2023 Research Conference

Program Rundown

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Date November 3-4, 2023 (Fri - Sat)
Time: 9am
Venue: LSK3003, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Business Building, HKUST Business School, HKUST

Free (for HKUST & SUSTech Faculty and PhD Students) or
USD50 (for ABFER Institutional Collaborators, please refer to HERE) or
USD100 (for academics) or
USD350 (for non-academics)

Medium: English


Day 1: November 3, 2023 

Hong Kong Time
November 3, 2023
9:00 - 9:10am

Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Bernard Yeung, ABFER, NUS and SUSTech
Mingyi Hung, Head of Accounting Department, HKUST

9:10 - 10:10am

Academic Keynote Speech
Christine Parlour, Sylvan C. Coleman Chair of Finance and Accounting, UC Berkeley
"How big is DeFi: Understanding the Ecosystem.."

10:10 - 10:20am Break
Moderator: Wilbur Chen, HKUST
10:20 - 11:05am

Paper 1: 

The Salience of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Online Business
by Yi Huang, Chen Liu, Sibo Liu and Gustavo Manso
Presenter: Yi Huang, Fudan University and CEPR
Discussant: Xiaoyun Yu, SAIF

11:05 - 11:50am

Paper 2:

Learning Production Process Heterogeneity Across Industries: Implications of Deep Learning for Corporate M&A Decisions
by Jongsub Lee and Hayong Yun
Presenter: Jongsub Lee, Seoul National University Business School
Discussant: Tao Shu, CUHK

11:50 - 12:00nn Break
12:40 - 14:00pm
Luncheon Keynote Speech
Paul Chan, Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government
"Fin-Tech and Growing Opportunities in the Greater Bays Area - HK's Pivotal Roles"

Welcome Remarks by HKUST Dean Kar Yan Tam
Moderated by Bernard Yeung
Moderator: Tony Cho, HKUST
14:00 - 14:45pm

Paper 3:

Trust in DeFi: An Empirical Study of the Decentralized Exchange 
by Jianlei Han, Shiyang Huang and Zhuo Zhong
Presenter: Shiyang Huang, HKU
Discussant: Liu Nanqin, SUSTech

14:45 - 15:30pm

Paper 4:

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Assurance: Audit Adoption and Capital Markets Effects
by Thomas Bourveau, Janja Brendel and Jordan Schoenfeld
Presenter: Janja Brendel, CUHK
Discussant: Erica Li, CKGSB
15:30 - 15:40pm Break
15:40 - 16:25pm

Paper 5:

Auditing Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Protocols
by Daniel Rahetti
Presenter: Daniel Rahetti, NUS 
Discussant: Mei Luo, Tsinghua University
16:25 - 17:10pm

Paper 6:

Data Driven Technologies and the Local Information Advantages in Small Business Leading
by Wilbur Chen, Jung Koo Kang and Aditya Mohan
Presenter: Wilbur Chen, HKUST
Discussant: Lin Yupeng, NUS
17;10 - 17:20pm Group Photo & Break
17:20 - 18:45pm

Industry Panel Discussion: AI and ML in Quantitative Investments
Moderated by Haifeng You, HKUST

Liang Dong, Chief Quantitative Investment Officer, TruValue Asset Management
Rob Smith, Head of Asia Quant Strategy, JP Morgan
Yitian Zou, Co-founder, Black Wing Asset

18:45pm Dinner

Day 2: November 4, 2023


Hong Kong Time
November 4, 2023
Moderator: Qingkai Dong, HKUST
9:00 - 9:45am    

Paper 7:

The Rise of E-Wallets and Buy-Now-Pay-Later: Payment Competition, Credit Expansion, and Consumer Behavior
by Wenlong Bian, Lin William Cong and Yang Ji
Presenter: Yang Ji, Sun Yat-sen University
Discussant: Wenlan Qian, NUS

9:45 - 10:30am

Paper 8:

The Macroeconomics of TechFin
by Dan Su
Presenter: Dan Su, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Discussant: Kai Li, PKU-HSBC

10:30 - 10:40am   


10:40 - 11:25am

Paper 9:

Visual Information in the Age of AI: Evidence from Corporate Executive Presentations
by Sean Cao, Yichen Cheng, Meng Wang, Yusen Xia and Baozhong Yang
Presenter: Meng Wang, Georgia State University
Discussant: Amy Zang, HKUST

11:25 - 12:10pm

Paper 10:

Behavioral Machine Learning? Computer Predictions of Corporate Earnings also Overreact 
by Murray Z. Frank, Jing Gao and Keer Yang
Presenter: Murray Z. Frank, University of Minnesota
Discussant: Jiangze Bian, UIBE

12:30 - 1:00pm

Dong He, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
"CBDC: The Monetary Foundation for Digitalized Capital Markets"

Chair: Hao Zhou, Tsinghua University and SUSTech


Closing Remarks
Hao Zhou, Tsinghua University and SUSTech

Time Conversion

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Fri, Nov 3
Thu, Nov 2
Thu, Nov 2
Thu, Nov 2