About the conference

Following the success of our past conferences, the Faculty in the Finance Group of Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business are pleased to host the 2023 Northeastern University Finance Conference. The conference will be held at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and will start Friday, May 12th and end Saturday, May 13th. There will be an evening conference reception on Friday. We encouraged both theoretical and empirical contributions and sought papers that had not previously been presented at other conferences. All papers were reviewed by our Finance faculty, which typically selects papers written by those at an early stage of their career, and then chooses more senior researchers as discussants. The final program consists of eight papers.

Conference program & papers

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Friday, May 12, 2023

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.Lunch and pick up conference materials
Location: Shillman Hall Rooms 215 – 220
12:30 – 12:40 p.m.Opening Remarks: Nicole Boyson & Dean Emery Trahan
Location: Shillman Hall Room 215
Session 1Session Chair: Weiling Liu
12:40 – 1:30 p.m.“Americans Vote with their Pocketbooks: Evidence from Adjustable-Rate Mortgages” (PDF 297 kb)

Authors: Haoyang Liu, Xiaohan Zhang (FRB-Dallas); Ben McCartney (Univ. of Virginia); Rodney Ramcharan (Univ. of Southern California); Calvin Zhang (FRB-Philadelphia)

Discussant: Simcha Barkai (Boston College)
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.“Do Fintech Shadow Banks Compete with Technological Advantages? Evidence from Mortgage
(PDF 2.4 mb)

Authors: Siyi Chen, Sijie Wang (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong); Xiang Zheng (Univ. of Connecticut)

Discussant: Senay Agca (George Washington Univ.)
2:20 – 2:40 p.m.Coffee break
Session 2Session chairs: Fabricius Somogyi & Andres Shahidinejad
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.“LTCM Redux? Hedge Fund Treasury Trading and Funding Fragility” (PDF 1.1 mb)

Authors: Mathias Kruttli (Indiana Univ.), Phillip J. Monin; Lubomir Petrasek (The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System); Sumudu Watugala; (Indiana Univ.)

Discussant: Nicolas Bollen (Vanderbilt Univ.)
3:30 – 4:20 p.m.“Defining Greenwashing” (PDF 1.3 mb)

Authors: Ariadna Dumitrescu (Barcelona School of Mgmt.); Javier Gil-Bazo, Feng Zhou (Pompeu Fabra Univ.)

Discussant: Pedro Matos (Univ. of Virginia – Darden)
4:20 – 4:40 p.m.Coffee break
4:40 – 5:30 p.m.“Did Western CEO Incentives Contribute to China's Technological Rise?” (PDF 1.7 mb)

Authors: Bo Bian (Univ. of British Columbia); Jean-Marie Meier; (UT Dallas)

Discussant: Liu Yang (Univ. of Maryland)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.Reception in the Alumni Center

Saturday, May 13, 2023

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast in the Raytheon Amphitheater
Session 3Session chairs: Ali Sharifkhani & Saptarshi Mukherjee
9:00 – 9:50 a.m.“The Incentives of SPAC Sponsors” (PDF 1.8 mb)

Authors: Felix Feng (Univ. of Washington); Tom Nohel (Loyola Univ. – Chicago); Xuan Tian (Tsinghua Univ.); Wenyu Wang (Indiana Univ.); Yufeng Wu (UIUC)

Discussant: Tong Liu (MIT)
9:50 – 10:40 a.m.“The Role of Family Networks in First-Credit Access” (PDF 852 kb)

Authors: Miguel Angel Carpio (Univ. de Piura); Lorena Keller (Wharton); Alessandro Tomarchio (Central Bank of Peru)

Discussant: Anthony Cookson (Univ. Colorado – Boulder)
10:40 – 11:00 a.m.Coffee break
11:00 – 11:50 a.m.“Lead Inventor Gender and Patent Citations: Evidence from Causal BERT Estimation” (PDF 496 kb)

Authors: Yael Hochberg, Kunal Sachdeva (Rice Univ.); Ali Kakhbod, Peiyao Li (UC – Berkeley)

Discussant: Daniel Bergstresser (Brandeis Univ.)
11:50 – 12:00 p.m.Closing remarks & adjourn for lunch
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch

Previous conference programs

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2020 Conference Agenda

2019 Conference Agenda

2018 Conference Agenda

2017 Conference Agenda

2016 Conference Agenda

2015 Conference Agenda

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Finance Faculty at D'Amore-McKim

Our Finance faculty utilize a variety of theoretical and empirical methods to study key issues facing business decision makers. They have published in top journals, presented at key academic and practitioner conferences, and are frequently cited in the financial media.
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