The first SAFE Exploratory Workshop on Transparency:

Information generation, disclosure, and their effects on the economy

Organized by Guido Friebel, Andrej Gill, Christian Leuz
Goethe University Frankfurt
By invitation only.

4th October
9.30 amWelcome coffee and registration
10.00 amRuben Enikolopov (Pompeu Fabra, New Economic School Moscow), Maria Petrova, and Konstantin Sonin,
"Do political blogs matter? Corruption in state-controlled companies, blog postings, and DDoS attacks"
Discussant: Devesh Rustagi (Goethe University)
11.00 amBreak
11.15 amAbbie Smith (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Robert Davidson and Aiyesha Dey
"Executives' and Legal Records, Lavish Lifestyles and Insider Trading Activities"
Discussant: Christine Zulehner (University Vienna and Goethe University)
12.15 pmLunch
1.45 pmFranck Portier (Toulouse School of Economics), Paul Beaudry
"News Driven Business Cycles: Insights and Challenges"
Discussant: Laura Moretti (Goethe University)
2.45 pmBreak
3.00 pmBrainstorming session animated by Christian Leuz (University of Chicago Booth School of Economics)
"Economic consequences and real-effects of transparency regulation"
4.30 pmRichard Holden (University of New South Wales) and Roland Fryer
"Multitasking, Learning and Incentives: A Cautionary Tale"
Discussant: Alex White (Tsinghua University)
7.00 pmConference Dinner Allgaiers, Frankfurt

5th October
8.45 amCoffee
9.00 amFanny Camara (Toulouse School of Economics)
"Competition, Information Acquisition and Disclosure: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Discussant: Sascha Baghestanian (Goethe University)
10.00 amBreak
10.15 amChristian Laux (WU Wien), Gyöngyi Loranth and Alan Morrison
"Internal Auditing and Capital Structure"
Discussant: Guido Friebel (Goethe University)
11.15 amBreak
11.30 amThomas Mosk (Goethe University Frankfurt)
"Delegation of Authority and Information Manipulation: Evidence from Bank Lending Decisions"
Discussant: Nick Zubanov (Goethe University)
1.30 pmFlorian Ederer (Yale School of Management), Richard Holden and Margaret Meyer
"Gaming and Strategic Ambiguity in Incentive Provision"
Discussant: Ferdinand von Siemens (Goethe University)
2.30 pmBreak
2.45 pmEugene Soltes (Harvard Business School), (Coauthor TBA)
"Who Consumes Public Disclosure? Evidence from Conference Call Engagement"
Discussant: Martin Götz (Goethe University)
3.45 pmConcluding remarks
4.00 pmAdjourn, possibility for transfer and city/campus tour

Contact and Venue:

Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften
Am Wingertsberg 4
61248 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

Contact details of organizers:

Guido Friebel: gfriebel[at]wiwi.uni-frankfurt[dot]de
Andrej Gill: gill[at]econ.uni-frankfurt[dot]de