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Fellows

Current Fellows:


Current Fellows researching topics related to the Program on Corporate Governance include:

Jonathan Borowsky

Research: 
Organizing mutual funds or repos with a built-in auction mechanism

Scott Hirst

Research: 
Corporate Charters

Talia Gillis

Research: 
Protecting Mutual Fund Investors: Regulatory Options

Kobi Kastiel

Research: 
Executive Compensation in Controlling Shareholder Companies; Unfriendly IPOs

Yaron Nili

Research: 
Independent Directors or the New “Insiders”—the Limited Case for Capping Board Tenure

Noam Noked

Research: 
The interaction between corporate taxation and corporate governance

Adi Osofsky


Silviu Pitis

Research: 
Managing incentives in the international arena

June Rhee


Roy Shapira

Research: 
A Reputational Theory of Corporate Law

Nitzan Shilon

Research: Stock Ownership Policies — Rhetoric and Reality

R. Christopher Small

Research: Corporate governance and taxation

Past Fellows:

Chen Barir

Given Imaging Limited
Olin Fellow, 1991-92
Research: An Executive Duty to Cause Corporations to be adequately Capitalized

Michal Barzuza

University of Virginia
Research: Price considerations in state competition over corporate charters

Laura Beny

University of Michigan Law School
Olin Fellow, 1997-2001
Research: A Comparative Empirical Investigation of Agency and Market Theories of Insider Trading, John M. Olin Discussion Paper No. 264 (September 1999).
"Do Insider Trading Laws Matter? Some Preliminary Comparative Evidence", 7 Amerian Law and Economics Review (2005), pp. 144-183.

Lisa Bernstein

University of Chicago Law School
Olin Fellow, 1989-90

John J. Bu

Goldman Sachs and Company
Olin Fellow, 1989-1990
Research: Distress-Contingent Convertible Bonds: An Alternative for Restructured Troubled Companies, 104 Harvard Law Review, No. 8 (June 1991), pp. 1857-1877.

Ryan Bubb

New York University School of Law
Considine Fellow, 2008-2009
Research: Consumer biases and firm ownership


Eli Bukspan

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Business, Law & Technology
Olin Fellow, 1993-94
Research: Economic Aspects of Locked Control Types in Corporate Law

Laurie Burlingame

Goodwin Proctor LLP
Olin Fellow, 2005-06
Research: Getting to the Truth of the Matter: Revising the TILA Disclosure Scheme to Better Protect Customers

Kiwi Camara

Camara & Sibley
Olin Fellow, 2003-2004
Research: Institutional shareholder activism in corporate governance: risk incentive effect of stock options on senior management

Damien Cannavan


David Daniels

Research: Arguing for a compromise solution to the debate about reducing the disclosure window in Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Erik Caspersen

Olin Fellow, 1995-96
Research: Criminal Liability for Management Opportunism: A Superior Approach to Regulating Tender Offer Defenses

Stephen Choi

New York University School of Law
Olin Fellow, 1992-94
Research: Investor Liability: Financial Innovations in the Regulatory State and The Coming Revolution in Corporate Law, 107 Harvard Law Review, No. 8 (June 1994), pp. 1941-1958.

Michael Dayan

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Olin Fellow, 1991-92
Research: Secondary Liability of Professionals Under the Securities Laws

Elisabeth de Fontenay


Eddo Dinstein

Volovelsky Dinstein Sneh & Co.
Olin Fellow, 1991-92
Research: The Fifth Stage of Capitalism

Tijana Dvornic

Olin Fellow, Spring 2007 (2007-08)
Research: Tax exempt organizations, hospitals

Aryeh Falk


Kenneth Fenyo

McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Olin Fellow, 1991-92
Research: Insider Trading in Junk Bonds; subsequently published in 105 Harvard Law Review, No. 7 (1992), pp. 1720-40.

Allen Ferrell

Harvard Law School
Olin Fellow, 1994-95
Research: Creating a Market for Corporate Voting Rights

Michael Frakes

Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School
Olin Fellow, 2002-2005
Research: Empirical corporate law and finance projects relating to various governance issues

Jesse Fried

Harvard Law School
Olin Fellow, 1990-93
Research: LBOs, Fraudulent Conveyance Law, and Efficient Transfers of Corporate Control

Stavros Gadinis

Research: SEC Enforcement against broker-dealer firms: domestic and international

Rishi Ganti

Security & Exchange Commission
Olin Fellow, 1997-2000
Research: Do Ticker Reassignments Cause Investor Confusion?

