Skip Navigation

2020 PCOB Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Finance

Skip Side Navigation

2020 PCOB Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Finance

Venue: Zoom

Time: Friday, August 28th, 12:30 pm CDT – 5:30 pm CDT

Presentation format: 30 minutes presentation; 15 minutes discussion; 15 minutes questions and comments from the audience.

Organizers: Lubo Litov & Jared Stanfield

12:30 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)

Link to paper

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)

Link to paper

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)

Link to paper

Discussant: Filippo Mezzanotti (Northwestern University)


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

“Board Dynamics over the Startup Lifecycle.”

Michael Ewens (Caltech), Nadya Malenko (Michigan)

Link to paper

Discussant: Ofer Eldar (Duke University)