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Date: Thursday, 24/Aug/2017
8:30am
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10:00am
CGE-2: The Value of Networks
Location: O133
Chair: Bang Nguyen, University of Cambridge
 

Friends During Hard Times: Evidence from the Great Depression

Diego Garcia1, Tania Babina2, Geoffrey Tate3

1: University of Colorado Boulder; 2: Columbia University; 3: UNC Chapel Hill


The Value of Labor Networks to Managers and Firms

Isaac Hacamo, Kristoph Kleiner

Indiana University


The Benefits of Friendship in Hedge Fund Activism

Tao Li, Yazhou Ellen He

University of Warwick

10:30am
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12:00pm
CGE-5: Politics and Finance
Location: O133
Chair: Pat Akey, University of Toronto
 

The Value of Offshore Secrets - Evidence from the Panama Papers

James O'Donovan1, Hannes F. Wagner2, Stefan Zeume3

1: INSEAD; 2: Bocconi University; 3: University of Michigan


Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement

Po-Hsuan Hsu1, Hao Liang2, Pedro Matos3

1: University of Hong Kong; 2: Singapore Management University; 3: University of Virginia


Debt in Political Campaigns

Alexei V. Ovtchinnikov1, Philip Valta2

1: HEC Paris; 2: University of Bern, University of Geneva, Swiss Finance Institute

3:30pm
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5:00pm
CGE-7: CEO Incentives
Location: O133
Chair: Oliver Spalt, Tilburg University
 

Perks or Peanuts? The Dollar Profits to Insider Trading

Jasmin Gider1, Peter Cziraki2

1: University of Bonn; 2: University of Toronto


The Role of Peer Firm Selection in Explicit Relative Performance Awards

John Bizjak1, Swaminathan Kalpathy1, Frank Li2, Brian Young3

1: Texas Christian University; 2: University of Western Ontario; 3: Southern Methodist University


Skin in the Game, Wealth and Risk-Taking

Carsten Bienz1, Karin Thorburn1, Uwe Walz2

1: NHH Norwegian School of Economics; 2: Goethe University Frankfurt

Date: Friday, 25/Aug/2017
8:30am
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10:00am
CFGT-4: Uncertainty and Ambiguity
Location: O133
Chair: David L. Dicks, Baylor University
 

The Finance-Uncertainty Multiplier

Iván Alfaro1, Nicholas Bloom2, Xiaoji Lin1

1: The Ohio State University; 2: Stanford University


Robust Security Design

Seokwoo Lee1, Uday Rajan2

1: George Mason University; 2: University of Michigan


Ambiguity and the Tradeoff Theory of Capital Structure

Yehuda Izhakian1, David Yermack2, Jaime F. Zender3

1: Baruch College; 2: NYU Stern School of Business; 3: University of Colorado Boulder

10:30am
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12:00pm
CFGT-6: M&A and Product Markets
Location: O133
Chair: Andrey Malenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

Selling Innovation in Bankruptcy

Song Ma1, Joy Tong2, Wei Wang3

1: Yale University; 2: Duke University; 3: Queen's University


Why Are Underperforming Firms Rarely Acquired?

Yufeng Wu1, Wenyu Wang2

1: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2: Indiana University


Portfolio Diversification, Market Power, and the Theory of the Firm

Jose Ariel Azar

IESE Business School

1:30pm
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3:00pm
CFGT-5: Risk Taking and Risk Management
Location: O133
Chair: Dirk Hackbarth, Boston University
 

Short-Term Debt and Incentives for Risk-Taking

Marco Della Seta1, Erwan Morellec2, Francesca Zucchi3

1: APG Asset Management; 2: EPFL; 3: Federal Reserve Board


Inventory and Corporate Risk Management

Marco Bianco1, Andrea Gamba2

1: University of Bologna; 2: University of Warwick


Optimal Contracting with Unobservable Managerial Hedging

Yu Huang1, Nengjiu Ju1, Hao Xing2

1: Shanghai Jiao Tong University; 2: London School of Economics

Date: Saturday, 26/Aug/2017
9:00am
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10:30am
CGE-6: Institutional Investors and Shareholder Voting
Location: O133
Chair: Ruediger Fahlenbrach, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
 

Are Shareholder Votes Rigged?

Daniel Metzger, Laurent Bach

Stockholm School of Economics


Blockholder Heterogeneity, Multiple Blocks, and the Dance Between Blockholders

Miriam Schwartz-Ziv, Hadlock Charles

Michigan State University


Monitoring the Monitor: Distracted Institutional Investors and Board Governance

Claire Yang Liu1, Angie Low2, Ronald Masulis1, Le Zhang1

1: University of New South Wales; 2: Nanyang Technological University

11:00am
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12:30pm
CGE-1: Boards of Directors
Location: O133
Chair: Markus Schmid, University of St. Gallen
 

How Costly is Forced Gender-Balancing of Corporate Boards?

Espen Eckbo1, Knut Nygaard2, Karin Thorburn3

1: Dartmouth College; 2: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences; 3: NHH Norwegian School of Economics


Board Changes and the Director Labor Market: The Case of Mergers

David A. Becher1, Ralph A. Walkling1, Jared Ian Wilson2

1: Drexel University; 2: Indiana University


Do Lead Directors Enhance Board Monitoring? Evidence from Forced CEO Turnover

Han Ma, Mark Chen

Georgia State University


 
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