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Apr 15

2021 Corporate Governance Conference


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Conference Information

We invite you to join us for the 14th Annual Drexel Corporate Governance conference. The conference is hosted by Drexel University’s Gupta Governance Institute (GGI) in collaboration with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). The event will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 15 - 16th. The conference will begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT (18:00 CET) and end at 3:00 p.m. EDT (21:00 CET) each day.

To register to attend on Thursday, April 15 and/or Friday, April 16, please click on the “Sign Up” button above. You will receive a Zoom link that will permit you to attend on either day. You do not need to register separately to attend on Friday, April 16.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held online. To facilitate discussions, there will be optional breakout rooms on both days. There will also be a New Ideas session on Day 1.

WRDS is sponsoring the conference, including a $1,000 best paper prize. The following papers will be presented:

April 15th:

  • CEO Pet Projects. By Paul Decaire and Denis Sosyura. Discussant: Scott Yonker
  • CEO Activism and Firm Value. By Anahit Mkrtchyan, Jason Sandvik and Vivi Zhu. Discussant: Zacharias Sautner

April 16th:

  • Board Dynamics over the Startup Life Cycle. By Michael Ewens and Nadya Malenko. Discussant: Audra Boone
  • Does Private Equity Ownership Make Firms Cleaner? The Role of Environmental Liability Risks. By Aymeric Bellon. Discussant: Ian Appel

If you have any questions, please reach out to Genevieve Boland ( or Michelle Lowry (


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