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Spring 2009 Seminar

International Corporate Governance, Development and Finance

Meeting Mondays, 3:35 – 5:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Law School, Mondale Hall, Room 65

Sponsored by the Institute for Law & Economics

 

[Student Syllabus]

Monday, January 26
Introduction

Monday, February 2
Janis Sarra, Professor of Law, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Vancouver, Canada and Director of the National Centre for Business Law

Topic: Credit Derivatives Market Design, Creating Fairness and Sustainability
[Paper]

Monday, February 9
Katharina Pistor, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Topic: Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Finance
[Paper]

Monday, February 16
No Class

Monday, February 23
Brian Cheffins, Professor of Law, University of Cambridge

Topic: Private Enforcement of Corporate Law: An Empirical Comparison of the UK and US
[Paper]

Monday, March 2
Class Discussion

Monday, March 9
Tade Okediji, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Topic: Social Fragmentation and Economic Growth: Evidence from Developing Countries
[Paper]


Monday, March 16
Spring Break: No Seminar

Monday, March 23
Kevin Davis, Beller Family Professor of Business Law, New York University School of Law

Topic: Civil Remedies for Corruption in Government Contracting
[Paper]

Monday, March 30
Paul Vaaler, Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Topic: Residual state ownership, policy stability and financial performance following strategic decisions by privatizing telecoms (co-authored with Burkhard N Schrage) [Paper]

Monday, April 6
Ross Levine, James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics and Director, William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics, Brown University

Topic: Bank Governance, Regulation and Risk Taking (co-authored with Luc Laeven) [Paper]

Monday, April 13
Ian Lee, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Topic: Implications of Sen's Concept of Commitment for the Economics Understanding of the Corporation
[Paper]

Monday, April 20
Claire A. Hill, Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar, University of Minnesota Law School
Avner Ben-Ner, Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Topic: Negative Dimensions of Identity
[Paper]

Also read: Reducing the Negative Consequences of Identity: A Potential Role for the Nonprofit Sector in the Era of Globalization [Paper]

Recommended Reading: Identity and In-group/Out-group Differentiation in Work and Giving Behaviors: Experimental Evidence by Avner Ben-Ner, Brian P. McCall, Massoud Stephane, and Hau Wang [Paper]

Monday, April 27
Vikramaditya Khanna, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Topic: Corporate Governance, Enforcement, and Firm Value: Evidence from India
[Paper]

Wednesday, April 29
Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor in Islam and the Social Sciences, Duke University

Topic: The Rule of Law in Islamic Thought and Practice: A Historical Perspective
[Paper]

 
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