2021 GCGC

11-12 June 2021

Day 1: Friday 11 June

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08.45 Welcome and Introductions
Session 1:
Session Chair:Horst Eidenmüller (University of Oxford and ECGI)
 09.00 Retail Shareholder Participation in the Proxy Process: Monitoring, Engagement, and Voting
Speaker: Alon Brav (Duke University and ECGI)
Discussant:Mariassunta Giannetti (Swedish House of Finance and ECGI)
 10.00 Which Firms Require More Governance? Evidence from Mutual Funds’ Revealed Preferences
Speaker: Irene Yi (University of Toronto)
Discussant: Nickolay Gantchev (University of Warwick and ECGI)
 11.00-11.15 Coffee break
Session 2:
11.15 The Corporate Governance Machine
Speakers: Elizabeth Pollman (University of Pennsylvania Law School and ECGI)
Discussant:Gaizka Ormazabal (IESE Business School and ECGI)
 12.15 The Social Value of Debt in the Market for Corporate Control
Speaker: Samuel Lee (Santa Clara University and ECGI)
Discussant: Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and ECGI)
 13.15 Lunch break
Session 3:
14.00 Panel Discussion: The Role of Corporations in Society: A Global & Historical Perspective
Moderator: Colin Mayer (University of Oxford and ECGI)
Panelists: Anat Admati (Stanford University and ECGI), Naomi Lamoureaux (Yale University), Ron Harris (Tel Aviv University), William Goetzmann (Yale University)
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
Session 4: 
15.15 As California goes, so goes the nation? Board gender quotas and the legislation of non-economic values
Speaker: Markus Schmid (University of St.Gallen)
Discussant: Bo Becker (Swedish House of Finance and ECGI)
16.15 Investing in influence: Investors, portfolio firms, and political giving
Speaker: Eyub Yegen (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management)
Discussant: Michael Klausner (Stanford Law School and ECGI)
17:15 Closing Remarks

Day 2: Saturday 12 June

07.50 Welcome and Introduction:
Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School and ECGI), Conference Chair
Session 5:
 08.00 Panel Discussion: The Future of Capitalism in Asia
Moderator: Curtis Milhaupt (Stanford Law School and ECGI)
Panelists: Hideki Kanda (Gakushuin University and ECGI), Kon Sik Kim (Seoul National University and ECGI), Yupana Wiwwatanakantang (National University of Singapore and ECGI), Angela Zhang (University of Hong Kong)
Session 6:
Session chair: Claudia Custodio (Imperial College London and ECGI)
09.00 Tunneling Through Group Trademarks
Speaker: Woochan Kim (Korea University Business School and ECGI)
Discussant: Dan Puchniak (National University of Singapore and ECGI)
10.00 The Sustainability Wage Gap
Presenter: Philipp Krueger (University of Geneva and ECGI)
Discussant: Mark Roe (Harvard University and ECGI)
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
Session 7:
Session chair: Roberta Romano (Yale Law School and ECGI)
11.15 Underperformance in Family Successions: The Role of Outside Work Experience
Speaker: Charlotte Ostergaard (BI Norwegian Business School and ECGI)
Discussant: John Morley (Yale Law School and ECGI)
12.15 For Whom Corporate Leaders Bargain
Speaker: Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard University and ECGI)
Discussant: René Stulz (Ohio State University and ECGI)
 13.15-14.00 Lunch break
Session 8:
Session chairMariana Pargendler (FGV Law and ECGI)
 14.00 The Voting Premium
Speaker: Nadya Malenko (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and ECGI)
Discussant: Ernst Ludwig von Thadden (University of Mannheim and ECGI)
15.00 Systematic Stewardship
Speaker: Jeffrey N Gordon (Columbia Law School and ECGI)
Discussant: Jonathan Macey (Yale Law School)
16.00 Closing Comments
Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School and ECGI), Conference Chair
Tobias Tröger (DFG LawFin Center, Goethe University and ECGI), GCGC Chair

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