Attendees will stay at Radisson at USC.
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Friday March 10th (Popovich Hall (JKP) Room 210)

The conference has limited space, particularly for meals, so RSVP required. Please contact Michael at [email protected] for information.

Presentation format: 20 minutes for presentation, 15 minutes for discussant and 15 minutes for group discussion.

9:30am – 10:00am: Breakfast and coffee.  Conference is a short walk from the hotel.

Paper 1 10-10:50am: Patent Trolls and Small Business Employment (Ian Appel (Boston College), Joan Farre-Mensa (HBS) and Elena Simintzi (UBC))

Discussant: William Mann (UCLA)

10:50 – 11:10am: Coffee break

Paper 2 11:10 – 12:00pm: Angels, Entrepreneurship, and Employment Dynamics: Evidence from Investor Accreditation Rules (Laura Lindsey (Arizona State Univ.) and Luke Stein(Arizona State Univ.))

Discussant: Ramana Nanda (Harvard Business School)

12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch

Paper 3 1:30 – 2:20pm: Collusion in Markets with Syndication (John William Hatfield (UT Austin), Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard) and Richard Lowery (UT Austin))

Discussant: Alexander Gorbenko (USC Marshall School of Business)

Paper 4 2:20-3:10pm: Limited Partners and the LBO process (Paul Schultz (Univ. of Notre Dame) and Sophie Shive (Univ. of Notre Dame))

Discussant: Adair Morse (UC Berkeley, Haas)

3:10 – 3:30pm Break

Paper 5 3:30 – 4:20pm: Mutual Funds as Venture Capitalists? Evidence from Unicorns (Sergey Chernenko (Ohio State), Josh Lerner (HBS) and Yao Zeng (Univ. of Washington))

Discussant: Slava Fos (Boston College)

Paper 6 4:20 – 5:10pm: The Economics of PIPE Investing  (Michael W. Schwert (Ohio State) and Michael Weisbach (Ohio State))

Discussant: Clemens Sialm (University of Texas at Austin)

5:15 – 6:30: Drinks

7pm – 9pm: Dinner (invitation only)

9pm: shuttle back to hotel