 pm            End of Conference


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