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«WORLD FINANCE CONFERENCE WELCOME ADDRESS December, 2013 Dear participants of the 2013 World Finance & Banking Symposium, Welcome to the beautiful ...»

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World Finance & Banking Symposium

World Finance & Banking Symposium

December 16-17, 2013

School of Finance, Central University of Finance

Beijing, China

and Economics

December 16 - 17, 2013

Beijing, China

WORLD FINANCE CONFERENCE

WELCOME ADDRESS

December, 2013

Dear participants of the 2013 World Finance & Banking Symposium,

Welcome to the beautiful city of Beijing We have an excellent conference consisting of regular paper sessions and 3 keynote speakers. Beyond actively participate in these sessions, please take also some time to reconnect with colleagues, make new friendships and connections, and enjoy also many attractions that Shanghai has to offer to all the visitors.

The aim of the Conference is to establish a high quality discussion forum in all finance subjects, for the academics, professional society and practitioners. The conference will provide the opportunity to present research work in the field of all finance areas.

My sincere thanks to all presenters and discussants and Chairs who will be attending the conference. We have made a great effort to make this a truly remarkable event and we are now starting to work on the next World Finance & Banking Symposium that will take place in the second week of December in Singapore.

Enjoy the conference and also the amazing city of Beijing.

João Paulo Vieito Chairman

SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE

(Alphabetical Order) Chairman: João Paulo Vieito Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal Julian Franks London Business School, United kingdom Almir Ferreira de Sousa Jun-Koo Kang São Paulo University, Brazil Nanyang Business School, Singapore Andrew Karolyi Lars Oxelheim Cornell University, USA Lund University, Sweden Anjan Thakor Lloyd P. Blenman Washingthon University, USA University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA Bhagwan Chowdhry Lorenzo Preve Indian School of Business and University of IAE Business School, Argentina California at Los Angeles, USA Marcin Kacperczyk Carlos P. Maquieira Imperial College London, United Kingdom Universidad Santo Tomás, Chile Michael Brennan Carlos Pombo University of California

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December 16 Time: 9.15 - 9.45h Prof. Kalok Chan Acting Dean of HKUST Buiness School, Synergis-Geoffrey Yeh Professor of Finance, Director, Value Partners Center for Investing, Hong Kong Univiersity of Science and Technology, Phd Ohio State University.Professor Kalok Chan is appointed Acting Dean of the HKUST Business School from September 2013. He is currently Synergis-Geoffrey YEH Professor of Finance and Director of Value Partners Center for Investing. He has served as Head of the Finance Department at HKUST from 2003 to 2013, and Associate Dean of the HKUST Business School from 2009 to 2013. He was also the founding director of the HKUSTNYU Stern Joint Master in Global Finance program. Professor Chan’s research interests focus on the dynamics of asset prices, derivatives, market micro-structure, and international financial markets. He is a prominent researcher with numerous publications in top ranked finance journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Financial Studies, Journals of Financial Economics. He was President of the Asian Finance Association from 2008 to 2010, and a co-editor of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal from 1997 to 2008.

December 16 Time: 13.15 - 13.45h Prof. Lesley Young Prof. Leslie Young holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from University of Oxford. He completed his doctorate at age 20 and won a Senior Mathematics Prize for the best dissertation of his year. He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington in 2004 and an Honorary Doctorate from the Estonian School of Business in 2009. Prof. Young’s current research interests include international financial economics, political economy and international corporate governance. His book Black Hole Tariffs and Endogenous Redistribution Theory was published by the Cambridge University Press with commendations by two Nobel Prize winners and by the Chairman of the Nobel Committee. He has also authored over 40 academic articles in leading international professional journals. Prof. Young also served an unprecedented four terms on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the leading scholarly journal in economics.

December 17 Time: 13.15 - 13.45h Prof. Liqing Zhang Professor of International Economics. Dean of School of Finance and Director of Center for International Finance Studies at Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China. Liqing Zhang is author, coauthor or editor of numerous publications on international economics and finance issues, particularly in the areas of capital flows, exchange rate, financial development and economic globalization. Holding a Ph.D. degree in Economics in Renmin University of China, he was senior visiting fellows at World Bank (1995), Tilburg University (1996), Petersons Institute for International Economics (2004) and Columbia University sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation (2005), and Australia National University (2009). He is the vice president of China Society of World Economy. He has advised many governmental departments in China, including People’s Bank of China and State Administration of Foreign Exchange over the past decades, and served as the member of Approval Committee of Listed Companies with China Securities Regulation Commission.





