Global Corporate Governance Colloquium (GCGC) Meets in Tokyo

International academics from the world’s leading universities arrived in Tokyo in June to take part in the 2017 Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) conference. The event, hosted by the University of Tokyo and organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)...
9 June 2017


Fri 02 June 2017 > Sat 03 June 2017

The Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) is a global initiative to bring together the best research in law, economics and finance relating

Thu 27 April 2017 > Fri 28 April 2017

The ECGI Annual Members Meeting 2017 took place on 27-28 April 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Working papers

Why Do Boards Exist? Governance Design in the Absence of Corporate Law

We study how owners trade off costs and benefits of establishing a board in a historical setting, where boards are optional and authority over corporate decisions can freely be allocated across the general meeting, the board, and management.

Mike Burkart
Salvatore Miglietta
Charlotte Ostergaard
April 25 2017

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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Research Member
Dean and Professor of Law
Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Fellow, Research Member
Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
Yale Law School
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Fellow, Research Member
Professor of Finance
London School of Economics and Political Science

Patron Members

The ECGI Patron Members provide regular and long-term support for Academic Research through their contributions to the European Corporate Governance Research Foundation (ECGRF). Their philanthropic donations stimulate the production of research studies and other academic work of excellence in corporate governance.

Institutional Members

The Institutional Members of ECGI provide a vital connection between the academic world and the policy and practitioner aspects of corporate governance. These members recognise the importance of evidence-based research in developing their corporate governance policies and seek to continuously improve the standards of corporate governance.