Academic Conference on Corporate Governance

Conference Outcomes

Over the past five years, the Academic Conference presented by the LeBow Center for Corporate Governance has presented top research that has gone on to be published at an impressive rate in highly regarded research journals, compared to similar conferences. See below for specific conference outcomes from 2010 to 2015.


Overall Conference Statistics (2010-2015)

Published Top 3 Top 3 - Economics Top 9
73% 60% 63% 70%


Outcomes by Year

2015 Conference

Published Top 3 Top 3 - Economics Top 9
60% 60% 60% 60%



Published or Accepted Papers

  • Pay Me Now (and Later): Pension Benefit Manipulation before Plan Freezes and Executive Retirement (Stefanescu, Wang, Xie, and Yang) – Journal of Financial Economics
  • Do Takeover Defense Indices Measure Takeover Deterrence? (Karpoff, Schonlau, and Wehrly) – Review of Financial Studies
  • Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners (Appel, Gormley and Keim) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2016


2014 Conference

Published Top 3 Top 3 - Economics Top 9
60% 60% 60% 60%



Published or Accepted Papers

  • Out of Money CEOs: Private Control Premiums and Option Exercise by CEOs (Fos and Jiang) – Review of Financial Studies, 2016
  • Dual Ownership, Returns and Voting in Mergers (Bodnaruk and Rossi) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2016
  • Spillovers inside Conglomerates: Incentives and Capital (Duchin, Goldberg, and Sosyura) – Review of Financial Studies


2013 Conference

Published Top 3 Top 3 - Economics Top 9
60% 40% 40% -60%



Published or Accepted Papers

  • CEO Turnover-Performance Sensitivities in Private Firms (Gao, Harford, and Li) – Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Did Going Public Impair Moody’s Credit Ratings? (Kedia, Rajgopal, and Zhou) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2014
  • Tailspotting: Identifying and Profiting from CEO Vacation Trips (Yermack) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2014


2012 Conference

Published Top 3 Top 3 - Economics Top 9
80% 80% 80% 80%



Published or Accepted Papers

  • Independent Director Incentives: Where Do Talented Directors Spend their Limited Time and Energy? (Masulis and Mobbs) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2014
  • How Costly Is Corporate Bankruptcy for the CEO? (Eckbo, Thorburn, and Wang) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2016
  • Corruption culture and corporate misconduct (Liu) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2016
  • The Real Effects of Hedge Fund Activism: Productivity, Asset Allocation, and Labor Outcomes (Brav, Jiang, and Kim) – Review of Financial Studies, 2015


2011 Conference

Published Top 3 Top 3 - Economics Top 9
100% 80% 80% 100%



Published or Accepted Papers

  • Lost in Translation? The Effect of Cultural Values on Mergers Around the World (Ahern, Daminelli, and Fracassi) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2015
  • The Death of the Deal: Are Withdrawn Acquisition Deals Informative of CEO Restraint? (Jacobsen) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2014
  • The Role of Institutional Investors in Voting: Evidence from the Securities Lending Market (Aggarwal, Saffi, and Sturgess) – Journal of Finance, 2015
  • Are busy boards detrimental? (Field, Lowry, and Mkrtchyan) – Journal of Financial Economics, 2013
  • Does the Location of Directors Matter? Information Acquisition and Board Decisions (Alam, Chen, Ciccotello and Ryan) – Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2014


2010 Conference

Published Top 3 Top 3 - Economics Top 9
80% 40% 60% 60%



Published or Accepted Papers

  • The Vote is Cast: The Effect of Corporate Governance on Shareholder Value (Cunat, Gine, and Guadalupe) – JJournal of Finance, 2012
  • Bonus-Driven Repurchases (Cheng, Harford and Zhang) – Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2015
  • The Changing of the Boards (Ahern and Dittmar) – Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012
  • Family Business Around the World (Masulis, Pham and Zein) – Review of Financial Studies, 2011



Top 3 - Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Economics; Review of Financial Studies
Top 3 Econ - Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Economics; Review of Financial Studies; American Economic Review; The Quarterly Journal of Economics; Econometrica; Journal of Political Economy; Research in Economics
Top 9 - Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Economics,; The Review of Financial Studies; Review of Finance; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Financial Intermediation; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking