Academic Conference on Corporate Governance

Agenda

Thursday, April 20

6-9 p.m.
Welcome Dinner - Barbuzzo
Ron Lumbra, Region Leader for the Americas, Global Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

Friday, April 21

7:45-8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast - Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 4th floor

8:30-9:20 a.m.
Session I: Peer Effects in Governance; Employee Outcomes in Mergers (Chair: Kevin Murphy, USC)
Compensation Benchmarking and the Peer Effects of Say-on-Pay
Presenting Author: Torsten Jochem, University of Amsterdam
Discussant: Russell Wermers, University of Maryland

9:20-10:10 a.m.
Session I: Peer Effects in Governance; Employee Outcomes in Mergers (Chair: Kevin Murphy, USC)
Will I Get Paid? Employee Stock Options and Mergers and Acquisitions
Presenting Author: Ilona Babenka, Arizona State University
Discussant: Shane Heitzman, USC

10:10-10:40 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:40-11:30 a.m.
Session 2: Offshore Secrets (Chair: Michael Weisbach, Ohio State University)
The Value of Offshore Secrets – Evidence from the Panama Papers
Presenting Author: Hannes Wagner, Bocconi University
Discussant: Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania)

11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Session 3: New Ideas Session (Chair: Eliezer Fich, Drexel University)
New Ideas Session

  • Presenter 1: Daniel Ferres, Universidad de Montevideo
  • Presenter 2: Xinyan Yan, University of Dayton
  • Presenter 3: David Pedersen, Rutgers University
  • Presenter 4: Derek Shan, University of Florida
  • Presenter 5: Dragana Cvijanovic, UNC

1-2:20 p.m.
Award Luncheon Honoring Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago
Introduction by Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University

2:20-3:10 p.m.
Session 4: Loan Officers and Institutional Cliques (Chair: Jonathan Karpoff, University of Washington)
Institutional Investor Cliques and Governance
Presenting Author: Alan D. Crane, Rice University
Discussant: Todd Gormley, Washington University in St. Louis

3:10-4:10 p.m.
Session 4: Loan Officers and Institutional Cliques (Chair: Jonathan Karpoff, University of Washington)
Do Loan Officers Impact Lending Decisions? Evidence from the Corporate Loan Market
Presenting Author: Janet Gao, Indiana University
Discussant: Jose Liberti, DePaul University

4:10-4:15 p.m.
Concluding Comments
Ralph Walkling, Drexel University

4:15-5 p.m.
Reception