2022 Corporate Governance Symposium

University of Delaware Weinberg Center - ECGI

2022 Corporate Governance Symposium

  • 11 March 2022
  • Online

University of Delaware Weinberg Center - ECGI

2022 Corporate Governance Symposium

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John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award Competition

Friday, 11 March 2022

09:30 – 15:15 EST | 15:30 – 21:15 CET

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Organisers

Laura Field (University of Delaware and ECGI)

Fei Xie (University of Delaware and ECGI)

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

 

The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the Department of Finance at the Lerner College of Business and Economics, at the University of Delaware, hosted its 2022 annual corporate governance symposium online in collaboration with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

The symposium featured the two winning papers of the 2022 John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award competition which highlighted innovative research and includes an award of USD 10,000. It focused on ESG-related topics (broadly defined).

The winning papers were presented and discussed together with the eight semi-finalist’s papers for the prize. The full programme is available here.

This research competition is the successor to the IRRCi Investor Research Paper Award, which had become a prominent award garnering significant attention amongst the investment community, academia and policymakers. The John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award, as its predecessor did, highlights innovative research. Details of last year's programme and award winners are available here.

General inquiries regarding the competition or the Symposium should be directed to Louisa Cresson at Weinberg-corp-gov@udel.edu.
 
Please note that the selection of winners/finalists, if any, is at the sole discretion of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. The Weinberg Center fully anticipates awarding two $10,000 prizes, but reserves the right to select no papers as winners in the event papers submitted do not meet the above guidelines and/or the Center does not believe any paper is worthy of the award. Submissions are no longer being accepted for this event.

Friday, 11 March 2022 | 09:30 EST (15:30 CET)

09:40

Announcement of the winners of the John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award Competition

Morning Session

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Climate Risk Disclosure and Institutional Investors

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10:45h

Climate Risk Disclosure and Institutional Investors

Paper Authors: Emirhan Ilhan, Philipp Krueger, Zacharias Sautner, and Laura Starks

Read the paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3437178

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Afternoon Session

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Proxy Advisory Firms and Corporate Shareholder Engagement

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13:10h

Proxy Advisory Firms and Corporate Shareholder Engagement

Paper Authors: Aiyesha Dey, Austin Starkweather, and Joshua White

Read the paper: https://www.weinberg.udel.edu/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2022%20Symposium_White_Proxy%20Advisory%20Firms.pdf

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Paid Leave Pays Off: The Effects of Paid Family Leave on Firm Performance

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13:40h

Paid Leave Pays Off: The Effects of Paid Family Leave on Firm Performance

Paper Authors: Benjamin Bennett, Isil Erel, Léa Stern, Zexi Wang

Read the report: https://ecgi.global/sites/default/files/paid_leave_pays_off_2022_02_27.pdf

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14:10

Trading Ahead of Barbarians' Arrival at the Gate: Insider Trading on Non-Inside Information

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Trading Ahead of Barbarians' Arrival at the Gate: Insider Trading on Non-Inside Information

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14:10h

Trading Ahead of Barbarians' Arrival at the Gate: Insider Trading on Non-Inside Information 

Paper Authors: Georgy Chabakauri, Vyacheslav Fos, Wei Jiang

Read the paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4018057

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14:40

Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare

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Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare

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14:40h

Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare

Paper author: Tong Liu

Read the paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3896410

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15:15

Concluding remarks

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Welcome and Introductions

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09:30h

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Fellow Research Member Institutional Member Board Member

Announcement of the winners of the John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award Competition

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Announcement of the winners of the John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award Competition

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Morning Session

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Morning Session

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Is History Repeating Itself? The (Un)predictable Past of ESG Ratings

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Climate Risk Disclosure and Institutional Investors

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10:45h

Climate Risk Disclosure and Institutional Investors

Paper Authors: Emirhan Ilhan, Philipp Krueger, Zacharias Sautner, and Laura Starks

Read the paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3437178

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Greenhouse Gas Disclosure and Emissions Benchmarking

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Proxy Advisory Firms and Corporate Shareholder Engagement

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13:10h

Proxy Advisory Firms and Corporate Shareholder Engagement

Paper Authors: Aiyesha Dey, Austin Starkweather, and Joshua White

Read the paper: https://www.weinberg.udel.edu/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2022%20Symposium_White_Proxy%20Advisory%20Firms.pdf

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Paid Leave Pays Off: The Effects of Paid Family Leave on Firm Performance

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Paid Leave Pays Off: The Effects of Paid Family Leave on Firm Performance

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13:40h

Paid Leave Pays Off: The Effects of Paid Family Leave on Firm Performance

Paper Authors: Benjamin Bennett, Isil Erel, Léa Stern, Zexi Wang

Read the report: https://ecgi.global/sites/default/files/paid_leave_pays_off_2022_02_27.pdf

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Chaired by

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00:34h

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Trading Ahead of Barbarians' Arrival at the Gate: Insider Trading on Non-Inside Information

Time:
14:10h

Trading Ahead of Barbarians' Arrival at the Gate: Insider Trading on Non-Inside Information 

Paper Authors: Georgy Chabakauri, Vyacheslav Fos, Wei Jiang

Read the paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4018057

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Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare

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Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare

Time:
14:40h

Bargaining with Private Equity: Implications for Hospital Prices and Patient Welfare

Paper author: Tong Liu

Read the paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3896410

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