Academic Competition Winners
Jianfeng Yu at University of Minnesota "Investor Sentiment and Economic Forces"
Joseph Gerakos at University of Chicago "Decomposing Value"
Jake Thornock at University of Washington"The Informativeness of Stale Financial Disclosures"
Nitish Ranjan Sinha at University of Illinois at Chicago "Underreaction to News in the U.S. Stock Market"
Second Place Tie
Buhui QuiErasmus at University"Options-Implied Variance and Future Stock Returns"
Vallapuzha Sandhya at Georgia State University"Agency Problems in Target-Date Funds"
Lukasz Pomorski University of Toronto "Decoding Inside Information"
Ankur Pareek at Rutgers University "Institutional Investors' Investment Durations and Stock Return Anomalies: Momentum, Reversal, Accruals, Share Issuance and R&D Increases"
Yuehua Tang Georgia State University "Do Institutional Investors Have an Ace Up Their Sleeves? Evidence from Confidential Filings of Portfolio Holdings"