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Apr. 21 Lisa Bernstein (University of Chicago)
  Private Ordering and Social Capital In Procurement Contracts: A Preliminary Exploration

Apr. 8 Henry (Hank) Erbe (Fidelity Investments)
  Market Structure: Dark Pools, High Frequency Trading, Decimalization

Apr. 1 David S. Scharfstein (HBS)
  Money Market Funds and Shadow Banking

Mar. 25 E. L. Golding (former Senior Vice President, Freddie Mac), Peter J. Wallison (AEI)
  Government-Sponsored Enterprises Reform

Mar. 24 Emiliano Catan (NYU), Marcel Kahan (NYU)
  Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes

Mar. 23 Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago)
  Does Finance Benefit Society?

Mar. 11 Adam Cooper (Citadel)
  Derivatives and Clearing

Mar. 9 Daron Acemoglu (MIT)
  Social Norms and the Enforcement of Laws

Mar. 2 Robert J. Jackson, Jr. (Columbia)
  How Quickly do Markets Learn? Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment

Feb. 11 Michael Gibson (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
  Capital and Liquidity

Feb. 2 Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  The Law and Director’s Duties

Jan. 8 Sarah Reed (MPM Capital)
  Biotech vs IT VC

Dec. 2 Jack B. Jacobs (Sidley Austin)
  Fifty Years of Corporate Law Evolution: A Delaware Judge’s Retrospective

Nov. 25 William Savitt (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and Randall Baron (Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd)
Nov. 24 Trevor Norwitz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
Nov. 24 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), and Scott Simpson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
  Nuts and Bolts of Comparative US/EU M&A Law

Nov. 20 Paul N. Roth (Schulte Roth & Zabel)
  The future of the hedge fund industry, its regulation, and its legal service needs

Nov. 18 Susan Permut (EMC)
  Issuer Response to Shareholder Activism

Nov. 13 Samuel Zell (Equity Group Investments)
  How to Foster Growth and Help the US Economy Reach Escape Velocity

Nov. 4 Rick Climan (Weil, Gotshal & Manges)
  The Merger Agreement as a Contract II

Oct. 30 David A. Chaves (FBI)
  Regulatory hot topics, including insider trading

Oct. 21 Greg Taxin (Clinton Group)
Oct. 7 Rochelle Silverberg (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Litigation Clauses

Oct. 7 Ryan Bubb (NYU)
  Regulating Against Bubbles: How Mortgage Regulation Can Keep Main Street and Wall Street Safe – from Themselves

Oct. 6 Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago)
  Banks Are Where the Liquidity Is

Oct. 2 Stephen M. Vine (Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld)
  Typical legal structures of hedge funds and their managers and the tax, regulatory and corporate rationales for them

Sep. 30 Melissa Sawyer (Sullivan & Cromwell)
  10b5-1 Plans

Sep. 23 Stephen Lamb (Former Delaware Vice-Chancellor and Partner, Paul Weiss)

Sep. 16 Charlie Penner (JANA Partners)
  Compensating Activist-Nominated Directors

Sep. 9 Max Schanzenbach (Northwestern)
  The Prudent Investors Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis

Sep. 9 Roy Katzovicz (Pershing Square)


Apr. 24 Mark Roe (HLS)

Apr. 18 John Reiss (White & Case), Alan Stone (Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy)
  Designing an Effective Auction

Apr. 10 Eileen Nugent (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
Apr. 8 George Priest (Yale)
  The Political Order and the Market Order

Mar. 28 Philip Urofsky (Shearman & Sterling), Paul Schnell (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
  Cross-border Deals, FCPA Risk, Successorship Liability

Mar. 27 John Cannon (Shearman & Sterling)
  Compensation Scenario

Mar. 25 Marcel Kahan (NYU)
  Symbolic Corporate Governance Policies

Mar. 24 Adair Morse (University of California Berkeley)
  Lawyers in the Executive Suite: The Value of Gatekeepers as Internal Governance

Mar. 13 Andrew Brownstein (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Forest Labs

Mar. 11 Eric Posner (University of Chicago)
  Quadratic Voting in Corporate Governance and Corporate Reorganizations

Mar. 7 John Halvey (The Blackstone Group), John Finley (New York Stock Exchange)
  What Do Clients Want From M&A Lawyers?

Mar. 6 Brad Karp (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison)
  SEC v. Citigroup

Mar. 4 Robert Daines (HLS)
  Right on Schedule: CEO Option Grants and Opportunism

Mar. 3 Simone Sepe (University of Arizona/IAST Toulouse)
  Staggered Boards and Firm Value, Revisited

Feb. 27 Isaac Corré (Eton Park Capital Management)
  Airgas and Takeovers

Feb. 25 John Coates (HLS)
  SOX after Ten Years: A Multidisciplinary Review

Feb. 20 Matt Schoenfeld (Morgan Stanley)
  The Dell Deal

Feb. 13 Larry Hamdan (Barclays)
  Defending Against Activist Investors

Feb. 6 Bob McCormick (Glass, Lewis & Co.)
  The Role and Regulation of Proxy Advisors

Feb. 4 Richard Revesz (NYU)
  Rethinking Health-Based Environmental Standards

Feb. 3 Catherine Barrera (Harvard)
  Employment versus Contracting and the Timing of Hires: The Role of Urgency and Uncertainty

Jan. 30 Charlie Penner (JANA Partners)
  Compensating Activist-Nominated Directors

Dec. 3 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), Scott Simpson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
  Cross-Border Deals in the EU

Dec. 2 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), Scott Simpson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
  Nuts and Bolts of Comparative US/EU M&A Law

Nov. 25 Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), James Woolery (Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft)
  Who Decides: Do We Now Have An Answer?

Nov. 25 Jeff Ubben (ValueAct Capital)
  A Conversation with Jeff Ubben

Nov. 20 Ben Heineman (Harvard University)
  A Conversation with Ben Heineman

Nov. 19 Eileen Nugent (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom), Jim Morphy (Sullivan & Cromwell), Faiza Saeed (Cravath, Swaine & Moore), Rob Spatt (Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett)
  Certainty versus Nominal Price

Nov. 18 Roy Katzovicz (Pershing Square Capital Management)
  A Conversation with Roy Katzovicz

Nov. 13 Guy Rolnik (TheMarker)
  Corporate Governance and the Media

Nov. 12 Richard Climan (Weil, Gotshal & Manges)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract II

Nov. 6 John Ruggie (Harvard University)
  The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – The Perspective of John Ruggie

Nov. 5 Brandon Van Dyke (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom), Lande Spottswood (Vinson & Elkins)
  The Merger Agreement as a Contract I

Nov. 5 Vikramaditya Khanna (University of Michigan)
  CEO Connectedness and Corporate Frauds

Nov. 4 Doron Levit (Wharton)
  Soft Shareholder Activism

Oct. 31 Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital Management)
  A Conversation with Bill Ackman

Oct. 29 Greg Varallo (Richards, Layton & Finger), Rick Alexander (Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell), Andy Bouchard (Bouchard Margules & Friedlander), Mark Morton (Potter Anderson)
  The Metaphysics Of Fiduciary Outs: The Intricacies Of A Concept Run Amok

Oct. 29 Lucian Bebchuk (HLS)

Oct. 23 Greg Taxin (Clinton Group)
  Hedge Fund Activism – The Perspective of Greg Taxin

Oct. 22 John Finley (The Blackstone Group), Scott Davis (Mayer Brown), Susan Hassan (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
  Contract v. Fiduciary Duty Principles? Deal Protections

Oct. 21 Jesse Fried (HLS)
  Creating Long-Term Value – Jesse Fried’s Perspective

Oct. 21 Anat Admati (Stanford)
  The Leverage Ratchet Effect

Oct. 9 Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Boards, Shareholders and Takeovers – The Perspective of Ted Mirvis

Sep. 30 Andrei Shleifer (Harvard)
  Finance and the Preservation of Wealth

Sep. 24 Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
  Policing the Firm

Sep. 9 Oliver Hart (Harvard)
  More is Less


Apr. 23 Guhan Subramanian (HLS)
  Freeze-Out Transactions After CNX Gas: Theory & Evidence

