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【学术讲座】The ABCs of empirical corporate (governance) research

  讲座题目:The ABCs of empirical corporate (governance) research

  讲座人: Renée B. Adams(UNSW,新南威尔士大学)

  时间:2017年10月15日 10:00-11:30

  地点:博学楼918

  

  讲座人简介:

  Renée B. Adams is Professor of Finance at the University of New South Wales. She is also the Director of UNSW Business School’s Women in Leadership Network, former Director of the Finance Research Network (FIRN), an Affiliate of LSE’s Financial Markets Group, Senior Fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research and Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. She holds an M.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

  

  Professor Adams’research focuses on the organization of corporate boards. She has written papers examining the information flow between managers and the board, gender diversity on boards, governance problems in banks, group decision-making on boards and the governance of central banks. She has published in top accounting, economics, finance and management journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, the Review of Economic Studies and Strategic Management Journal. In 2014, she was invited to join the editorial board of Management Science. Professor Adams’ work on gender diversity in particular has received extensive media coverage. Her work has been featured in the Financial Times and the Economist amongst many others.

  

  Professor Adams’interest in gender diversity is not limited to research. In 2012, Professor Adams founded The F.E.W. (The Financial Economics Women Network)-a support, development and lobbying group for female academics in Finance and Economics. She co-founded AFFECT, the American Finance Association’s “Academic Female Finance Committee”, in 2015.

  

  讲座摘要:

  As scientists, we are conditioned to constantly look for new methods to advance our knowledge. But, sometimes we can achieve our goals more easily by using old methods better. This commentary lists some ABCs of empirical work that I think are useful to remember. The term “ABCs” is deliberate. It serves as a reminder that one can write excellent papers if one gets the basics right. It is also a reminder that one must master the basics before one can credibly use new techniques. Due to the complexity and diversity of research questions we are facing,it would be difficult, and even counterproductive, to try to formalize an exhaustive list of ABCs for doing empirical work. The “ABCs” depend, in large part, on the research question.