Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference 2017

International Center for Finance

April 27 – 28, 2017

The Annual Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference draws top doctoral students from around the world to present their research in the fields of Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance, and Behavioral Marketing.  The goal of the conference is to foster an environment to promote interaction amongst doctoral student researchers and to provide feedback for students presenting their work in these fields.

The research efforts in these fields have been helped immeasurably by the generous support of Andrew Redleaf of Whitebox Advisors.

Click here for the Call For Papers (CLOSED).

REGISTRATION
In order to ensure that we have space for all participants, we ask that you pre-register at this site (registration closed).
Registration deadline is Friday April 21, 2017.

For assistance, please contact Electra Ferriello at 203-436-0784 or Electra.Ferriello@yale.edu

Conference Agenda
Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference 2017
Day 1: Thursday April 27, 2017

Edward P. Evans Hall, Classroom 4210

8:15am

Bus departs The Omni Hotel for Evans Hall (for conference presenters and guests staying at hotel)

8:30am

Registration and Breakfast outside of Classroom 4210

*Note: there is a reserved room to secure luggage and belongings if needed in

Evans Hall, breakout room 4266

SESSION 1: Behavioral Finance

9:00am

The Cross-predictability of Industry Returns in International Financial Markets

By Xin Wang, University of Toronto

9:30am

Macro News, Micro News, and Stock Prices

By Jinfei Sheng, Sauder School of Business

10:00am

Peer Financial Distress and Household Debt

By Ankit Kalda, Washington University in St. Louis

10:30am

Break

11:00am

Costly Mistakes in Credit Markets: Evidence from Consumer Loans

By Jacelly Cespedes, University of Texas

11:30am

Decomposing the Price-to-Book Ratio

By Zhengyang Jiang, Stanford Graduate School of Business

12:00pm

Buffet Lunch outside of Classroom 4210

SESSION 2: Behavioral Marketing

1:30pm

Deciding Who Gets What, Fairly

By Franklin Shaddy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

2:00pm

Do People Inherently Dislike Uncertain Advice?

By Celia Gaertig, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

2:30pm

Decision-Making under the Hot-Hand Fallacy

By Lawrence Jin, Cornell University

3:00pm

Break

3:30pm

The Pursuit of Creativity in Idea Generation Contests

By Melanie Brucks, Stanford University

4:00pm

Perceived Social Presence Reduces Fact-Checking

By Youjung Jun, Columbia University

4:30pm

Conference Adjourns, Bus departs for The Omni Hotel

6:30pm – 10:00pm

Dinner at BAR

Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference 2017
Day 2: Friday April 28, 2017

Edward P. Evans Hall, Classroom 4410
*Please Note the Room Change Today

8:00am

Check out of Hotel (if applicable)

8:15am

Bus departs The Omni Hotel for Evans Hall (for conference presenters and guests staying at hotel)

8:30am

Registration and Breakfast outside of classroom 4410

*Note: there is a reserved room to secure luggage and belongings if needed in

Evans Hall, room 4471

SESSION 3: Behavioral Economics

9:00am

1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Media Censorship in China

By David Yang, Stanford University (with Yuyu Chen, Peking University)

9:30am

The Bandwagon Effect and the Market for Bias

By Leifu Zhang, Washington University in St. Louis

10:00am

The Role of Feedback in Sequential Search

By Tanushree Jhunjhunwala, Ohio State University

10:30am

Break

11:00am

Present Bias

By Anujit Chakraborty, University of British Columbia

11:30am

An Investigation of Factors that Influence Portfolio Choice Decisions

By Percy Mistry, University of California Irvine (with Jennifer Trueblood, Vanderbilt University)

12:00pm

Boxed Sandwich Lunch outside of Classroom

1:30pm

Conference Adjourns.  Bus departs for The Omni Hotel (for those who have not checked out yet)