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Professor Luc Renneboog

Professor of Corporate Finance
Tilburg University
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Luc Renneboog, Professor of Corporate Finance, Tilburg University
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Biography    
Luc Renneboog is Professor of Corporate Finance at Tilburg University and a research fellow of the CentER for Economic Research (Tilburg).

Before joining Tilburg, Luc Renneboog taught at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and at Oxford University. He was also a visiting professor at the London Business School, HEC Paris, Venice University, Cunef (Madrid), University Paris-Dauphine, European University Institute (Florence) and Cambridge University.

Renneboog graduated from the University of Leuven with a BSc/MSc in commercial engineering and with a BA in philosophy, from the University of Chicago with an MBA, and from the London Business School (University of London) with a PhD in Financial Economics.

Renneboog has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and others. He co-authored and co-edited several books on dividend policy, M&A, corporate governance and venture capital for Oxford University Press and Elsevier.

His research interests are corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, law and economics, ethical investing, and the economics of art.

Research Interests
Corporate finance
Corporate governance
Corporate social responsibility
Ethical investing
Law and economics
Mergers and acquisitions
The economics of art

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Connected Firms and Investor Myopia ECGI Finance Working Paper 525/2017 September 2017
Takeovers and (Excess) CEO Compensation ECGI Finance Working Paper 519/2017 July 2017
Shareholder Engagement on Environmental, Social, and Governance Performance ECGI Finance Working Paper 509/2017 June 2017
Corporate Employee-Engagement and Merger Outcomes ECGI Finance Working Paper 496/2017 March 2017
Leveraged Buyouts: A Survey of the Literature ECGI Finance Working Paper 492/2017 January 2017
Corporate donations and shareholder value ECGI Finance Working Paper 491/2016 December 2016
Creditor Rights, Claims Enforcement, and Bond Returns in Mergers and Acquisitions ECGI Finance Working Paper 464/2016 March 2016
Renegotiating Public-Private Partnerships ECGI Finance Working Paper 461/2016 February 2016
Socially Responsible Firms ECGI Finance Working Paper 432/2014 August 2016
Taxes, Earnings Payout, and Payout Channel Choice ECGI Finance Working Paper 426/2014 June 2014
Executive Remuneration and the Payout Decision ECGI Finance Working Paper 420/2014 May 2014
Speaking of Corporate Social Responsibility ECGI Finance Working Paper 412/2014 March 2014
Are Female Top Managers Really Paid Less? ECGI Finance Working Paper 403/2014 January 2014
On the Foundations of Corporate Social Responsibility ECGI Finance Working Paper 394/2013 August 2016
Do Managers Manipulate Earnings Prior to Management Buyouts? ECGI Finance Working Paper 383/2013 September 2013
Director Networks and Takeovers ECGI Finance Working Paper 382/2013 September 2013
A State-Stewardship View on Executive Compensation ECGI Finance Working Paper 374/2013 July 2013
Overconfidence, Effort, and Investment ECGI Finance Working Paper 364/2013 June 2013
Bonus Schemes and Trading Activity ECGI Finance Working Paper 354/2013 February 2013
Us Knows Us in the UK:On Director Networks and CEO Compensation ECGI Finance Working Paper 302/2011 February 2011
Managerial remuneration and disciplining in the UK: A tale of two governance regimes ECGI Finance Working Paper 301/2010 December 2010
Insider Trading, Option Exercises and Private Benefits of Control ECGI Finance Working Paper 299/2010 December 2010
Shareholder Activism through the Proxy Process ECGI Finance Working Paper 275/2010 March 2010
Who Gets the Carrot and Who Gets the Stick? Evidence of Gender Disparities in Executive Remuneration ECGI Finance Working Paper 272/2010 January 2010
Shareholder Activism through Proxy Proposals: The European Perspective ECGI Finance Working Paper 252/2009 June 2009
Where Angels Fear to Trade: The Role of Religion in Household Finance ECGI Finance Working Paper 250/2009 June 2009
Information Salience, Investor Sentiment, and Stock Returns: the Case of British Soccer Betting ECGI Finance Working Paper 229/2009 December 2008
The Dutch Grey Market ECGI Finance Working Paper 223/2008 October 2008
The Dividend policy of German firms. A panel data analysis of partial adjustment models ECGI Finance Working Paper 216/2008 August 2008
What Determines the Financing Decision in Corporate Takeovers: Cost of Capital, Agency Problems, or the Means of Payment? ECGI Finance Working Paper 215/2008 October 2005
Do UK institutional shareholders monitor their investee firms? ECGI Finance Working Paper 208/2008 April 2008
