Past Conferences

Experimental Finance Conference 2016

The Experimental Finance Conference 2016 will be held at the University of Mannheim. It will take place from 08.06.2016 - 10.06.2016.

For information on this Conference, please click here.



30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association

The 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association will be held at the University of Mannheim from Monday August 24 to Thursday August 27, 2015.


The Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim is delighted to host this Congress. Research of the highest quality in economic theory and applications is one of the cornerstones of the Mannheim Department of Economics. The 21 full-time senior faculty members and numerous junior faculty members are engaged in a variety of research projects at the frontiers of their fields, covering micro and macroeconomics, econometrics, statistical methods, labour economics, industrial organization, financial economics, public economics, economic history, development economics and international trade. Over the last 40 years, the Department has gained high regard in the national and international scientific community.

To view the EEA Mannheim 2015 flyer, please click here.

For more information on the European Economic Association, you can visit the website here.



Workshop on Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation

University of Mannheim, June 14, 2007

L9, 1-2, 68131 Mannheim, Room 4.09


There are two types of presentations: Presentations of completed working papers (60 minutes including discussion) and presentations of new ideas where no working paper is available yet (40 minutes including discussion). The names and affiliations of the presenting authors are printed in bold.

8.25-8.30Welcome (Ernst Maug)
8.30-10.30Session 1: Internal capital allocation and stock options

Chair: Ingolf Dittmann (Erasmus University)

Markus Glaser (University of Mannheim)
Zacharias Sautner (University of Amsterdam)

Looking inside a conglomerate: Efficiency of internal
capital allocation and managerial power within a firm

Flora Yu Kuang (Tilburg University)

Performance-vested stock options and earnings management
10.30-10.45Coffee break
10.45-12.45Session 2: Stock options
Chair: Roman Inderst (London School of Economics and University of Frankfurt)

Oliver Spalt (University of Mannheim)

Do Employees Perceive Stock Options As Lottery Tickets?

Ingolf Dittmann (Erasmus University)
Ko-Chia Yu (Erasmus University)

Can investment incentives explain executive stock options?

Daniel Klein (University of Mannheim)

Fractional exercise of executive stock option packages

12.45-14.15Lunch break at ZEW (Room “Hamburg")
14.15-15.55Session 3: Stock options and insider trading
Chair: Ernst Maug (University of Mannheim)

Manuel Klein
(University of Frankfurt and INSEAD)

Endogenous Default, Optimal Capital Structure, and
Credit Risk under Earnings Growth Uncertainty
and Learning (A Contingent Claims Analysis)
 Extra figure

Christoph Schneider
(University of Mannheim)

Insider trading in Germany

15.55-16.25Coffee break
16.25-17.30Session 4: Keynote speech
Chair: Ernst Maug (University of Mannheim)

David Yermack (New York University)
Crocker H. Liu (Arizona State University)

Where are the Shareholders' Mansions?
CEOs' Home Purchases, Stock Sales,
and Subsequent Company Performance

17.30-18.30Session 5: Capital structure
Chair: David Yermack (New York University)

Ingolf Dittmann (Erasmus University)
Ernst Maug (University of Mannheim)
Oliver Spalt (University of Mannheim)

Executive compensation when managers are loss averse

18.30Dinner at “La Fenice" (N3, 5)