The 2nd BI Conference on Corporate Governance


The 2nd BI Conference on Corporate Governance

BI Norwegian Business School

Venue: BI Campus in Nydalen (Nydalsveien 37), room A2-080

Friday, June 2



08:10Registration and Coffee
08:45Session I.
Chair: Samuli Knüpfer (BI Norwegian Business School)

Good and Bad CEOs
Dirk Jenter (London School of Economics)
Discussant: Rick Townsend (Dartmouth College)

The Rise of Common Ownership
Todd Gormley (Washington University)
Discussant: Song Ma (Yale)
10:15Coffee and pastries
10:45Session II.
Chair: Charlotte Østergaard (BI Norwegian Business School)

The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Director Turnover
Daniel Ferreira (London School of Economics)
Discussant: Bogdan Stacescu (BI Norwegian Business School)

The Importance of Network Recommendations in the Director Labor Market
Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL)
Discussant: Kelly Shue (Booth School of Business, University of Chicago)
13:15Session III.
Chair: Hamid Boustanifar (BI Norwegian Business School)

Why are Individual Directors Selected?
David Denis (University of Pittsburgh)
Discussant: Danielle Zhang (BI Norwegian Business School)

Does Improved Information Improve Incentives?
Alex Edmans (London Business School)
Discussant: Andrey Malenko (MIT Sloan School of Management)
14:45 Coffee and fruit
15:15Session IV.
Chair: Janis Berzins (BI Norwegian Business School)

Shuffling the Deck: Mergers and Ownership Structure
Jarrad Harford (Foster School of Business, University of Washington)
Discussant: Hyunseob Kim (Cornell University)

Ambiguity and The Tradeoff Theory of Capital Structure
David Yermack (Stern School of Business, New York University)
Discussant: Johann Reindl (BI Norwegian Business School)
16:45End of the Academic Program
18:00Dinner at Brasserie France, Øvre Slottsgate 16, Oslo
We meet at 17:30 in front of BI and take the metro to the restaurant. Metro tickets will be provided.