2017 GSU CEAR-Finance Conference: Recent Advances in Corporate Governance

May 5, 2017 – May 6, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
GSU Buckhead Center
3348 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Registration can be completed at the bottom of this page.


A growing body of empirical and theoretical work highlights the strong connections between the fields of law and finance. Today’s finance researchers rely heavily on the characteristics of legal institutions and contracts to explain the behavior of corporations and markets, while today’s scholars in law and finance draw on financial theories and data to critically examine the organization and structure of law. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly common for law and finance scholars to work together in pursuing their research endeavors. This conference brings together top researchers in the fields of law and finance to discuss the topics that are of cutting-edge importance. The conference program covers theoretical and empirical approaches to better understand the issues, and integrate perspectives from both the law and corporate governance areas.


Alon Brav (Duke University) and Hadiye Aslan (Georgia State University) are the co-organizers of this conference. Contact Alon Brav at brav@duke.edu or Hadiye Aslan at haslan@gsu.edu about the program of the conference, and Mark Schneider at cear@gsu.edu for questions about participation and logistics.


The conference is funded by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) and the Department of Finance, both located in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

Confirmed Attendees

  • Manuel Adelino (Duke University)
  • Hadiye Aslan (Georgia State University)
  • Adam Badawi (Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law)
  • Alon Brav (Duke University)
  • Mike Burkhart (London School of Economics)
  • Emiliano Catan (NYU School of Law)
  • Lauren Cohen (Harvard Business School)
  • Alex Edmans (London Business School)
  • Vyacheslav (Slava) Fos (Boston College)
  • Xavier Giroud (MIT)
  • Dalida Kadyrzhanova (Georgia State University)
  • Jon Karpoff (University of Washington)
  • Roy J. Katzovicz (Chairman of Saddle Point Group, LLC)
  • Doron Levit (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Inessa Liskovich (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Song Ma (Yale University)
  • Scott Murrary (Georgia State University)
  • Frank Partnoy (University of San Diego, School of Law)
  • Richard D. Phillips (Georgia State University)
  • Giorgia Piacentino (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Michael Piwowar (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)
  • Ed Rock (NYU School of Law)
  • Zhen Shi (Georgia State University)
  • Kelly Shue (University of Chicago)
  • Steven Davidoff Solomon (University of California, Berkeley School of Law)
  • Baozhong Yang (Georgia State University


The conference will be held at the Georgia State University Buckhead Center, in Room 1203 on the 12th floor of Tower Place 200, 3348 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326. Detailed directions can be found on the Buckhead Center’s webpage and will also be included in the program.


If you are a presenter, discussant, or a special guest of the Conference, you should make your lodging arrangements directly with CEAR at cear@gsu.edu. For all other guests, CEAR recommends lodging at any of the nearby hotels, all within a short walk of the Conference venue: Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta – Buckhead, which is located at 3332 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; the DoubleTree by Hilton – Buckhead, which is located at 3342 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326; or the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, which is located at 3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.


There is no cost to attend the conference, and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to attend the conference, please register your interest below. CEAR staff usually respond to requests within 48 hours to confirm registration.

Registration - 2017 CEAR-Finance Conference

Use the form below to register your interest to attend the conference on Recent Advances in Corporate Governance hosted on 5/5/2017 & 5/6/2017.
    Please help us manage our catering needs. If you are joining the workshop for the entire day or for the presentations either immediately before or after lunch time, we are happy to count you as part of our reservation. These meals are free for participants and attendees.