9th Annual Berle Symposium: Investor Time Horizons

June 5 - 6, 2017
Georgia State University College of Law

Berle IX
will focus on the broad question of investor time horizons. Conference participants will examine the relationship between investor time horizons and corporate governance mechanisms exploring how corporations can tailor their internal design to balance potentially competing time horizons and more closely achieve 20/20 vision. Participants may also engage in related research questions regarding market efficiency, hyperbolic discounting, time biases, and other contributions. The conference seeks to deepen participants' understanding of the issues, highlight interdisciplinary implications, and provide a sense of what questions remain unanswered in order to identify future paths of research.

Berle IX will feature work from diverse fields such as corporate governance, finance and economics, and neuroscience. Presenting authors will publish their research in a format of their choosing in a dedicated volume of the Seattle University Law Review.

For more information, please contact Anne Tucker, Berle IX Host, Georgia State University College of Law at amtucker@gsu.edu or Charles R.T. O'Kelley, Director of the Berle Center at Seattle University School of Law at okelleyc@seattle.edu 

Preliminary Agenda:

Sunday, June 4
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.:  Get settled at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and wander over to George State University College of Law (1.5 blocks) for a casual evening welcome reception with heavy appetizers and beverages outside on the terrace off of the Law School's library. 

Monday, June 5
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  All paper presentations (7 or 8) will run approximately 45 minutes each with discussion to follow each presentation.  Continental breakfast will be available to get your morning started.  To be followed throughout the day with breaks and a buffet lunch.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cocktail reception followed by our Gala sit down dinner at 7:00 p.m. for all symposium attendees at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.  Business casual attire requested.

Tuesday, June 6:  
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. All paper presentations (7 or 8) will run approximately 45 minutes each with discussion to follow each presentation.  Continental breakfast will be available to get your morning started. To be followed throughout the day with breaks and a buffet lunch.

5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Casual closing reception for those that wish to stay a bit longer and connect with attendees before departure.


Preliminary Time Line Dates

Drafts of paper(s) received will be circulated May 19, 2017.
Law review draft submissions requested August 1, 2017 

Berle IX Symposium Presenters:

Jordan Barry, University of San Diego School of Law
William Birdthistle, Chicago-Kent Law School
Alon Brav, Duke University Fuqua Business School
Conrad S. Ciccotello, Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Martijn Cremers, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
Elisabeth de Fontenay, Duke University Law School
Caroline Flammer, Boston University Questrom School of Business
Jesse Fried, Harvard University Law School
J. B. Heaton, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, L.L.P.
Claire Hill, University of Minnesota
Owen Jones, Vanderbilt University Law School
Jon Lukomonik, IRRC Institute
Miguel Padró, Aspen Institute
Frank Partnoy, University of San Diego School of Law
Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci, Cornell University Law School
Rachelle Sampson, Maryland University School of Business
Lynn Stout, Cornell University Law School
Eric Talley, Columbia Law School
Rahul Vashishtha, Duke University Fuqua Business School
Andrew Verstein, Wake Forest University School of Law
Harold A. Weston, Georgia State University 

Other Participants: