Day 0: Thursday, July 27, 2017
   7:30 PM      Reception for Conference Participants
Day 1: Friday, July 28, 2017
Session 1: Macro-Finance (8:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Session Chair: Bhagwan Chowdhry, UCLA Anderson
Brexit and the Contraction of Syndicated Lending

                Tobias Berg, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
                             Anthony Saunders, New York University
                             Larissa Schafer, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
                             Sascha Steffen, University of Mannheim

Discussant       Anand Srinivasan, CAFRAL  
Jobs Act Spillover Effects in the Syndicated Loan Market

Author              Matthew T. Billett, Indiana University
                          Chiyoung Cheong, Indiana University
                          Sudip Gupta, Fordham University

Discussant       N. K. Chidambaran, Fordham University
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM  - Tea Break
Session 2: Innovation (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Session Chair: Anand Srinivasan, CAFRAL
Does Trust Create a Culture of Innovation?

Author              Fei Xie, University of Delaware
                          Bohui Zhang, University of New South Wales
                          Wenrui Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Discussant    Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Indian School of Business
Financial Innovation and Real Innovation

Author            Jonathan Brogaard, University of Washington
                        Lora Dimitrova, University of Exeter
                        Sapnoti K. Eswar, University of Cincinnati

Discussant   Shashwat Alok, Indian School of Business
                                    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Lunch Break and Networking                                    
Session 3: Startup Finance (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Session Chair: Sascha Steffen, University of Mannheim
Profit Sharing: A Contracting Solution to Harness the Wisdom of the Crowd

Author             Jiasun Li, George Mason University

Discussant     Buvaneshwaran Venugopal, University of Houston
How do Investors Accumulate Network Capital? Evidence from Angel Networks

Author             Buvaneshwaran Venugopal, University of Houston
                         Vijay Yerramilli, University of Houston

Discussant     Ramana Sonti, Indian School of Business
Day 2: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Session 4: Empirical Asset Pricing (8:45 - 10:45 PM)
Session Chair: Ravi Jagannathan, Kellogg School of Management
Margin Credit and Stock Return Predictability

Author              Prachi Deuskar, Indian School of Business
                          Nitin Kumar, Indian School of Business
                         Jeramia Allan Poland, Indian School of Business

Discussant     Ravi Anshuman, Indian Institute of Management
Losers Buy Beta

Author           Koustav De, University of Michigan

Discussant   Nitin Kumar, Indian School of Business
                                                          10:45 AM -  11:00 AM - Tea Break                                                            
Session 5: Emerging Markets (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Session Chair: Ravi Anshuman, Indian Institute of Management
Banking the Unbanked: What do 255 Million New Bank Accounts Reveal about Financial Access

Author             Sumit Agarwal, George Town University
                         Shashwat Alok, Indian School of  Business
                         Pulak Ghosh, Indian Institute of Management
                         Soumya Ghosh, State Bank of India
                         Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia University
                         Amit Seru, Stanford University

Discussant    Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business
Firm Boundaries and Political Uncertainty: Evidence Using State Elections in India

Author            Arkodipta Sarkar, London Business School
Discussant    Prasanna Tantri, Indian School of Business
                                       1:00 PM - 3:30 PM -  Lunch Break and Networking                               
Session 6: Banking and Household Finance (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Session Chair: Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Indian School of Business
Systemic Bank Panics in Financial Networks

Author            Zhen Zhou, Tsinghua University

Discussant   Vaidya Nathan, Indian School of Business
Peer Financial Distress and Household Debt

Author            Ankit Kalda, Washington University

Discussant    Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Tea Break
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Keynote address by Professor Viral V. Acharya
7:00 PM - Best Paper Award Presentation and Vote of Thanks