Financial Economics Institute

Southern California Finance Conference
November 8th and 9th, 2013

(By Invitation Only)

Friday, November 8th
8:30-8:45 a.m. Participants arrive at CMC, Kravis Center, Third Floor, Conference Room 367
(888 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA
8:50 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:00 a.m. PAPER 1: Understanding the Liquidity of Corporate Bonds: The Arrival of Public News
Zheng Sun, University of California, Irvine
9:25 a.m. Discussant: Christopher Jones, University of Southern California
9:40 a.m. General Discussion
9:50 a.m. BREAK
10:00 a.m. PAPER 2: Information Percolation, Momentum, and Reversal
Daniel Andrei, University of California, Los Angeles
10:25 a.m. Discussant: Eric Hughson, Claremont McKenna College
10:40 a.m. General Discussion
10:50 a.m. PAPER 3: Rumor Has It: Sensationalism in Financial Media
Kenneth Ahern, University of Southern California
11:15 a.m. Discussant: Joel Peress, INSEAD
11:30 a.m. General Discussion
11:45 a.m. Proceed to the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum for Lunch
12:00 p.m. Lunch - Keynote Speaker: David Hirshleifer, University of California, Irvine “Social Economics and Finance”
1:15 p.m. Change for hike
1:30 p.m. Leave campus to start hike to Potato Mountain
5:30 p.m. Presenters check in at Hotel Casa 425
6:30 p.m. Dinner at local restaurant

Saturday, November 9th
8:30–8:45 a.m. Participants arrive at CMC, Kravis Center, Third Floor, Conference Room 367
8:50 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:00 a.m. Paper 1: First, Do No Harm: Financial Conflicts in Medicine
Chris Parsons, University of California, San Diego
9:25 a.m. Discussant: Neeraj Sood, University of Southern California
9:40 a.m. General Discussion
9:50 a.m. BREAK
10:00 a.m. Paper 2: Looking for Someone to Blame: Delegation, Cognitive Dissonance and the Disposition Effect
David Solomon, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
10:25 a.m. Discussant: Avanidhar Subrahmanyam
10:40 a.m. General Discussion
10:50 a.m. Paper 3: Worrying about the Stock Market: Evidence from Hospital Admissions
Joseph Engelberg, University of California, San Diego
11:15 a.m. Discussant: Zheng Sun, University of California, Irvine
11:30 a.m. General Discussion