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2016

Session I

Lazy Prices
Lauren Cohen, Harvard
Christopher Malloy, Harvard
Quoc Nguyen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Discussant: Kent Daniel, Columbia
Volatility Managed Portfolios
Alan Moreira, Yale
Tyler Muir, Yale
Discussant: Timothy McQuade, Stanford
Gold, Platinum, and Expected Stock Returns
Darien Huang, Cornell
Discussant: John Campbell / Josh Coval, Harvard

Session II

Proxy Advisory Firms: The Economics of Selling Information to Voters
Andrey Malenko, MIT
Nadya Malenko, Boston College
Discussant: Doron Levit, Wharton
Comparables Pricing
Justin Murfin, Yale
Ryan Pratt, BYU
Discussant: David Hirshleifer, UC Irvine

Session III

Should the Government be Paying Investment Fees on $3 Trillion of Tax-deferred Retirement Assets?
Mattia Landoni, Southern Methodist University
Stephen Zeldes, Columbia
Discussant: Dan Bergstresser, Brandeis
Teachers Teaching Teachers: The Role of Networks on Financial Decisions
Gonzalo Maturana, Emory
Jordan Nickerson, Boston College
Discussant: John Beshears, Harvard
Minimum Payments and Debt Paydown in Credit Cards
Benjamin Keys, Chicago
Jialan Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Discussant: Jeremy Tobacman, Wharton

Break

Session IV

In Search of Ideas: Technological Innovation and Executive Pay Inequality
Carola Frydman, Northwestern
Dimitris Papanikolaou, Northwestern
Discussant: Luke Taylor, Wharton
Misallocation Cycles
Cedric Ehouarne, Carnegie Mellon
Lars Kuehn, Carnegie Mellon
David Schreindorfer, Arizona State
Discussant: Andrea Eisfeldt, UCLA