Fri 07 December 2018

The Roundtable will focus on loyalty shares as a legal solution for encouraging long-term ownership, a concept that is gaining traction in Europe with the support of the European Commission, and has also attracted interest in the United States. 

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

Activism and Empire Building

The growing influence of activists in today’s corporate landscape has prompted financial economists to investigate the drivers of shareholder activism as well as the role of activists in shaping corporate financial strategy. Recently, several studies have identified the takeover market as a key...

Nickolay Gantchev
Merih Sevilir
Anil Shivdasani
14 November 2018

Why 'Blockchain' Will Disrupt Corporate Organizations

Many aspects of our world are now built on the zeros and ones of computer code. “Code” forms the invisible architecture structuring our lives. Driving this “Digital Transformation” is an interconnected series of technological innovations over recent decades that have re-shaped social and...

Mark Fenwick
Wulf Kaal
Erik Vermeulen
16 October 2018

Disclosing Directors

Practictioners, policy-makers and scholars are engaged in a lively debate on the role and impact of independent directors and minority-appointed directors as a tool for better corporate governance. In the last few years, this discussion has been enriched with a number of empirical studies trying...

Piergaetano Marchetti
Gianfranco Siciliano
Marco Ventoruzzo
19 October 2018

The Protection of Investors and the Compensation for their Losses: Australia

Investor protection is a central policy goal of corporate and securities law around the world. Our recent Working Paper explores how Australian law protects public company investors when they rely to their detriment, on...

Olivia Dixon
Jennifer Hill
22 October 2018

Working papers

Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows

Examining a shock to the salience of the sustainability of the US mutual fund market, we present causal evidence that investors marketwide value sustainability. Being categorized as low sustainability resulted in net outflows of more than $12...Read more

Samuel M. Hartzmark
Abigail B. Sussman
14 November 2018



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