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The ECGI's sixth General Assembly took place on Friday 11 April 2008 at the IESE Business School, Barcelona. The Annual Lecture was given by Professor Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor Entrepreneurship & Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. His presentation "Board Elections : Is Italy a Model for the Rest of Us?" and the panel discussion that followed were conduct under the Chatham House rule.

The Egon Zehnder International Prize was won by Daniel Ferreira, London School of Economics, CEPR and ECGI, Miguel Ferreira, ISCTE Business School and Clara Raposo, ISCTE Business School with:

Board Structure and Price Informativeness (ECGI Finance Working Paper No. 160/2007)

The Standard Life Investments Finance Prize was won by Rui Albuquerque, Boston University, CEPR and ECGI and Neng Wang Columbia Business School with:

Agency Conflicts, Investment, and Asset Pricing (ECGI Finance Working Paper No. 167/2007)

The De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize was won by Sanjai Bhagat, University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business, Brian Bolton, University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business & Economics and Roberta Romano, Yale Law School, NBER with:

The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices (ECGI Law Working Paper No. 089/2007)


10 April - Day 1

Dinner and Presentation of the 2008 ECGI Working Paper Series Prizes

11 April - Day 2

Annual General Meeting of the ECGI - IESE Business School, Barcelona




Luigi Zingales

Robert C. McCormack Professor Entrepreneurship & Finance
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Fellow, Research Member

Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
Yale Law School
Fellow, Research Member

Klaus Hopt

Emeritus Professor
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Fellow, Research Member

Guido Ferrarini

Professor of Business Law and Capital Markets Law
University of Genoa
Fellow, Research Member


Elaine McPartlan
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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