Magnolia Finance Conference


April 27, 2017 - 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

April 28, 2017 - 08:00 am to 05:00 pm


Fourth Annual IMS Magnolia Finance Conference

April 28, 2017, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

LOCATION: The Mill at Mississippi State University

The Institute for Market Studies and the Department of Finance and Economics at Mississippi State University is pleased to announce that the Fourth Annual Magnolia Finance Conference will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017. The goal of the conference is to promote academic research and share some southern hospitality with our guests.

We have an outstanding group of scholars who will present academic research on topics including corporate governance, investments, and executive compensation.

There is a reception the night before the conference (Thursday, April 27) at 6:00PM inside The Mill at Shorty’s. All participants and guests are invited to attend. Don Chance, Professor of Finance at LSU, will be providing musical entertainment.

The current conference program can be accessed here.

The preliminary schedule is as follows:

8:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM – Naveen Daniel, Drexel University
Causal Impact of Risk Oversight Functions on Bank Risk:
Evidence from a Natural Experiment

10:00 AM – Tong Yao, University of Iowa
Costly Information Production, Information Intensity,
and Mutual Fund Performance

11:00 AM – Harley “Chip” Ryan, Jr., Georgia State University
The Influence of Learning and Bargaining on CEO-Chair Duality:
Evidence from Firms that Pass the Baton

12:00 PM – Lunch
12:45 PM – David Denis, University of Pittsburgh
Persistent Operating Losses and Corporate Finance Policies
1:45 PM – Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
Analyst Effort Allocation and Firms’ Information Environment
2:45 PM – Coffee Break
3:15 PM – David Yermack, New York University
Digital Currencies, Decentralized Ledgers, and the Future of
Central Banking

4:15 PM – Panel Discussion: "Publishing and Perishing in Finance: Navigating the Changing Landscape"

Although there is no charge for attendance, please register prior to April 15, 2017. MSU Students please Register Here.  All othe attendees please Register Here