Center for Corporate Governance

Academic Conference

The Eighth Annual Academic Conference on Corporate Governance was held at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business on April 17, 2015. The conference featured 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 received our award for outstanding contributions to research in corporate governance and presented 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
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business welcomed our conference attendees with a pre- program dinner featuring Patrick S. McGurn, executive vice president and special counsel at Institutional Shareholder Services on April 16, 2015