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Smokey Mountain Finance Conference

Each spring, the Finance Department hosts the Smokey* Mountain Finance Conference. Eight to ten speakers from prominent universities join our faculty and PhD students for two days of research presentations in a unique Smoky Mountain venue. The small and intimate nature of the retreat coupled with the mountain beauty offer an ideal setting for exchanging ideas and forging new relationships.

Smokey Mountain Conference

* "Smokey" is the mascot for the University of Tennessee. The conference is named after a combination of the Smoky Mountains and "Smokey" the dog.  Many of our UT traditions can be found here.

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2019 External Speakers:

Jess Cornaggia, Penn State University
Caitlin Dannhauser, Villanova University
David Denis, University of Pittsburgh
Jesse Ellis, NC State University
Clifton Green, Emory University
Greg Kadlec, Virginia Tech
Jim Linck, Southern Methodist University
Lalitha Naveen, Temple University

2018 External Speakers:

George Aragon, Arizona State University
Todd Gormley, Washington University in St. Louis
Andrew Karolyi, Cornell University
Kai Li, University of British Columbia
Karl Lins, University of Utah
Paige Ouimet, UNC Chapel Hill
Sophie Shive, University of Notre Dame
Scott Yonker, Cornell University

2017 External Speakers:

Ian Appel, Boston College
Diane Denis, University of Pittsburgh
Roger Edelen, University of California Davis
Stu Gillan, University of Georgia
John Griffin, University of Texas at Austin
Darren Kisgen, Boston College
Dave Solomon, University of Southern California
Mao Ye, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

2016 External Speakers:

Dan Bradley, University of South Florida
Joey Engelberg, UC San Diego
Erik Gilje, Wharton / University of Pennsylvania
John Graham, Duke University
Michelle Lowry, Drexel University
Bill Maxwell, Southern Methodist University
Matt Ringgenberg, Washington University St. Louis
Noah Stoffman, Indiana University