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The twin themes of the Conference were 'Corporate Governance Standards' and 'Capital Market Competitiveness'. It took place at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington DC on Tuesday, 9 October 2007. 

The ALI and the ECGI are grateful for support for the 2007 Conference from

The European Commission

The European Commission


Tuesday 9 October 2007

Registration and continental breakfast

Session 1 – Keynote speech



Session 2 – Empirical Finance



Session 3 – Keynote speech


Session 4– Comparative Law



Session 5 –Making Corporate Governance work across the Atlantic




Session 6 – Summing up


René Stulz

Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics
The Ohio State University
Fellow, Research Member

Luigi Zingales

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

Eddy Wymeersch

Financial Law Institute, Ghent University Law School
Fellow, Research Member

Luca Enriques

Professor of Corporate Law
University of Oxford
Fellow, Research Member

Howell Jackson

James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Research Member

John Coffee

Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law
Columbia Law School
Fellow, Research Member

Eilis Ferran

Professor of Company and Securities Law
University of Cambridge Law Faculty and Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL)
Fellow, Research Member

Marco Becht

Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance
Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles
Fellow, Research Member
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