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Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute, Drexel University 2020 Academic Conference Call For Papers

Registration Cost(s):
One Paper Submission Fee: $75.00
Two Paper Submission Fee: $150.00
Three Paper Submission Fee: $225.00

Monday November 18th is the deadline to submit a paper to this annual, invitation-only conference. The conference highlights the profound research by top professors around the world on issues related to corporate governance and the boardroom.

2020 Academic Conference
April 17, 2020

The Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute invites you to join us for our 13th Annual Corporate Governance Conference. We invite you to submit papers in any area related to corporate governance, which includes (but is not restricted to) topics such as Boards of Directors, compensation, shareholder activism, mergers, debt as a form of governance, ESG-related issues, political influences on governance, etc.

The conference will take place on Friday, April 17th, with a pre-conference dinner the preceding Thursday evening. WRDS generously provides sponsorship for this conference, including offering a $1,000 best paper prize. Paper acceptance notices will go out in early February.

Submission instructions:

  • The submission deadline is November 18, 2019. To be eligible for submission, the paper must still be at a revisable stage (i.e. neither published nor so close to publication that significant changes are not feasible) by the date of the conference. To submit a paper for consideration for this conference please sign up for this event and upload your paper.
  • When uploading your paper please note, your paper MUST be saved with the following file name: All Authors’ Last Names_Paper Title.pdf. Submitting Author’s name should be first and in all caps with the shortened title of the paper following after an underscore. For example: WALKLING-Schlingemann-Stulz_Corporate Focusing and Internal Capital Markets.pdf.
  • The cost to submit a paper is $75.
  • If you are submitting more than one paper, please either (1) have a co-author submit the second paper or (2) zip the multiple papers into a single file. For those choosing the second option, please note that the submission fee is $75 per paper. If you need assistance, please contact our Department Manager Angel Hogan or the Center’s Academic Director Michelle Lowry ( ).

Registration for the 2020 Academic Conference will open in February.

We are pleased to announced that our keynote speaker will be G. William Schwert, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Finance and Statistics at the University of Rochester, and editor of the Journal of Financial Economics.

Corporate Governance Center Fellows, who serve as the program committee

  • Renee Adams
  • Jeffrey Coles
  • K.J. Martijn Cremers
  • Diane Del Guercio
  • David Denis
  • Diane Denis
  • Laura Field
  • Nick Gantchev
  • Todd Gormley
  • Tom Griffin
  • Jarrad Harford
  • Peter Iliev
  • Wei Jiang
  • Dalida Kadyrzhanova
  • Jonathan Karpoff
  • Nadya Malenko
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Lalitha Naveen
  • Micah Officer
  • Gordon Phillips
  • Anil Shivdasani
  • Anh Tran
  • Michael S. Weisbach
  • Jared Wilson
  • Tracie Woidtke
  • Yuhai Xuan
  • Ke Yang
  • David L. Yermack

Who should attend?


  • Faculty
  • PhD


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Management