Apr. 22 James Ben (Barclays) and Kevin Genirs (Barclays)
  Barclays / Del Monte, Buyside Financing, Banker Conflicts, Go-shops

Apr. 15 Ulrike Malmendier
  Winning by Losing: Evidence on the Long-Run Effects of Mergers

Apr. 9 Dan Neff (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and John Marzuli (Shearman & Sterling)
  Dow / Rohn & Hass, Strategic Bidder Financing Considerations, Renegotiations and Remedies

Mar. 26 Steven Kaplan (Booth School of Business, Chicago)
  Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance in the US: Perceptions, Facts, and Challenges

Mar. 25 Stuart Grant (Grant & Eisenhofer), Lew Liman (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP)
  Representative Litigation (Class Actions, Derivative Actions), Litigation Risk, Forum Choice, Role of Court in Approving Settlements

Mar. 4 Michael Kendall (Goodwin Procter) and Paul Lockwood (Skadden Arps)
  Price Adjustments, ADR Clauses, Litigating ADR

Feb. 25 Philip Urofsky (Shearman & Sterling) and Paul Schnell (Skadden Arps)
  Cross-border Deals, FCPA Risk, Successorship Liability

Feb. 12 Andrew Nussbaum (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and Marty Lessner (Young Conaway)
  Confidentiality Agreements, Standstills, "Don't Ask, Don't Waive"

Feb. 12 John Coates (HLS)
  Allocating Risk Through Contract: Evidence from M&A and Policy Implications

Feb. 5 Kevin Davis (NYU)
  Foreign Affairs and Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Jan. 29 Jeffrey Gordon (CLS)
  Systemic Harms and the Limits of Shareholder Value

Jan. 23 Robert Jackson (CLS)
  The Limits of Inside Debt

Jan. 22 Guhan Subramanian (HBS)
  Improving Director Elections

Jan. 22 James Woolery (JP Morgan Chase)
  Airgas and the M&A Landscape

Jan. 18 Benjamin Heineman (HLS)
  Corporate Integrity, Trust, and Performance

Jan. 17 Luca Enriques (Consob)
  Regulating Controlled Companies

Jan. 17 Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Boards and Shareholders

Jan. 16 Alon Brav (Duke)
  The Empirics of Hedge Fund Activism

Jan. 15 Justin Fox (HBR) & Stephen Davis (HLS)
  Short Termism

Jan. 14 Greg Taxin (Clinton Group)
  Hedge Fund Activism

Jan. 14 Robert A.G. Moks (ISS and Lens)
  Corporate Governance

Jan. 10 Robin Greenwood (HBS)
  The Growth of Modern Finance

Dec. 6 Holly Gregory (Weil Gotshal)
Dec. 4 John Coates (HLS)
  Who Decides: Do We Now Have An Answer?

Nov. 29 Nick Even (Haynes & Boone)
Nov. 27 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), Scott Simpson (Skadden Arps)
  Cross-Border Deals in the EU

Nov. 26 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), Scott Simpson (Skadden Arps)
  Nuts and Bolts of Comparative US/EU M&A Law

Nov. 26 Jordan M. Barry (USD Law), John William Hatfield (GSB), Scott Duke Kominers (University of Chicago)
  Empty Voting and Social Welfare

Nov. 19 Kim Rucker (Avon) and Doug Karp (Tailwind Capital Partners)
  How Do Buyers And Targets/Sellers Look At The World? 

Nov. 15 Daniel Wolf (Kirkland & Ellis)
  Car Wars: Hertz-Thrifty-Avis

Nov. 13 Paul Rowe (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Controllers II:  Controllers On The Sell-Side

Nov. 5 Ryan Bubb (NYU)
  Optimal Agency Bias and Regulatory Review

Oct. 30 Faiza Saeed (Cravath, Swaine & Moore) and Annaliese Kambour (Time Warner)
  A Spin-off or Other Similar Transactional Case Study

Oct. 30 Jesse Fried (HLS)
  The Uneasy Case for Favoring Long-term Shareholders

Oct. 25 Bill Savitt (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
Oct. 19 John Coates (HLS)
  Sarbanes-Oxley in Retrospect