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Session: 2 - Corporate Governance and Agency Room: Room 1 Date/Time: 2013-12-16-11:00 12:30 Chair: Neelam Rani - Indian Institute of Technology (India) Paper: Corporate Governance and Financial Performance

Authors:

Pitabas Mohanty - X L R I, Jamshedpur (India) Supriti Mishra - IMI, Bhubaneswar (India) Presenter: Pitaba Mohanty - X L R I (India) Discussant: Gulnara Moldasheva - KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) Paper: Relationship banking, Information Economics and Private Monitoring in China

Authors:

W. Travis Selmier, II - Indiana University (United States) Presenter: W Travis Selmier, II - Indiana University (United States) Discussant: Mingfa Ding - Lund University (Sweden) Paper: Board Structure, D&O Insurance and the Variability of Firm Performance

Authors:

Chia-wei Chen - Tunghai University (Taiwan,China) Yuwei Wang - Marist College (United States) Presenter: Chia-wei Chen - Tunghai University (Taiwan,China) Discussant: Ekaterina Emm - Seattle University (United States)

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Session: 3-Behavioral Investments Room: Room 2 Date/Time: 2013-12-16-11:00 12:30 Chair: Ulf Nielsson - Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) Paper: Diversification and Home Bias in International Investments: Evidence from ADRs of Chinese Firms in US Markets

Authors:

Han Yan - Rutgers University (United States) Presenter: Han Yan - Rutgers University (United States) Discussant: QIing Xia - Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) Paper: Market Crowd’s Trading Behaviors, Agreement Prices, and Volume Implications

Authors:

Leilei Shi - University of Science and Technology of China (China) Bing Han - The Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Canada) Yingzi Zhu - Tsinghua University (China) Liyan Han - School of Economics and Management, Beihang University (China) Yiwen Wang - Fudan University (China) Yan Piao - University of Science and Technology of China (China) Presenter: Leilei Shi - Bank of China International Co. Ltd. (China) Discussant: Domenico Tarzia - University Bocconi (Italy) Paper: Value Line Rank Change News, Initial Reviews, and Local Market Phenomenon

Authors:

Steven Le - California State University, Long Beach (United States) Larry Lockwood - Texas Christian University (United States) Wikrom Prombutr - California State University, Long Beach (United States) Ying Zhang - Fairfield University (United States) Presenter: Ying Zhang - Fairfield University (United States) Discussant: Iacopo Odoardi - University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) ———–———————————————————————————————————————————————Session: 4-Market Efficiency and Anomalies Room: Room 3 Date/Time: 2013-12-16-11:00 12:30 Chair: Prabhakar Pati - Securities and Exchange Board of India (India) Paper: The Relative Efficient Markets Hypothesis: Information Space and Refutable Models

Authors:

Jialiu Lu - Sun Yet-Sen University (China) Presenter: Jialiu Lu - Sun Yatsen University (China) Discussant: Dennis Dlugosch - WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) Paper: Political Uncertainty and Stock Market Volatility in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Countries

Authors:

Frankie Chau - Durham University Business School (United Kingdom) Rataporn Deesomsak - Durham University Business School (United Kingdom) Jun Wang - Leeds University Business School (United Kingdom) Presenter: Frankie Chau - Durham Business Scholl (United Kingdom) Discussant: Lu Liu - Department of Economics, Lund University (Sweden) Paper: Optimal Carry and Momentum Returns in Futures Markets: A Compensation for Capital Constrained Hedge Funds?

Authors:

Jan Danilo Ahmerkamp - Imperial College London (United Kingdom) James Grant - Imperial College London (United Kingdom) Presenter: James Grant - Imperial College London (United Kingdom) Discussant: Dominik Roesch - Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands)

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Session: 5-Capital structure and Cost of Capital Room: Room 4 Date/Time: 2013-12-16-11:00 12:30 Chair: Jochen Schmittmann - International Monetary Fund (United States) Paper: Human Capital Loss in Corporate Bankruptcy

Authors:

John Graham - Duke University (United States) Hyunseob Kim - Cornell University (United States) Si Li - Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) Jiaping Qiu - McMaster University (Canada) Presenter: Si Li - Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) Discussant: Elisabeth Van Laere - National University of Singapore (Singapore) Paper: Real Options and the Option to Withdraw: Evidence From Open Market Share Repurchases

Authors:

Mark Mietzner - Zeppelin University (Germany) Presenter: Mark Mietzner - Zeppelin University (Germany) Discussant: Mohammad Shah Alam - University of Asia Pacific (Bangladesh) Paper: Capital Structure Puzzle

Authors:

Kazem Falahati - Glasgow School for Business and Society (United Kingdom) Presenter: Kazem Falahati - Glasgow School for Business and Society (United Kingdom) Discussant: Daniel Borgia - University of Idaho (United States) ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Session: 6 - Banking and Financial Institutions Room: Room 5 Date/Time: 2013-12-16-11:00 12:30 Chair: Alicia Giron - Instituto de Investigaciones Economicas (UNAM) (Mexico) Paper: Why Commercial Banks Issued Convertible Bond has Less Negative Announcement Effect than Nonfinancial Firms

Authors:

Hui Li - University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) Hong Liu - University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) Antonios Saganos - University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) Presenter: Hong Liu - University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) Discussant: Shuxing Yin - University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) Paper: Factor Vector Autoregressive Estimation of Heteroskedastic Persistent and Non Persistent Processes Subject to Structural Breaks: New Insights on the US OIS Spreads Term Structure

Authors:

Claudio Morana - Università di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) Presenter: Claudio Morana - Universita` Di Milano Bicocca (Italy) Discussant: Yu - Chen Wei - National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (Taiwan,China) Paper: Bank-Specific Returns to Scale at U.S. Large Banks: Evidence from the Bayesian Random Coefficient Stochastic Distance Frontier Model

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