Conference

The 2nd BI Conference on Corporate Governance

Welcome to the bi-annual high-quality research conference BICCG, where eight leading scholars will present a recent corporate governance paper that has not been widely presented.

BI Norwegian Business School is hosting a one-day research conference on corporate governance in Oslo, Norway. The organizer is the Centre for Corporate Governance Research at the Department of Finance. The conference is sponsored by the Finance Market Fund.

Eight leading scholars will present a recent corporate governance paper that has not been widely presented. There will be comments from discussants and from the audience on each paper. Participation is by invitation only.

Practical information

  • Time:Friday, June 2, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Place:BI Norwegian Business School - campus Oslo, Auditorium A2-080
  • Price:Free

Programme

  • Time
  • Title
  • Registration and Coffee

  • Introduction

  • Session 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)

  • Fruit

  • Session 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 (Chicago Booth)

  • Lunch

  • Session III

    Chair: Hamid Boustanifar (BI Norwegian Business School)

    Does Improved Information Improve Incentives?
    Alex Edmans (London Business School)
    Discussant: Andrey Malenko (MIT Sloan School of Management)

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

  • Coffee

  • Session 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)

  • Dinner

    Dinner at Brasserie France, Øvre Slottsgate 16, Oslo
    We will meet 17:30 in front of BI and take the metro to the restaurant. Metro tickets will be provided.

Paper Presenters and Papers

  • David Denis, University of Pittsburgh:
    Why are Individual Directors Selected?
  • Alex Edmans, London Business School and Wharton:
    Does Improved Information Improve Incentives?
  • Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    The Importance of Network Recommendations in the Director Labor Market
  • Daniel Ferreira, London School of Economics
    The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Director Turnover
  • Todd Gormley, Washington University
    The Rise of Common Ownership
  • Jarrad Harford, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
    Shuffling the Deck: Mergers and Ownership Structure
  • Dirk Jenter, Stanford Graduate School of Business
    Good and Bad CEOs
  • David Yermack, Stern School of Business, New York University
    Ambiguity and The Tradeoff Theory of Capital Structure

 

Organizing Committee

 

Accommodation

The hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel is 100 meters from BI Norwegian Business School, where the conference will take place. The hotel is located 50 meters from the Nydalen metro station, which is 15 minutes by metro from downtown.

Reservations
Please make your reservation through this link. The conference price is NOK 2895 per single room per night including breakfast (only 20 rooms available at that rate).

 

Transportation

From Oslo central station (Oslo S) to BI
BI is just opposite of the metro station in Nydalen. The metro lines 4 (Vestli) and 5 (Ringen) will take you to Nydalen from the city centre in 10-15 minutes. The metro station (T-bane) at the Central Station is called Jernbanetorget. Busses 30 and 37 also stop in Nydalen.

See Ruter to plan your travel within Oslo. The address of BI is Nydalsveien 37, 0484 Oslo.

Arrival in Oslo by airplane
Oslo is served by two airports. Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen is the main international airport. Sandefjord Lufthavn Torp is smaller airport served mainly by European low budget airlines.

As taxis are expensive in Norway, we recommend using public transport from the airport.

  • From Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen to city centre
    The Airport Express Train (Flytoget) will take you from the airport to Oslo Central Station in less than 20 minutes.

  • From Sandefjord Lufthavn Torp to city centre
    Express buses (Torp Expressen) correspond with certain flights and will take you to the Oslo Bus Terminal.

Arrival in Oslo by other means of transport

  • Arrival by train
    Oslo can be reached by train from Copenhagen (Denmark) through Sweden (Malmø/Gothenburg) or from Stockholm (Sweden). You will arrive at the Oslo Central Station.

  • Arrival by bus
    Oslo can be reached by bus from Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Busses stop at Oslo Bus Terminal, located next to the Central Station.

  • Arrival by ferry
    You can reach Oslo by ferry from Denmark (Copenhagen – DFDS Seaways, and Frederikshavn – Stena Line) and Germany (Kiel – Color Line). The DFDS Seaways and Stena Line terminal is located at Vippetangen, close to the Central Station. The Color Line terminal is located at Hjortneskaia. A shuttle bus will take you to the Central Station (Oslo S/Jernbanetorget) in 10 minutes.

Sponsor

The conference is sponsored by the Finance Market Fund.