2019 GCGC

7-8 June 2019

Day 1: Friday 7 June

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08.15 Registration
08.45 Welcome
Conference Chair: Uwe Walz (Goethe University Frankfurt and CFS/ SAFE Frankfurt)
Speaker: Wolfgang König, Director of the House of Finance (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Session 1:
Session Chair: Elisabeth Bechtold (Zurich Insurance Group)
 09.00 Investor Ideology
Speaker: Enrichetta Ravina (Kellogg School of Management)
Discussant: Holger Spamann (Harvard Law School)
10.00 Corporate Culture and Liability
Speaker: Jennifer Hill (The University of Sydney Law School, Australia)
Discussant: Edward Rock (NYU Law School)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
Session 2:
Session Chair: Kon Sik Kim (Seoul National University)
 11.30 Index Funds and The Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, And Policy
Speaker: Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School)
Discussant: Pedro Matos (University of Virginia – Darden School of Business)
12.30 Panel Discussion I: Sustainable Finance
Moderator: Marco Becht (Solvay Brussels School)
Christian Thimann (Athora Insurance Holding)
Monica Mächler
(Zurich Insurance Group)
Carine Smith Ihenacho
(Norges Bank Investment Management) 
 13.30-14.30 Lunch break
Session 3:
Session Chair: Gen Goto (University of Tokyo)
 14.30 Active Owners and Firm Policies
Speaker: Vicente Cuñat  (The London School of Economics)
Discussant: Oğuzhan Karakaş (Cambridge Judge Business School)
 15.30 Who is the Boss? Family Control without Ownership in Publicly-traded Japanese Firms
Speaker: Yupana Wiwattanakantang (National University of Singapore)
Discussant: Rui Albuquerque (Boston College)
 16.30-17.00 Coffee break
Session 4:
Session Chair: Ron Gilson (Stanford Law School)
 17.00 Eastern Medicine for Western Finance: Rethinking Financial Regulation
Speaker: Kathryn Judge (Columbia Law School)
Discussant: Gérard Hertig (Singapore-ETH Centre)
 18:00 Ends
19.00 Reception & Dinner

Day 2: Saturday 8 June


08.30 Arrival
08.45 Welcome:
Session 1:
Session Chair: Qiao Liu (Peking University)
 09.00 Value of Politically Connected Independent Directors: Evidence from the Anti-Corruption Campaign in China
Speaker: Chang Zhang (University of Warwick)
Discussant: Luh Luh Lan (National University of Singapore)
 10.00 Illuminating the Corporate Governance Black Hole: Contextualizing the Link to Performance
Speaker: Merritt Fox (Columbia Law School)
Discussant: Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
Session 2: 
Session Chair: Theodor Baums (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
 11.30 Perils of Limiting the Coverage of Mandatory Pay Disclosure: The Korean Experience
Speaker: Woochan Kim (Korea University Business School)
Discussant: Tobias Tröger (Goethe University Frankfurt, Research Center SAFE)
 12.30 Panel Discussion II: Banking
Moderators: Uwe Walz (Goethe University Frankfurt and CFS/SAFE Frankfurt)
Panelists: Ignazio Angeloni (SAFE, ECB (fmr)), Florian Drinhausen (Deutsche Bank)
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
Session Chair: Theodor Baums (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
 14.30 Related Party Transactions in Commonwealth Asia: Complicating the Comparative Paradigm
Speaker: Dan W. Puchniak (National University of Singapore)
Discussant: Michael Klausner (Stanford Law School)
 15.30-16.00 Coffee break
Session 3:
Session Chair: Holger Spamann (Harvard Law School)
16.00 The Limits of Limited Liability: Evidence from Industrial Pollution
Speaker: Ian Appel (Boston College)
Discussant: Oren Sussman (University of Oxford)
17:00 Why Are Firms with More Managerial Ownership Worth Less?
Speaker: René Stulz (The Ohio State University)
Discussant: Alon Brav (Duke University)
18.00 Closing Remarks & Reception
Conference Chair: Uwe Walz (Goethe University Frankfurt and CFS/SAFE Frankfurt)
GCGC Chair: Luh Luh Lan (National University of Singapore)

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