20th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment

On behalf of the Economics and Finance Research Group at Oslo Business School, we are greatly honored to welcome you all to the 20th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment in Oslo.


  • Thursday, September 26

    19:00  Informal Welcome

  • Friday, September 27

    08:45 - 09:00  Registration and Coffee

    09:00 - 10:30  Session 1

    10:30 - 11:00  Break

    11:00 - 12:30  Session 2

    12:30 - 14:00  Lunch

    14:00 - 15:30  Session 3

    15:30 - 16:00  Break

    16:00 - 17:00  Session 4

    19:00  Workshop Dinner

  • Saturday, September 28

    09:00 - 10:30  Session 5

    10:30 - 11:00  Break

    11:00 - 12:30  Session 6

    13:00 - 14:00  Lunch


  • Session 1

    Ingolf Dittmann, Maurizio Montone, Yuhao Zhu
    Wage gap and stock returns
    Discussant: Marc Gabarro

    Marc Gabarro, Sebastian Gryglewicz, Shuo Xia
    Lame-Duck CEOs
    Discussant: Dan Zhang

    Marc Steffen Rapp, Michelle Schlosser
    Governance Sentiment Score: A Crowd-based Approach to Measure Corporate Governance Quality
    Discussant: Bartolome Pascual-Fuster

  • Session 2

    Martijn Cremers, Scott Guernsey, Lubomir Litov, Simone Sepe
    Shadow pills, actual pill policy and firm value
    Discussant: Yazhou Ellen He

    Yazhou Ellen He
    Communications in Proxy Contests
    Discussant: Dennis Mueller

    Dennis Mueller
    Public Choice, Donald Trump and Brexit
    General discussion

  • Session 3

    Axel Buchner, Susanne Espenlaub, Arif Khurshed, Abdulkadir Mohamed
    What’s the use of intermediaries? Direct lending versus private-equity backed debt
    Discussant: Christian Riis Flor

    Xiaoyu Zhang, Xunhua Su
    Why Don’t Issuers Get Upset about IPO Underpricing: Evidence from the Loan Market
    Discussant: Einar Bakke

    Christian Riis Flor, Peter Norman Sørensen
    Private Equity Acquisitions and Strategic Buyers: Information Discounts versus Synergies
    Discussant: Johann Reindl

  • Session 4

    Stuart L. Gillan, Florian Muenkel, Christine A. Panasian
    Voting Matters: Evidence from S&P 500 Index Additions
    Discussant: Francois Brochet

    Thomas Bourveau, Francois Brochet, Alexandre Garel
    The Effect of Tenure-Based Voting Rights on Stock Market Attractiveness: Evidence from the Florange Act
    Discussant: Christine A. Panasian

  • Session 5

    Izidin El Kalak, Marc Goergen, Yilmaz Guney
    CEO overconfidence and the speed of adjustment of cash holdings
    Discussant: Sugato Chakravarty

    Sunaina Kanojia, Jai Prakash Sharma, Shweta Jain
    Board Structure, Board Diversity and Corporate Governance: Evidence from Listed Indian Companies
    Discussant: Marc Goergen

    Sugato Chakravarty
    Female board members and overconfident CEOs: Like oil and water?
    Discussant: Øystein Strøm

  • Session 6

    Rafel Crespi, Bartomeu Pascual Fuster
    Family Firm Productivity Growth in the Large European Economies
    Discussant: Niels Hermes

    Gonul Colak, Iftekhar Hasan, Eva Liljeblom
    Easy Clean-ups or Forbearing Improvements: The Effect of CEO Tenure on Successor’s Performance
    Discussant: Maurizio Montone

    Jos Offerein, Niels Hermes, Reggy Hooghiemstra
    The relevance of heterogeneity within groups of institutional investors for firm outcomes
    Discussant: Marc Steffen Rapp

Organizing Committee