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Texas Finance Festival

Texas Finance Festival

Texas Finance Festival

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

The 19th Annual Texas Finance Festival

The Conference That Gives a Real Texas Experience  |  Lost Pines, Texas  |  April 20-22, 2017 
Sponsored by the Department of Finance at The University of Texas at Austin and the Review of Financial Studies (RFS).
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Schedule

Schedule

The schedule for the 19th Annual Texas Finance Festival will be published in March 2017.

Registration

Registration

Registration for the conference will open in early spring 2017.

Accommodations

Accommodations

Room Block Available:

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, TX 78612
Phone: 512-308-1234
Website

All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines.  A booking link will be available in early spring 2017.

Organization

Organization

Program Committee:
John Griffin (john.griffin@utexas.edu)
Cesare Fracassi (cesare.fracassi@mccombs.utexas.edu)

Organizing Committee:
Juana Hardwick (juana.hardwick@mccombs.utexas.edu)
Kyle Hernandez (kyle.hernandez@mccombs.utexas.edu)

Editors Representing RFS:
Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania)
Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (New York University)

Selection Committee:
Kenneth Ahern (University of Southern California), Alex Butler (Rice University), David Chapman (University of Virginia), Joseph Engelberg (University of California-San Diego), Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania), Umit Gurun (University of Texas at Dallas), Bing Han (University of Toronto), Burton Hollifield (Carnegie Mellon University), Shane Johnson (Texas A&M University), Christine Parlour (University of California-Berkeley), Amiyatosh Purnanandam (University of Michigan), Alessio Sarretto (University of Texas at Dallas), Matthew Spiegel (Yale University), Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (New York University), Kumar Venkataraman (Southern Methodist University), James Weston (Rice University), Jaime Zender (University of Colorado-Boulder), Sheridan Titman (University of Texas at Austin), and most University of Texas finance faculty.

History and Programs

History and Programs

History of the Conference
The first meeting of the Texas Finance Festival (TFF) was in Kerrville, Texas, in 1999. The Kerrville Folk Music Festival is held annually in Kerrville, thus the name for our conference. Since then, the conference has been held in Austin, Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls, and San Antonio.

View Past Programs

2016 Program

“Monetary Policy Through Production Networks: Evidence from the Stock Market”
Presenter: Michael Weber, University of Chicago
Discussant: Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, New York University

“Financial Regulation in a Quantitative Model of the Modern Banking System”
Presenter: Tim Landvoigt, University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: David Chapman, University of Virginia

“The Great Wall of Debt: Corruption, Real Estate, and Chinese Local Government Credit Spreads”
Presenter: Jennie Bai, Georgetown University
Discussant: Bing Han, University of Toronto

“Returns to Talent and the Finance Wage Premium”
Presenter: Boris Vallée, Harvard University
Discussant: Alex Edmans, London Business School

“Do Director Elections Matter?”
Presenter: Margarita Tsoutsoura, University of Chicago
Discussant: Alex Butler, Rice University

“State Taxation and the Reallocation of Business Activity: Evidence from Establishment- Level Data”
Presenter: Xavier Giroud, MIT
Discussant: Mitchell Petersen, Northwestern University

“What Drives Price Dispersion and Market Fragmentation across U.S. Stock Exchanges?”
Presenter: Mao Ye, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Discussant: Christine Parlour, University of California at Berkeley

“Efficient Prices at Any Cost: Does Algorithmic Trading Deter Information Acquisition?”
Presenter: Brian Weller, Northwestern University
Discussant: Matthew Spiegel, Yale University

“Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior”
Presenter: Scott Yonker, Cornell University
Discussant: Geoff Tate, University of North Carolina