The ECGI Annual Lecture
Since 2006, the ECGI has organised a yearly lecture at the time of its Annual General Assembly. These lectures, given by prominent scholars, are open to the public and address a topical governance issue. On some occasions, a debate takes place instead of a lecture. Past lectures include:
Zurich in 2006, ECGI Fellow, René Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, The Ohio State University on the theme of Corporate Governance and Behavioural Finance.
Frankfurt in 2007, ECGI Fellow, Bernard Black, Chabraja Professor, Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management Law School on the theme of The New Vote Buying;
Barcelona in 2008, ECGI Fellow, Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor Entrepreneurship & Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business on the theme of Board Elections : Is Italy a Model for the Rest of Us?;
Paris in 2009, ECGI Fellow, Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania on the theme of Corporate governance and the current crisis;
Luxembourg in 2010, ECGI Fellow, Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School on the theme of Rewarding Illusory Alpha: Governance and the Crisis;
Amsterdam in 2011, ECGI Fellow, Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Management Studies at the Said Business School, University of Oxford on the theme of Governance and Regulation in Crisis: Addressing the Next One;
Stockholm in 2012, ECGI Fellow, Marco Pagano, Professor of Economics, Facoltà di Economia at the Università di Napoli Federico II on the theme of Market Transparency and Company Disclosure;
Brussels in 2014, ECGI Fellow, Professor Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden, Rector and Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Mannheim and ECGI Fellow on the theme of How good is bad corporate governance?;
Oslo in 2015, ECGI Fellow, Professor Julian Franks, Professor of Finance at the London Business School, on the theme of The Privatization of Bankruptcy: Evidence from the Shipping Industry.
London in 2016, ECGI Fellow, Professor Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance and Director of Private Equity, London Business School on the theme of “Are CEO’s Fired for Bad Luck?”
Lausanne in 2017, ECGI Fellow, Professor Per Strömberg, SSE Centennial Professor of Finance and Private Equity at the Stockholm School of Economics, on the theme of "Since you're so rich, you must be really smart: Talent and the Finance Wage Premium"
Berlin in 2018, ECGI Fellow, Professor Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner (49’) Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, at ESMT Berlin. The title of the lecture was: "Is Big Data a Challenge for Boards?"
Barcelona in 2019, ECGI Fellow, Professor Paola Sapienza, Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management. The title of the lecture was: “The Economics of Firm Culture”