2013 Desert Finance Festival

Date: September 27, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The UTEP College of Business Administration presents the 2013 Desert Finanance Conference held this year at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management. The conference will feature research papers in the area of finance and accounting with participants from OSU, NMSU, UNM, and UTEP. It is designed to provide a platform for faculty to share their research and to allow for the development of research networks with colleagues. In addition it provides doctoral students a great opportunity to participate in a relaxed yet intellectually stimulating research forum.

General Information

MAP:   http://www.mgt.unm.edu/pdf/AndersonMap.pdf

PARKING:   Yale Parking structure at the corner of Yale and Lomas (see the map above)

HOTELS:   Mention that you are attending the conference at UNM and the rate is $99 + tax

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Uptown
7101 Arvada Avenue NE | Albuquerque | NM | United States 87110
T: 1-505-881-7300 | F: 1-505-881-0041

Contact Info for Co-Organizers:

Leslie Boni

Bill Elliott

Ken Martin

Schedule
 

Day/Time

Activity

Location

Thursday @ 7:30 pm

Dinner (hosted by the University of New Mexico)

TBA

Friday @ 8:30-9:00 am

Breakfast (hosted by the University of New Mexico)

Anderson School of Management Room 1065

Friday @ 9:00-12:00 am

Morning paper sessions (see program for details)

Anderson School of Management Room 1065

Friday @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch (hosted by the University of New Mexico)

Anderson School of Management Room 1065

Friday @ 1:00-5:00 pm

Afternoon paper sessions (see program for details)

Anderson School of Management Room 1065

 

 

 

Program
 

Time

Paper Title

Author(s)*

Discussant

9:00am

Top-up options and tender offers

Erik Devos

William B. Elliott

Hilmi Songur

Subramanian Rama Iyer

 

9:30am

Executive pensions, compensation leverage, and firm risk

Reilly White

 

Jimmy Downes

 

10:00am

Bank liquidity creation: The role of risk taking and governance

Violeta Diaz

Ying Huang

Reilly White

 

10:30am

Is there a flight to safety?  Firm risk and investor sentiment

Subramanian Rama Iyer

 

Siamak Javadia

 

11:00am

Do management earnings forecasts fully reflect information in past earnings changes?

Guojin Gong

Laura Yue Li

Ling Zhou

Saurabh Ahluwalia

 

11:30am

Corporate bond credit spreads and FOMC announcements

Siamak Javadia

Ali Nejadmalayeri

Timothy Krehbiel

Harikumar Sankaran

12pm

Lunch Break

 

 

 

1:00pm

Real earnings management around stock repurchases

Jimmy Downes

Lauren Gorman

Ramesh Rao

Mary Anne Majadillas

1:30pm

Private equity ownership and the performance of reverse leveraged buyouts

Saurabh Ahluwalia

 

Hsuan-Chi Chen

2:00pm

Organizational change and risk-taking: Evidence from analyst behavior surrounding investment bank IPOs

Erik Devos

Shofiqur Rahman

Jason Heavilin

 

2:30pm

Illiquid Indians: How federal statutes and regulations impose discriminatory penalties on tribal governmental securities

Gavin Clarkson

Clint Elkins

Harikumar Sankaran

Shofiqur Rahman

3:00pm

Stock distributions and accounting method puzzle

William B. Elliott

Jason Heavilin

Hilmi Songur

Ling Zhou

3:30pm

Industry valuation and insider selling during IPO

Ansley Chua

Mary Anne Majadillas

Violeta Diaz

4:00pm

The role of equity underwriting relationships in mergers and acquisitions

Hsuan-Chi Chen

Keng-Yu Ho

Pei-Shih Weng

Hilmi Songur

4:30pm

The impact of high frequency traders on intraday market liquidity

James Upson

 

Leslie Boni

* Presenting author is underlined.

 

 
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