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2020 PCOB Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Finance

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2020 PCOB Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Finance

Venue: Zoom

Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
12:30 p.m. CDT – 5:30 p.m. CDT

Organizers: Lubo Litov & Jared Stanfield

2:30 pm – 1:30pm CDT

Financial Distancing: How Venture Capital Follows the Economy Down and Curtails Innovation

Sabrina T. Howell (NYU), Josh Lerner (HBS), Ramana Nanda (HBS), Richard R. Townsend (UCSD)

Discussant: Will Gornall (UBC)


1:30 pm – 2:30pm CDT

Barbarians at the Store? Private Equity, Products, and Consumers

Cesare Fracassi (UT-Austin), Alessandro Previtero (IU), Albert Sheen (Oregon)

Link to paper

Discussant: Davidson Heath (University of Utah)


2:30 pm – 3:30pm CDT

Merger Waves and Innovation Cycles: Evidence from Patent Expirations

Matthew Denes (Carnegie Mellon), Ran Duchin (Boston College), Jarrad Harford (UW)

Discussant: Joan Farre-Mensa (UIC)


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm CDT

Young Firms, Old Capital.

Song Ma (Yale), Justin Murfin (Cornell), Ryan Pratt (BYU)

Discussant: Filippo Mezzanotti (Northwestern University)


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

Board Dynamics over the Startup Lifecycle

Michael Ewens (Caltech), Nadya Malenko (Michigan)

Discussant: Ofer Eldar (Duke University)