Center for Corporate Governance

Academic Conference

Conference registration is now open!
The Eighth Annual Academic Conference on Corporate Governance will be held at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business on April 17, 2015. The conference features theoretical and empirical research related to corporate governance with a slight preference to research related to work by this year’s honoree, Jonathan M. Karpoff.

Jonathan M. Karpoff, is the Washington Mutual Endowed Chair in Innovation Professor of Finance at the University Of Washington Foster School Of Business. Jon will receive our award for outstanding contributions to research in corporate governance and present the keynote speech at Friday’s luncheon. Previous recipients were Michael Jensen, Rene Stulz, Andrei Shleifer, Steven Kaplan, Harold Demsetz, Kevin Murphy and Michael Weisbach.

Academic Conference Welcome Dinner
The dinner will be held at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business on April 16, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Patrick S. McGurn, executive vice president and special counsel at Institutional Shareholder Services. Please notify Tamika Washington if you plan to attend.




Todd Gormley
Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners
Robert Schonlau
Do takeover defenses deter takeovers
Yuhai Xuan
The Contract Year Phenomenon in the Corner Office: An Analysis of Firm Behavior During CEO Contract Renewals
Jun Yang
Pay Me Now (and Later): Bonus Boosts Before Pension Freezes and Executive Departures
Karin Thorburn
Do Board Gender Quotas Reduce Firm Value

*Papers will be available for Download by March 17th.