8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
Corporate FINANCE

 
 
26
May
2021
Wednesday (Morning)

Topics in Corporate Finance
Chair: Angie Low (Nanyang Technological University & ABFER)

8:30 am – 9:30 am (SGT)
Dividend Policy in the Era of Big Data
Tao Shu* (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
Yancheng Qiu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Shujing Wang (Tongji University)

Discussant:
Christina Zhu (University of Pennsylvania)
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Capital Budgeting, Uncertainty, and Misallocation
Eugene Tan* (University of Toronto)
Ben Charoenwong (National University of Singapore)
Yosuke Kimura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Alan Kwan (The University of Hong Kong)

Discussant:
Guojun Chen (Nanyang Technological University)
10.45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Finance Leases: A Hidden Channel of China’s Shadow Banking System
Jeffery (Jinfan) Zhang* (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
Ting Yang (North China University of Technology)
Yanping Shi (University of International Business and Economics)

Discussant:
Ru Hong (Nanyang Technological University)

 
26
MAY
2021
Wednesday (Afternoon)

Green Financing and ESG
Chair: Kasper Meisner Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (SGT)
Outsourcing Climate Change
Rui Dai (University of Pennsylvania)
Rui Duan (York University)
Lilian Ng (York University)
Hao Liang* (Singapore Management University)

Discussant:
Lakshmi Naaraayanan (London Business School)
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Regulation-Induced CSR
Jing Xu* (University of Technology Sydney)
Vidhi Chhaochharia (University of Miami)
Rik Sen (University of New South Wales)

Discussant:
Arkodipta Sarkar (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Paying Attention to ESG: Evidence from Big Data Analytics
Wendi Huang (University of Hong Kong)
Alan Kwan* (University of Hong Kong)
Andrew Karolyi (Cornell University & ABFER)

Discussant:
Philipp Krüger (University of Geneva)

03
JUNE
2021
Thursday

Regulation and Finance
Chair: Johan Sulaeman (National University of Singapore & ABFER)

8:30 am – 9:30 am (SGT)
The Political Economy Of Anti-Bribery Enforcement
Bo Li* (Tsinghua University)
Lauren H. Cohen (Harvard University)

Discussant:
Stefan Zeume (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Firm Boundaries and Political Uncertainty: Evidence from State Elections in India
Arkodipta Sarkar* (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discussant:
Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore & ABFER)
10:45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Competitive Effects of IPOs: Evidence from Chinese Listing Suspensions
Frank Packer* (Bank for International Settlements)
Mark M. Spiegel (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Discussant:
Tianyue Ruan (National University of Singapore)

* Presenter. Program is subjected to change. Updated 28 April 2021. 

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 15 minutes break after each 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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Kasper Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School)
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Johan Sulaeman (National University of Singapore)
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