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Final Conference of the ECGTN
 
 
11-12 September 2008
Hosted by the IESE Business School, Barcelona
 

Conference organisers:
Marco Becht, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), CEPR and ECGI, Jose Manuel Campa (IESE and CEPR), Marc Goergen, (University of Sheffield and ECGI) and Xavier Vives (IESE and CEPR)

Programme
Sessions will be 50 minutes, with presentations of 30 minutes
* indicates the presenter

Thursday 11 September 2008
First Session: Experienced Researchers
14.00-15.40

Signaling in Tender Offer Games
*Mike Burkart (Stockholm School of Economics, CEPR and ECGI)

 
Firms' Stakeholders and the Costs of Transparency
Andres Almazan (University of Texas)
*Javier Suarez (Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), CEPR and ECGI)
Sheridan Titman (University of Texas)
15.40-16.00 Coffee break  
16.00-16.50

Does One Size Fit All? The Consequences of Switching Markets with Different Regulatory Standards
Tim Jenkinson (Said Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford-Man Institute, CEPR and ECGI)
*Tarun Ramadorai (Said Business School, University of Oxford and CEPR)

17.00-18.00 Team Leaders’ Meeting
20.00 "Farewell" Dinner
Restaurant El Petit Travi

Friday 12 September 2008
Second Session: Early Stage Researchers
09.30-11.10 A Goldrush Model of Buyout Waves
*Samuel Lee (Stockholm School of Economics)
Daniel Sunesson (Department of Finance and Stockholm School of Economics)

 
Information Asymmetry and the Value of Cash
Matthias Grueninger (University of Basel)
*Simone Hirschvogel (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
11.10-11.30 Coffee break  
11.30-12.20 Is Backdating Vicious? - An Investigation on the Rationale of Backdating CEO Stock Options
Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
*Hui-Ting (Betty) Wu (Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam)
12.20-13.30 Lunch  
Third Session: Industry and American Nodes
13.30-15.10

The Relation between Corporate Governance and Credit Risk, Bond Yields and Firm Valuation
Michael H. Bradley (Duke University)
Dong Chen (Duke University)
*George Dallas (F&C Investments and European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI))
Elizabeth Snyderwine (University of Notre Dame and Loyola University of Chicago)

Looking Inside a Conglomerate: Efficiency of Internal Capital Markets and Managerial Power within a Firm
Markus Glaser (Universität Mannheim) 
Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes (University of Amsterdam)
*Zacharias Sautner (University of Amsterdam)

15.10-15.30 Coffee break  
15.30-16.20 Legal Origins and Modern Stock Markets (2 papers)
Mark Roe (Harvard Law School and ECGI)

19.00 (tbc) Dinner - End of programme