The 2022 conference was held in-person in Pasadena, CA. Attendance is invite-only and has limited space (email [email protected] for more info). All times Pacific.

The format is 20 minutes for presentation, 15 minutes for discussant and 15 minutes for group discussion.

Location: Caltech Athenaeum [map] 551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

8:15am: Meet in Courtyard lobby if you want to take vans to Caltech Athenaeum.

8:30am – 9:15am: Light breakfast and coffee.

Paper 1 9:15am-10:05am: “Conflicting Fiduciary Duties and Fire Sales of VC-backed Start-ups” (Bo Bian (UBC), Yingxiang Li (UBC) and Casimiro A. Nigro (Goethe University))

Discussant: Ofer Eldar (Duke)

10:05 – 10:40am: Coffee break

Paper 2 10:40 – 11:30am: Partisan Entrepreneurship (Joseph Engelberg (UCSD), Jorge Guzman (Columbia), Runjing Lu (Univ. of Alberta) and William Mullins (UCSD))

Discussant: Elisabeth Kempf (Univ. Chicago Booth)

11:45am – 1:15pm: Lunch

Paper 3 1:15 – 2:05pm: Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare (Tong Liu, Wharton)

Discussant: Christian Opp (Univ. of Rochester)

2:05- 2:30pm Break

Paper 4 2:30-3:20pm: Transmission of Information from Private to Public Markets (Shrijata Chattopadhyay (Purdue), John J. McConnell (Purdue), Timothy E. Trombley (Illinois State) and M. Deniz Yavuz (Purdue))

Discussant: Yael Hochberg (Rice)

Paper 5 3:20 – 4:10pm: The Value-Add of Venture Capital Due Diligence for Venture Performance (Juanita González-Uribe (LSE), Robyn Klingler-Vidra (King’s College), Su Wang (Univ. Amsterdam) and Xiang Yin (LSE))

Discussant: Ting Xu (Univ. VA, Darden)

Adjourn (drinks and dinner for participants)