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2016

Eastern Finance Association:
The Wharton School-WRDS Outstanding Paper in Empirical Research; “Conflicts of Interest in Multi-Fund Management; Gerald Abdesaken (West Chester University)

European Financial Management Association (EFMA):
WRDS-Wharton Best Paper Award; Do Long-Term Investors Improve Corporate Decision Making?“; Jarrad Harford (University of Washington), Ambrus Kecsks (York University), and Sattar Mansi (Virginia Tech)

Southern Finance Association (SFA)
The Price of Boardroom Social Capital: The Effects of Corporate Demand for External ConnectivityS. Ferris (University of Missouri), D. Javakhadze (Florida Atlantic University College of Business), Y. Liu (Keck Graduate Institute)

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance; “Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior“; Umit Gurun (University of Texas-Dallas), Noah Stoffman (Indiana University), Scott Yonker (Cornell University)

 

2015

Eastern Finance Association:
The Wharton School-WRDS Outstanding Paper in Empirical Research; The Wealth Effects of the Choice of a Fairness Opinion in M&As: Evidence From a Regression Discontinuity Design”; Tingting Liu (University of Georgia)

Northern Finance Association:
WRDS Award for Best Empirical Paper; Informed Options Trading prior to M&A Announcements: Insider Trading?”; Patrick Augustin (McGill), Menachem Brenner (NYU), Marti Subrahmanyam (NYU)

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance; Equity Vesting and Managerial Myopia“; Alex Edmans, Vivian W. Fang, and Katharina A. Lewellen

 

2014

Eastern Finance Association:
The Wharton School-WRDS Outstanding Paper in Empirical Research; “The Persistence of Opportunistic Insider Trading”; Brandon Cline (Mississippi State University), Sinan Gokkaya (Ohio University), Xi Liu (Ohio University)

Financial Management Association:
Doctoral Student Consortium co-sponsor with S&P Capital IQ

Northern Finance Association:
WRDS Award for Best Empirical Paper; Model Disagreement and Economic Outlook“; Daniel Andrei (UCLA), Bruce Carlin (University of Toronto), Michael Hasler (University of Toronto)

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance; Financial Fire Sales: Evidence from Bank Failures“; Raghuram G. Rajan (Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School at the University of Chicago), Rodney Ramcharan (Chief of Financial Studies at the US Federal Reserve Board)

2013

Financial Management Association:
Doctoral Student Consortium co-sponsor with S&P Capital IQ

Southern Finance Association:
WRDS Sponsorship, Best Paper Award for Empirical Research; The Exodus from Sovereign Risk: Sovereign Ceiling Violations in Credit Default Swap Markets”; C. Stace Sirmans (University of Florida), Andy Naranjo (University of Florida), Jongsub Lee (University of Florida)

 

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance; Tax Evasion Across Industries: Soft Credit Evidence from Greece“; Margarita Tsoutsoura (University of Chicago), Adair Morse (University of Chicago), Nikolaos Artavanis (Virginia Tech)

 

2012

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance; Executive Networks and Firm Policies: Evidence from the Random Assignment of MBA Peers“; Kelly Shue (University of Chicago)

Financial Management Association:
Doctoral Student Consortium co-sponsorship with S&P Capital IQ.
Click here for list of students selected to participate in the 2012 FMA Doctoral Student Consortium being held in conjunction with the 2012 FMA Annual Meeting.

Midwest Finance Association:
WRDS Award for Best PhD Student Paper;Has Takeover Regulation Altered Value Creation in the European M&A Market“; Sapnoti Eswar (London Business School)

Wharton-WRDS Award for Best Paper on Corporate Finance;Equity-Holding Institutional Lenders: Do They Receive Better Terms?”; Jongha Lim (University of Missouri), Bernadette Minton (The Ohio State University), Michael Weisbach (The Ohio State University).

Northern Finance Association:
WRDS Award for Best PhD Student Paper; “Has Takeover Regulation Altered Value Creation in the European M&A Market“; Sapnoti Eswar (London Business School)

Wharton-WRDS Award for Best Paper on Corporate Finance; Equity-Holding Institutional Lenders: Do They Receive Better Terms?“; Jongha Lim (University of Missouri), Bernadette Minton (The Ohio State University), Michael Weisbach (The Ohio State University).

