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JSPS Core-to-Core Program: International Seminar on “Governance Reforms from Comparative Perspectives” (November 5-7)

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JSPS Core-to-Core Program: International Seminar on “Governance Reforms from Comparative Perspectives” (November 5-7)

Outline

Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) will conduct a 3-day international seminar with Said Business School, University of Oxford, Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) and University of British Columbia (UBC) by Core-to-Core Program of JSPS. A 3-session workshop for invitees will be held on the first day, while the second and third day will be roundtable discussion on the evolving diversity of corporate governance in Europe and emerging countries in Asia. The purposes of this seminar are to wrap up the past research activities and to explore new issues to be challenged.

Date & Time / Venue

November 5, 2019 (Tue) 10:00 – 17:30 Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
November 6, 2019 (Wed) 13:30 – 17:00 Blendipity Hall, Waseda University Nihombashi Campus
November 7, 2019 (Thu) 14:00 – 17:00 Conference Center, South Tower 3F, Otemachi Financial City

Organizer

Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)

Co-organizers

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
Development Bank of Japan, Research Institute of Capital Formation (DBJ-RICF)
The Japan Economic Research Institute (JERI)
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Waseda Business School (WBS)
Top Global University Project (TGU) Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy

Target audience

undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, general public

Registration

Seminars on 6 and 7 November are open to public. (5 November for research members and invitees only)
Please follow the link below for attendance registration.
Attendance Registration

Language

English / *Japanese *(with simultaneous interpretation on November 6 and 7)

Program

*Subject to change

November 5 (Tue)
10:00 Opening Remarks:
Rikutaro Matsui (Head, International Research Cooperation Division I, International Program Department, JSPS)
Makoto Yano (President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI)

10:10-12:00 Session 1 “The Role of Institutional Investors”
Chair: Colin Mayer (University of Oxford)

“The engagement of long-term investors: the case of Standard life”
Marco Becht  (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Julian Franks (London Business School)

“Quiet activism in Japan”
Marco Becht  (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Julian Franks (London Business School)
Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University)
Kazunori Suzuki (Waseda University)

13:00-14:40 Session 2 “Board Reforms and Corporate Governance and Labor Relations”
Chair: Marco Becht (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

“Corporate governance, unregularly worker and employment adjustment”
Gregory Jackson (Freie Universität Berlin)
Katsuyuki Kubo (Waseda University)

“Consequence of Corporate Governance Reforms”
Takuji Saito (Keio University)
Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University)

15:00-17:30 Session 3  “Capital Market and Control”
Chair: Julian Franks (London Business School)

“Asset Prices and Corporate Responses to Bank of Japan ETF purchases”
Yupana Wiwattanakantang (National University of Singapore)

“Anatomy of Stock Returns in Japan from 1977-2017”
Yasuhiro Arikawa (Waseda University)
Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)

“Stock Repurchases and Corporate Control: Evidence from Japan”
Julian Franks (London Business School)
Colin Mayer (University of Oxford)
Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University)
Ryo Ogawa (Chiba University of Commerce)

17:30 Closing Remarks: Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University)

November 6 (Wed)
13:30 Opening Remarks:
Hiroshi Kanno (Director, Institute for Business and Finance, Waseda University)

13:40-14:40 Keynote Speech “Corporate Governance and Prosperity”
Chair: Hideaki Miyajima
Colin Mayer (University of Oxford)

15:00-17:00 Round Table “Corporate Governance Reforms and Its Consequences”
Moderator: Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University) / Kazunori Suzuki (Waseda University)
Panelists: Marco Becht (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Colin Mayer (University of Oxford)
Julian Franks (London Business School)
Gregory Jackson (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Stewardship Code, Institutional Investors and Activist”
“The Impact of Corporate Governance Code on Corporate Behaviors”
“The Social Consequences of Corporate Governance Reforms”
“The Next Step of Corporate Governance”

November 7 (Thu)
14:00 Opening Remarks:
Makoto Anayama, Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Executive Officer, DBJ

14:10-15:10 Keynote Speech “Capital Market Revisited”
Chair: Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University)
Colin Mayer (University of Oxford)

15:30-16:55 Round Table “Corporate Governance Reforms and its Consequences around the World”
Moderator: Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University) / Kazunori Suzuki (Waseda University)
Colin Mayer (University of Oxford)
Julian Franks (London Business School)
Marco Becht (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)
Yupana Wiwattanakantang (National University of Singapore)

“Listing-delisting Issues”
“Changing Ownership Structure, Stock Buybacks and ETF Purchasing of Bank of Japan”
“The Role of Private Equity”
“The Activist Funds in Japan and around the World”

17:00 Closing Remarks: Kazunori Suzuki (Waseda University)

Inquiries

Masamichi Furuya /Akimi Ichise
Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)
E-mail: [email protected]
TEL: 03-5286-2460

Dates
  • 1105

    TUE
    2019

    1107

    THU
    2019

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Tue, 27 Aug 2019

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