American Law Institute

Corporate Governance Standards
Capital Market Competitiveness

European Corporate Governance Institute
9th October 2007
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

A free all-day conference co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute
Presentations and speeches

Session 1 – Keynote speech
Keynote speech by Christopher Cox
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

Session 2 – Empirical Finance
Panel presentation by René Stulz
Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics;
Director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics, Ohio State University; ECGI Fellow
Panel presentation by Luigi Zingales
Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; ECGI Fellow

Session 3 – Keynote speech
Keynote speech by Eddy Wymeersch
Chairman, Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)

Session 4– Comparative Law

Introduction to the panel by Luca Enriques
Commissioner, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa;
ECGI Research Associate

Panel briefing by Howell E. Jackson
James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Panel presentation by John C. Coffee
Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School;
ECGI Fellow

Panel presentation by Eilís Ferran
Professor of Company and Securities Law, University of Cambridge Law Faculty and Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law;
ECGI Research Associate

The ALI and the ECGI are grateful for support for the 2007 Conference from
The European Commission