Ken Singleton Celebration

The Stanford Graduate School of Business Finance group is hosting a conference celebrating Ken Singleton’s career in finance. Over the course of his career spanning four decades, Ken made seminal contributions to term structure modeling, credit risk modelings, and financial econometrics. 

Faculty Coordinators

The Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance
Stanford Graduate School of Business
The John G. McDonald Professor of Finance
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Associate Professor
USC Marshall School of Business
Professor of Finance
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance


Apr. 21, 2023
The Stanford Investors Common (680 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305)
Session 1: Term Structure Models
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Greg Duffee
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Speaker: Lars A. Lochstoer (co-authors Mikhail Chernov and Dongho Song)
Discussant: Scott Joslin
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Francesco Bianchi (co-authors Sydney C. Ludvigson and Sai Ma)
Paper: Monetary-Based Asset Pricing: A Mixed-Frequency Structural Approach 
Discussant: Adrien Auclert
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Speaker: Benjamin M. Hébert (co-authors Sebastian Di Tella, Pablo Kurlat, and Qitong Wang)
Discussant: Rohan Kekre
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
Session 2: Credit Risk
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Dean’s Welcome: Jonathan Levin
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Darrell Duffie
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Speakers: Jun Pan (co-author Zhe Geng)
Paper: The SOE Premium and Government Support in China’s Credit Market
Discussant: Zhiguo He
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Speaker: Tyler Muir (co-authors Valentin Haddad and Alan Moreira)
Paper: Whatever It Takes? The Impact of Conditional Policy Promise
Discussant: Will Diamond
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Break
Session 3: Financial Econometrics
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Lars Hansen
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Break
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Speaker: Bryan T. Kelly (co-authors Semyon Malamud and Kangying Zhou)
Paper: The Virtue of Complexity Everywhere
Discussant: Markus Pelger
6:00 – 6: 45 p.m. Reception
6:45 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner


Apr. 22, 2023
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
McCoy Family Courtyard


This event is by invitation only. Registration will end on Friday, March 10, 2023.



We have reserved a block of rooms for this conference at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

Each attendee must make his/her own reservation.

The reservation cut-off date is on Monday, March 20, 2023.

Guest speakers, please coordinate with Rochelle Bagalso to book your lodging.