COVID Symposium

See and hear the symposium:

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The JFQA is pleased to host a virtual symposium of eight high-quality papers addressing different subjects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, April 30th 8:00 am to 1:20 pm PDT
All times Pacific Daylight Time


8:00-8:05  Welcome

8:05-8:40  “What Do Two Million Credit Lines Say About the FinTech Fragility?

         (Zhengyang Bao and Difang Huang)

8:40-9:15  “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Corporate Dividend Policy

                  (Georg Cejnek, Otto Randl, and Josef Zechner)

9:15-9:25  Break

9:25-10:00  “Small Business Survival Capabilities and Policy Effectiveness: Evidence from Oakland

                  (Robert P. Bartlett III and Adair Morse)

10:00-10:35  “Venture Capitalists and COVID-19

                    (Paul A. Gompers, Will Gornall, Steven N. Kaplan, and Ilya A. Strebulaev)

10:35-10:45  Break

10:45-11:20  “Who Supplies PPP Loans (And Does It Matter)? Banks, Relationships, and the Covid Crisis

                      (Lei Li and Philip Strahan)

11:20-11:55  “Flattening the Illiquidity Curve: Retail Trading During the COVID-19 Lockdown

                     (Gideon Ozik, Ronnie Sadka, and Siyi Shen)

11:55-12:05  Break

12:05-12:40  “Natural Disaster Effects on Popular Sentiment Toward Finance”

                      (Manish Jha, Hongyi Liu, and Asaf Manela)

12:40-13:15  “The Role of Corporate Culture in Bad Times: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic

                      (Kai Li, Xing Liu, Feng Mai, and Tengfei Zhang)

13:15-13:20  Concluding remarks



Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be held online.
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The Zoom link will be sent to all registrants upon registration.

Conference Organizers
Ran Duchin and Jarrad Harford