Matteo Gatti

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Visiting Fellow, Program on Corporate Governance, 2003

Ryan Gavin

Simpson Thacher
Olin Fellow, 2005-06
Research: Reconceptualizing Traditional Tax Analysis

Martin Gelter

Fordham University School of Law
Olin Fellow, 2003-2004
Research: Challenging the Shareholder Primacy Norm: Shareholders vs. Stakeholders

Benjamin Gerber

Olin Fellow, 2005-06
Research: Unfettering Innocuous Benefits of Management Interlocks: Towards an Optimal Definition of "Competitors" Under Section 8 of the Clayton Act

Oren Bar-Gill

New York University School of Law
Olin Fellow, 2000-2003
Research: Misreporting corporate performance; the costs of permitting managers to sell shares

David Gilo

Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University
Olin Fellow, 1994-95
Research: Partial Ownership as a Strategic Variable to Facilitate Tacit Collusion, Michigan Law Review (2000).

Yehonatan Givati

Olin Fellow, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
Research: Law and Economics; Corporate Law

Tom Gole


Brandon Gold

Research: Takeover defenses in IPOs

Gaurang (Mitu) Gulati

Duke Law School
Olin Fellow, 1993-94
Research: The Globalization of the Legal Market and Its Effects on Discrimination (with Vivian Fu).

Andrew Guzman

University of California at Berkeley
Olin Fellow, 1994-96
Research: National Laws, International Money: Securities Regulation in a Global Capital Market (with Stephen Choi), 65 Fordham Law Review (1997), pp. 1855.

Shachar Hadar

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Berkman & Co.
Olin Fellow, 2001-2003
Research: Tracking Stock

Guy Halfteck

Olin Fellow, 2000-2003
Research: Securities class actions

Jeffrey Hall

Research: 
Privatization and government contracting

Assaf Hamdani

Hebrew University
Olin Fellow, 1999-2001
Research: Gatekeeper liability

Sharon Hannes

Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University
Olin Fellow, 1999-2001
Research: The Missing Link in the Corporate Takeover Literature or Why Would Similar Firms Adopt Different Anti-Takeover Mechanisms (at the IPO stage)?

Joung Hwang

Olin Fellow, 2000-01

Robert Jackson

Columbia Law School
Olin Fellow, 2003-2005
Research: Reducing the costs of monitoring regulatory compliance; the effects of Sarbanes-Oxley on systematic equity risk; the effects of short sales on shareholder voting rights

Christine Jolls

Harvard Law School
Olin Fellow, 1990-94
Research: Managerial Value Diversion and Shareholder Wealth (w/ L. Bebchuk), 15 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, No. 2 (1999), pp. 487-502.

Marcel Kahan

New York University School of Law
Olin Fellow, 1986-88
Research: A Framework for Analyzing Legal Policy Towards Proxy Contests (w/L. Bebchuk), 78 California Law Review (1990), pp. 1071-1135.

Vikramaditya (Vic S.) Khanna

The University of Michigan Law School
Research: Better Early than Late: An Economic Analysis of the Timing of Disclosure of Preliminary Merger Negotiations.

Daniel Klaff

Olin Fellow, 2006-08
Research: Economic Explanations for the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation in the Context of Bankruptcy Law

Michael Komenda

Research: Economic efficiency and consistency of the current approach to civil penalty amounts by securities regulators

James Kwak

University of Connecticut School of Law
Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance, 2011-2012
Research: Regulation of pension plan investment offerings under ERISA; the politics of federal government deficits
"Improving Retirement Savings Options for Employees", John M. Olin Fellows' Discussion Paper No. 42 (February 2012)

Hao Liang


Amir Licht

European Corporate Governance Institute Olin Fellow, 1995-98
Research: International Diversity in Securities Regulation: Some Roadblocks on the Way to Convergence, 20 Cardoza Law Review, No. 1 (September 1998), pp. 227-285.

