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Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) 2015 International Conference

 

 

JLFA, the Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting, is an interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the NYU Stern School of Business, the NYU School of Law, and KPMG. It seeks to publish top-quality empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented scholarship at the intersection of law, finance and accounting. Following its annual conference, held in September 2014 at NYU, the journal will hold its first international conference in Hong Kong. 

Date:    June 1 - 2, 2015 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time:    09:00-17:30 (June 1)
             09:00-12:45 (June 2)
Venue:  M1603, Senate Room, Li Ka Shing Tower,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University [Map]

Enquiries: Ms Helen Chan (Email: helen.hk.chan@polyu.edu.hk  Tel: 27664158)

 

Co-organizers:
 

 
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The JLFA Executive Editors:

Viral Acharya (NYU Stern School of Business, Department of Finance)

John Armour (Oxford, Law Faculty and Said School of Business, Department of Finance)

Barry Adler (NYU Law School)

Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School)

Bernard Black (Northwestern: School of Law and Kellogg School of Management, Department of Finance)

Ronald Dye (Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, Department of Accounting)

Julian Franks (London Business School, Finance)

Joshua Ronen (NYU Stern School of Business, Department of Accounting)

 

Special Conference Editors:

C.S. Agnes Cheng, Louis Cheng, Timothy Chue, Wenli Huang, Gang Li, Haitian Lu (Chief Organizer), Nancy Su and Shaojun Zhang 

(School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Monday, June 1:
Venue: M1603, Li Ka Shing Tower
Time Event
8:40 AM Registration
9:00 AM

Welcome

C. S. Agnes Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Joshua Ronen, NYU Stern School of Business

9:15 AM

Donghua Chen, Nanjing University
Dequan Jiang, Wuhan University
Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University and NBER
*Haitian Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mingming Zhou, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

State Capitalism vs. Private Enterprise 

Discussant: Meijun Qian, National University of Singapore

Session Chair: Joshua Ronen, NYU Stern School of Business

10:15 AM

Photo Taking
Coffee Break

10:30 AM

C.S. Agnes Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
*Henry Huang, Yeshiva University
Yinghua Li, Arizona State University 

Does Shareholder Litigation Deter Insider Trading? 

Discussant: Weiling Song, Louisiana State University

Session Chair: Bernard Black, Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management

11:30 AM

Abdullah Kumas, University of Richmond
*William M. Cready, University of Texas at Dallas

Aggregate Market Attention Around Earnings Announcements

Discussant: Tarun Chordia, Emory University

Session Chair: Nancy Su, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

12:45 PM Lunch – Staff Restaurant, 4/F, PolyU Campus
2:15 PM

*Huasheng Gao, Nanyang Technological University
Wei Zhang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Does Workplace Discrimination Impede Innovation?

Discussant: Xuan Tian, Indiana University/ Tsinghua University

Session Chair: Wenli Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

3:15 PM

Abhiroop Mukherjee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Manpreet Singh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
*Alminas Zaldokas, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Do Corporate Taxes Hinder Innovation?

Discussant: Gang Hu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Session Chair: Louis Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

4:15 PM Coffee Break
4:30 PM

*Te-Feng Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Huimin Chung, National Chiao Tung University
Ming-Ying Lin, National Chiao Tung University
Ji-Chai Lin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Uncertainty, Learning, and Rational ATP Adoptions

Discussant: An Yan, Fordham University

Session Chair:Timothy Chue, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

5:30 PM Adjourn
6:30 PM Conference Dinner - Regal Court, 2/F, Regal Kowloon Hotel, 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East

 * Presenter

 

Tuesday, June 2
Venue: M1603, Li Ka Shing Tower
Time Event
9:15 AM

Vidhan K. Goyal, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
*Wei Wang, Queen's University

Provision of Management Incentives in Bankrupt Firms

Discussant: Mingming Zhou, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Session Chair: Anthony Lynch, NYU Stern School of Business

10:15 AM

Susan Chenyu Shan, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), SJTU
*Dragon Yongjun Tang, University of Hong Kong
Andrew Winton, University of Minnesota

Do Credit Derivatives Lower the Value of Creditor Control Rights? Evidence from Debt Covenants

Discussant: Nan Yang, Texas A&M University/ The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Session Chair: Gang Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

11:15 AM Coffee Break
11:30 AM

*Jianfu Shen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Michael Firth, Lingnan University
Winnie P.H. Poon, Lingnan University

Bank Loan Supply and Corporate Capital Structure: Recent Evidence from China

Discussant: Zhihong Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Session Chair: Shaojun Zheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

12:30 PM Closing Remarks
Bernard Black, Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management
12:45 PM Packed lunch
2:00 PM Adjourn

 * Presenter

 

Instructions to the presenters and discussants

25 minutes per paper presentation.
15 minutes of discussion (the discussant could skip a summary of the paper if it is not a new way of looking at the issue).
Balance of the time for general discussion.

As with any large city, Hong Kong has many wonderful accommodation choices to fit your needs. Please see below for details or feel free to make reservations at the hotel of your choice.

Hotel ICON (5-star)

Address: 17 Science Museum Rd,Kowloon 
Email: book@hotel.icon.com (for reservation) / info@hotel-icon.com
Telephone: (852) 3400 1688 (for reservation)/ (852) 3400 1000 
Fax: (852) 3400 1001 
Location information: http://www.hotel-icon.com/location-and-contacts.aspx#/location
Website: http://www.hotel-icon.com/home.aspx#/our-story

 

Harbour Plaza Metropolis (4-star)
Address: 7 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
Email: enquiry.hpme@harbour-plaza.com 
Telephone: (852) 3160 6888 
Fax: (852) 3160 6999 
Location information: http://www.harbour-plaza.com/metropolis/Location-en.htm 
Website: http://www.harbour-plaza.com/metropolis/Index-en.htm

 

Regal Kowloon Hotel (4-star) 
Address: 71 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong 
Email: info@kowloon.regalhotel.com 
Telephone: (852) 2722 1818 
Fax: (852) 2369 6950 
Location information: http://www.regalhotel.com/regal-kowloon-hotel/en/about/location-information.html 
Website: http://www.regalhotel.com/regal-kowloon-hotel/en/home/home.html

Click here for the pdf version of the Call for Papers.


You are invited to submit your original, unpublished papers for presentation. Accepted papers will be eligible for expedited review if authors wish the paper to be published in JLFA.

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Jan 10, 2015 (US Eastern Time). Please submit papers through SSRN at: http://hq.ssrn.com/conference=JLFA-Hong-Kong-2015

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. The impact of the structure of the legal system — including legal origins, procedural rules, and the legal environment in general, on the evolution of financial contracts, financial markets, business enterprises and business groups.
2. The impact of particular legal and market institutions, including accounting, on financial markets and corporate actions, and innovation, economic growth and stability.
3. The co-evolution of the legal rules and market institutions that govern financial sector activity, that activity itself, and the nature of the broader economy and financial markets.
4. The regulation, organization, and performance of financial institutions.
5. The relationships between the structure and performance of financial institutions, and the performance of these institutions and the overall performance of financial markets and economies.
6. The interplay between legal rules, accounting regulations, corporate governance, firm performance, cost of equity and debt capital, financial market performance, and economic performance.
7. The political economy of the regulation of corporate governance, financial institutions, and financial markets.
8. Accounting, finance, and legal issues concerning ownership and property.

 

Registration is closed. For enquiries, please contact Helen Chan at helen.hk.chan@polyu.edu.hk