Oct. 18 Brad Karp (Paul Weiss)
Oct. 16 Rick Climan (Weil, Gotshal & Manges) and Susan Hassan (Skadden Arps)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract II

Oct. 11 Bill George (Harvard Business School, former chairman of Medtronic, Inc.)
  Viewing the Board from Different Perspectives

Oct. 5 Bob Clarke (Time Warner)
  The Directors Panel

Oct. 4 Gary Bornstein (Cravath)
Sep. 27 Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  The Legal Aspect of Boards

Sep. 27 Robert Giuffra (Sullivan & Cromwell)
  Navigating Corporate Crises

Sep. 25 Mark Roe (HLS) and Federico Cenzi Venezze (HLS)
  A Capital Market, Corporate Law Approach to Creditor Duties

Sep. 21 Luca Enriques (HLS)
  Takeover Law Reform in Europe

Sep. 20 Rachelle Silverberg (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Forum Selection Clauses

Sep. 18 Gil Sparks
  The Core Delaware Cases

Sep. 13 Isaac Corre (Eton Park Capital Management)
  Airgas and Corporate Governance: A Hedge-Fund Perspective)

Sep. 10 Yaniv Grinstein (Cornell) and Stefano Rossi (Imperial College)
  Good Monitoring, Bad Monitoring


Apr. 16 Gilles Chemla (Imperial College London)
  Skin in the Game and Moral Hazard

Apr. 2 Laurence Tai (Harvard)
  Transparency and Media Scrutiny in the Regulatory Process

Mar. 19 Allen Ferrell (HLS) and Martijn Cremers (Yale)
  Thirty years of Shareholder Rights and Stock Returns: It’s Beta, not Alpha

Mar. 5 Josh Fishman (University of Virginia)
  Inconsistency, Indeterminacy, and Error in Adjudication

Feb. 21 Jennifer Arlen (NYU) 
  Corporate Governance Regulation Through Non-Prosecution

Feb. 14 Robert Sitkoff (HLS) 
  Trust Investment Law after the Financial Crisis: Doctrine, Theory, and Evidence

Feb. 7 Quinn Curtis (University of Virginia) 
  An Empirical Study of Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Litigation: Do the Merits Matter?

Jan. 30 Oliver Hart (Harvard)
  How Do Informal Agreements and Renegotiation Shape Contractual Reference Points?

Jan. 24 John Coates (HLS) 
  Managing Disputes Through Contract: Evidence from M&A

Jan. 11 Robert Jackson (Columbia)
  Executive Pay

Jan. 9 Theodore Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Airgas and Beyond

Jan. 6 Morgan Ricks (HLS)
  Financial Regulation

Jan. 5 John C. Coates (HLS)
  Empirics of Corporate Political Contributions

Nov. 29 Marc Weingarten (Schulte Roth & Zabel) and Jim Morphy (Sullivan & Cromwell)
  Evolutions In The Pill And Its Potential Effect On Investor Activism

Nov. 28 James Alt (Harvard)
  Enforcement and Public Corruption: Evidence from US States

Nov. 22 Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and Rachelle Silverberg (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Cross-Border Deals in the EU

Nov. 22 David Walker (Boston University School of Law)
  A Tax Response to the Executive Pay Problem

Nov. 21 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), Scott Simpson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
  Nuts and Bolts of Comparative US/EU M&A Law

Nov. 21 Gustavo Manso (MIT)
  Libertarian Paternalism, Information Sharing, and Financial Decision-Making

Nov. 15 Ed Morrison (Columbia)
  Mortgage Modification and Strategic Behavior: Evidence from a Legal Settlement with Countrywide

Nov. 15 Eileen Nugent (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) , Rob Spatt (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett), Doug Karp (Tailwind Capital), and Paul Rowe (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz)
  Controllers II: Controllers On The Sell-Side

Nov. 8 Jake Gersen (HLS)
  Agency Design and Distributive Politics

Nov. 7 Faiza Saeed (Cravath, Swaine & Moore) and Annaliese Kambour (Time Warner)
  A Spin-off or Other Similar Transactional Case Study

Oct. 18 Bill George (Harvard Business School, former chairman of Medtronic, Inc.)
  The Board of Directors at Medtronic, Inc.

