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Conference: Financing Corporations in Emerging Markets, March 28-29, 2006


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The Darden Graduate School of Business and the World Bank, in partnership with the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute and State Street Global Markets held their fifth annual conference: The Financing of Corporations in Emerging Countries.

Conference was Organized by:
Bob Bruner, Dean of the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia;
Campbell R. Harvey, J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Leora Klapper, Senior Economist in the Finance Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank
Wei Li, Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

The conference focused on high-quality research, focusing on issues relevant to researchers and policy makers in emerging markets.


The World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 

Keynote speaker:

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Economics

Scientific paper presenters: 

Franklin Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Anusha Chari, University of Michigan Business School
Stijn Claessens, The World Bank
Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School
Douglas Cumming, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Raphael La Porta, Dartmouth College              
Ross Levine, Brown University
Karl Lins, University of Utah
Pedro Matos, University of Southern California
Todd Mitton, Brigham Young University
Antoinette Schoar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rene Stulz, Ohio State University
Dean Yang, University of Michigan
Who attended:
  • Government administrators and policy makers with a responsibility in market regulation, transparency, and governance and in promoting foreign investments in their economies.
  • Scholars, researchers, and students who seek insights from leading scholars and practitioners in the field of emerging markets finance.

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