Venue: Vilnius University, 3 Universiteto Street

Room: The Senate Hall

Day 1 - Thursday, July 3, 2014

9:15-9:30 - Registration for the Doctoral Seminar
9:30-12:00 - Doctoral Seminar
Empirical Strategies in Empirical Corporate Finance
Ron Masulis (University of New South Wales)
12:30-14:00 - Lunch and registration for the Conference
14:00-14:30 - Welcome and Opening Remarks
14:30-16:00 - Session I (Chair: Rimvydas Baltaduonis)
Value of Political Office: Evidence from Lithuania
Audinga Baltrūnaitė (IIES, Stockholm University)
How TV Ads Influence Online Shopping
Jūra Liaukonytė (Cornell University) with Thales Teixeira (Harvard Business School) and Kenneth C. Wilbur (University of California, San Diego)
Does Early Schooling Narrow Outcome Gaps for Advantaged and Disadvantaged Children?
Agnė Sužiedelytė (Monash University) with Anna Zhu (University of New South Wales)
16:00-16:15 - Break

16:15-17:45- Session II (Chair: Jūra Liaukonytė)
Weighted Scoring Rules for Comparison of Density Forecasts on Subsets of Interest
Justinas Pelenis (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna)
Crisis and Interrelated Errors
Algirdas Bartkus (Vilnius University)
A Large Scale OLG Model for France, Italy and Sweden: Assessing the Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Redistributive Effects of Public Policies
Igor Fedotenkov (University of Verona) with Alessandro Bucciol (University of Verona), Laura Cavalli (University of Verona), Paolo Pertile (University of Verona), Veronica Polin (University of Verona), Nicola Sartor (University of Verona), and Alessandro Sommacal (University of Verona) 

18:30 - Dinner (by invitation) 
Day 2 - Friday, July 4, 2014
9:30-11:00 - Session III (Chair: Rasa Pušinskaitė)
Do Corporate Taxes Hinder Innovation?
Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) with Abhiroop Mukherjee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), and Manpreet Singh (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Abatement Investment Decisions under Alternative Emissions Regulation: An Experimental Investigation
Rimvydas Baltaduonis (Gettysburg College) with Elizabeth Bernold (University of Sydney), Tihomir Ancev (University of Sydney), Tim Capon (CSIRO), and Andrew Reeson (CSIRO)
Knocking on Tax Heaven’s Door: Multinational Firms and Transfer Pricing
Julien Martin (Université du Québec à Montréal) with Ron Davies (University College Dublin), Mathieu Parenti (CORE - Université Catholique de Louvain), and Farid Toubal (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris School of Economics and CEPII)
11:15-12:30 - Keynote Speech
Recent Advances in Understanding What Enhances Board of Director Performance
Ron Masulis (University of New South Wales)
12:30-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:30 - Session IV (Chair: Alminas Žaldokas)
Banks Short-term Funding, Financial Instability, and the Transmission of Shocks
Rasa Pušinskaitė (Bank of Lithuania, Goethe University Frankfurt)
External Growth Opportunities, Managerial Incentives, and Firm’s Financing Policy
Sigitas Karpavičius (Flinders University) and Fan Yu (Fudan University)
Statistical Discrimination in an Equilibrium Search and Matching Model
Linas Tarasonis (Aix-Marseille School of Economics) with Bruno Decreuse (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

15:30-15:45 - Break
15:45-17:15 - Session V (Chair: Linas Tarasonis)
Salmon Price Volatility: A Weight-class-specific Multivariate Approach
Daumantas Bloznelis (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
Short Selling in the Tails
Tomas Garbaravičius (Bank of Lithuania) with Marco Valerio Geraci (ECARES, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles) and David Veredas (ECARES, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles)
Hierarchical Structures of the Relationships between Government Bond Markets in EU Countries
Eglė Aleknevičiūtė (Vytautas Magnus University) with Kristina Levišauskaitė (Vytautas Magnus University) and Vilija Aleknevičienė (Aleksandras Stulginskis University).

17:30 - Adjourn