Contractual Corporate Governance ECGI Finance Working Paper 205/2008 April 2008
Spillover of Corporate Governance Standards in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions ECGI Finance Working Paper 197/2008 February 2008
Socially Responsible Investments: Methodology, Risk Exposure and Performance ECGI Finance Working Paper 175/2007 June 2007
The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Socially Responsible Mutual Funds ECGI Finance Working Paper 168/2007 May 2007
The Long-Term Operating Performance of European Mergers and Acquisitions ECGI Finance Working Paper 137/2006 November 2006
The Performance of the European Market for Corporate Control: Evidence from the 5th Takeover Wave ECGI Finance Working Paper 135/2006 October 2006
How Relevant is Dividend Policy Under Low Shareholder Protection? ECGI Finance Working Paper 128/2006 August 2006
Leveraged Buyouts in the U.K. and Continental Europe: Retrospect and Prospect ECGI Finance Working Paper 126/2006 July 2006
How Do Mergers and Acquisitions Affect Bondholders in Europe? Evidence on the Impact and Spillover of Governance and Legal Standards ECGI Finance Working Paper 125/2006 May 2006
Corporate Restructuring and Bondholder Wealth ECGI Finance Working Paper 124/2006 March 2006
Why are the French so Different from the Germans? Underpricing of IPOs on the Euro New Markets ECGI Finance Working Paper 122/2006 April 2006
Is Ethical Money Financially Smart? ECGI Finance Working Paper 117/2006 February 2006
Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe ECGI Finance Working Paper 114/2006 January 2006
Shareholder lock-in contracts: Share price and trading volume effects at the lock-in expiry ECGI Finance Working Paper 102/2005 November 2005
Takeover Waves: Triggers, Performance and Motives ECGI Finance Working Paper 097/2005 October 2005
Public-to-Private Transactions: LBOs, MBOs, MBIs and IBOs ECGI Finance Working Paper 094/2005 August 2005
Insider Trading, News Releases and Ownership Concentration ECGI Finance Working Paper 093/2005 August 2005
Stock Price Reactions to Short-Lived Public Information:The Case of Betting Odds ECGI Finance Working Paper 081/2005 April 2005
Control Structures and Payout Policy ECGI Finance Working Paper 080/2005 April 2005
Leveraged Public to Private Transactions in the UK ECGI Finance Working Paper 078/2005 April 2005
Patterns in Payout Policy and Payout Channel Choice of UK Firms in the 1990s ECGI Finance Working Paper 070/2005 February 2005
Is Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity Caused by the Agency Costs or Asymmetric Information? Evidence from the UK ECGI Finance Working Paper 069/2005 February 2005
Explaining the diversity in shareholder lockup agreements ECGI Finance Working Paper 048/2004 April 2006 revised version First published in September 2004 under the title "Lockup agreements in French Nouveau Marché and German Neuer Markt IPOs"
Capital structure and managerial compensation: the effects of remuneration seniority ECGI Finance Working Paper 047/2004 September 2004
Dividend policy of German firms. A dynamic panel data analysis of partial adjustment models ECGI Finance Working Paper 045/2004 July 2004
Recent Developments in German Corporate Governance ECGI Finance Working Paper 041/2004 May 2004
Corporate Governance Convergence: Evidence from Takeover Regulation ECGI Law Working Paper 033/2005 April 2005
The Rise and Fall of the European New Markets: on the Short and Long-run Performance of High-tech Initial Public Offerings ECGI Finance Working Paper 027/2003 September 2003
Lock-in agreements in venture capital-backed UK IPOs ECGI Finance Working Paper 026/2003 September 2003
The Managerial labor market and the governance role of shareholder control structures in the UK ECGI Finance Working Paper 016/2003 March 2003
The choice between rights-preserving issue methods. Regulatory and financial aspects of issuing seasoned equity in the UK ECGI Finance Working Paper 015/2003 March 2003
Does good corporate governance lead to stronger productivity growth? Evidence from market-oriented and blockholder-based governance regimes ECGI Finance Working Paper 014/2003 March 2003
When do German firms change their dividends? ECGI Finance Working Paper 013/2003 February 2003
Corporate monitoring by shareholder coalitions in the UK ECGI Finance Working Paper 012/2003 February 2003
Shareholder wealth effects of European domestic and cross-border takeover bids ECGI Finance Working Paper 008/2003 January 2003 Winner of the European Financial Management EFM 2004 Best Paper Award. Published in the EFM Journal, (Volume10, 1, March 2004)
Why are the levels of control (so) different in German and UK companies? Evidence from initial public offerings ECGI Finance Working Paper 007/2003 January 2003

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