Working Paper

Do Cultural Differences Between Contracting Parties Matter? Evidence from Syndicated Bank Loans

We investigate whether cultural differences between professional decision-makers affect financial contracts in a large dataset of international syndicated bank loans. We find that more culturally distant lead banks offer borrowers smaller loans...Read more

Mariassunta Giannetti
Yishay Yafeh
01 September 2008

Listed Companies' Engagement with Diversity: A Multi-Jurisdictional Study of Annual Report Disclosures

The paper reports the findings of a multi-jurisdictional study on companies? reporting of diversity practices at board level and below. It involved a review of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 annual reports of listed companies in Australia, Belgium,...Read more

Blanaid Clarke
01 August 2013



Prof. Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) presents his paper on "Are CEOs Different? Characteristics of Top Managers" at the 2016 GCGC Conference in Stockholm. Discussion of the paper is then presented by Prof. Dan Puchniak (National University of Singapore). The full paper and slides from this presentation can be downloaded here:

22 October 2018