Research Paper Competition & Awards

Weinberg Center / IRRCi Research Paper Competition

This research competition is the successor to the IRRCi Investor Research Award that had become a prominent award garnering significant attention amongst the investment community, academia and policymakers. The John L. Weinberg / IRRCi Investor Research Award, as its predecessor did, highlights innovative research focused on the nexus between real world economy activity and investment theory.


Research Paper Winners

Congratulations to the winning papers:

 “Female Equity Analysts and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance”
Authors: Kai Li (University of British Columbia), Feng Mai (Stevens Institute of Technology), Gabriel Wong (Cardiff University), Chelsea Yang (University of British Columbia), and Tengfei Zhang (Rutgers University)

 “Conflicting Fiduciary Duties and Fire Sales of VC-backed Start-ups”
Bo Bian (University of British Columbia), Yingxiang Li (University of British Columbia), and Casimiro A. Nigro (Goethe University)

Read more about the 2023 Symposium and the papers HERE.

Research paper competition winners announced March 2022 at the virtual Symposium

John L. Weinberg/IRRCi research paper competition winners were announced at the 2022 virtual Symposium on March 11, 2022. The six other finalist papers were also presented.

Congratulations to the winning papers:

Read more about the 2022 Symposium and the papers.

2020-2021 Research Paper Award Competition

Research paper competition winners to be presented at the virtual 2021 Symposium on March 16, 2021

John L. Weinberg/IRRCi research paper competition winners were presented at the 2021 virtual Symposium on March 16, 2021.The six finalist papers were also presented.

Congratulations to the winning papers:

Read more about the Symposium

Virtual 2021 Corporate Governance Symposium – Academic Portion
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 / 9:45 am to 3:00 pm

2019-2020 Research Paper Award Competition

Weinberg Center Announces Winners of the John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award

John L. Weinberg/IRRCi research paper winners will be presented at the 2020 Symposium on March 17, 2020.

The winning papers are:

Read more about the upcoming Symposium.

2020 Corporate Governance Symposium
“Critical Issues for Boards and Investors in 2020″John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Investor

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Clayton Hall, University of Delaware

IRRCi News

Corporate Board Practices in the Russell 3000 and S&P 500

​The study documents corporate governance trends and developments at 2,854 companies registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that filed their proxy statement in the January 1 to November 1, 2018 period and, as of January 2018, were included in the Russell 3000 Index.

Corporate Governance Annual Symposium

2023 Symposium

Friday, March 17, 2023
Clayton Hall, University of Delaware

The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the Department of Finance at the Lerner College of Business & Economics, at the University of Delaware, in collaboration with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), hosted its 2023 Annual Corporate Governance Symposium.

The Call for Papers for the Academic Symposium and the John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper $10,000 Award Competition was issued with a submission fee of $75.00.

Papers were submitted to Louisa Cresson, together with a copy of their payment receipt.  |  Call for Papers

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Phone: 302-831-6157

Nicole Rich | Administrative Specialist

Louisa Cresson | Assistant Director