9TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
Corporate FINANCE

 
 
23
May
2022
Monday

Corporate Finance 1
Chair: Johan SULAEMAN (National University of Singapore & ABFER)

Location: Siloso 2

9:00 am – 10:00 am (SGT)
Coming to the Rescue: The Role of Government Venture Capital in the U.S.-China Trade War
Joy CHEN (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business)
Robin Kaiji GONG*^ (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Jinlin LI (Harvard University)

Discussant:
Davin CHOR^ (Dartmouth College & ABFER)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
CEO Hometown Favoritism in Corporate Environmental Policies
Qifei ZHU* (Nanyang Technological University)
Wei LI (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Qiping XU (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Discussant:
Kasper Meisner NIELSEN (Copenhagen Business School & ABFER)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Smokestacks and the Swamp
Emilio BISETTI*^ (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Stefan LEWELLEN (Pennsylvania State University)
Arkodipta SARKAR (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Xiao ZHAO (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discussant:
Kai LI (The University of British Columbia & ABFER)

 
24
MAY
2022
Tuesday

Corporate Finance 2
Chair: Alminas ZALDOKAS (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Location: Siloso 1

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (SGT)
Manufacturing and Process Innovation, Productivity, and Growth
Leo LIU (University of New South Wales)
Wing Wah THAM (University of New South Wales)
Elvira SOJLI* (University of New South Wales)

Discussant:
Po-Hsuan HSU^ (National Tsing Hua University)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Reverse Bail-Out of Indebted Local Governments by Local Firms
Ben CHAROENWONG (National University of Singapore)
Meng MIAO*^ (Renmin University of China)
Zhengyu ZUO (Renmin University of China)

Discussant:
Hong RU (Nanyang Technological University)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Investing With The Government: A Field Experiment In China
Emanuele COLONNELLI (University of Chicago)
Bo LI*^ (Tsinghua University)
Ernest LIU (Princeton University)

Discussant:
Wenlan QIAN (National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University & ABFER)

25
May
2022
Wednesday

Corporate Finance 3
Chair: Angie LOW (Nanyang Technological University & ABFER)

Location: Siloso 1

9:00 am – 10:00 am (SGT)
Strategic Learning and Corporate Investment
Paul H. DÉCAIRE (Arizona State University)
Michael D. WITTRY*^ (Ohio State University)

Discussant:
Rik SEN^ (University of New South Wales)
10:00 am – 10:30am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Trust, but verify: The economics of scams in initial coin offerings
Kenny PHUA (University of Technology Sydney)
Bo SANG (Singapore Management University)
Chishen WEI* (Singapore Management University)
Yang (Gloria) YU (Singapore Management University)

Discussant:
Thomas BOURVEAU^ (Columbia University)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
What Explains the Geographic Variation in Corporate Investment?
Shohini KUNDU*^ (University of California, Los Angeles)
Nishant VATS (University of Chicago)

Discussant:
Manpreet SINGH^ (Georgia Institute of Technology)

* Presenter ^ Virtual Presenter. Program is subjected to change. Updated 8 June 2022. 

Session Format

Three papers will be presented during each session. Each paper lasts for one hour, including 25 minutes for presentation, 20 minutes for discussion and 15 minutes for Q&A. There will be a 30 minutes break after the first paper.

Contact Information

Program Director Conference Organizer

Jun-Koo Kang (Nanyang Technological University & ABFER)
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Randall Morck (University of Alberta & ABFER)
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Angie LOW (Nanyang Technological University & ABFER)
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Johan SULAEMAN (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
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Alminas ZALDOKAS (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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