Sunday August 25, 2013

Opening words by Aalto University School of Economics Department of Finance Chair Vesa Puttonen. Food and drink will be served. Please, take the elevator from the ground floor lobby to foyer at the 1st floor.

Monday August 26, 2013

08:30 – 09:00 COFFEE
09:00 – 10:30 Session 1: NAMES AND GAMES
Chair: Matti Keloharju, Aalto University

Playing Favorites: How Firms Prevent the Revelation of Bad News
Dong Lou, London School of Economics
Discussant: Javed Ahmed, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

The Power of Primacy: Alphabetic Bias, Investor Recognition, and Market Outcomes
Heiko Jacobs, University of Mannheim
Discussant: Markku Kaustia, Aalto University

10:30 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: FUND MATTERS
Chair: Matti Suominen, Aalto University

Excess Autocorrelation and Mutual Fund Performance
Discussant: Joni Kokkonen, Católica – Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Hedge Fund Return Misreporting: Incentives and Effects
Petri Jylhä, Imperial College London
Discussant: Sevinc Cukurova, Aalto University

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
2nd floor foyer / lobby
14:00 – 15:30 Session 3: PERFECT MARKETS?
Chair: Xi Dong, INSEAD

Thinking Outside the Borders: Investors’ Inattention to Foreign Operations
Xing Huang, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Sami Torstila, Aalto University

No News Is News: Do Markets Underreact to Nothing?
Stefano Giglio, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and NBER
Discussant: Ville Rantala, Aalto University

15:30 – 16:00 BREAK
16:00 – 17:00 KEYNOTE SPEECH
Kent Daniel, Columbia University
Restaurant Särkkälinna located on the Särkkä Island

We'll take the 18:40 ferry to the Särkkä island from the Ullanlinna pier. The long white pier is located next to Cafe Ursula. The ferry leaves from the end of the pier and the trip to Särkkä takes approx. 5-7 minutes.

Tuesday August 27, 2013

08:30 – 09:30 COFFEE
09:30 – 11:00 Session 4: BAD CHOICES
Chair: Sami Torstila, Aalto University

Limited Attention and the Uninformative Persuasion of Mutual Fund Investors
Kuntara Pukthuanthong, San Diego State University
Discussant: Petri Jylhä, Imperial College London

Made Poorer by Choice: Worker Outcomes in Social Security v. Private Retirement Accounts
Javed Ahmed, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Discussant: Matti Keloharju, Aalto University

11:00 – 11:15 BREAK
11:15 – 12:45 Session 5: ECHOES FROM THE PAST
Chair: Markku Kaustia, Aalto University

Prenatal Exposure to Testosterone Reduces the Gender Gap in Financial Risk Taking
Alessandro Previtero, University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey Business School
Discussant: Antti Lehtoranta, Aalto University

Labor Market Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression
Samuli Knüpfer, London Business School
Discussant: Alessandro Previtero, University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey Business School

12:45 – 13:30 LUNCH
2nd floor foyer / lobby
13:30 – 13:35 CLOSING WORDS


Program for HFS 2012

Program for HFS 2011