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Call for Papers - 2022 University of DE Weinberg Center/ECGI Corporate Governance Symposium

The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and the Department of Finance, Lerner College of Business and Economics, and the European Corporate Governance Institute will host an in-person Academic Symposium on March 11, 2022. The Symposium will focus on ESG-related topics (broadly defined) and include about 8 papers, two of which will be selected to each receive the 2022 John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award and a $10,000 prize. For last year's symposium program and award winners, please visit

Academics and Practitioners are invited to submit papers by December 5, 2021 for consideration. There is a submission fee of $75 per paper. Please pay the submission fee by going to  (If the link does not work, please copy and paste this link in your browser url bar.)  Please submit your papers to Louisa Cresson at, together with a copy of your payment receipt.


John L.  Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper $10,000 Award Competition  Guidelines/Procedures

This research competition is the successor to the IRRCi Investor Research Paper Award, which had become a prominent award garnering significant attention amongst the investment community, academia and policymakers. The John L. Weinberg/IRRCi Research Paper Award, as its predecessor did, highlights innovative research.

Papers should be submitted using the following guidelines.  Failure to comply with these guidelines may disqualify papers.

  • Submissions may be an original work created specifically for the Research Paper Award or relevant unpublished papers.
  • All papers must be submitted in English.
  • Papers should be submitted with a cover page that includes the paper title, date of submission, full name and affiliation of author(s), and a 100-250-word abstract.
  • Please use the following format as the file name when you save your paper:  Last name (all caps), underscore, shortened name of paper, period, pdf (e.g., DOE_Shareholder Engagement.pdf). 

If selected for the award or as a finalist, it is required that one of the paper's authors be available to present the paper in-person at the Symposium on March 11, 2022.

General inquiries regarding the competition or the Symposium should be directed to Louisa Cresson at

Please note that the selection of winners/finalists, if any, is at the sole discretion of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.
  The Weinberg Center fully anticipates awarding two $10,000 prizes, but reserves the right to select no papers as winners in the event papers submitted do not meet the above guidelines and/or the Center does not believe any paper is worthy of the award.

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