Oct. 18 Rick Climan (Dewey & LeBoeuf) and Susan Hassan (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract II

Oct. 17 Martin Oehmke (Columbia)
  Should Derivatives be Senior?

Oct. 11 Keith Hylton (Boston University)
  The Economics of Third-Party Financed Litigation

Oct. 4 Hal Scott (HLS)
  Contagion in the Financial Crisis and What to Do About It in the Future


Apr. 5 Allen Ferrell (Harvard Law School) and Atanu Saha (CompassLexecon)
  Calculation of Damages in ERISA and 10b-5 Litigation

Mar. 29 Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (New York University Law School)
  Does Disclosure Matter?

Mar. 29 Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School)
  CEOs and Corporate Governance

Mar. 8 Albert Choi (Univ. Va. Law School) and George Triantis (Harvard Law School)
  Bargaining Power and Nonprice Terms in Contracts

Mar. 7 Michael Weisbach (Ohio State University)
  Pay for Performance from Future Fund Flows: The Case of Private Equity

Mar. 1 John Armour (Law School, Oxford), Bernard Black(Northwestern Univ. Law
School), Brian Cheffins (Law School, Cambridge)
  Delaware’s Balancing Act

Feb. 15 Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School), Alma Cohen (Harvard Law School), and Charles C.Y. Wang (Stanford University)
  Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Feb. 1 Mark Roe (Harvard Law School)
  The Derivative Market’s Payment Priorities as Financial Crisis Accelerator

Jan. 25 Bo Becker (Harvard Business School), Daniel Bergstresser (Harvard Business School), and Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Business School & Harvard Law School)
  Does Shareholder Access Improve Firm Value? Evidence from the Business
Roundtable Challenge

Dec. 7 Scott Goebel (Fidelity Management & Research Company)
  Shareholder Involvement: Institutional Investor’s Perspective

Dec. 6 John Hatfield (Stanford Business School)
  Takeover Defenses and Adverse Selection

Dec. 1 Eric Robinson (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Defending Against Activism: Eric Robinson’s Perspective

Nov. 30 Fabrizio Ferri (NYU)
  Shareholder Voting

Nov. 29 Chico Mussnich (Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão) and Paul Schnell (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates)
  M&A Evolves: The Case of Brazil

Nov. 23 Ted Mirvis and Rachelle Silverberg (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Cross-Border Deals in the EU

Nov. 23 Howell Jackson (Harvard Law School)
  Regulatory Reform in the Real World

Nov. 22 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)
  Nuts and Bolts of Comparative US/EU M&A Law

Nov. 22 Robert Jackson (Columbia Law School)
  Reforming Executive Pay: Robert Jackson’s Perspective

Nov. 16 Rob Kindler (Morgan Stanley) and Faiza Saeed (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP)
  The Many Roles Of The Investment Banker In M&A Transactions: Strategic Advisor? Fairness Opinion Giver? Debt Provider?

Nov. 16 James Kwak (The Baseline Scenario)
  Thirteen Bankers

Nov. 15 Jeremy Stein (Harvard University)
  Financial Regulation: Jeremy Stein’s Perspective

Nov. 10 Isaac Corré (Park Capital Management LP) and David Millstone (GAF and ISP Corporations)
  Shareholder Activism in M&A Situations

Nov. 9 Lou Kling, Eileen Nugent and Thomas J. Allingham II (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates)
  Special Transactional Committees? How And When Do They Work?

Nov. 9 Edward Rock (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
  Government as Controlling Shareholder

Nov. 8 Peter Wallison (American Enterprise Institute)
  Financial Regulation: Peter Wallison’s Perspective

Nov. 3 Roy Katzovicz (Pershing Square Capital Management LP)
  Hedge Fund Activism: Roy Katzovicz’s Perspective

Nov. 2 Richard Breeden (Breeden Capital Management)
  The Corporate Governance Landscape: Richard Breeden’s Perspective

Nov. 1 Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Law School)
  Does Shareholder Proxy Access Improve Firm Value?

