UO Summer Finance Conference

Join the Department of Finance and the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis at the Lundquist College of Business for our summer research conference.

August 3–5, 2023 
University of Oregon 
Eugene, Oregon

We solicit submission of empirical and theoretical papers in all areas of finance. We are especially interested in completed papers that have not yet been presented at major conferences. The conference has historically included very strong papers and was recently ranked first among all conferences for percentage of papers published in a top 3 finance journal.

The conference fee of $250 includes meals that begin with a kickoff dinner on Thursday, August 3 and conclude with lunch on Saturday, August 5. Friday, August 4 will be a full day of author and discussant presentations, including a talk from Eric Sorensen, Ph.D., President and CEO of PanAgora Asset Management and former finance department chair at the University of Arizona, and a keynote address by Toni Whited, the Dale L. Dykema Professor of Business Administration at Michigan Ross, with a conference dinner to follow. There will be an additional half day of presentations the morning of Saturday, August 5. Participants are responsible for airfare and lodging. We have secured a block of rooms at a special conference rate at Eugene's premier hotel, Inn at the 5th.

August is a particularly pleasant time of year to visit Eugene and the Pacific Northwest more generally. There are many nearby outdoor and recreational activities including hiking, biking, wine tasting, and more. We will be organizing a rafting trip on the McKenzie River on Saturday afternoon for interested participants.

Session 1

Friday, August 4, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.




Celine Fei, University of North Carolina

"What Drives Racial Minorities to Use Fintech Lending?"

Brittany Lewis, Washington University in St. Louis

Marco Ceccarelli, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Christoph Herpfer, Emory University; Steven Ongena, University of Zurich

"Gender, Performance, and Promotion in the Labor Market for Commercial Bankers"

Laura Field, University of Delaware

Naser Hamdi, Equifax; Ankit Kalda, Indiana University; Avantika Pal, Washington University in St. Louis

"External Labor Market Punishment in Finance"

Alberto Manconi, Bocconi University

Session 2

Friday, August 4, 1:15–4:15 p.m.




Amanda Rae Heitz, FDIC, Tulane University; Jeffrey Traczynski, FDIC; Alexander Ufier, FDIC

"Quick on the Draw: Line Adjustment and Draw Behavior in Failing Banks"

To be announced

Chotibhak Jotiskathira, Southern Methodist University; Christian Lundblad, University of North Carolina; Jinming Xue, Southern Methodist University

"Dealer Specialization and Market Segmentation"

Patrick Herb, Northern Arizona University

Doron Avramov, IDC Herzliya; Si Cheng, Syracuse University; Andrea Tarelli, Catholic University

"Active Fund Management When ESG Matters: An Equilibrium Perspective"

Thomas Dangl, Vienna University of Technology

Session 3

Saturday, August 5, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.




Michael Boutros, Bank of Canada; Nuno Clara, Duke University; Francisco Gomes, London Business School

"Borrow Now, Pay Even Later: A Quantitative Analysis of Student Debt Payment Plans"

Ruidi Huang, Southern Methodist University

Xiao Cen, Texas A&M University; Vyacheslav Fos, Boston College; Wei Jiang, Emory University

"Shareholders and Stakeholders: Within-Firm Responses to Global Shocks"

Katie Moon, University of Colorado Boulder

Aymeric Bellon, University of North Carolina; Christine Dobridge, Federal Reserve Board; Erik Gilje and Andrew Whitten, U.S. Department of the Treasury

"The Secular Decline in Private Firm Leverage"

Brent Glover, Carnegie Mellon University

Conference Co-chairs

Robert Ready 
Associate Professor of Finance 

Maria Chaderina 
Assistant Professor of Finance