Academic Network Conference 2018

Papers and presentations

Opening keynote: ESG, investors and risk
Professor Laura T. Starks, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Finance
Governance, engagement, and ESG performance
A neo-configurational analysis of the effectiveness of shareholder engagement on environmental, social and governance issues

  • Rieneke Slager, University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Jean-Pascal Gond (presenter) and Santi Furnari, Cass Business School, City University
Control rights and corporate sustainability around the world

  • Alexander Dyck, University of Toronto
  • Karl V. Lins, University of Utah
  • Lukas Roth (presenter), University of Alberta
  • Mitch Towner, University of Arizona
  • Hannes F. Wagner, Bocconi University
Legal issues & tax
The value of offshore secrets: Evidence from the Panama Papers (Presentation)

  • Stefan Zeume, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
The limits of limited liability: Evidence from industrial pollution (Presentation)

  • Pat Akey (presenter), University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
  • Ian Appel, Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Investor and corporate behaviour
Socially responsible corporate customers

  • Rui Dai, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Do institutional investors drive corporate social responsibility? International evidence (Presentation)

  • Alexander Dyck, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
  • Karl V. Lins, University of Utah, Department of Finance
  • Lukas Roth, University of Alberta, Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis
  • Hannes F. Wagner (presenter), Bocconi University, Department of Finance
  • Innocenzo Gasparini, Institute for Economic Research
Climate change and performance
Firm climate risk and predictable returns

  • Wei Xin and Chendi Zhang (presenter), Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • Alok Kumar, University of Miami Pennsylvania
Climate change and firm valuation: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment

  • Philipp Krueger, University of Geneva, Geneva Finance Research Institute
Pricing ESG factors
Are sustainability efforts associated with stock price informativeness? An examination of sustainability performance, risk, and disclosure (Presentation)

  • Anthony C. Ng, Monash University, Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Zabihollah Rezaee (presenter), The University of Memphis
The price of taste for socially responsible investment (Presentation)

  • Rocco Ciciretti (presenter), University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Ambrogio Dalo, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Department of Economics and Finance
  • Lammertjan Dam, University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business
Green bonds
Corporate green bonds (Presentation)

  • Caroline Flammer, Boston University Questrom School of Business
Do shareholders benefit from green bonds? (Presentation)

  • Dragon Yongjun Tang and Yupu Zhang (presenter), The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics
Labour and ESG
The origins and real effects of the gender gap: Evidence from CEOs’ formative years

  • Ran Duchin, University of Washington
  • Mike Simutin (presenter), University of Toronto
  • Denis Sosyura, Arizona State University
Employee satisfaction, labor market flexibility, and stock returns around the world

  • Alex Edmans, London Business SchoolLucius Li, KFUPM
  • Chendi Zhang (presenter), Warwick Business School
Banks and impact investing
Depositors disciplining banks: The impact of scandals (Presentation)

  • Mikael Homanen, Cass Business School, City University
Contract with benefits: The implementation of impact investing (Presentation)

  • Christopher Geczy (presenter), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Jeffers,University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • David K. Musto, University of Pennsylvania, Finance Department
  • Anne M. Tucker, Georgia State University College of Law
The PRI Award for Outstanding Research
Best quantitative paper: Corporate ESG Profiles and Investor Horizons (Presentation)

  • Laura T. Starks, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Finance
  • Parth Venkat, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Qifei Zhu, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Finance
Best student paper: Global Supply-Chain Networks and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Christoph Schiller, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management