Academic Programme

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Friday 12th August 2016


08h30 to 10h30 - Session One


Session 1 Chair: Bart Frijns


Presenter:Deepak Agrawal, Indian School of Business
Paper:Do Derivatives Matter?: Evidence From A Policy Experiment
Discussant:Injun Hwang, Korea University Business School

Presenter: Fergus Bevin-McCrimmon, University of Otago
Paper: Liquidity and Risk Premia in the New Zealand Electricity Futures Market
Discussant: Prasenjit Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Management Indore

Presenter: Xiaopeng Wei, University of Canterbury
Paper: Does the tail wag the dog? Evidence from fund flow to VIX ETFs and ETNs
Discussant: Ilnara Gafiatullina, Auckland University of Technology

Presenter:José Da Fonseca, Auckland University of Technology
Paper:Variance and Skew Risk Premiums for the Volatility Market: The VIX Evidence
Discussant:Chaohua He, University of International Business and Economics


10h30 to 10h45 Coffee/Tea Break


10h45 to 12h45 - Session Two


Session 2 Chair: Alireza Tourani-Rad


Presenter:Johan Bjursell, Credit Suisse, Tokyo, Japan
Paper:VPIN, Jump Dynamics, Inventory Announcements in Energy Futures Markets
Discussant:Adrian Fernandez-Perez, Auckland University of Technology

Presenter: Prasenjit Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Management Indore
Paper: An Empirical Investigation on Information in Options Order Flow and Volatility Risk Premium
Discussant: Weiping Li, Southwest Jiaotong University and Oklahoma State University

Presenter: Bo Young Chang, Bank of Canada
Paper: Equity Option Implied Probability of Default and Equity Recovery Rate
Discussant: Jose Da Fonseca, Auckland University of Technology

Presenter: Adrian Fernandez-Perez, Auckland University of Technology
Paper: Did the Introduction of ETPs Change the Intraday Price Dynamics of VIX Futures?
Discussant: Johan Bjursell, Credit Suisse, Tokyo, Japan


12.45-14.00
Lunch + Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Robert I. Webb, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

Crowded Trade Risk and Trader Induced Volatility The sudden unwinding of “crowded trade” positions exacerbates price moves and creates volatility.  Such events may occur on their own or be precipitated by the actions of other market participants (intentionally or not).  Whatever the cause, the volatility that accompanies the unwinding of crowded trades is largely unrelated to economic fundamentals.  It is almost entirely trader-induced.  This talk assesses the importance of crowded trade risk and other forms of trader-induced volatility and, discusses the implications for practitioners, policymakers and academics alike.


14h00 to 16h00 - Session Three


Session 3 Chair: Robert I. Webb, University of Virginia


Presenter:Jared DeLisle, Utah State University
Paper:Anchoring and Probability Weighting in Option Prices
Discussant:Hardy Hulley, University of Technology Sydney

Presenter: Chaohua He, University of International Business and Economics
Paper: Risk Premia in Chinese Commodity Markets
Discussant: Deepak Agrawal, Indian School of Business

Presenter:Changki Kim, Korea University Business School
Paper:Zero Lower Bound and Economic Determinants of the Cap Market
Discussant:Fergus Bevin-McCrimmon, University of Otago

Presenter:Ilnara Gafiatullina, Auckland University of Technology
Paper:Time Varying Price Discovery in VIX Exchange Traded Notes: A Tale of Retail vs. Institutional Trades
Discussant:Bo Young Chang, Bank of Canada


16h00 to 16h15 Coffee/Tea Break


16h15 to 18h15 - Session Four


Session 4 Chair: Jose da Fonseca, Auckland University of Technology


Presenter:Weiping Li, Southwest Jiaotong University and Oklahoma State University
Paper:Index Option Returns and Systemic Equity Risk
Discussant:Cheng Zhang, London School of Economics

Presenter: Xiaolin Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Paper: Impact of Investor Attention from Different Search Terminals on Futures Prices
Discussant: Jedrzej Bialkowski, University of Canterbury

Presenter:Cheng Zhang, London School of Economics
Paper:The Effect of Options on Liquidity and Asset Returns
Discussant:Jared DeLisle, Utah State University

Presenter: Hardy Hulley, University of Technology Sydney
Paper: Short Selling with Collateral Constraints and Recall Risk
Discussant: Xiaolin Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China