F i n a n c e U C

10th International Conference

MBA UC Building

Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 440

Santiago, Chile

June 15 - 16, 2016

Conference Program

Wednesday June 15, 2016

10:30 Registration

Session 1: Labor and finance

11:00 The labor market effects of credit market information
Emily Breza - Columbia University
Discussant: Jose Tessada - UC Chile
12:00 Experimenting with entrepreneurship: The effect of job-protected leave
Richard Townsend - Dartmouth College
Discussant: Jeanne Lafortune - UC Chile
13:00 Lunch (by invitation only)

Session 2: Conglomerates

14:30 Dissecting conglomerates
Ran Duchin - University of Washington
Discussant: Giorgo Sertsios - U de los Andes
15:30 The effects of business group affiliation: Evidence from firms being 'left alone'
Borja Larrain - UC Chile
Discussant: Eric Zwick - Chicago Booth

Thursday June 16, 2016

Session 3: Real effects of finance

10:00 Real effects of financial shocks to workers: evidence from teacher spillovers
Jordan Nickerson - Boston College
Discussant: Francisco Gallego - UC Chile
11:00 The real and financial effects of credit constraints: evidence from credit guarantees
William Mullins - University of Maryland
Discussant: Mauricio Larrain - Columbia University
12:00 Coffee break

Session 4: Housing

12:30 Stimulating housing markets
Eric Zwick - Chicago Booth
Discussant: Felipe Aldunate - UC Chile
13:30 Lunch (by invitation only)

Session 5: Options everywhere

14:30 Financial innovation and stock market participation
Boris Vallee - Harvard Business School
Discussant: Vincent van Kervel - UC Chile
15:30 Uncertainty, real options, and firm inaction: Evidence from monthly plan-level data
Daniel Carvalho - University of Southern California
Discussant: Borja Larrain - UC Chile