Oct. 26 Paul Cappuccio and Jeff Bewkes (Time Warner, Inc.), and Tim Armstrong (AOL, Inc.)
  Split-ups: AOL & Time Warner

Oct. 25 Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics)
  Overcoming Adverse Selection: How Public Intervention Can Restore Market Functioning

Oct. 19 Roberta Romano (Yale Law School)
  Empowering Investors: A Market Approach to Securities Regulation

Oct. 18 Holger Spamann (Harvard University)
  Collateral Damage? Derivatives Trading and Empty Voting
Oct. 12 Rick Climan (Dewey & LeBoeuf) and Kim Rucker (Avon Products, Inc.)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract

Oct. 12 Jesse Fried (Harvard Law School)
  Share Repurchases, Equity Issuances, and the Optimal Design of CEO Pay

Oct. 5 John Coates (Harvard Law School)
  Corporate Governance and Corporate Political Activity

Oct. 4 Joseph Bachelder (Bachelder Law Offices)
  Corporate Governance and Corporate Political Activity

Oct. 4 Jermey Stein (Harvard University)
  Monetary Policy as Financial-Stability Regulation

Sep. 29 Lance Lindblom (Nathan Cummings Foundation), Bob Massie (Global Reporting Initiative, and Robert Monks (Institutional Shareholder Services)
  Corporate Responsibility Activism

Sep. 13 Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School)
  Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns


Apr. 12 Jesse Fried (HLS)
  VC Inside Rounds as Rescue Financing: Theory and Evidence
Apr. 6 Henry Hansmann (Yale)
  Legal Entities as Transferable Bundles of Contracts

Mar. 8 Victoria Ivashina (HBS)
  Bank Lending During the Financial Crisis of 2008

Mar. 1 Lucian Bebchuk (HLS)
  Golden Parachutes and Corporate Acquisitions

Feb. 23 John Coates (HLS)
  M&A Break Fees: US Litigation vs. UK Regulation

Feb. 22 John Coates (HLS)
  The Powerful and Pervasive Effects of Ownership on M&A

Feb. 16 Katharina Pistor (Columbia)
  Host’s Dilemma: Rethinking EU Banking Regulation in Light of the Global Crisis

Feb. 9 Louis Kaplow (HLS)
  Why (Ever) Define Markets?

Feb. 8 Urs Peyer (INSEAD)
  Luck and Entrepreneurial Success

Feb. 1 Vikrant Vig (London Business School)
  Securitization and Distressed Loan Renegotiation: Evidence from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Dec. 1 Jody LaNasa (Serengeti Capital)

Dec. 1 Jesse Fried (Harvard Law School)
  Current Shareholder Bias

Dec. 1 Scott Simpson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Jaap Winter (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek) and John Coates (Harvard Law School)
  How Different In Practice Is EU Takeover Law From The Delaware Regime? The EU Takeover Directive: What Is It? And Has It Worked As Intended?

Nov. 24 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Vive la Différence: Anatomy Of A Cross-Border Deal

Nov. 17 Jeff Gordon (Columbia)
  Avoiding Eight-Alarm Fires in the Political Economy of Systemic Risk Management

Nov. 17 Eileen Nugent (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), Robert Schumer (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP) and John Finley (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP)
  Division on the Buy-Side: The Structure Of Acquisitions By Private Equity Firms And The Role Of The Debt Financing Providers

Nov. 10 Rick Climan (Dewey & LeBoeuf), Faiza Saeed (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP) and Kim Rucker (Avon Products, Inc.)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract

Nov. 10 Robert A.G. Monks
  The Past, Present, and Future of Shareholder Activism: Bob Monks’ Perspective

Nov. 9 Kenneth R. Feinberg (Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation)
  Reforming Executive Compensation

Nov. 9 Kenneth R. Feinberg (Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation)
  The Government as Governance Reformer

Nov. 2 Oliver Hart (Harvard)
  A New Capital Regulation for Large Financial Institutions

Oct. 27 Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Law School)
  Is Delaware's Antitakeover Statute Unconstitutional? Evidence From 1988-2008

Oct. 27 Philip Gelston (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP), Stuart Grant (Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.), Paul Rowe (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz) and Audra Cohen (Sullivan &amp Cromwell LLP)
  Why and When Are Fiduciary Outs In?: The Intricacies Of A Concept Run Amok

Oct. 26 John Coates (Harvard Law School)
  M&A Break Fees: US Litigation vs. UK Regulation

Oct. 26 Michael Musuraca (Blue Wolf Capital), Dan Bakal (CERES) and David Schilling (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility)
  Social Responsibility Activism

Oct. 19 Allen Ferrell (Harvard Law School) and Martijn Cremers (Yale)
  Thirty Years of Corporate Governance: Firm Valuation and Stock Returns

Oct. 6 Robert Mendelsohn (Formerly of Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Group), Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP), John C. Wilcox (GWM Group and Sodali Ltd), Byron Georgiou (Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP and Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission)
  Proxy Access and Shareholder Rights

Oct. 6 Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Daniel Summerfield (Universities Superannuation Scheme), Lance Lindblom (Nathan Cummings Foundation)
  Proxy Access and the Reform of Corporate Elections

Oct. 6 Isaac Corré (Eton Capital Management), James Morphy (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP), Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and Reinier Kraakman (Harvard Law School)
  Was Time-Warner Correctly Decided? Was QVC Consistent With Time-Warner? Is QVC Sound In Corporate Finance Terms?

Sep. 29 Mark Roe (Harvard Law School)
  Assessing the Chrysler Bankruptcy

Sep. 21 Efraim Benmelech (Harvard) and Nittai Bergman (MIT Sloan)
  Negotiating with Labor Under Financial Distress


Apr. 30 Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy:
Reregulating the U.S. Financial Markets: What should We Do Once the Recession is Over?
Principal speakers: Bob Shiller (Yale) and Randy Kroszner (Chicago GSB and, until very recently, Federal Reserve Board), Discussants: Hal Scott (Harvard Law School), Bob Pozen (MFS), George Kaufman (Loyola Business School) and Ben Friedman (Harvard Department of Economics).

Apr. 27 Fausto Panunzi (Bocconi University)
  Inheritance Law and Investment in Family Firms

Apr. 21 Albert Choi (Virginia) and George Triantis (Harvard)
  Strategic Vagueness in Contract Design: The Case of Corporate Acquisitions

Mar. 2 Moshe Cohen (MIT)
  Revisiting Corporate Governance Regulation: Firm Heterogeneity and the Market for Corporate Domicile

Feb. 23 Anil Kashyap (Chicago GSB)
  Rethinking Capital Regulation

Jan. 15 A Discussion with Mark Gordon (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Professor Howell Jackson (HLS), and Professor Allen Ferrell (HLS), moderated by Professor Jonathan Zittrain (HLS)
  Lemmings or Victims? Getting to the Bottom of Wall Street’s Role in the Current Financial Crisis

Dec. 2 Mark Roe (Harvard)
  Does Delaware Compete?

Dec. 1 Joseph Bachelder (Bachelder Law Offices)

Dec. 1 Oliver Hart (Harvard)
  A Theory of Firm Scope

Nov. 25 Rodgin Cohen (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP)
  The Future of M&A: Talk and Q&A with Rodgin Cohen

Nov. 24 Barney Frank (Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives)

Nov. 18 Jeffrey Lipshaw (Suffolk University Law School)
  Cross Border Deals

Nov. 18 Raymond McGuire (Citigroup), Toby Myerson (Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison), and Scott Simpson (Skadden Arps)
  Cross Border Deals

Nov. 18 Justice Jack Jacobs (Delaware State Courts)

Nov. 17 John Olson (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) and Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)

Nov. 17 Justice Jack Jacobs (Delaware State Courts)

Nov. 17 Marc Weingarten (Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP), Roy Katzovicz (Pershing Square Capital Management LP), Theodore (Ted) Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and John Olson (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
  Regulatory Issues in Takeovers: § 13(d) & Beyond

Nov. 17 Christian Leuz (University of Chicago)
  Voluntary Disclosure and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Firms' Responses to the Enron Shock

Nov. 14 Ben Heineman (GE, Corporate)
  High Performance with High Integrity

Nov. 11 Greg Taxin (CEO, Glass Lewis)

Nov. 11 John Finley (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), James Morphy (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP), Isaac Corré (Eton Park Capital Management LP), and Steven Davidoff (University of Connecticut Law School)
  Broken Deals: Who's to Blame?

