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Contemporary Corporate Governance Issues II:
International Corporate Governance

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
July 12-13, 2002

Co-sponsored by the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, this event--the center's second research conference--brings academics from around the world to Hanover to discuss current research on corporate governance. Conference papers, which are working drafts, are provided below.


Friday, July 12
9:15 - 10:00 "International Corporate Governance: A Survey"

Diane Denis, Purdue University
John McConnell, Purdue University
Discussant: Wayne Mikkelson, University of Oregon

10:00 - 10:45 "Valuation of Large Blocks of Shares and the Private Benefits of Control"

Vladamir A. Atanasov, Penn State University
Discussant: Clifford Holderness, Boston College

11:15 - Noon "To Steal or Not to Steal: Firm Characteristics, Legal Environment, and Valuation"

Art Durnev, University of Michigan
E. Hahn Kim, University of Michigan
Discussant: Vojislav Maksimovic, University of Maryland

1:00 - 1:45 "Capital Market Development, Legal Systems and the Value of Corporate Diversification: A Cross-Country Analysis"

Larry Fauver, University of Florida
Joel Houston, University of Florida
Andy Naranjo, University of Florida
Discussant: Gordon Phillips, University of Maryland

1:45 - 2:30 "Corporate Governance, Investor Protection and the Home Bias"

Magnus Dahlquist, Fuqua School of Business
Lee Pinkowitz, Georgetown University
René Stulz, Ohio State University
Rohan Williamson, Georgetown University and NBER
Discussant: Kenneth French, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 13
9:15 - 10:00 "The Determinants of Corporate Ownership Structure: Australian Evidence"

Asjeet S. Lamba, University of Melbourne
Geof Stapledon, University of Melbourne
Discussant: Darius Palia, Rutgers University

10:00 - 10:45 "Corporate Liquidity"

Amy Dittmar, Indiana University
Jan Mahrt-Smith, London Business School
Henri Servaes, London Business School and CEPR
Discussant: Jarrad Harford, University of Washington

11:15 - Noon "Creditor Rights, Enforcement and Debt Ownership Structure: Evidence from the Global Syndicated Loan Market"

Benjamin Esty, Harvard Business School
William Megginson, University of Oklahoma
Discussant: Manju Puri, Stanford University

1:00 - 1:45 "Do Better Institutions Mitigate Agency Problems? Evidence from Corporate Finance Choices"

Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics
Discussant: Karin Thorburn, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

1:45 - 2:30 "Is Corporate Governance Ineffective in Emerging Markets?"

Michael Gibson, Federal Reserve Board
Discussant: Charles Hadlock, Michigan State University

For more information, please call 603-646-3412 or send email to corp.gov.center@dartmouth.edu.

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