2015 GCGC

5-6 June 2015

Day 1: Friday 5th June

08.45 Introduction
Conference Chairman: Professor Ronald Gilson, Stanford Law School
 09.00 Morning session
Session Chairman: Professor Colin Mayer, Said Business School, University of Oxford
09.00-09.45 Audit Oversight and Reporting Credibility
Professor Christian Leuz, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago
Discussant: Dr Woochan Kim, Korea University Business School
09.45-10.30 Why Do Corporate Charters Waive Liability for Breach of the Duty of Care?
Professor Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School
Discussant: Professor Curtis Milhaupt, Columbia Law School
10.30 Coffee break
10.45-11.30 Corporate Governance and Risk Management at Unprotected Banks: National Banks in the 1890s
Professor Charles Calomiris, Columbia Business School
DiscussantProfessor Joseph McCahery, Tilburg Law and Economics Centre
11.30-12.15 Contractual Governance in the Absence of Law: Bylaws of Norwegian Firms in the Early 20th Century
Professor Mike Burkart, Stockholm School of Economics, Department of Finance
Discussant: Professor Jennifer Hill, Sydney Law School
12.15 Lunch break
14.00 Afternoon session
Session Chairman: Professor Kon Sik Kim, Seoul National University
14.00-14.45 The Great Pyramids of America: A Revised History of US Business Groups, Corporate Ownership and Regulation, 1930-1950
Professor Yishay Yafeh, The Hebrew University
DiscussantProfessor Uwe Walz, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt
14.45-15.30 Corporate Chartering and Federalism: A New View
Professor Henry Hansmann, Yale Law School
Discussant: Professor Luca Enriques, Oxford University Faculty of Law
15.30 Coffee break
15.45-16.30 Seeking Alpha: Excess Risk Taking and Competition for Managerial Talent
Professor Viral Acharya, Stern School of Business, New York University
Discussant: Professor Alan Schwartz, Yale School of Management
19.00 Reception followed by dinner

Day 2: Saturday 6th June

08.45 Morning session introduction
Session Chairman: Professor Gerard Hertig, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
09.00-09.45 Financing Disruption
Professor John Armour
, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Discussant: Professor Allen Ferrell, Harvard Law School, Harvard University
09.45-10.30 Privatized bankruptcy: a study of shipping financial distress
Professor Julian Franks, London Business School
Discussant: Dr Dan Puchniak, NUS Law, National University of Singapore
10.30 Coffee break
10.45-11.30 The Wolf at the Door: The Impact of Hedge Fund Activism on Corporate Governance
Professor Jack Coffee, Columbia Law School
Discussant: Professor Randall Thomas, Vanderbilt University Law School and Owen School of Management
11.30-12.15 Ownership, Investment and Governance: The Costs and Benefits of Dual Class Shares
Professor Ronald Masulis, UNSW Business School
Discussant: Professor Li Jin, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
12.15 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Panel discussion
Empirical Finance in the Face of Institutional Complexity

Professor Marco Becht, Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management
Professor Michael Klausner, Stanford University
Professor David Larcker, Stanford Graduate School of Business
 14.00 Afternoon session
Session Chairman: Professor Ronald Gilson, Stanford Law School Stanford University
14.00-14.45 The Changing Nature of Corporate Board Activity
Professor Renee Adams
, University of New South Wales
Discussant: Professor Jeffrey Gordon, Columbia Law School
14.45-15.30 Do Mandatory Board Gender Quotas Reduce Firm Value?
Professor Karin Thorburn, Norwegian School of Economics 
Discussant: Dr Belen Villalonga, New York University – Stern School
15.30 Coffee break
15.45-16.30 Financial Markets and the Political Center of Gravity
Professor Mark Roe, Harvard Law School
Discussant: Professor Hideki Kanda, University of Tokyo – Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
16.30-17.00 Conference Summary
17.00 Drinks reception

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