2018 GCGC

1-2 June 2018

Day 1: Friday 1 June

08.15 Registration
08.45 Introduction:
Conference Chair: Allen Ferrell (Harvard Law School)
Morning Session 1:
Session Chair: TBC
 09.00 Unsuccessful Teams
Speaker: Renée Adams (University of New South Wales)
Discussant: Fabrizio Ferri (Columbia University)
10.00 Career Risk and Market Discipline in Asset Management
Speaker: Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II)
Discussant: Claudia Custodio (Imperial College London) (tbc)
11.00-11.30  Coffee break
Morning session 2:
Session Chair: TBC
BRIC Indices (title tbc)
Speaker: Bernard Black (Northwestern University School of Law and Kellogg School of Management)
Discussant: Johan Sulaeman (National University of Singapore)
12.30 Doing Business in Emerging Markets – The Benefits of Being Private
Speaker: Pablo Slutzky (Robert H Smith School of Business – University of Maryland)
Discussant: Pedro Matos (Darden School of Business – University of Virginia)
 13.30-14.30 Lunch break
Afternoon Session 1:
Session Chair: TBC
  Governance through Shame and Aspiration: Index Creation and Corporate Behaviour 
Speaker: Charles Wang (Harvard Business School)
Discussant: Vicente Cuñat (London School of Economics)
The Rise of Common Ownership 
Speaker: Doron Levit (Wharton University)
Discussant:Jennifer Hill (University of Sydney)
 16.30-17.00 Coffee break
17.00 Panel Discussion I: Index rule makers as a potentially powerful force in corporate governance
Marco Becht 
(Solvay Brussels School)
Stephen Davis (Harvard Law School)
David Blitzer (Managing Director and Chair of the Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices)
Philipp Hildebrand (Blackrock) TBC
Carine Smith Ihenacho (NBIM Global Head)
19.00 Reception & Dinner

Day 2: Saturday 2 June

08.30 Registration
08.45 Introduction
09.00 Session 1:
Session Chair: TBC
Board declassification and firm value: Have shareholders and boards really destroyed billions in value?
Speaker: Emiliano Catan (NYU Law School)
Discussant: Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern)
Insulation of management from shareholders
Speaker: Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School)
Discussant: Julian Franks (London Business School)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30 Session 2: 
Session Chair: TBC
Is Corporate Governance a First Order Cause of the Current Malaise?
Speaker: Jeff Gordon (Columbia Law School)
Discussant: Miriam Schwartz-Ziv (Michigan State University)
Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows
Speaker: Samuel Hartzmark (University of Chicago)
Discussant: Giovanna Nicodano (University of Torino)
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
 14.30-15.30 Panel Discussion II: 
Panel Chair: TBC
Panelists: TBC
 15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00 Session 3:
Session Chair: TBC
Monitoring the monitor: distracted institutional investors and board governance
Speaker: Ron Masulis (University of New South Wales)
Discussant: TBC
Busy Directors: Strategic Interaction and Monitoring Synergies
Speaker: Alexander Ljungqvist (New York University & Stockholm School of Economics)
Discussant: Jill Fisch (University of Pennsylvania) tbc
19.00 Reception

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