Call For Papers: GCGC 2020

The sixth annual GCGC Conference will be hosted by Seoul National University on 12 - 13 June 2020. The Conference Committee is inviting researchers to submit recent papers, or extended abstracts on corporate governance...
15 July 2019


Fri 05 July 2019

Corporations, and other forms of business associations, have been the subject of intense study including their history, governance, and obligations to stakeholders and the public at large...

Mon 08 July 2019 > Tue 09 July 2019

The Technology, Governance and Regulation Conference in Jerusalem is hosted by the Jerusalem School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University...

Featured papers

Who Falls Prey to the Wolf of Wall Street? Investor Participation in Market Manipulation

Perceptions that those who are duped into buying into fraudulent schemes are the elderly and most vulnerable have long been touted in the news, movies like the Wolf of Wall Street, and even regulators. Yet, do we actually know who invests in pump-and-dump schemes? It is a critical question since...

Andreas Hackethal
Christian Leuz
Steffen Meyer
Maximilian Muhn
Eugene Soltes
15 April 2019

The Politics of CEOs

CEOs of U.S. public companies have significant influence over policy and political decisions. They are commonly regarded as authoritative experts on policy matters, they are routinely appointed to advisory committees by Republican and Democratic presidents, and they publicly express their policy...

Alma Cohen
Moshe Hazan
Roberto Tallarita
David Weiss
14 May 2019

Selecting Directors Using Machine Learning

Can an algorithm assist firms in their hiring decisions of corporate directors? This paper proposes a method of selecting boards of directors that relies on machine learning. We develop algorithms with the goal of selecting directors that would be preferred by the shareholders of a particular...

Isil Erel
Léa H. Stern
Chenhao Tan
Michael Weisbach
27 May 2019

Network-Sensitive Financial Regulation

Shocks that hit part of the financial system, such as the subprime mortgage market in 2007, can propagate and amplify through the complex network of interconnections among financial and non-financial institutions to take on systemic proportions. The financial crisis of 2007-2009 showed that the...

Luca Enriques
Alessandro Romano
Thom Wetzer
27 May 2019

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Research Members

The research work that emanates from ECGI is undertaken by leading scholars around the globe. This important network of academics is at the very core of what ECGI does, drawing on the finest minds in academia from all over the world to tackle some of the most important issues that confront business and governments today.
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Stanford Law School
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Boston College
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Ohio State University
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Imperial College Business School

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