Department of Finance 2006 Conference

Empirical Research in Corporate Finance

Sponsored by the Finance Department at the Lundquist College of Business
August 16-18, 2006, University of Oregon

Session 1

Authors Title Discussant
Jarrad Harford, University of Washington; Kai Li, University of British Columbia; Xinlei Zhao, Kent State University Corporate Boards and the Leverage and Debt Maturity Choices David Denis, Arizona State University
Julian Atanassov, University of Oregon Quite life of managerial myopia: The impact of antitakeover legislation on technological innovation Eric Zitzewitz, Stanford University

Thomas Bates, University of Arizona; David Becher, Drexel University; Michael Lemmon, University of Utah

Board Classification and managerial entrenchment: Evidence from the market for corporate control Olubunmi Faleye, Northeastern University

Session 2

Authors Title Discussant
Ugur Lel, Federal Reserve Board; Darius Miller, Southern Methodist University International cross-listing, firm performance and top management turnover: A test of the bonding hypothesis Art Durnev, McGill University
Micah Officer, University of Southern California; Annette Poulsen, University of Georgia; Mike Stegemoller, Texas Tech University Information asymmetry and acquirer returns Chris James, University of Florida
Amir Barnea, University of Texas; Illan Guedj, University of Texas; Michael Lemmon, University of Utah CEO compensation and director networks Yael Hochberg, Northwestern University

Session 3

Authors Title Discussant
Michael Hertzel, Arizona State University; Zhi Li, Arizona State University; Micah Officer, University of Southern California; Kimberly Rodgers, New York University Inter-firm linkages and the wealth effects of financial distress along the supply chain Sergey Sanzhar, University of North Carolina
Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia; Carola Schenone, University of Virginia; Mike Stegemoller, Texas Tech University Financial decisions, bankruptcy, and product-market competition in the airline industry Vikas Mehrota, University of Alberta
Sugato Bhattacharya, University of Michigan; Amrita Nain, McGill University Horizontal acquisitions and buying power: A product market analysis Bilal Zia, World Bank