CEO Education and Firm Productivity Event as iCalendar

(Faculty of Law events, Lectures)

31 May 2017

Date Wednesday 31 May
Venue Small Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Building 803, 17 Eden Crescent
Refreshments 5.30pm: Staff Common Room, Level 4, Building 801
Florencio López-de-Silanes

The Auckland Law School warmly invites you to attend the public lecture by Professor Florencio López-de-Silanes in which he will share with you his research on the impact of Human Capital on firm productivity. Florencio’s research challenges the traditional approach to analysing the efficiency with which firms turn inputs into outputs by considering the human capital of entrepreneurs and workers as distinct inputs of productivity.

Florencio López-de-Silanes is Professor of Finance, and Associate Dean of International Affairs at SKEMA Business School. His research interests and main publications are in corporate finance, corporate governance, family firms, law and finance, regulation of financial markets and banks, state-owned enterprises, and legal reform and deregulation.

He has been an advisor on these topics to several governments, international institutions and corporations. Some of his research shows the relevance of law and institutions for financial markets and their development. He has many publications in top finance and economics journals and has published two books on Investor Protection and the Benefits of Privatization.

Among other distinctions, he received Harvard’s Wells Prize for the Best Dissertation in Economics (1995), the Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance of the American Finance Association (1999), and the Jensen Prize for the best papers published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the Areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations (2000). His lifetime academic citations place him among the three most widely cited business authors in the world according to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Before arriving to SKEMA he was a professor at the universities of Harvard, Yale, Amsterdam, EDHEC and the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris.