The 2019 conference was supported by the Linde Institute at Caltech, the USC Marshall School of Business and the Institute for Private Capital.

Attendees will stay at the Westin in Pasadena, CA
191 North Los Robles, Pasadena, California 91101

Friday March 1st (Caltech Athenaeum [map])

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.

8:30am: Meet in Westin lobby if you want to take vans to Caltech.   Conference is a 40 minute walk from the hotel [map]

9:00am – 9:30am: Pastries and coffee.

Paper 1 9:30-10:20am: Can investors time their exposure to private equity? (Greg Brown, Robert Harris, Wendy Hu, Tim Jenkinson, Steve Kaplan and David T. Robinson)

Discussant: Oleg Gredil (Tulane)

10:20 – 10:40am: Coffee break

Paper 2 10:40 – 11:30am: The Leveraging of Silicon Valley (Jesse Davis, Adair Morse, Xinxin Wang)

Discussant:  William Mann (UCLA)

12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch

Paper 3 1:30 – 2:20pm:  Entrepreneurial Spillovers from Corporate R&D (Tania Babina and Sabrina T. Howell)

Discussant: David Robinson (Duke)

2:20- 2:35pm Break

Paper 4 2:35-3:25pm: Valuing Private Equity Investments Strip by Strip (Arpit Gupta and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh)

Discussant: Stavros Panageas (UCLA)

Paper 5 3:25 – 4:15pm: Investing Outside the Box: Evidence from Alternative Vehicles in Private Capital (Josh Lerner, Jason Mao, Antoinette Schoar, and Nan R. Zhang)

Discussant: Niklas Huther (Indiana University)

4:30-6:00: Reception and drinks (Athenaeum basement)

6:30pm – 9pm: Dinner (invitation only)

9pm: walk back to hotel