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Program for the 14th Annual Meeting of the

Financial Research Association

Vdara Hotel and Spa

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12:30 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee

1:00 PM Introductory Remarks

1:10 PM to 3:10 PM Session 1
Chairperson: Bruce Carlin

p-hacking: Evidence from two million trading strategies
Authors: Amit Goyal, Tarun Chordia, and Alessio Saretto
Discussant/Presenter: Ing-Haw Cheng

The mismatch between mutual fund scale and skill
Authors: Yang Song
Discussant/Presenter: Roger Edelen

Short-termism spillovers from the financial industry
Authors: Andrew Bird, Aytekin Ertan, Stephen Karolyi, and Thomas Ruchti
Discussant/Presenter: Micah Officer

3:10 PM to 3:40 PM Break

3:40 PM to 5:00 PM Session 2
Chairperson: Mark Huson

The sound of many funds rebalancing
Authors: Alexander Chinco and Slava Fos
Discussant/Presenter: Brian Weller

Thy neighbor's misfortune: Peer effect on consumption
Authors: Xin Zou, Sumit Agarwal, and Wenlan Qian
Discussant/Presenter: Scott Baker

Wine Tasting—Wines of South America, at Todd English P.U.B.

Sunday December 17, 2017

12:30 PM Pre-Meeting Coffee

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session 3
Chairperson: Eli Fich

Deadlock on the Board
Authors: Jason Donaldson, Nadya Malenko, and Giorgia Piacentino
Discussant/Presenter: Edward Van Wesep

Can reinvestment risk explain the dividend and bond term structures?
Author: Andrei Goncalves
Discussant/Presenter: Oliver Bogurth

Some characteristics are risk exposures, and the rest are irrelevant
Authors: Bryan Kelly and Seth Pruitt
Discussant/Presenter: Jules Van Binsbergen

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Break

3.30 PM to 5:00 PM Session 4
Early Ideas Chairperson: Joey Engelberg

Conference attendees will receive an email inviting proposals for this session.

6:15 PM Conference Dinner, Alize at the Palms







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