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International academic conference program

December 15&16, 2013

Bar-Ilan University

Weisfeld Hall


Day 1: Sunday, December 15
09:45-10:00 Coffee break  

10:00-10:15 Opening Statements  


Professor Haim Taitelbaum, Rector, Bar-Ilan University

10:15:11:00 Professor Kevin Murphy, USC. Keynote Address: Explaining CEO Pay.  
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11:00-11:30 Break  

11:30-12:15 Professor Fabrizio Ferri, Columbia University: Shareholder Votes and Proxy Advisors: Evidence from Say on Pay.  
  Discussant: Professor Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, University of Mannheim  

12:15-13:00 Professor Ana Albuquerque, Boston University: Do Shareholders Welcome Court Intervention in CEO Pay Matters?  
  Discussant: Professor Yaniv Grinstein, Cornell University  

13:00-14:15 Lunch Break  

14:15-15:00 Professor Morten Bennedsen, INSEAD: Estimating the Value of the Boss: Evidence from CEO Hospitalization Events.  
  Discussant: Professor Effi Benmelech, Northwestern University  


Professor Effi Benmelech, Northwestern University: Military CEOs.
Discussant: Professor Lawrence Kryzanowski, Concordia University


15:45-16:00 Coffee break  

16:00-16:45 Professor Yaniv Grinstein, Cornell University: How is Relative Performance Incorporated in CEO Compensation Contracts?  
  Discussant: Professor Andrew Ellul, Indiana University  
Day 2: Monday, December 16
10:15-10:30  Coffee break  

10:30-11:15 Professor Marco Pagano, Naples University: Seeking Alpha: Excessive Risk Taking and Competition for Managerial Talent.  
  Discussant: Professor Fausto Panunzi, Bocconi University  

 11:15-12:00 Professor James Ang, Florida State University: Deferred Compensation.  
  Discussant: Professor Fabrizio Ferri, Columbia University  

12:00-13:15 Lunch  

13:15-14:00 Dr. Alon Raviv, Bar-Ilan University: The Regulation of Financial Institution, Executive Compensation and Risk Taking.  

14:00-14:45 Professor Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, University of Mannheim: Pride and Prestige: Why Some Firms Pay their CEOs Less.  
  Discussant: Professor James Ang, Florida State University  

14:45-15:15 Break  

15:15-16:00 Professor Lawrence Kryzanowski, Concordia University: Canadian Financial Restatements and Executive Compensation.  
  Discussant: Professor Dan Segal, IDC  

16:00-16:45 Professor Andrew Ellul, Indiana University:Learning through a smokescreen: CEO Compensation over Tenure.  
  Discussant: Professor Kevin Murphy, USC  

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