Universität Bonn

Department of Economics

John Duffy - University of California, Irvine

"Trade, Voting, and ESG Policies: Theory and Evidence"


We model the interaction between shareholder trading and voting on an ESG policy under different sets of preferences, and then test  equilibrium predictions of the model in the laboratory. The model suggests, and laboratory results confirm, that low policy costs favor policy adoption and that intermediate costs lead to a lower rate of policy adoption under dispersed preferences than under polarized preferences. Observed share prices are higher than equilibrium predictions when the policy is adopted. This suggests that incumbent shareholders' capital loss when adopting ESG policies may be less than anticipated.

Additional information:

  • Speaker: John Duffy
  • Time: Wednesday, 24.01.2024, 14:45 - 16:00
  • Location: Faculty Lounge, Room 0.036 / Online via Zoom
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