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QCFC 2022

Venue: Owen J. Wordsworth Room at the S-Block (12th floor) - QUT Gardens Point Campus

October 29 (Saturday)

8.00 am – 9.00 am – Breakfast


9.00 am – 9.10 am

Opening Remarks by Ruchith Dissanayake (Conference Chair)

Morning Session I


Session Chair: Alexander Vadilyev (Australian National University)


9.10 am – 9.55 am

Mistake-based Discrimination in Early-stage Finance: Evidence from Security Choice

by Laura Lindsey (Arizona State University) and Luana Zaccaria (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)

9.55 am – 10.40 am

The Supply and Demand for Data Privacy: Evidence from Mobile Apps

by Bo Bian (University of British Columbia), Xinchen Ma (London School of Economics), and Huan Tang (London School of Economics)


10.40 am – 11.00 am – Coffee break


11.00 am – 12.00 pm Keynote Speech

                “On the rise of payment firms

Keynote Address by Manju Puri (Duke University)

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm – Conference Lunch

Evening Session I

1.45 pm – 2.30 pm

The Demand and Voluntary Supply of Climate Disclosure

by Sanjay Banerjee (University of Alberta), Ailin Chen (University of Alberta), Minjia Li (University of British Columbia), Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta), and Rajesh Vijayaraghavan (University of British Columbia)


2.30 pm – 2.45 pm – Coffee break


2.45 pm – 3.00 pm

New Ideas #1: Clara Zhou (Macquarie University) 

New Ideas #2: Kelvin Tan (University of Queensland) 

Conference Dinner


6.00 pm – 9.00 pm – Dinner at Madame Wu Restaurant  

October 30, 2022 (Sunday)


8.00 am – 9.00 am – Breakfast

Morning Session II

Session Chair: Marco Elia (Queensland University of Technology)


9.10 am – 9.55 am

Getting Away with Merger: Proximity and Acquisition Activity

by Zonghe Guo (University of New South Wales), Rik Sen (University of New South Wales), Breno Schmidt (University of New South Wales), and Robert Tumarkin (University of New South Wales)

9.55 am – 10.40 am

Empower Women by Index Membership: Evidence from a Unique Experiment from Japan

by Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta), Lukas Roth (University of Alberta), Yusuke Tsujimoto (University of Alberta), and Yupana Wiwattanakantang (National University of Singapore)


10.40 am – 11.00 am – Coffee break


11.00 pm – 12.00 pm – Keynote Speech 

“Family Firm Governance” 

by Joseph Fan (University of Queensland)


12.00 pm – 12.55 pm – Conference Lunch


12.55 pm – 1.00 pm

Closing Remarks by Ruchith Dissanayake (Conference Chair)

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