*The event will take place in the Bill and Pat Child Family Community Hall on the 7th floor of the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB).
Both the hotel and the conference venue are on the Univeristy of Utah campus, at about 15 min of walking distance apart. A shuttle service will be provided for conference participants. Marriott hotel provides free shuttle to its guest, with the Business School being in the 2 miles radius they serve, the shuttle operates on a first-come first-served basis. Free university shuttle, the Purple route, also serves the two locations.

February 3: DAY 0

7:00 p.m. Informal get together at Wakara Bar at the Marriott (not part of the conference).

February 4: DAY 1

1:00 p.m. - ongoing Registration Opens at 1 PM

1:00 Shuttle 1 Marriott to Conference (15 seat capacity)

1:20 Shuttle 2 Marriott to Conference (15 seat capacity)

1:50 - 2 p.m. Opening Remarks

2 - 3:10 p.m. Artificial Intelligence in Financial Markets

Robo-Advisor Adoption, Willingness to Pay, and Trust—An Experimental Investigation
Orly Sade (Hebrew University)

Arbitrage bots in experimental markets
Tibor Neugebauer (University of Luxembourg)

Speed traps: Algorithmic trader performance under alternative market structures
Jason Shachat (Durham University and Wuhan University)

3:10 - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30-4:40 p.m. SESSION A:

Information Disclosure and Reputation

The Way People Lie in Markets
Chloe Tergiman (Penn State University)

Incentives, Returns, and Reputation: An Experiment on Financial Advisors’ Degrees of Freedom
Christoph Huber (University of Innsbruck)

Predatory Trading in the Laboratory
Brian Kluger (University of Cincinnati)


Individual Behavior and Risk Taking

Ellsberg's Second Paradox
Sean Crockett (Baruch College)

Reference Point Formation – Does the Market Whisper in the Background
Sriram Villupuram (University of Texas at Arlington)

Behavior when the Chips are Down: An Experimental Study of Wealth Effects and Exchange Media
Adam Stivers (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

4:45 - 5:15 p.m. NEXUS Lab tour and demonstration

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.*
*Room 2950 Gardner Commons
Keynote 1: Samuel Hartzmark (University of Chicago)
Risk Factors and the Lab

6:45 - 9:30 p.m. Dinner: Chef Franck doing his wonders

9:30 Shuttle 1 Conference to Marriott (15 seat capacity)

9:45 Shuttle 2 Conference to Marriott (15 seat capacity)

February 5: DAY 2

7:30 Shuttle 1 Marriott to Conference.
In addition, the Marriott Shuttle will go back and forth between Marriott and Conference from 7:45 to 8:45 (about 3 trips)

8:00-8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:35 a.m. Information Aggregation In and Across Markets

No Bubbles in the City. An Experiment with Professional Traders
Marco Cipriani (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Exchange-traded funds in laboratory asset markets
Olga Rud (RMIT)

9:40-10:50 a.m. Social Regard in Financial Markets

Valuation of Corporate Social Responsibility: An Experiment
Sebastien Pouget (Toulouse School of Economics)

Overcoming Discount Window Stigma: An Experimental Investigation
Olivier Armantier (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Keeping up with the Joneses: Social Status and Wealth Inequality in a Leveraged Asset Market
Weineng Xu (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

10:50-11:10 a.m. Coffee Break

11:10-12:25 p.m. Keynote 2: Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne)
The Relevance of Theoretical Finance in a World of Behavioral Finance

12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch

2-3:10 p.m. SESSION A:

Attention and Information Processing in Financial Markets

Decomposing the Disposition Effect
Johannes Maier (University of Munich (LMU))

Measuring (In)Attention to Mutual Fund Fees: Evidence from Experiments
Hugh Kim (University of South Carolina)

Investing with Fast Thinking
Hongjun Yan (DePaul University)


Recent Financial Innovations and Concerns

Introducing a CBDC: an experiment
Gabriele Camera (Chapman University)

Franc Less for a Pound More: (Price) Discrimination and the Value of Privacy
Irina Gemmo (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Reconsidering Rational Expectations and the Aggregation of Diverse Infomation in Laboratory Security Markets
Cary Deck (University of Alabama)

3:10-4:10 p.m. Roundtable + Coffee: Experiments and the General Finance Audience
Participants: Luba Petersen, Bruce Carlin, Uday Rajan, Jeff Coles, Mattew Ringgenberg, Peter Bossaerts

4:20-5:30 p.m. Macro-Finance

An Experimental Comparison of Two Exchange Economies: Long-Lived Asset versus Short-Lived Asset
Enrica Carbone (University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli")

Structured Finance and Correlation Risk
Felix Fattinger (University of Melbourne)

Portfolio Choices and Risk Preferences Using Non-parametric Tools: An Experiment
Jean Paul Rabanal (Monash University)

5:30 p.m. Conference Concludes

For those who will be participating in the Utah Winter Finance Conference, you will have to Uber/Shuttle to Snowbird Resort.

Program Committee

Elena Asparouhova
Zwetelina Iliewa
Luba Petersen