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Pacific Northwest Finance Conference

The University of Washington welcomes attendees from the University of Oregon and the University of British Columbia to attend the 33rd Annual Pacific Northwest Finance Conference on October 20 and 21.


Friday, October 20
The location for these sessions is 292 PACCAR Hall.

Time Event
1–1:30 p.m. Reception, Deloitte Commons
1:30–2:30 Christopher Hrdlicka, UW
“The Value of a Director on Ordinary Days”
2:30–2:50 Coffee Break, Deloitte Commons
2:50–3:50 Rob Ready, UO
“Trade Flows and Retail Investor Impacts in Oil Futures Markets”
3:50–4:10 Coffee Break, Deloitte Commons
4:10–5:10 Kai Li, UBC
“Product Market Dynamics and Mergers and Acquisitions: Insights from the USPTO Trademark Data”
5:30 Reception and Dinner at the Hotel Deca, Governor’s Room

Saturday, October 21
The location for these sessions is 390 PACCAR Hall.

Time Event
8:30–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Deloitte Commons
9–10 Brandon Julio, UO
“A BIT Goes a Long Way: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Cross-border Mergers”
10–10:15 Coffee Break, Deloitte Commons
10:15–11:15 Georgios Skoulakis, UBC
“Oil and Equity Index Return Predictability: The Importance of Dissecting Oil Price Changes”
11:15–11:30 Coffee Break, Deloitte Commons
11:30–12:30 Lea Stern, UW
“Director Nominations: Evidence from Machine Learning”
12:30 Conference Adjourns