Call For Papers: GCGC 2019

The fifth annual GCGC Conference will be hosted by Frankfurt University on 7 - 8 June 2019. The Conference Committee is inviting researchers to submit recent papers on corporate governance.  Deadline for submission is...
20 June 2018


Thu 25 October 2018

This ECGI Roundtable will be hosted by Hermes Investment Management on 25 October 2018. The Roundtable will focus on the nature of governance interventions by institutional shareholders. 

Wed 12 December 2018 > Thu 13 December 2018

This academic conference will focus on the theme of 'Differential Voting Shares'. Attendance is by invitation only.

Fri 07 June 2019 > Sat 08 June 2019

The fifth annual GCGC conference will take place at Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt on 7 - 8 June 2019. The deadline for submissions is 14 September 2018. Attendance is by invitation only.

Featured papers

The Sustainability Footprint of Institutional Investors

Institutional Investors are currently the dominant category of shareholders in stock markets and have attracted considerable attention by academics. Yet, there is relatively little evidence on the environmental and social characteristics of institutional investors’ portfolio holdings  ...

Rajna Gibson Brandon
Philipp Krüger
27 August 2018

Perils of Limiting the Coverage of Mandatory Pay Disclosure: The Korean Experience

Government regulation on disclosure differs considerably across countries. This gives rise to some interesting research questions. One line of research is investigating if certain types of disclosure regimes are more prone to disclosure evasion.

In this study we ask if limiting the...

Jinhyeok Ra
Woochan Kim
27 August 2018

Passive Investors

Passive investors, such as Vanguard or Blackrock, that track an index and have no discretion over their investments own a growing fraction of publicly-traded securities around the world. Our paper develops a comprehensive framework for passive investment and its implications for...

Jill Fisch
Assaf Hamdani
Steven Davidoff Solomon
27 August 2018

Insider Trading and Networked Directors

There is an extensive literature in finance, which documents that executive and non-executive directors have an informational advantage when they trade in the shares of their firm. However, even if directors trade after the announcement of material information to the public, they may still...

Marc Goergen
Luc Renneboog
Yang Zhao
11 September 2018

Working papers

Non-Shareholder Voice in Bank Governance: Board Composition, Performance and Liability

Starting from the well-evidenced fact that banks with shareholder-focussed corporate governance fared worse in the financial crisis than those without, this paper considers various initiatives and proposals to re-orient board rules in relation to...Read more

Paul Davies
Klaus Hopt
11 September 2018

Who’s Paying Attention? Measuring Common Ownership and Its Impact on Managerial Incentives

We derive a measure that captures the extent to which overlapping ownership structures shift managers’ incentives to internalize externalities. A key feature of the measure is that it allows for the possibility that not all investors are...Read more

Erik P. Gilje
Todd Gormley
Doron Levit
11 September 2018

Optimally Restrained Tunneling: The Puzzle of Controlling Shareholders’ “Generous” Exploitation in Bad-Law Jurisdictions

Although controlling shareholder agency problems have been well studied so far, many questions still remain unanswered. In particular, an important puzzle in “bad-law” jurisdictions is: why some controlling shareholders (“roving controllers”)...Read more

Sang Yop Kang
11 September 2018



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