10th Anniversary of Financial Crisis Conference

September 13-14, 2018

Chicago Booth Gleacher Center - 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL (Room 100)

About the Conference

For the 10th anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) and the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business are organizing a conference on the causes, as well as the key players and mechanisms, of the 2008 financial crisis.

The conference venue is the Chicago Booth Gleacher Center - Room 100, located in Chicago at 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr.

The conference will be by invitation only.

Program

Thursday, September 13

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Debt Relief and Slow Recovery: Evidence from the Great Recession (with Amit Seru)
Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia Business School

1:40 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Mortgage Brokers, MERS, and the Unintended Consequences of Financial Innovation (with Stefan Lewellen)
Emily Williams, Harvard Business School

2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Break

2:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

What Role Did Fraud Play in the Financial Crisis? (with Samuel Kruger and Gonzalo Maturana)
John Griffin, University of Texas - Austin 

3:15 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Predatory Lending and Hidden Risks (with Gene Amromin, Itzhak Ben-David, Souphala Chomsisengphet, and Douglas D. Evanoff)
Sumit Agarwal, National University Singapore

4:05 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Break

4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Identifying Banking Crises (with Matthew Baron and Emil Verner)
Wei Xiong, Princeton University

5:00 p.m. - 5:40 p.m

Diagnostic Expectations and Price Bubbles (with Nicola Gennaioli and Pedro Bordalo)
Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University

6:00 p.m.

Dinner (Location TBA)

Friday, September 14

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

TBA (with Annette Vissing-Jorgensen)
Arvind Krishnamurthy, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

TBA
Philipp Schnabl, New York University Stern School of Business

10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Break

10:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Accounting for Financial Stability: Lesson from the Financial Crisis and Future Challenges (with Jannis Bischof and Christian Laux)
Christian Leuz, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Private Use of Credit Ratings Over the Past 20 Years: Evidence From US Fixed-Income Mutual Funds  (with Ramin Baghai and Stefan Pitschner)
Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics

12:05 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Sources of Funding in a Crisis: Evidence from Investment Banks (with Jean Helwege)
Jan Jindra, Securities and Exchange Commission

12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Adjournment


Logistics

The conference venue is the Chicago Booth Gleacher Center - Room 100, located in Chicago at 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr.

The conference hotel is the Loews Chicago. Hotel reservations can be made at this link.

Loews Chicago – Conference Hotel
455 N. Park Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 
312.840.6600

Conference organizers

  • Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Amit Seru, Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Faculty Director of the Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
For more information, contact:

Peggy Eppink, Associate Director, IGM
773.834.8029
Peggy.Eppink@chicagobooth.edu

Disclaimer: Students should never miss class to attend optional programming. The Deans’ Office will not support requests for absences due to participation on a trek, event, conference, or trip as excused.

 


Private Use of Credit Ratings Over the Past 20 Years: Evidence From US Fixed-Income Mutual Funds (with Ramin Baghai and Stefan Pitschner)
Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics
Private Use of Credit Ratings Over the Past 20 Years: Evidence From US Fixed-Income Mutual Funds (with Ramin Baghai and Stefan Pitschner)
Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics

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