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2014 Conference

Presentations

Smokescreen: How managers behave when they have something to hide

Tanja Artiga Gonzalez, University of St. Gallen
Markus Schmid, New York University and University of St. Gallen
David Yermack, New York University

Investor Horizon and CEO Turnover-Performance Sensitivity

Huasheng Gao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
Kai Li, University of British Columbia

Boom and Gloom

Giorgo Sertsios, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile
Paul Povel, University of Houston
Praveen Kumar, University of Houston
Renata Kosova, Imperial College London

CEO Gender and Corporate Risk-Taking

Mara Faccio, Krannert Management School, Purdue University
Maria-Teresa Marchica, Manchester Business School
Roberto Mura, Manchester Business School

Discussion by Inmoo Lee

Discussion by Kai Li

The Agglomeration of Bankruptcy

Efraim Benmelech, Kellogg School of Management
Nittai Bergman, MIT Sloan
Anna Milanez, Harvard University
Vladimir Mukharlyamov, Harvard University

Can Unemployment Insurance Spur Entrepreneurial Activity? Evidence from France

Johan Hombert, HEC Paris
Antoinette Schoar, MIT Sloan
David Sraer, Princeton University
David Thesmar, HEC Paris

Equity Vesting and Managerial Myopia

Alex Edmans, London Business School, on leave from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Vivian Fang, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Katharina Lewellen, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Ambiguity in Corporate Finance: Real Investment Decisions

Lorenzo Garlappi, University of British Columbia
Ron Giammarino, University of British Columbia
Ali Lazrak, University of British Columbia

The Operational Consequences of Private Equity Buyouts: Evidence from the Restaurant Industry

Shai Bernstein, Stanford University
Albert Sheen, Harvard Business School

Corporate Scandals and Household Stock Market Participation

Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics
Tracy Wang, University of Minnesota

Entrepreneurial Vision, Information, and Cash

Vladimir Vladimirov, University of Amsterdam
Arnoud Boot, University of Amsterdam

Granularity of Corporate Debt

Jaewon Choi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dirk Hackbarth, Boston University
Josef Zechner, Vienna University of Economics and Business