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» Experimental and Behavioral Finance Conference

The Argyros School of Business and Economics hosts the 5th Annual Chapman Conference on the Experimental and Behavioral Aspects of Financial Markets, on January 6, 2020 at Chapman University.


Monday, January 6: Argyros Forum 201, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:15 to 9:20 a.m. Welcome

9:20 to 10:15 a.m. Sheridan Titman “Stock price manipulation: Corporate actions and the
exploitation of retail investors in China” Discussant: Kenneth Ahern

10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Wei Xiong “Resolving the Excessive Trading Puzzle: An Integrated Approach Based on Surveys and Transactions” Discussant: Lawrence Jin

11:10 to 11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Lauren Cohen “Don’t Take Their Word For It: The Misclassification of Bond Mutual Funds” Discussant: Tom Chang

12:25 to 1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45 to 2:40 p.m. Ingrid Werner “Reusing natural experiments” Discussant: Ben Gillen

2:40 to 3:35 p.m. Chris Parsons “Peak-Bust Rental Spreads” Discussant: Andra Ghent

3:35 to 3:55 p.m. Break

3:55 to 4:50 p.m. Orly Sade “Is one plus one always two? Insuring longevity risk while having multiple savings accounts” Discussant: Chad Kendall

4:50 to 5 p.m. Concluding remarks

2019 Conference

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2018 Conference

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2017 Conference

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2016 Conference

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Meet the Conference Coordinators

Mark DeSantis, Ph.D.

Dr. DeSantis is an Assistant Professor of Finance. His research focuses on markets and the dynamics of asset prices and may be classified as Behavioral Finance. His current work utilizes the experimental methodology to study the informational efficiency of markets as well as the determinants of traders’ earnings.

For more information, please visit Dr. Desantis's Faculty Profile.

Mitchell Warachka, Ph.D.

Dr. Warachka's main areas of research are asset pricing and household finance. He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Singapore, China and the United States focusing on corporate finance, derivative securities and international finance.

For more information, please visit Dr. Warachka's Faculty Profile.