Programme Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Conference

Programme 30 November

30 November 2018 - Erasmus University Rotterdam, Campus Woudestein, Paviljoen

Fostering inclusive and sustainable prosperity implies private and public sector changes and leadership that is aimed at long-term benefits. The ability of future generations to enjoy ‘prosperous’ lives depends on our resolve today to radically transform how we manage businesses and govern societies in fairer and more equitable ways. This interdisciplinary Conference focuses on two challenges: regulating the responsibility of businesses and making financial markets more inclusive and sustainable.


08:00-09:00: Registration and coffee

09:00-09:15: Welcome

Martin De Jong (Scientific Director Initiative)

09:15-10:15: Key note - room: Theatre

Tim Bartley - Rules without Rights: Moving Beyond Private Authority

10:15-10:30: Coffee break

10:30-12:00: Parallel sessions

Theme 1: Regulating Responsibility

Room: Theatre

Session 1: Hybrid & complex governance for sustainable development

Chair: Yogi Hale Hendlin

  • A Revitalized Global Partnership for Development and the Need for a Better Understanding of its Dynamic Complexity: A Case Study of the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project (Andria Naudé-Fourie)
  • Trading the environment – A comparative analysis of environmental chapters in recent free trade agreements (Sophia Paulini)
  • The role of regulation in preventing Africa’s next debt crisis (Geske Dijkstra)

Session Discussant: Juliane Reinecke

Theme 2: Responsible Financial Markets

Room: Serre

Session 1: Greening Financial Markets

Chair: Marta Szymanowska

  • Greening Monetary Policy (Dirk Schoenmaker)

Discussant: Marijn Van Der Sluis

  • Carbon Tail Risk (Emirhan Ilhan, Zacharias Sautner and Grigory Vilkov)

Discussant: Mathijs Cosemans

  • The Green Advantage: A Propensity-score Matching Analysis of Green Bonds’ Pricing at Issuance (Gianfranco Gianfrate)

Discussant: Oğuzhan Karakaş

12:00-13:15:  Lunch

13:15-14:15: Key note - room: Theatre

Elias Papaioannou - The Globalization of Corporate Control (with Gur Aminadav and Luis Fonseca)

14:15-14:30: Coffee break

14:30-16:00: Parallel sessions

Theme 1: Regulating Responsibility

Room: Serre

Session 2: Regulating Responsibility: beyond the frame of CSR

Chair: Alessandra Arcuri

  • Invited Speaker Mary Footer: Internalising human rights norms in corporate culture: problems and pitfalls
  • The Case for a Court of Arbitration for Business and Human Rights (Antoine Duval)
  • Advancing Inclusive Prosperity by Adopting a Business and Human Rights Treaty (Nadia Bernaz)

Session Discussant: Martijn Scheltema


Theme 2: Responsible Financial Markets

Room: Theatre

Session 2: Finance in Developing countries

Chair: Mathijs van Dijk

  • Invited Speaker Thorsten Beck: Basel III – Challenges for Developing Countries
  • Mobile Phones for Financial Inclusion: What Explains the Diffusion of Mobile Money Innovations? (Rob van Tulder)

Discussant: Thomas Lambert

  • The political consequences of financial development: Evidence from the opening of African stock exchanges (Jose Albuquerque de Sousa and Mathijs van Dijk)

Discussant: Martin de Jong

16:00-16:15: Coffee break

16:15-17:45: Parallel sessions

Theme 1: Regulating Responsibility

Room: Theatre

Session 3: Regulating corporate responsibility: the challenges of private regulation

Chair: Lieselot Bisschop

  • De-Democratization of Firms (Summer Kim)
  • The Dialogue between Transnational Private Governance and Legal Transplants: A Case Study on Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reports under the Principles of the Global Reporting Initiative in Taiwan (Robert Tsai, Ying-Che Hsieh, and Pei-Chi Liao)
  • Making parent companies pay for the sin of their subsidiaries (Christopher Riley and Oludara Akanmidu)

Session Discussant: Tim Bartley

Theme 2: Responsible Financial Markets

Room: Serre

Session 3: How Stakeholders influence companies

Chair: Emilio Marti

  • Coordinated Engagement (Elroy Dimson, Oğuzhan Karakaş and Xi Li)

Discussant: Anjana Rajamani

  • Challenges and opportunities of EU external administrative action: fostering prosperity through re-shaping global financial governance? (Florin Coman-Kund)

Discussant: Dirk Schoenmaker

  • Enemy at the Gates: Short-selling and Firm Performance on Corporate Social Responsibility. Evidence from a Natural Experiment. (Vanya Rusinova, Georg Wernicke and Tima Bansal)

Discussant: Emilio Marti

17:45-18:45: Reception