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QCFC 2023 

August 5, 2023

8.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. Morning Tea/Coffee


9.00 a.m. – Opening Remarks

Ruchith Dissanayake (Conference Chair)



Session Chair: Marco Elia (Queensland University of Technology)


9.05 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. Entrepreneurs’ Diversification and Labor Income Risk


Jan Bena (University of British Columbia)

Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)

Marco Pagano (Universit`a di Napoli Federico)

Valentina Rutigliano (University of British Columbia)


9.50 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Why Small Firms Fail to Adopt Profitable Opportunities


Paul Gertler (University of California, Berkeley)

Sean Higgins (Northwestern University)

Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley)

Waldo Ojeda (Baruch College)


10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. – Tea/Coffee Break.


11.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Keynote Speech: “Balance Sheet Financial Flexibility”


Sudipto Dasgupta (Chinese University of Hong Kong)


12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. – Conference Lunch  

Session I

Session II

Session Chair: Eliza Wu (University of Sydney)


1.00 p.m. – 1.40 p.m. Payout Smoothing and Investment Responsiveness


Heitor Almeida (University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign)

Alice Bonaime (University of Arizona)

Amedeo De Cesari (University of Manchester)

Yi Zhou (University of Arizona)


1.40 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. – Tea/Coffee break


2.00 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.

Research Ideas #1: Alexander Vadilyev (Australian National University)

Research Ideas #2: Zhe An (Monash University)

Research Ideas #3: Sean Wu (Queensland University of Technology)

Conference Dinner

6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Conference Dinner

Blackbird Restaurant

Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St Brisbane City QLD 

August 6, 2023

9.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Morning Tea/Coffee

Session III

Session Chair: Phong Nho (Australian National University)


9.30 a.m. – 10.10 a.m. Do Startup Patent Acquisitions Affect Inventor Productivity?

Joan Farre-Mensa (University of Illinois)

Zack Liu (University of Houston)

Jordan Nickerson (University of Washington)



10.15 a.m. – 10.55 a.m. The Investment-Sales Sensitivity


Chu Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)



11.00 a.m. – 11.20 a.m. – Tea/Coffee Break



11.20 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Reducing Racial Disparities in Consumer Credit: Evidence from Anonymous Loan Applications


Poorya Kabir (National University of Singapore)

Tianyue Ruan (National University of Singapore)



12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Conference Lunch


1.00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Ruchith Dissanayake (Conference Chair)

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