Selected Conferences and Seminars

"Activism and its Impact on the Market," paper presented at the Department of Economics Seminar, Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 6/19/12, with Joel Owen

"Exploring Political Uncertainty's Impact on Crime in Transition," paper presented at the Economics Department Seminar at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 4/22/10; presented at the Economics Department Seminar at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 4/30/10; presented at the Department of Economics Seminar, Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 6/29/10, with J. Owen

“Economic Transitions,” invited Public Lecture at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Economics and the Economics Honor Society ODE, 4/17/09

“The Impact of Political Uncertainty on Crime and Development in Transition Economies,” paper presented at Department of Economics Seminar, Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 6/5/08, with J. Owen

"Crime and Uncertain Punishment in Transition Economies," paper presented at annual IAES conference, Warsaw, Poland, 4/10/08, with J. Owen

“Political Uncertainty and Crime in Transition Economics,” paper presented at Department of Economics Seminar, Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 6/11/07, with J. Owen

“Crime and Uncertain Punishment in Transition Economies,” paper presented at the Center for New and Emerging Markets Seminar, London Business School, U.K., 6/14/06; presented at the Finance Department Seminar, joint with the Center for Research, at Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 6/7/06, joint with J. Owen

“Moving Toward the Rule of Law in the Face of Corruption: Re-examining the Big-Bang,” paper presented at the Economics Seminar at IESE, Barcelona, Spain, 3/7/06; presented at the annual IAES conference, Berlin, Germany, 3/18/06; presented at the Center for New and Emerging Markets Seminar, London Business School, U.K., 6/15/05; presented at the Finance Department Seminar Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 6/7/05, with J. Owen

“Should Governments Compete for Foreign Direct Investment?" paper presented at the Center for New and Emerging Markets Seminar, London Business School, U.K., 6/16/04; presented at the Industrial Organization seminar at Stern, 11/2/04; presented at the ASSA meetings, Philadelphia, 1/8/05; presented at the Economics Department Seminar at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 3/10/05; presented at the Economics Department Seminar at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3/17/05, with J. Owen

“Should a Government Combat Corruption to Induce FDI?” paper presented at the Finance Department Seminar, Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 6/04, joint with J. Owen

“The Emergence of Concentration in the Presence of Shareholder Activism,” paper presented at the AFFI (French Finance Association) Annual Conference, Lyon, France, 6/23-25/03, joint with J. Owen

Chair of session entitled “Securities Valuation,” AFFI Annual Conference, 6/23-25/03

“Should Governments Compete for Foreign Direct Investment?” seminar presented at the Economics Department Seminar, Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 3/4/03, joint with J. Owen

“The Emergence of Concentration in the Presence of Shareholder Activism,” seminar presented at the Finance Department-Center for Research Seminar, Essec Business School, Cergy, France, 1/14/03, joint with J. Owen

“The Emergence of Concentration in the Presence of Shareholder Activism,” paper presented at the IESE Business School Conference on European M&As, Corporate Restructuring and Consolidation Issues, Barcelona, Spain, 3/16/02, joint with J. Owen

“Voucher Privatization: A Detour on the Road to Transition?” paper presented at the Economics of Transition Workshop, Indiana University, 4/19/02, joint with J. Owen

“The Emergence of Concentration in the Presence of Shareholder Activism,” paper presented at the European Financial Management Association Conference, London, UK, 6/27/02, joint with Joel Owen

Discussant, “The Multiple Dimensions of Asset Allocation: Countries, Sectors or Factors?” by S. Page and A-S Van Royen, European Financial Management Association Conference, London, UK, 6/27/02

Discussant, ASSA meetings, 1/6/02: session entitled “Ownership, Resource Location and Allocation, and Welfare in Transition Economies”

“Attracting the Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment,” Finance/Economics Seminar at ESSEC, 6/11/01, joint with Joel Owen

“Multiple Activists in a Financial Market Equilibrium,” Finance/Economics Seminar at ESSEC, 6/13/00, joint with Joel Owen

Chaired session entitled "Enterprise Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe" at the ASSA meetings in Boston, MA, 1/9/00