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Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Conference


2015 Conference Program

Saturday, September 19  

Location: Lee Hall - Brandeis International Business School (IBS), Brandeis University

Time Event
8:00 am First Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriott Newton for Brandeis
8:20 am Second Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriot Newton for Brandeis
8:00 am Breakfast
8:55 am Welcome Comments
Session 1 - Chair: Evan Absher, Kauffman Foundation
9:00 am Firm Innovation and Financial Analysis: How Do They Interact? Jim Goldman, INSEAD and Joel Peress, INSEAD and CEPR. Discussant: David De Angelis, Rice University
9:50 am House Prices and New Firm Capital Structure. Kristoph Kleiner, Indiana University. Discussant: Felipe Severino, Dartmouth College 
10:40 am Coffee Break
Session 2 - Chair:  Gustavo Manso, University of California, Berkeley 
11:00 am Effects Of Patent Rights On Industry Structure and R&D. Tolga Caskurlu, University of Amsterdam Business School. Discussant: Evgeny Lyandres, Boston University
11:50 am Government Spending and Corporate Innovation. Lei Kong, Boston College. Discussant: James Brown, Iowa State University
12:40 pm

Lunch and Welcome Address by Dean Bruce Magid, Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions, Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University.

Session 3 - Chair: Stephen Cecchetti, Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University
2:00 pm What Do Crowds Really Want? Crowdfunding and Early Product Access. Karthik Krishnan, Northeastern University, Lucas Lohmer, ESADE Business School, and Pinshuo Wang, Northeastern University. Discussant: Indraneel Chakraborty, Miami University
2:50 pm The Wisdom of the Crowd and The Dough of Sand Hill Road – Can Crowdfunding Predict Venture Capital Investments? Jermain Kaminski, RWTH Aachen University and MIT Media Lab, Christian Hopp, RWTH Aachen University, and Tereza Tykvova, Hohenheim University. Discussant: Yasin Ozcan, Northwestern University
3:40 pm Coffee Break
Session 4 - Chair: Blake LeBaron, Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University
3:50 pm Are “Better” Ideas More Likely to Succeed? An Empirical Analysis of Startup Evaluation. Erin L. Scott, National University of Singapore Business School, Pian Shu, Harvard Business School, and Roman M. Lubynsky, Massachusetts  Institute of Technology. Discussant: Richard Townsend, Dartmouth College
4:40 pm Deterring “Creative” Innovators: Technology Spillovers and Inventor Mobility. Seong K. Byun, University of Mississippi, Jong-Min Oh, University of Texas, and Han Xia, University of Texas. Discussant: Rosemarie Ziedonis, Boston University
5:45 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception

7:00 pm

Dinner at Faculty Club, Brandeis University
Keynote Speech: “Are U.S. companies too short-term oriented?” Professor Steven Neil Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Sunday, September 20  

Lee Hall - Brandeis IBS, Brandeis University

Time Event
7:30 am

First Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriott Newton for Brandeis

7:50 am Second Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriott Newton for Brandeis 
7:30 am Breakfast

Session 5 - Chair: Daniel Bergstresser, Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University 

8:30 am The JOBS Act and the Costs of Going Public. Susan Chaplinsky, University of Virginia, Kathleen Weiss Hanley, University of Maryland, and S. Katie Moon, University of Southern California. Discussant: Shan He, Louisiana State university
9:20 am

Innovation, Social Connections, and the Boundary of the Firm. Sudipto Dasgupta, Lancaster University and HKUST, Kuo Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Chenqi Zhu, New York University. Discussant: Shawn Thomas, University of Pittsburgh.

10:10 am Coffee Break

Session 6 - Chair: Thomas Chemmanur, Boston College

10:30 am

More than Money: Venture Capitalists on Boards. Natee Amornsiripanitch, Harvard Business School, Paul A. Gompers, Harvard Business School and NBER, and Yuhai Xuan, Harvard Business School. Discussant: Merih Sevilir, Indiana University

11:20 am

Cost of Experimentation and the Evolution of Venture Capital. Michael Ewens, California Institute of Technology, Ramana Nanda, Harvard University and NBER, and Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, Harvard University and NBER. Discussant: Ayako Yasuda, University of California, Davis 

12:10 pm Lunch

Session 7 - Chair: Debarshi Nandy, Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University

1:30 pm

The Local Innovation Spillovers of Listed Firms. Adrien Matray, Princeton University. Discussant: Ramana Nanda, Harvard Business School.

2:20 pm

Intellectual Property Protection and Financial Markets: Patenting vs. Secrecy. Nishant Dass, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vikram Nanda, University of Texas, and Steven Chong Xiao,  Rutgers University. Discussant: Daniel Bergstresser, Brandeis University

3:25 pm Adjourn: Shuttle Bus leaves Brandeis University for Boston Logan Airport