27 Aug 2020

Tobias Tröger takes over as chairman of the international academic initiative GCGC

SAFE researcher shapes the agenda of the Global Corporate Governance Colloquia until 2022

SAFE researcher Tobias Tröger has been appointed chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC), which is a global academic initiative involving twelve leading universities and research institutions from the US, Asia, and Europe. The GCGC chairmanship will be occupied by Tröger for a period of two years. During this period, he will coordinate the international dialogue between the partner institutions while also sitting on the organizing committee responsible for planning and maintaining the quality of the initiative's annual conference which each university member hosts in rotation since 2014.

"In the environment of the GCGC we work at the highest academic level, and the individual partner institutions also benefit from the regular interdisciplinary conferences. I am very much looking forward to the scientific challenges ahead. The current Corona pandemic in particular underlines the importance of constant professional exchange and the contribution science can make to overcoming the crisis," says Tröger who heads the Law & Finance cluster at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE.

SAFE is one of the GCGC partners

The GCGC board of directors consists of 14 directors each appointed by the twelve partner institutions. Two GCGC board members are also appointed by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), an international scientific non-profit association based in Brussels involved in the GCGC. Every year, the GCGC conference series bring together research results from the disciplines of law, economics, and finance related to corporate governance. In 2019, the event was hosted by SAFE.

The twelve GCGC partner institutions include the Goethe University Frankfurt along with the Center for Financial Studies and SAFE, the law schools of the US universities Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, the British Imperial College London, the University of Oxford, and the Swedish House of Finance, the Centre for Law & Business, and the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at the National University of Singapore, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the School of Law at South Korea's Seoul National University, and the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at Japan's University of Tokyo.

The GCGC is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 conference which will be hosted by Yale University. The deadline for submission is 30 October 2020 according to the call for papers.