27th Meeting at Washington University in St. Louis

Oct 14 - Oct 15, 2022

Washington University in St. Louis, Knight Center

The FTG Fall 2022 Meeting will be held in the Knight Center at Washington University in Saint Louis on October 14-15, 2022. The meeting will be held in-person only, subject to any unforeseen circumstances. The meeting is organized by Jason Donaldson, Brett Green, Mina Lee, and Linda Schilling and is sponsored by the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research (WFA-CFAR) and the Center for Research in Economics and Strategy (CRES) at the Olin Business School.


FTG Fall 2022 Meeting Program

Friday, October 14


Welcome Reception

Knight Center 4th floor Pub, Room 440


Small group dinners

Various Locations[1]


Saturday, October 15

7:00-8:20 am


Anheuser-Busch Dining Hall, 3rd floor

8:20 am


Knight Center (Classroom 200)

8:30-9:30 am


Search Frictions in OTC Markets

Chaujun Wang (Wharton)


Knight Center (Classroom 200)

9:30-9:45 am

Coffee Break

2nd floor break area, Knight Center

9:45-10:45 am

Engagement Maximization

Ben Hebert (Stanford)

Weijie Zhong (Stanford)

Knight Center (Classroom 200)

10:45-11 am

Coffee Break

2nd floor break area, Knight Center

11 am – 12 pm

Security Design in Non-Exclusive Markets with Asymmetric Information

Vladimir Asriyan (CREi)

Victoria Vanasco (CREi)

Knight Center (Classroom 200)

12 – 1:30pm


Remarks  from FTG President and Board

Anheuser-Busch Dining Hall, 3rd floor


Debt Maturity Management

Yunxhi Hu (UNC)

Felipe Varas (Duke)

Chao Ying (CUHK)

Knight Center (Classroom 200)

2:30-2:45 pm

Coffee Break

2nd floor break area,

Knight Center

2:45-3:45 pm

A Model of Informed Intermediation in the Market for Going Public

Aydogan Alti (UT Austin)

Jonathan B. Cohn (UT Austin)

Knight Center (Classroom 200)

3:45 pm

Meeting Adjourned


[1] Your group leader will be in touch with you regarding the details of your dinner reservations.



We have reserved a block of 55 rooms at the Charles F. Knight Center. If booking a room by phone, please let the hotel staff know that you want to make a reservation in the “Finance Theory Group” block. If booking online, you can use this link to book a room in the block or use the Group Attendee Code 101522FTG.

In case the block fills up and there are no more rooms available at the Knight Center, below are some other recommended hotels  (rates below are not guaranteed).

  • Clayton Plaza Hotel ($133)
  • Doubletree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park ($181)
  • Le Meridien ($258)
  • Seven Gables Inn ($254)
  • The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis ($292)


Flying into St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is the easiest way to get to the conference. The airport is about a 15-minute drive from campus. While direct flights to STL used to be abundant, they are scarcer in the aftermath of the pandemic. If you plan on attending the conference, you should probably try to book your ticket as early as possible. Also, be sure to check routes from Southwest (in addition to the legacy carriers) as they are the only carrier offering non-stop flights from certain destinations.



The organizing committee would like to thank the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research (CFAR) and the Center for Research in Economic Strategy (CRES) for making this meeting possible.