Fourteenth Annual Napa Conference on Financial Markets Research

For the Information about the current Conference, click here.

Friday, March 24, 2017

4:00 pm – Hotel check-in – Villagio

Villagio Inn & Spa
6481 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

6:15 pm – Meet in Hotel lobby, carpool to Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

6:30 pm – Welcome Dinner, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen
1327 Railroad Avenue,
St. Helena, CA 94574

Saturday, March 25, 2017

7:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:15 am - Meet in Lobby, Carpool to Cakebread Cellars

8:30 am - Welcome

Cakebread Cellars (Pond Building)
8300 Saint Helena Hwy
Napa, CA 94558


Presenting authors appear in bold.

8:45 am – 9:30 am
Kinky Tax Policy and Abnormal Investment Behavior
Qiping Xu, University of Notre Dame
Eric Zwick, University of Chicago

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Patent Trolls and Small Business Employment
Ian Appel, Boston College
Joan Farre-Mensa, Harvard University
Elena Simintzi, University of British Columbia

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Strategic Default on Student Loans
Constantine Yannelis, New York University

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Low Interest Rates and Risk Taking: Evidence from Individual Investment Decisions
Yueran Ma, Harvard University
Chen Lian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carmen Wang, Harvard University

Luncheon (12:15 pm – 2:00 pm, Cakebread Cellars, Winery House)

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
The Term Structure of Liquidity Provision
Sunil Wahal, Arizona State University
Jennifer Conrad, UNC Chapel Hill

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Currency Manipulation
Tarek Hassan, University of Chicago
Thomas Mertens, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Tony Zhang, University of Chicago

WINE TASTING, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Pond Building (deck) (carpool back to Harvest Inn at the conclusion of the wine tasting)

5:45 pm - Meet in Hotel lobby, carpool to Hurley’s Restaurant 

6:00 pm – Dinner

Hurley’s Restaurant
6518 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

Sunday, March 26, 2017

7:00 – 11:00 am – Continental Breakfast

12:00 pm – Hotel Check-out