Lucian A. Bebchuk

William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance

Director, Program on Corporate Governance

Representative Publications

Bibliography


Books


Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. Pay without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation (Harvard University Press 2004).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation (Harvard University Press 2004).
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Shorter Works in Collection


Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Alon Klement. "Negative-Expected-Value Suits" in Procedural Law And Economics 341 (Chris William Sanchirico ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Allen Ferrell. "Federalism and Takeover Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers" in Regulatory Competition and Economic Integration 68 (D. Esty & D. Geradin eds., Oxford University Press, 2001).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Reinier H. Kraakman & George Triantis. "Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership and Dual Class Equity: The Mechanisms and Agency Costs of Separating Control from Cash-Flow Rights" in Concentrated Corporate Ownership 295 (R. Morck ed., University of Chicago Press, 2000).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Marcel Kahan. "Adverse Selection and Gains to Controllers in Corporate Freezeouts" in Concentrated Corporate Ownership 247 (R. Morck ed., University of Chicago Press, 2000).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Luigi Zingales. "Ownership Structures and the Decision to Go Public: Private Versus Social Optimality" in Concentrated Corporate Ownership 55 (R. Morck ed., University of Chicago Press, 2000).
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Triantis, George G., Lucian A. Bebchuk & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership, and Dual Class Equity: The Creation and Agency Costs of Separating Control from Cash Flow Rights" in Concentrated Corporate Ownership (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Suits with Negative Expected Value" in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law 551 (1998).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Chapter 11" in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law 219 (1998).
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Articles in a Periodical


Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Charles C.Y. Wang. "Golden Parachutes and the Wealth of Shareholders," 25 Journal of Corporate Finance 140 (2014).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Charles C.Y. Wang. "Golden Parachutes and the Wealth of Shareholders," 25 J. Corp. Fin. 140 (2014).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Myth that Insulating Boards Serves Long-Term Value," 113 Colum. L. Rev. 1637 (2013) (article review).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Charles C. Y. Wang. "Learning and the Disappearing Association Between Governance and Returns," 108 Journal of Financial Economics 323 (2013).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alon Brav, Robert J. Jackson, Jr. & Wei Jiang. "Pre-Disclosure Accumulations by Activist Investors: Evidence and Policy," 39 Journal of Corporation Law 1 (2013) (article review).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Robert J. Jackson, Jr. "Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending," 101 Georgetown Law Journal 923 (2013).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Charles C.Y. Wang. "Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns," 108 J. Fin. Econ. 323 (2013).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Robert J. Jackson, Jr. "The Law and Economics of Blockholder Disclosure," 2 Harvard Business Law Review 40 (2012).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Itay Goldstein. "Self-Fulfilling Credit Market Freezes," 24 Review of Financial Studies 3519 (2011).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Grinstein Yaniv & Peyer Urs. "Lucky CEOS and Lucky Directors," 65 Journal of Finance 2363 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Robert J. Jackson, Jr. "Corporate Political Speech: Who Decides?" 124 Harv. L. Rev. 83 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Paying for Long-Term Performance," 158 U. Pa. L. Rev 1915 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Holger Spamann. "The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008," 27 Yale Journal on Regulation 257 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Michael S. Weisbach. "The State of Corporate Governance Research," 23 Review of Financial Studies 939 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Scott Hirst. "Private Ordering and the Proxy Access Debate," 65 Business Lawyer 329 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Zvika Neeman. "Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics," 23 Review of Financial Studies 1089 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Tackling the Managerial Power Problem," Pathways Magazine, Summer 2010, at 9.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Holger Spamann. "Regulating Bankers' Pay," 98 Georgetown Law Journal 247 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Kamar Ehud. "Bundling and Entrenchment," 123 Harvard Law Review 1551 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "How to Tie Equity Compensation to Long-Term Results," 22 Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 99 (2010).
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Bar-Gill, Oren & Lucian A. Bebchuk. "Consent and Exchange," 39 J. Legal Studies 375 (2010).

Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Holger Spamann. "The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008," 27 Yale J. on Reg. 257 (2010).
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Bar-Gill, Oren & Lucian A. Bebchuk. "Consent and Exchange," 39 J. Legal Stud. 375 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Fixing Bankers? Pay," The Economists' Voice, November 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Allen Ferrell. "What Matters in Corporate Governance?" 22 Review of Financial Studies 783-827 (2009).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Assaf Hamdani. "The Elusive Quest For Global Governance Standards," 157 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1263 (2009).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Buying Troubled Assets," 26 Yale Journal on Regulation 343 (2009).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Allen Ferrell. "What Matter's in Corporate Governance?" 22 Rev. Fin. Stud. 783 (2009).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "A Better Plan for Addressing the Financial Crisis," 5 The Economists' Voice (2008).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Myth of the Shareholder Franchise," 93 Virginia Law Review 675 (2007).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Letting Shareholders Set the Rules," 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1784 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Assaf Hamdani. "Federal Corporate Law: Lessons From History," 106 Columbia Law Review 1793 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Oren Bar-Gill & Michal Barzuza. "The Market for Corporate Law," 162 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 134 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Richard A. Posner. "One-Sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets," 104 Michigan Law Review 827 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Leo E. Strine Jr., Joseph Bachelder, Roel Campos, Byron Georgiou, Alan Hevesi, William Lerach, Robert Mendelsohn, Robert Monks, Toby Myerson, John Olson & John Wilcox. "Director Liability," 31 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 1011 (2006).
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Bar-Gill, Oren, Michal Barzuza & Lucian A. Bebchuk. "The Market for Corporate Law," 162 J. Institutional & Theoretical Econ. 1 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "What Corporate-Governance Reforms are Still Necessary?" Optimize Magazine, April.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Alma Cohen. "The Costs of Entrenched Boards," 78 Journal of Financial Economics 409 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Robert J. Jackson, Jr. "Executive Pensions," 30 Journal of Corporation Law 823 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Yaniv Grinstein. "The Growth of Executive Pay," 21 Oxford Review of Economic Policy 283 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Case for Increasing Shareholder Power," 118 Harvard Law Review 833 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Executive Compensation at Fannie Mae: A Case Study of Perverse Incentives, Nonperformance Pay and Camouflage," 30 Journal of Corporation Law 807 (2005).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Pay without Performance: Overview of the Issues," 30 Journal of Corporation Law 647 (2005).
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Fried, Jesse M. & Lucian A. Bebchuk. "Pay without Performance: Overview of the Issues," 17 Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 8 (2005).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Alma Cohen. "The Costs of Entrenched Boards," 78 J. Fin. Econ. 409 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "Stealth Compensation via Retirement Benefits," 1 Berkeley Business Law Journal 291 (2004).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Designing a Shareholder Access Rule," 12 Corporate Governance Advisor 28 (2004).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Improving Executive Compensation," 7 TIAA-CREF Invesment Forum 11 (2003).

Bebchuk, Lucian A., John C. Coates & Guhan Subramanian. "The Trouble with Staggered Boards: A Reply to Georgeson's John Wilcox," 11 Corporate Governance Advisor 17 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem," 17 Journal of Economic Perspectives 71 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Case for Shareholder Access to the Ballot," 59 The Business Lawyer 43 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Why Firms Adopt Antitakeover Arrangements," 152 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 713 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Alma Cohen. "Firms' Decisions Where to Incorporate," 48 Journal of Law and Economics 383 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Stealth Compensation as an Agency Problem," 117 Journal of Economic Perspectives 71 (2003).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Alma Cohen. "Firms’ Decisions Where to Incorporate," 46 J. L. & Econ. 383 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Power, Rent Extraction, and Executive Compensation," 3 CESifo Forum 23 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Ex Ante Costs of Violating Absolute Priority in Bankruptcy," 57 Journal of Finance 445 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., John C. Coates & Guhan Subramanian. "The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Further Findings and a Reply to Symposium Participants," 55 Stanford Law Review 885 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Questionable Case for Using Auctions to Select Lead Counsel," 80 Washington University Law Quartely 889 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Assaf Hamdani. "Vigorous Race or Leisurely Walk: Reconsidering the Competition Over Corporate Charters," 112 Yale Law Journal 553 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Jesse Fried & David Walker. "Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation," 69 University of Chicago Law Review 751 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Allen Ferrell. "On Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition," 57 Business Lawyer 1047 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Case Against Board Veto in Corporate Takeovers," 69 University of Chicago Law Review 973 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Allen Ferrell & Alma Cohen. "Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?" 90 California Law Review 1775 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Assaf Hamdani. "Optimal Defaults for Corporate Law Evolution," 96 Northwestern Law Review 489 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Jesse M. Fried & David Walker. "Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation," 69 University of Chicago Law Review 751 (2002).

Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Allen Ferrell. "Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?" 90 Cal. L.Rev. 1775 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Allen Ferrell. "Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice," 87 Virginia Law Review 993 (2001).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Omri Ben-Shahar. "Precontractual Reliance," 30 Journal of Legal Studies 423 (2001).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "A New Approach to Valuing Secured Claims in Bankruptcy," 114 Harvard Law Review 2386 (2001).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Allen Ferrell. "A New Approach to Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition," 87 Virginia Law Review 111 (2001).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & David Walker. "The Overlooked Corporate Finance Problems of a Microsoft Breakup," 56 The Business Lawyer 459 (2001).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Property Rights and Liability Rules: The Ex Ante View of the Cathedral," 100 Michigan Law Review 601 (2001).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "A New Approach to Valuing Secured Claims in Bankrputcy," 114 Harvard Law Review 2386 (2001).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Using Options to Divide Value in Corporate Bankruptcy," 44 European Economic Review 829 (2000).
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Roe, Mark J. & Lucian A. Bebchuk. "A Theory of Path Dependence in Corporate Ownership and Governance," 52 Stanford Law Review 127 (1999).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & I.P.L. Png. "Damage Measures for Inadvertent Breach of Contract," 19 International Review of Law and Economics 319 (1999).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Andrew Guzman. "An Economics Analysis of Transnational Bankruptcies," 42 The Journal of Law and Economics 775 (1999).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Steven M. Shavell. "Reconsidering Contractual Liability and the Incentive to Reveal Information," 51 Stanford Law Review 1615 (1999).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Allen Ferrell. "Federalism and Takeover Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers," 99 Columbia Law Review 1168 (1999).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Christine M. Jolls. "Managerial Value Diversion and Shareholder Wealth," 15 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 487 (1999).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Howard Chang. "The Effect of Offer-of-Settlement Rules on the Terms of Settlement," 28 Journal of Legal Studies 489 (1999).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy: Further Thoughts and a Reply to Critics," 82 Cornell Law Review 1279 (1997).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy: Further Thoughts and a Reply to Critics," 82 Cornell Law Review 1279 (1997).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Andrew Guzman. "How Would You Like to Pay for That? The Strategic Effects of Fee Arrangements on Settlement Terms," 1 Harvard Negotation Law Review 53 (1996).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy," 105 Yale Law Journal 857 (1996).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "A New Theory Concerning the Credibility and Success of Threats to Sue," 25 Journal of Legal Studies 1 (1996).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Howard Chang. "An Analysis of Fee-Shifting Based on the Margin of Victory: On Frivolous Suits, Meritorious Suits, and the Role of Rule 11," 25 Journal of Legal Studies 371 (1996).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankrutcy," 105 Yale Law Journal 857 (1996).

Bebchuk, Lucian A., Louis Kaplow & Jesse M. Fried. "Concentration in the Israeli Economy and Bank Investment in Nonfinancial Companies," 42 Economic Quaterly 643 (1996).

Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Efficient and Inefficient Sales of Corporate Control," 109 Quarterly Journal of Economics 957 (1994).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Chaim Fershtman. "The Effects of Insider Trading on Insiders' Choice Among Risky Investment Projects," 29 Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 1 (1994).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & C. Fershtman. "The Effects of Insider Trading on Insiders' Effort in Good and Bad Times," 9 European Journal of Political Economy 469 (1993).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Louis Kaplow. "Optimal Sanctions and Differences in Individuals' Likelihood of Avoiding Detection," 13 International Review of Law and Economics 217 (1993).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Lars Stole. "Do Short-Term Managerial Objectives Lead to Under- or Over-Investment in Long-Term Projects?" 48 Journal of Finance 719 (1993).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Louis Kaplow. "Optimal Sanctions When Individuals are Imperfectly Informed about the Probability of Apprehension," 21 Journal of Legal Studies 365 (1992).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Howard F. Chang. "Bargaining and the Division of Value in Corporate Reorganization," 8 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 253 (1992).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Federalism and the Corporation: The Desireable Limits on State Competition in Corporate Law," 105 Harvard Law Review 1435 (1992).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Steven M. Shavell. "Information and the Scope of Liability for Breach of Contract: The Rule of Hadley v. Baxendale," 7 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 284 (1991).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Marcel Kahan. "A Framework for Analyzing Legal Policy Toward Proxy Contests," 78 California Law Review 1071 (1990).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Debate on Contractual Freedom in Corporate Law," 89 Columbia Law Review 1395 (1989).
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Articles in a Newspaper


Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Myth of Hedge Funds as 'Myopic Activists'," Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2013.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Don't Make Poison Pills More Deadly," New York Times, February 7, 2013, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Robert Jackson Jr. "Voluntary Disclosure on Corporate Political Spending Is Not Enough," New York Times, December 17, 2012, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Letting Shareholders Know How Their Money Is Spent," New York Times, November 14, 2012, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "For Whom Golden Parachutes Shine," New York Times, October 24, 2012, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Investing in Good Governance," New York Times, September 12, 2012, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Don't Discourage Outside Shareholders," New York Times, August 15, 2012, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Giving Shareholders a Voice," New York Times, April 19, 2012, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "An Antidote for the Corporate Poison Pill," Wall Street Journal, Feb., 24, 2011.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Pricing Corporate Governance," Project Syndicate, November 26.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Rating the Raters," Project Syndicate, May.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Holger Spamann. "Paid to Fail," Project Syndicate, March.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Politics and Corporate Money," Project Syndicate, September 2010.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "How to Pay a Banker," Project Syndicate, July 2010.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Don't Gut Proxy Access," New York Times Online, June 21, 2010, DealBook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Corporate Political Speech is Bad for Shareholders," Project Syndicate, February 2010.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Cremers Martijn & Peyer Urs. "The CEO Pay Slice," Project Syndicate, January 2010.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Who Should Be Bailed Out?" Project Syndicate, December 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Holger Spamann. "Bankers had Cashed in Before the Music Stopped," Financial Times, December 6, 2009, Opinion.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse M. Fried. "Taming the Stock Option Game," Project Syndicate, November 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Should Bondholders be Bailed Out?" Project Syndicate, October 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Holger Spamann. "Reducing Incentives for Risk-Taking," New York Times, October 12, 2009, Dealbook.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Why Financial Pay Shouldn't be Left to the Market," Project Syndicate, August 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Bonus Guarantees Can Fuel Risky Moves," Wall Street Journal Online, August 27, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Regulate Financial Pay to Reduce Risk-Taking," Financial Times, August 4, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Alma Cohen. "Op-Ed: Back to the Good Times on Wall Street," Wall Street Journal Online, July 31, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Paying for Performance at Goldman," Wall Street Journal Online, July 24, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: The Fall of the Toxic-Assets Plan," Wall Street Journal Online, July 9, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Toxic Tests," Project Syndicate, June 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "Op-Ed: Equity Compensation for Long-Term Results," Wall Street Journal Online, June 16, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: The False Promise of Global Governance Standards," Project Syndicate, May 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: The SEC's Proxy Access Proposal," Wall Street Journal Online, May 27, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Near-Sighted Stress Tests," Forbes.com, May 20, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: The PPIP: keep banks out," FinancialTimes.com, May 5, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: How to Avoid Overpaying for Toxic Assets," Wall Street Journal Online, April 21, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: A Fix for Geithner's Plan," Washington Post, March 31, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: AIG Still Isn't Too Big to Fail," Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Jump-Starting The Market For Troubled Assets," Forbes, March 3, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Congress Gets Punitive on Executive Pay," Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Pay Cap Debate," Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2009.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Itay Goldstein. "Op-Ed: How to Give Banks Confidence to Lend to Businesses," Financial Times, December 19.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Rescue Plan: Direct Capital Investments Would be Better For Both Markets and Taxpayers," Financial Times: Economist's Forum, October 1, 2008.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: How to Pay Less For Distressed Financial Assets," Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2008.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Insider Luck," Harvard Magazine, March-April 2007.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Inside Jobs," Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2007.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Urs Peyer. "Op-Ed: 'Lucky' Grants Point to a Deeper Governance Malaise," Financial Times, December 18, 2006.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Rakesh Khurana. "Op-Ed: The Compensation Game," Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, August 30, 2006.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: Investors Must Have Power, Not Just Figures on Pay," Financial Times, July 27, 2006.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: The SEC: Beyond Disclosure," Forbes, January 19, 2006.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Op-Ed: How Much Does the Boss Make?" Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2006.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "The Disney Verdict and the Protection of Investors," Financial Times, August 11, 2005.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "What's $13 Million Among Friends?" New York Times, January 17, 2005.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Making Directors Accountable," Harvard Magazine, Nov-Dec 2003, at 29.

Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Why Shareholders Must Have More Power," Financial Times, Oct. 21 2003, Op-Ed, at 1.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Alma Cohen. "Not-So-Fierce Rivalry," The Daily Deal, January 31, 2003, at xx.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Oliver Hart. "A Threat to Dual Class Shares," Financial Times, May 31, 2002, (Op-Ed), at 13.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & David Walker. "A Hard Division," Legal Times, November 20, 2000, at 31.
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & David Walker. "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," The Financial Times, October 4, 2000, at 13.
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Working or Discussion Papers


Bebchuk, Lucian A., Alma Cohen & Charles C.Y. Wang. "Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments," Harvard Olin Disucssion Series, No. 697 (2010).
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"The Harvard Law School Proxy Access Roundtable," The Harvard M. Olin Discussion Paper Series, No. 661 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "How to Fix Bankers? Pay," Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper, No. 677 (2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "How To Make TARP II Work," The Harvard M. Olin Discussion Paper Series, No. 626 (2009).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Holger Spamann. "Regulating Bankers' Pay," The Harvard M. Olin Discussion Paper Series, No. 641 (2009).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Unfreezing Credit Markets," The Harvard M. Olin Discussion Paper Series, No. 622 (2008).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Oren Bar-Gill. "Consent and Exchange," Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper, No. 590 (2007).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Martijn Cremers & Urs Peyer. "CEO Centrality," Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper, No. 601 (2007).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Jay W. Eisenhofer, Stuart M. Grant, Michael J. Barry & P. Bradford deLeeuw. "On the Validity of Poison Pill By-laws," Working Draft (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Yaniv Grinstein & Urs Peyer. "Lucky CEOs," Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper, No. 566 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Yaniv Grinstein & Urs Peyer. "Lucky Directors," Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper, No. 573 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Martijn Cremers & Urs Peyer. "Pay Distribution in the Top Executive Team," Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper, No. 574 (2006).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Robert Jackson. "Putting Executive Pensions on the Radar Screen," Harvard Olin Discussion Paper, No. 507 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "Pay without Performance: Overview of the Issues," SSRN Working Paper [Social Science Research Network] (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. "Executive Compensation at Fannie Mae: A Case Study of Perverse Incentives, Nonperformance Pay, and Camouflage," Harvard Olin Discussion Paper, No. 505 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Yaniv Grinstein. "Firm Expansion and CEO Pay," Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper, No. 533 (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Zvika Neeman. "A Political Economy Model of Investor Protection," Incomplete Working Draft (2005).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Allen Ferrell, Reinier H. Kraakman, Mark J. Roe & Guhan Subramanian. "Placing Election Bylaws on the Corporate Ballot," Harvard PON Working Paper, No. 915403 (2005).
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"Symposium on Corporate Elections," John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper Series No. 448 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Oren Bar-Gill. "Misreporting Corporate Performance," John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper Series No. 4000 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., Oren Bar-Gill & Michal Barzuza. "The Market for Corporate Law," John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper Series No. 377 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Ex Ante Investments and Ex Post Externalities," John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper Series No. 397 (2002).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. "Takeover Bids vs. Proxy Fights in Contests for Corporate Control," John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper Series, No. 336 (2001).
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Reports or Studies


Bebchuk, Lucian A., Martijn Cremers & Urs Peyer. "The CEO Pay Slice" (2009).
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Presentations


Bebchuk, Lucian A., Nell Minow & Joseph Stiglitz. Compensation in the Financial Industry, Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services (January 22, 2010) (Jan. 22, 2010).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A. & Jesse Fried. Improving Executive Compensation (June 2003).
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Works in Progress


Bebchuk, Lucian A., John C. Coates & Guhan Subramanian. The Effect of Takeover Defenses (2006).

Representative Publications

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