Southern Finance Association:
WRDS Sponsorship, Outstanding Empirical Paper award; Window Dressing in Mutual Funds“; Gerald Gay (Georgia State University), Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State University, University of Cologne), Leng Ling (Georgia College and State University).

 

2011

European Financial Management Association (EFMA):
WRDS-Wharton Best Paper Award; Tick Size Regulation, Intermarket Competition and Sub-Penny Trading“; Sabrina Buti (University of Toronto), Barbara Rindi (Bocconi University), Yuanji Wen (Bocconi University), Ingrid M. Werner (Ohio State University).

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance; Pay for Performance from Future Fund Flows: The Case of Private Equity“; Ji-Woong Chung (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Berk Sensoy (Ohio State University), Lea Stern (Ohio State University, Michael Weisbach (Ohio State University)

 

2010

European Financial Management Association (EFMA):
WRDS-Wharton Best Paper Award; Sovereign Risk Premia“; Nicola Borri (LUISS University, Rome, Italy) and Andrien Verdelhan (MIT Sloan, Boston, MA, United States)

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance; The Causal Impact of Media in Financial Markets“; Joseph Engelberg (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Christopher Parsons (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

2009

European Financial Management Association (EFMA):
WRDS-Wharton Best Paper; Arbitrage-free Credit Pricing Using Default Probabilities and Risk Sensitivities“; Dr. Andreas Bloechlinger

Western Finance Association:
The Wharton School – WRDS Best Paper Award for the Best Empirical Finance; The Diminishing Liquidity Premium“; Ohad Kadan (Washington University in St. Louis),  Azi Ben Rephael (Tel-Aviv University), Avi Wohl (Tel-Aviv University)

 

2008

European Financial Management Association (EFMA):
WRDS-Wharton Best Paper; “Analysis of Financial Decision Making with Loss Aversion”; Professor Valeri Zakamouline ((University of Agder), Professor Steen Koekebakker (University of Agder)

 

2007

Batten Conference, The College of William & Mary:
WRDS Sponsorship, WRDS Best Paper Award; Liquidity Biases in Asset Pricing Tests; Iva Kalcheva

Midwest Finance Association:
Best Paper Award in International Finance sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Southern Management Association:
Doctoral Consortium Paper Sponsorship

Southern Finance Association:
WRDS Sponsorship, Empirical Paper award; A Discrete Choice Model of Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Classification and Prediction“; Thomas P. Boehm (University of Tennessee – Knoxville), Ramon P. DeGennaro (University of Tennessee – Knoxville & Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

 

2006

Midwest Finance Association:
Best Paper in International Finance sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS); Financial Globalization and Risk Sharing: Welfare Effects and the Optimality of Open Markets“; Charles Trzcinka (Indiana University), Andrey Ukhov (Indiana University)

Southern Management Association:
Doctoral Consortium Paper Sponsorship

Southern Finance Association:

Best Paper Award-Empirical Research

 

2005

CLADEA
Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion Instituto Superior de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

Pablo Lopez Sarabia; Econometric Estimation of the Risk in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina Stock Markets; Universidad de Chile, Chile.

Forecasting Gold Price Changes: Rolling and Recursive Neural Network Models; David Diaz solis, Rodrigo Jarpa Ortega, Antonino Parisi Fernandez y Franco Parisi Fernandez

Eastern Finance Association:
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, Sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services; Board Independence and Corporate Governance: Evidence from Director Resignations“; Manu Gupta (Graduate Student – Texas A&M University), L. Paige Fields (Texas A&M University)

European Finance Association:
“Takeover Governance and the Cross-section of Returns“; Vinay Nair

Midwest Finance Association:
Oscar R. Goodman Award for the Outstanding Paper in Financial Intermediation Sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services; Agency Renegotiation in Corporate Finance: Evidence from Syndicated Loans; Amir Sufi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Southern Management Association:
Doctoral Consortium Paper Sponsorship

Southern Finance Association:
Best Paper Award-Empirical Research – WRDS; The Role of Venture Capital Backing in Initial Public Offerings: Certification, Screening, or Market Power?“; Thomas Chemmanur, (Boston College), Elena Loutskina, (Boston College)

 

2004

Southern Finance Association:
Best Paper Award; The Survival of Internet IPOs“; Tjalling van der Goot (University of Amsterdam)