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- 2011-2014 Annual Program for Financial Studies Conferences
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Reception to follow
Pulitzer Hall | Lecture Hall, Columbia Journalism School
Financial economists have long been interested in how markets incorporate information. In the last decade, the confluence of improved computational tools and data availability for text analysis have led to new research methods and many important insights into how markets respond to the news media. But how does information become news in the first place? How do choices made by journalists shape the news to which markets react?
Organized by the News and Finance Initiative of Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies and its faculty directors Harry Mamaysky, Paul Glasserman, and Paul Tetlock around their current research, this major conference will bring together an unprecedented group of interdisciplinary leaders from across academia, business, government, and the media to explore new frontiers in the study of the dissemination of news and its influence on markets. The event is expected to draw 150+ leaders from across these sectors, building upon the past three successful News and Finance conferences in 2018, 2017 and 2016.
The News and Finance Initiative of the Program for Financial Studies gratefully acknowledges its Lead Industry Sponsors:
as well as the following conference sponsors:
The Program for Financial Studies gratefully acknowledges Thomson Reuters for generously providing access to data sets that have enabled the research upon which the News and Finance initiative has been built.
For information regarding the conference, contact Melina Denebeim, Director of the Program for Financial Studies, at 646-745-8554 or [email protected].
Sandile Hlatshwayo, IMF
The Measurement and Macro Relevance of Corruption: A Big Data Approach
Joshua Mitts, Columbia Law School
Short and Distort
Anna Cieslak, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
The Economics of the 'Fed Put'
Evan Schnidman, CEO, Prattle
Applications of AI in Finance: Using NLP to Analyze Market-Moving Language
Keynote: Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University
The Welfare Effects of Social Media
Russ Wermers, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Institutional Trading Around Corporate News: Evidence from Textual Analysis
Benjamin Golez, Mendoza School of Business, University of Notre Dame
Home-Country Media Slant and Equity Prices
4th Annual News and Finance Conference: Journalist Panel
Moderator: Laura Veldkamp, Columbia Business School Panelists: James Freeman, Wall Street Journal; Jason Lange, Thomson Reuters; Fred Monyak, Associated Press; Robin Wigglesworth, Financial Times
Anastassia Fedyk, Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley
When Can the Market Identify Old News?
Yin Luo, Vice Chairman, Wolfe Research
Beyond Fake News - Extracting Signals from Noisy News, Social Media, and Corporate Events