CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions. Law, conduct and culture
Co-editors: Prof. Guido Ferrarini – Prof. Danny Busch – Prof. Gerard van Solinge
The goals of this project are specified in the paper “Understanding the Role of Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions: A Research Agenda” (ECGI Law Working Paper 247/2017) and will be further explained in a paper on “Governing Financial Institutions: The Role of Culture”. These two papers set the foundations for a collective work, which will explore the corporate governance of financial institutions from an interdisciplinary perspective, including financial regulation, corporate law, ethics and culture.
In connection with the project monthly meetings are held within the Workshop on “Culture and ethics in Finance” at the Department of Business Law at the University of Genoa and at Allen & Overy in Milan.
RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Boards and Shareholders in European Listed Companies: Facts, Context and Post-Crisis Reforms
A Research Project sponsored by Emittenti Titoli S.p.A.
Co-editors: Prof. Guido Ferrarini – Prof. Massimo Belcredi
Corporate governance is still at the centre of the policy debate in the wake of the financial crisis. Policy proposals are becoming increasingly pervasive and, sometimes, intrusive; however, they are often based on a conventional wisdom and weak anecdotal evidence. The aim of this project is to analyze some pivotal topics in Corporate Governance, analysing both pre- and post-crisis periods from a law & economics perspective.
The outcome of this project is a volume published by Cambridge University Press, collecting a number of papers written by European experts in the corporate governance field. The volume have been presented at several international conferences in 2014.