Warren Bailey, Professor of Finance, Cornell University: Incorporation in Offshore Financial Centers

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Topic: Incorporation in Offshore Financial Centers: Naughty or Nice?

Speaker: Warren Bailey, Professor of Finance, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

Date: October 23, 2013 (Wed.)

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Building 4, Room 101

Language: English


We study associations between measures of firm value and quality and the firm’s choice of legal and regulatory environment though incorporation in an offshore financial center. Preliminary empirical results suggest that incorporation in such a jurisdiction, or switching incorporation to one, is associated with lower value as measured by Tobin’s q and poor corporate governance as measured by higher insider holdings. These effects vary with the quality of the firm’s home country environment and the offshore domicile it selects.

About the speaker:

Warren Bailey is a Professor of Finance at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986 and M.B.A. degree in Finance from McGill University in 1981. His research interests covers international finance, international securities markets, and investments. Professor Bailey has a special interest in emerging capital markets, particularly in Asia. He has been featured and quoted extensively in the financial and mainstream press, including The New York Times, The Economist, and The Far Eastern Economic Review, and television interviews on CNN-FN and CNBC.

Dr. Warren Bailey is an associate editor of The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and The Pacific Basin Finance Journal. He received the Class of 1992 Award for Teaching Excellence and the Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999.