Katerina Linos

Harvard University
Olin Fellow, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08
Research: Social learning and the development of corporate law

Larry Locke

Gordon College
Olin Fellow, 1989-90
Research: After the FIRREA: An Analysis of the Savings and Loan Industry After the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, Harvard Olin Discussion Paper No. 71 (May 1990).

Haim Machluf
Research: The internal affairs doctrine

William Magnuson


Jeffrey Manns
Research: Propoerty law and corporate law

Gordon Moodie

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz
Research: Forty Years of Charter Competition: A Race to Protect Directors from Liability?

Balaji Narain
Research: Disaggregation of firms, shareholder derivative suits, federal regulations

Ophir Nave
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz
Olin Fellow, 2003-2004
Research: The Importance of Shareholder Votes in Takeover Law, Economic Analysis of Taking Law

Jim Naughton

Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University
Considine Fellow, 2007–2008, 2009–2010
Research: Securities fraud law and trading volume

Stephen O'Brien

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Olin Fellow, 1989-91
Research: Is Insider Trading Beneficial to the Stock Market?

Kenneth Reinker

Legal Economics, LLC
Olin Fellow, 2004-2005
Research: Stock returns and judicial decisions, how do they relate, what empirical evidence can be found

Morgan Ricks

Vanderbilt Law School
Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance, 2010-2012
"A Regulatory Design for Monetary Stability", John M. Olin Discussion Paper, No. 706 (September 2011)
"Reforming the Short-Term Funding Markets", John M. Olin Discussion Paper, No. 713 (May 2012)

Miriam Schwartz-Ziv

Fellows of the Program on Corporate Governance

Matthew Schoenfeld

Research: Sovereign credit default swaps

Dorothy Shapiro

Research: A law and economics analysis of Judge Rakoff’s decision to block a settlement between SEC and Citigroup.

Michael Simkovic

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Olin Fellow, 2006-07
Research: Did sunlight disinfect open market repurchases? An empirical study of false signaling since the 2003 SEC Disclosure Requirement

Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
Olin Fellow, 2009-2011
Research:  
Derivatives & moral hazard in corporate finance

 

Lars Stole

Chicago Booth
Olin Fellow, 1988-1991
Research: Do Short-Term Managerial Objectives Lead to Under- or Over-Investment in Long-Term Projects? (w/L. Bebchuk), 48 Journal of Finance, No. 2 (June 1993), pp. 719-729.

Guhan Subramanian

Harvard Law School
Olin Fellow, 1997-98
Research: Using Capital Cash Flows to Value Dissenters' Shares in Appraisal Proceedings, 111 Harvard Law Review No. 7 (May, 1998), pp. 2099-2116.

Shaud Tavakoli

Research:  
Impact of consumer tax credits on affected companies during 08-10 economic downturn

Avishalom Tor

University of Notre Dame
Olin Fellow, 1998-2003
Research: The Behavioral Law and Economics of Corporate Governance and Control

Andrew F. Tuch

Washington University School of Law
Olin Fellow, 2008-2012
Research: Professional regulation of investment bankers

Anthony Uccellini

Olin Fellow, 2006-07
Research: Mergers and acquisitions, disclosure, corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley, regulation

Pierre-Hugues Verdier

University of Virginia Law School
Olin Fellow, Summer 2008 (2007-08)
Research: The rise of hedge funds: an evaluation of regulatory concerns and international governance proposals

John Verret

George Mason University School of Law
Olin Fellow, 2004-2005
Research: Reform in the mutual fund industry through changes in SEC regulation and its effects on fund return

David Walker

Boston University School of Law
Olin Fellow, 1997-98
Research: Rethinking Rights of First Refusal, 5 Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance No. 1 (Spring 1999), pp. 1-58.

Jeremy Weisman

Fellows of the Program on Corporate Governance

Charles C.Y. Wang


Soo J. Yim

Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
Olin Fellow, 1991-92, 2004-2005
Research 2004-05: Intersections between capital markets regulation and coporate governance, focusing on share supplydynamics and pricing in the areas of short selling and initial public offerings.
Research 1991-92: Government Intervention and Regulation in Emerging Stock Markets: A Case Study of the Korean Stock Exchange