2018 Santiago Finance Workshop

University of Chile

(Preliminary Conference Program)

Monday, December 10th, 2018


09:30     Registration and Coffee

10:00     Opening Words - Eduardo S. Schwartz, UCLA


10:15     Keynote Speaker: Toni M. Whited, University of Michigan


Session 1: International finance

Chair:    Alejandro Bernales, University of Chile

11:15     Foreign investment of US multinationals: the effect of tax policy and agency conflict

                By Oliver Levine, University of Wisconsin–Madison

                Discussant: TBA


12:00     Coffee Break


12:15     Multihorizon currency returns and Purchasing Power Parity

                By Mikhail Chernov, UCLA

                Discussant: TBA


13:00     Lunch


Session 2: Assets

Chair:    Erwin Hansen, University of Chile

14:15     Measuring Horizon-Specific Systematic Risk via Spectral Betas

                By Federico Bandi, Johns Hopkins University

                Discussant: TBA


15:00     On index investing

                By Matthew Ringgenberg, University of Utah

                Discussant: TBA


15:45     Coffee Break


16:00     What Drove the 2003-2006 House Price Boom and Subsequent Collapse?         Disentangling Competing Explanations

                By Gonzalo Maturana, Emory University

                Discussant: TBA



Tuesday, December 11th, 2018


10:00   Coffee


Session 3: Fintech

Chair:    Markus Kirchner, Central Bank of Chile

10:30     A Theory of ICOs: Diversification, Agency, and Information Asymmetry

                By Evgeny Lyandres, Boston University

                Discussant: TBA


11:15     Does Finance Make Us Less Social?,

                By Mitch Warachka, University of San Diego

                Discussant: TBA


12:00     Coffee Break


12:15     FinTech and Financial Fitness in the Information Age

                By Michaela Pagel, Columbia Business School

                Discussant: TBA

13:00     Lunch


Session 4: Firms

Chair:    Harold Contreras, University of Chile

14:15     Debt Executives in politics

                by Ilona Babenka, Arizona State University

                Discussant: TBA


15:00     Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement

                By Pedro Matos, University of Virginia

                Discussant: TBA


15:45     Coffee Break


16:00     Keynote Speaker: Stefan Nagel, University of Chicago


17:30     Cocktail & Dinner (by invitation)