7th Annual

University of Connecticut Finance Conference

Friday, May 20, 2022
8:15 A.M. - 4:10 P.M. (EDT)

Join us in-person at:

University of Connecticut

Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC)
GBLC Room 505
100 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, Connecticut

This event will be livestreamed. Registration is free for either in-person or virtual attendance.

Woman giving presentation

Program Agenda

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 8:15 A.M. - 4:10 P.M. (EDT)

The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) Program at the University of Connecticut will host the seventh University of Connecticut Finance Conference.

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Welcome

8:45 - 9:25 a.m.

Keynote Address

Stefano Giglio
Professor of Finance
Yale School of Management

9:25 - 10:45 a.m.

Narrative Asset Pricing: Interpretable Systematic Risk Factors from News Text

Authors: Leland Bybee, Bryan Kelly, and Yinan Su
Presenter: Yinan Su, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Ben Matthies, University of Notre Dame

Information Acquisition and the Pre-Announcement Drift

Authors: Hengjie Ai, Ravi Bansal, and Leyla Jianyu Han
Presenter: Hengjie Ai, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discussant: Andrea Buffa, University of Colorado Boulder

10:45 - 10:55 a.m.


10:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

The Effects of Going Public on Firm Performance and Commercialization Strategy: Evidence from International IPOs

Authors: Borja Larrain, Gordon Phillips, Giorgo Sertsios, and Francisco Urzúa I
Presenter: Giorgo Sertsios, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Discussant: Matthew Gustafson, Pennsylvania State University

Are Judges Randomly Assigned to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases? Not According to Hedge Funds

Authors: Niklas Hüther and Kristoph Kleiner
Presenter: Kristoph Kleiner, Indiana University
Discussant: Samuel Antill, Harvard Business School

12:15 - 1:10 p.m.


1:10 - 1:20 p.m.

Dean's Welcome

John A. Elliott
Dean and Auran J. Fox Chair in Business
UConn School of Business

1:20 - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: On the Rise of Payment Firms

Manju Puri
J.B. Fuqua Professor
Duke University

2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

Cashless Payment and Financial Inclusion

Authors: Shumiao Ouyang
Presenter: Shumiao Ouyang, Princeton University
Discussant: Xiang Zheng, University of Connecticut

2:40 - 2:50 p.m.


2:50 - 4:10 p.m.

Do Mortgage Lenders Compete Locally? Implications for Credit Access

Authors: Greg Buchak and Adam Jørring
Presenter: Adam Jørring, Boston College
Discussant: Erica Xuewei Jiang, University of Southern California

Banking Across America: Distance and Branch Use

Authors: Jung Sakong and Alexander K. Zentefis
Presenter: Alexander K. Zentefis, Yale University
Discussant: Kristoph Kleiner, Indiana University

Keynote Speakers

Stefano Giglio Professor of Finance Yale School of Management

Stefano Giglio

Professor of Finance
Yale School of Management

Manju Puri is the J. B. Fuqua Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Manju Puri

J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University