UTSA Downtown Campus in San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio Carlos Alvarez College of Business was proud to host the 2022 Lone Star Finance Symposium. The event was an opportunity for fellow Texas finance faculty and Ph.D. students to discuss current research.

Friday, Sept. 16
UTSA Downtown Campus
Durango Building
501 W César E Chávez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207

Conference Agenda (PDF)

Thursday, Sept. 15

6:30 p.m. - Dinner at Ocho - Hotel Havana

Friday, Sept. 16

Time Session
8 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
La Villita Room, Durango Building, UTSA Downtown Campus
8:45 a.m. Welcome
Jonathon Halbesleben, Ph.D.
Dean of the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business
9 a.m. Session 1A

"Interest in the Short Interest: The Rise of Private Sector Data"
Wuyang Zhao (UT Austin)
Discussant: Yong Chen (Texas A&M)
Session 1B

"The Impact of Minority Representation at Mortgage Lenders"
Erik Mayer (Southern Methodist University)
Discussant: Samuel Kruger (UT Austin)
10:20 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Session 2A

"Peer Effects in Financial Expectations"
Joshua Thornton (Baylor University)
Discussant: Xiao Cen (Texas A&M)
Session 2B

"Missing the Target? Retirement Expectations and Target Date Funds"
Kunal Sachdeva (Rice University)
Discussant: Clemens Sialm (UT Austin)
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session 3A

"Did Western CEO Incentives Contribute to China’s Technological Rise?"
Jean-Marie Meier (UT Dallas)
Discussant: James Linck (SMU)
Session 3B

"Public Health Interventions, Economic Activity, and Firm Value: Evidence from COVID-19 Vaccinations"
Jue Ren (Texas Christian University)
Discussant: James Weston (Rice)
2:50 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Session 4A

"Individual Investors’ Housing Income and Interest Rates Fluctuations"
Antonio Gargano (University of Houston)
Discussant: Umit Gurun (UT Dallas)
Session 4B

"Quantitative Investing and Market Instability"
Austin Hill-Kleespie (University of North Texas)
Discussant: Kumar Venkataraman (Southern Methodist University)
4:30 p.m. Conference Wrap-Up

Offline Review - Accepted Papers

1. “Lender-Affiliated Analysts and Syndicated Loans
Cong (Roman) Wang (TTU)
Discussant: John Wald (UTSA)
2. “Employee Health and Corporate Innovation: Evidence from Medical Cannabis Legalization
Linh Thompson (UT El Paso)
Discussant: Xiaoding Liu (Texas A&M)
3. “Corporate Taxes, Renegotiation Rigidity, and Debt Covenants
Siamak Javadi (UT Rio Grande Valley)
Discussant: Alessio Saretto (Dallas Fed)

For more information or questions, please email lonestar@utsa.edu.