Attendees will stay at Hilton Torrey Pines
10950 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Friday March 2nd (RSM 5W110 (Sky Pavillion))

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

Rady School of Management, UCSD.  Map
Room: RSM 5W110 (Sky Pavillion)

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

9:15am: Meet in Hilton lobby if you want to take Uber’s to UCSD.   Conference is a 25 minute walk from the hotel.

9:30am – 10:00am: Breakfast and coffee.

Paper 1 10-10:50am: Evaluating Private Equity performance using Stochastic Discount Factors (Oleg Gredil (Tulane), Morten Sørensen (Copenhagen Business School, Columbia Business School), William Waller)

Discussant: Lars A. Lochstoer (UCLA)

10:50 – 11:10am: Coffee break

Paper 2 11:10 – 12:00pm: Venture Capital Investments and Merger and Acquisition Activity around the World (Gordon M. Phillips (Dartmouth) Alexei Zhdanov (Penn State))

Discussant: Laura Lindsey (Arizona State University)

12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch

Paper 3 1:30 – 2:20pm: Liquidity Provision in the Secondary Market for Private Equity Fund Stakes (Rui Albuquerque (Boston College), Johan Cassel (Univ. of Oxford), Ludovic Phalippou (Univ. of Oxford), and Enrique Schroth (City University London))

Discussant: Yingdi Wang (Cal State Fullerton)

Paper 4 2:20-3:10pm: Funding of Innovative Products: Exploring Early Investor Preferences (Timothy P. Derdenger (CMU Tepper) and Kannan Srinivasan (CMU Tepper))

Discussant: Ryan Peters (Tulane Univ.)

3:10 – 3:30pm Break

Paper 5 3:30 – 4:20pm: Decreasing Returns or Mean-reversion of Luck? The Case of Private Equity Fund Growth (Andrea Rossi (Ohio State))

Discussant: Juhani Linnainmaa (USC)

Paper 6 4:20 – 5:10pm:  Initial Coin Offering and Platform Building (Jiasun Li (George Mason University) and William Mann (UCLA))

Discussant: Richard Lowery (UT Austin)

5:30 – 6:30: Drinks

7pm – 9pm: Dinner (invitation only)

9pm: shuttle back to hotel