2019 Wine Country Finance Conference

29 & 30 March 2019 
Sonoma, CA

Benziger Family Winery
1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Co-hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and FMA’s flagship journal, Financial Management, the 2019 FMA Wine Country Finance Conference features high-quality papers from scholars conducting financial markets research.

The Program Co-chairs are Brad Barber, Gallagher Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility at UC Davis, Utpal Bhattacharya, Executive Editor, Financial Management and Director, Center for Asian Financial Markets, Professor, Department of Finance and Institute for Emerging Market Students at HKUST, Joe Chen, Associate Professor of Management, UC Davis, Bing Han, Editor, Financial Management and Professor of Finance and Dr. Anita Chan Chair in Applied Quantitative Finance at the University of Toronto, and Rajkamal Iyer, Editor, Financial Management and Associate Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School.

Conference Agenda

Friday, 29 March

Conference Dinner, Girl & the Fig Restaurant, 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm dinner

Saturday, 30 March

7:00 am, Breakfast on your own

Breakfast is available at the Sante Restaurant (7:00 am - 11:00 am) and via in-room dining at the Fairmont Hotel. Breakfast restaurants within a 5 - 10 minute walk include Barking Dog Roasters and Creekside Cafe.

8:00 am, Carpool to Benziger

8:30 am, Welcome (The Barn)


8:45 am - 9:30 am

Consumer-Lending Discrimination in the FinTech Era
Robert Bartlett, UC Berkeley | Adair Morse, UC Berkeley & NBER | Richard Stanton, UC Berkeley and Nancy Wallace, UC Berkeley

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Selecting Directors Using Machine Learning
Isil Erel, Ohio State University | Leá H. Stern, University of Washington | Chenhao Tan, University of Colorado Boulder and Michael S. Weisbach, Ohio State University

Break, 10:15 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Bank Market Power and Monetary Policy Transmission: Evidence from a Structural Estimation
Yifei Wang, University of Michigan | Toni M. Whited, University of Michigan & NBER | Yufeng Wu, University of Illinois and Kairong Xiao, Columbia University

Luncheon (The Cave), 12:00 noon- 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Do Tokens behave like Securities? An Anatomy of Initial Coin Offerings
Evgeny Lyandres, Boston University | Berardino (Dino) Palazzo, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Daniel Rabetti, London School of Economics

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Organized Crime and Firms: Evidence from Italy
Pablo Slutzky, University of Maryland and Stefan Zeume, University of Michigan 

Private Tour and Tasting, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Conference Dinner, El Dorado Kitchen

6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm dinner


Presenters appear in bold

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About the University of California, Davis

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is focused on preparing the next generation of inspired, results-driven and innovative leaders who are committed to making a positive impact.

Our vision as a business school on the rise is to spur new business and job creation, prepare innovative management leaders, and accelerate investment and innovation through strong partnerships with industry. Every day, our community of faculty, students, alumni and staff is making an impact at Fortune 500 firms, mid-sized companies and promising startups by helping to put new ideas into action.

About Financial Management 

Financial Management, FMA's flagship quarterly journal, significantly impacts financial research and business practice by publishing research of high quality. The Editorial Board is led by Executive Editor Utpal Bhattacharya, HKUST, and Editors Bing Han, University of Toronto and Rajkamal Iyer, Imperial College.