2016 GCGC

10-11 June 2016

Day 1: Friday 10 June

08:15 Registration & Introduction
Conference Chairman: Professor Mike Burkart
 09.00 Session 1: Contracts
Session Chairman: Professor Mike Burkart
Commitment and Entrenchment in Corporate Governance
Speaker: Professor Simone Sepe
Discussant: Professor Alan Schwartz
Contracts versus Institutions: A Critique of Corporate Governance Theory
Speaker: Professor Martin Hellwig
Discussant: Professor Alan Morrison
10.30-10.45 Coffee break
10.45 Session 2: Takeover Defenses
Session Chairman: Professor Bala Dharan
Price and Probability: Decomposing the Takeover Effects of Anti-Takeover Provisions
Speaker: Professor Vicente Cunat
Discussant: Professor Pedro Matos
Can Staggered Boards Improve Value? Evidence from the Massachusetts Natural Experiment
Speaker: Professor Robert Daines
Discussant: Professor Renee Adams
12.15-14.00 Lunch break
 14.00 Session 3: Bankruptcy
Session Chairman: Tobias Tröger
Corporate Leverage and Employee Protection in Bankruptcy
Speaker: Professor Marco Pagano
Discussant: Professor Merrit Fox
Three Ages of Bankruptcy
Speaker: Professor Mark Roe
Discussant: Professor Hideki Kanda
15.30-15.45 Coffee break
15.45 Session 4
Session Chairman: Professor Jeff Gordon
Political Determinants of Competition
Speaker: Professor Luigi Zingales
Discussant: Professor Per Stromberg
16.30 End of Academic Sessions
17.00-18.15 Panel: The Corporate Governance of Infrastructure
Panel Chair: Professor Erik Berglof
Panelists: Mr. Gordon Bajnai, Group Chief Operating Officer, Meridiam, and former Prime Minister of Hungary
Prof. Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Dr. Rajiv B. Lall, Founder, MD and CEO of Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) Bank, India
19.00 Reception & Dinner
Sjöfartshuset Restaurant

Day 2: Saturday 11 June

08.15 Registration & Introduction
Conference Chairman: Professor Mike Burkart
09.00 Session 1
Session Chairman: Professor Tan Cheng Han
Are Foreign Investors Locusts? The Long-Term Effects of Foreign Institutional Ownership
Speaker: Professor Pedro Matos
Discussant: Professor Giovanna Nicodano
Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?
Speaker: Professor Jill Fisch
Discussant: Professor Rui Albuquerque
10.30-10.45 Coffee break
10.45 Session 2
Session Chairman: Professor Luh Luh Lan
Bonded to the State: A Network Perspective on China’s Corporate Debt Market
Speaker: Professor Curtis Milhaupt
Discussant: Professor Li Jin
Corporate Governance Indices and Construct Validity
Speaker: Professor Bernard Black
Discussant: Professor Yishay Yafeh
12.15-13.15 Lunch break
13.15-14.15 Panel: The Governance of Business Groups
Panel Chair: Professor Gerard Hertig
Panelists: Ms. Claudia Biedermann, Attorney at Law, Zurich Insurance Group AG
Petra Hedengran, General Counsel and Managing Director, Investor AB
Ms. Daniela Weber-Rey, Attorney at Law, Deutsche Bank AG
14.15-14.30 Coffee break
14.30 Session 3
Session Chairman: Gen Goto
Are CEOs Different? Characteristics of Top Managers
Speaker: Professor Steven Kaplan
Discussant: Professor Dan Puchniak
Executive Remuneration Standards and the “Conformity Gap” at Controlled Corporations
Speaker: Professor Guido Ferrarini
Discussant: Professor Ok-Rial Song
16.15 Session 4
Session Chairman: Henry Hansmann
The Responsibility of Business is to Pursue Shareholder Value: True or False?
Speaker: Professor Oliver Hart
Discussant: Professor Mike Klausner
17.00 Public Draw for 2018, 2019, 2020 Conference Locations
17.15 Drinks Reception

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