Indiana University - ECGI Online Series
The Kelley School of Business' Institute for Corporate Governance (ICG), in partnership with the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University, collaborated with ECGI for a public lecture series on corporate governance.
The Kelley School of Business announced that its Institute for Corporate Governance (ICG), in partnership with the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University and ECGI, will be sponsoring a public lecture series on corporate governance.
Listed below are the webinar series:
The first lecture: ESG: Do We Need It and Does It Work? held on 03 November 2021
The first lecture will be given by Professor Alex Edmans of London Business School. Alex’s book, “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit,” was named a Financial Times Business Book of the Year in 2020. Professor Edmans will compare and contrast the traditional model in Finance (that of shareholder primacy as propounded by Nobel laureate Milton Friedman) with his "pieconomics" model in which he contends that organisational leaders should pursue the strategy of "growing the economic pie." He will suggest that since economic activities are a positive-sum game such pie growing strategies will in the long run create both profits and serve society more reliably than will a narrow focus on profit maximisation.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://vimeo.com/643791164
The second lecture: Corporate Governance: Data and Technology held on 2 December 2021
The second lecture in this series was given by Professor Wei Jiang (Columbia Business School and ECGI). Corporate governance is a set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions affecting the way a corporation is directed, administered, or controlled. Technology is quickly reshaping every aspect of it, and also provides new opportunities to researchers in the field. The lecture covered a selected few most direct implications of technology (e.g., blockchain, alternative data, and AI), including mutability of record-keeping and enforcement, redistribution of information rents between insiders and outsiders, and limits of machine-driven insights for decision making.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://vimeo.com/653678683
The third lecture: Risk Perceptions, Board Networks, and Directors’ Monitoring in China held on 6 January 2022
The third lecture in this series was given by Professor Michael Weisbach (Ohio State University and ECGI). Professor Xiaoyun Yu (Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) and ECGI) discussed the paper. The lecture focused on what makes independent directors perform their monitoring duty. One possible reason is that they are worried about being sanctioned by regulators if they do not monitor sufficiently well.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://youtu.be/4v7JNkEXAEc
The fourth lecture: Who Owns Your Data? held on 2 February 2022
The fourth lecture in this series was given by Professor Scott Shackelford (Indiana University) and Anjanette (Angie) Raymond (Indiana University). The lecture explored core questions of data governance focusing on comparing the United States, European Union, and several Asian nations with regards to their privacy, cybersecurity, and AI governance practices.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://vimeo.com/676740864
The fifth lecture: Governance by Persuasion held on 10 March 2022
The fourth lecture in this series was given by Professor Alon Brav (Duke University and ECGI). This lecture was based on a review paper coauthored with Wei Jiang and Rongchen Li in which they provided an updated empirical analysis as well as a comprehensive survey of the academic finance research on hedge fund activism.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://vimeo.com/687035401
The sixth lecture: Indexing and Corporate Governance held on 14 April 2022
The sixth lecture in this series was given by Professor Todd Gormley (Washington University and ECGI). The lecture covered the growth of indexing investment strategies and its implications for stewardship.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://youtu.be/qra4TqOSfBg
The seventh lecture: The Future of Cyber Security held on 05 May 2022
The seventh lecture in this series was given by Professor Justin Greis (McKinsey & Company and Indiana University), Charlie Lewis (United States Military Academy and McKinsey & Company) and Jeffrey Caso (McKinsey & Company) where they covered trends and insights shaping the future of cyber security.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://vimeo.com/708159730
The eighth lecture: What Were They Thinking? State of Mind Puzzles in Insider Trading was held on 06 October 2022
The eighth lecture in this series was given by Professor Don Lagevoort (Georgetown Law) as he explored the question “What were they thinking?” that can be posed in two different ways as to the law of insider trading.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://youtu.be/K-ZO_LQoYjw
The ninth lecture: Minding the Gap in Corporate and White-Collar Crime was held on 03 November 2022
The ninth lecture in this series was given by Professor Miriam Baer (Brooklyn Law School). Professor Baer deigned to unpack this problem by imagining the standard case as falling between two thresholds. The first is the line that separates innocence and liability, or what one might call the liability threshold. The second is the line that separates viable from non-viable prosecutions, which is the viability threshold.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://youtu.be/_HyqfXlX8Iw
The tenth lecture: Corporate Governance in Turbulent Times was held on 08 December 2022
The tenth lecture in this series was given by Professor Margarethe Wiersema (UCI Paul Merage School of Business). Prof. Wiersema summarized the principal factors that have changed the governance landscape and their impact on boards and executives of public firms.
This seminar is available to watch at: https://youtu.be/8zWU8nc1ewg
The eleventh lecture: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and their Governance Implications was held on 19 January 2023
The eleventh lecture in this series was given by Professor Vivian Fang (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and ECGI). Professor Fang will draw insights from corporate governance and disclosure research and present a realistic perspective on how features of cryptocurrency and blockchain may address some governance challenges (e.g., by reducing contracting costs) while fueling others (e.g., by exacerbating information asymmetry), particularly in the absence of regulation and disclosure requirements.
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