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Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies, together with the Global Risk Institute and Columbia’s Data Science Institute, invite you to attend the 4th Annual News & Finance Conference.

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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 leaders from across these sectors, building upon the past three successful News and Finance conferences in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Keynote Speaker
Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University, presenting: “The Welfare Effects of Social Media”

Academic Presenters and Research Papers

Anna Cieslak, Assistant Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, presenting: “The Economics of the ‘Fed Put’”

Anastassia Fedyk, Assistant Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley, presenting: “When Can the Market Identify Old News?”

Benjamin Golez, Associate Professor of Finance, Mendoza School of Business, University of Notre Dame, presenting: “Home-Country Media Slant and Equity Prices”

Sandile Hlatshwayo, Economist, Asia-Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund, presenting: “The Measurement and Macro Relevance of Corruption: A Big Data Approach”

Joshua Mitts, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, presenting: “Short and Distort”

Russ Wermers, Bank of America Professor of Finance and Director, Center for Financial Policy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, presenting: “Institutional Trading Around Corporate News: Evidence from Textual Analysis”

Industry Presentations

Yin Luo, Managing Director, Quantitative Analysis, Strategy and Economics; Vice Chairman, Wolfe Research, presenting: “Beyond Fake News – Extracting Signals from Noisy News, Social Media, and Corporate Events”

Evan Schindman, CEO, Prattle, presenting: “Applications of AI in Finance: Using NLP to Analyze Market-Moving Language”

Journalist Panel

James Freeman, Best of the Web Columnist, Wall Street Journal

Jason Lange, U.S. Economics Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Fred Monyak, Business News Editor, Associated Press

Robin Wigglesworth, Editor, U.S. Markets, Financial Times

For more information, please contact: Melina Denebeim, Director of the Program for Financial Studies, md2953@gsb.columbia.edu, 646 745 8554

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