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The Eleventh Annual
NYU / PENN CONFERENCE ON LAW AND FINANCE

The 2015 NYU / Penn Conference on Law & Finance will be hosted by New York University on February 20th and 21st in New York City.  This conference is by invitation.  Please contact the Pollack Center for Law and Business for more information.  The 2014 event was hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; for more information on that program, click here.

Sponsored by
The NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business,
The University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics,
and The Wharton Financial Institutions Center

Conference Organizers
Stephen Choi, NYU School of Law
Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Itay Goldstein, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
David Yermack, NYU Stern School of Business
 
Friday, February 20, 2015
9:30am to 5:00pm - Conference
5:00pm - Cocktails
6:00pm - Event Dinner

Saturday, February 21, 2015
8:30am to 12:30pm - Conference
12:30pm Lunch

Location
NYU School of Law
Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

Event Program

Friday 9:15am - 10:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Friday 10:00am - 10:15
Welcoming Remarks
William T. Allen
, Founding Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Trevor W. Morrison, Dean, NYU School of Law

Friday 10:15 - 11:15am
Todd Gormley - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
(with Ian Appel - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
and Donald B. Keim - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners
Commentator: Robert Jackson, Columbia Law School
Moderator: David Webber, Boston University School of Law

11:15 - 11:30am
Coffee Break


Friday 11:30am - 12:30pm
Robert Bartlett
- University of California Berkeley Law School
Justin McCrary - University of California Berkeley Law School
Dark Trading at the Midpoint: Pricing Rules, Order Flow and Price Discovery
Commentator: Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business
Moderator: William T. Allen, NYU School of Law

12:30am - 1:30pm
Lunch


Friday 1:30 - 2:30pm
Bryan Kelly
 - Chicago Booth School of Business
(with Lubos Pastor - University of Chicago Booth School of Business
and Pietro Veronesi - University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
The Price of Political Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence from the Option Market
Commentator: Eric Talley, University of California Berkeley School of Law
Moderator: Michael Wachter, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Friday 2:30 - 3:30pm
Stephen Choi
 - NYU School of Law
Edward Rock - University of Pennsylvania Law School

(with Jill Fisch - University of Pennsylvania Law School
and Marcel Kahan - NYU School of Law)

Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?
Commentator: Wei Jiang, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Michael Klausner, Stanford Law School

3:30 - 3:45pm
Coffee Break


Friday 3:45 - 4:45pm
Alexander Ljungqvist
 - NYU Stern School of Business
(with Kerry Back - Rice University
and Tao Li - City University of Hong Kong)
Liquidity and Governance
Commentator: Quinn Curtis, University of Virginia Law School
Moderator: Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School

5:00pm
Cocktails at Aurora SOHO

6:00pm
Event Dinner at Aurora SOHO

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8:15 - 9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am
Emiliano Catan
- NYU School of Law
(with Marcel Kahan - NYU School of Law)
The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes
Commentator: Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business
Moderator: William W. Bratton, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Saturday 10:00 - 11:00am
Kelly Shue
 - Chicago Booth School of Business
(with Ing-Haw Cheng - Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
and Harrison G. Hong - Princeton University, Department of Economics)
Do Managers Do Good With Other People's Money?
Commentator: Brett McDonnell, University of Minnesota Law School
Moderator: Itay Goldstein, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

11:00 - 11:15am
Coffee Break


Saturday 11:15am - 12:15pm
Vikramaditya S. Khanna
- University of Michigan Law School
(with Dhammika Dharmapala - University of Chicago Law School)
The Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Securities Regulation: Evidence from Market Reactions to the JOBS Act of 2012
Commentator: Craig Lewis, Vanderbilt University Owen School of Business
Moderator: Todd Gormley, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

12:30pm
Lunch and Closing Remarks

Past NYU / Penn Conferences

2013 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 8 - 9, 2013
New York, NY

2012 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 24 - 25, 2012
Philadelphia, PA

2011 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 25 - 26, 2011
New York, NY 

2010 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 26 - 29, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

2009 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 27 - 28, 2009
New York, NY

2008 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 29 - March 1, 2008
Philadelphia, PA

2007 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 23 - 24, 2006
New York, NY

2006 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 24 - 25, 2006
Philadelphia, PA

2005 NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance
February 25-26, 2005
New York, NY