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Panel Info

Below is a guide to the presenters, papers, and discussants for the 2013 Strategy and the Business Environment Conference in Austin, TX.

Panel 1

May 22nd 2013

1:00 – 2:40 p.m.

“Self-Regulation in Private and Public Politics”
  • Presenter: David Baron (Graduate School of Business, Stanford)
  • Discussant: John Maxwell (Kelley School of Business, Indiana)


“The Corporate Value of (Corrupt) Lobbying”
  • Presenter: Nandini Gupta (Kelley School of Business, Indiana), w/ Eitan Goldman & Alexander Borisov
  • Discussant:  Tim Werner (McCombs School of Business, Univ. of Texas)

Panel 2

May 22

2:40 – 4:20 p.m.

 “Good (Bad) Company or Good (Bad) Manager? Exploring the Antecedents of CSR”
  • Presenter: Bryan Hong (Ivey School of Business, Univ. of Western Ontario),  (with Dylan Minor)
  • Discussant: Lamar Pierce (Wash. U. St. Louis)


“Campaign Contributions from Corporate Executives in Lieu of Political Action Committees”

  • Presenter: Brian Richter (McCombs School of Business, Univ. of Texas), (with Timothy Werner) 
  • Discussant:  Dave Spence (McCombs School of Business, Univ. of Texas)

Panel 3

May 22nd

4:40 – 6:20 p.m.

“Why Currency Undervaluation Provokes Trade Disputes in Some Settings But Not Others”
  • Presenter: Dennis Quinn (McDonough School of Business, Georgetown Univ.), w/ J. Bradford Jensen & Stephen Weymouth
  • Discussant:  Andrew Kerner (Department of Political Science, Univ of Michigan)

“Does Product Market Competition Foster Corporate Social Responsibility?”
  • Presenter: Caroline Flammer (Ivey Business School, Western University)
  • Discussant: Brian Richter (McCombs School of Business, Univ. of Texas)

Panel 4

May 23rd

8:50 – 9:40 a.m.

“Linking Public and Private Politics: Activist Strategy for Industry Transformation”
  • Presenter: Tom Lyon (Ross School of Business, Univ. of Michigan)  w/ Stephen Salant
  • Discussant: Alan Wiseman (Vanderbilt University)

Panel 5

May 23rd

10:10 - 11:50 a.m.

“Even Constrained Governments Steal: How Transfer Risk is Different than Expropriation Risk”
  • Presenter: Allison Kingsley (University of Vermont),  (with Benjamin Graham & Noel Johnston)
  • Discussant: Bennet Zelner (University of Maryland)

“Relational Influence Buying”
  • Presenter: Orie Shelef (Haas School of Business, Univ. of California-Berkeley)
  • Discussant: Chris Cotton (Univ. of Miami)

Panel 6

May 23rd

12:30 – 2:10 p.m.

“The Effect of Mandatory CSR Disclosure on Information Asymmetry: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment in China”

  • Presenter: Yongxiang Wang (Marshall School of Business, U.S.C.) (with Jing Shi & Mingyi Hung)
  • Discussant: Dylan Minor (Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern)


    “Politics and Local Economic Growth: Evidence from India”

    • Presenter: Paul Novosad (Dartmouth),  (with Sam Asher)
    • Discussant: Anh Tran (School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana Univ.)


    The McCombs School of Business, with the generous support of the Bates Family Foundation, will cover the cost of airfare (up to $600) and lodging for paper presenters and discussants on the conference program. Meals are included for all registered attendees.