Nov. 10 Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania)
  Market-Based Corrective Actions

Nov. 3 Robert Herz (Chairman, U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board)

Nov. 3 Michael Weisbach (Ohio State University)
  Leverage and Pricing in Buyouts: An Empirical Analysis

Oct. 28 Victor Lewkow (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP), George (Skip) Battle (PeopleSoft) and Guhan Subramanian (Harvard)
  Private Equity Buy-outs

Oct. 27 Ryan Bubb (Harvard)
  Consumer Biases and Firm Ownership

Oct. 15 Paul Cappuccio and Annaliese Kambour (Time Warner, Inc.), Steve Arcano (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), and Bob Schumer (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)
  Spinoffs - The Time Warner Cable Deal

Oct. 14 Dhammika Dharmapala (Connecticut) and Vikramaditya Khanna (Michigan)
  Corporate Governance, Enforcement, and Firm Value: Evidence from India

Oct. 7 Richard Climan (Cooley Godward LLP) and Eileen Nugent (Skadden, Arps)
  The Merger Agreement as a Contract II

Oct. 1 Discussion with HLS Professors Lucian Bebchuk, Howell Jackson, Hal Scott, and Elizabeth Warren moderated by Dean Elena Kagan.
  The Financial Crisis: Causes and Cures

Sep. 30 John Coates (Harvard)
  Regulation of Mutual Funds and Other Collective Investments

Sep. 22 Raghuram Rajan (University of Chicago)
  Landed Interests and Financial Underdevelopment in the United States

Sep. 22 Ethiopis Tafara (Director of the Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission)
  The SEC Initiative on Mutual Recognition

Sep. 22 Robert Jackson (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Private Equity and Executive Compensation

Sep. 17 Mark Solomon (Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman & Robbins LLP), Geoffrey C. Jarvis (Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.), and Chad Johnson (Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossman LLP)
  Introduction to Corporate Practice - Investor Litigation

Sep. 16 Jennifer Bethel (Babson), Allen Ferrell (Harvard), and Gang Hu (Babson)
  Law and Economic Issues in Subprime Litigation

Sep. 15 Bélen Villalonga (Harvard)
  Family Control of Firms and Industries

Sep. 12 Eileen T. Nugent (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates), Christopher L. Mann (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP), and Matthew J. Gardella (Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP)
  Introduction to Corporate Practice - Transactional Practice

Sep. 10 Andrew S. Tulumello (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP), Theodore N. Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and Allan J. Arffa (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)
  Introduction to Corporate Practice - Corporate Litigation


Apr. 15 Howell Jackson and Mark Roe (HLS)
  Public and Private Enforcement of Securities Laws: Resource-Based Evidence
Apr. 7 Ryan Bubb (Harvard)
  Joint Ownership
Mar. 17 Oliver Hart (Harvard)
  Hold-Up, Asset Ownership, and Reference Points
Feb. 26 John Coates (HLS) and Reinier Kraakman (HLS)
  CEO Tenure, Performance and Turnover in S&P 500 Companies
Feb. 4 John Coates (HLS)
  On Being a Corporate Lawyer
Dec. 4 Guhan Subramanian (HLS)
  Go-Shops vs. No-Shops: Evidence and Implications
Dec. 4 Eric Roiter (Fidelity) and Isaac Corré (Eton Park Capital Management)
  The Role and Rights of Shareholders
Dec. 3 Robin Greenwood (Harvard Business School)
  Hedge Fund Investor Activism and Takeovers
Nov. 29 Justice Jack Jacobs (Delaware Supreme Court)
  Delaware's Takeover Law
Nov. 28 John Wilcox (TIAA-CREF) and Stanley Keller (Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP)
  The Nomination and Election of Directors
Nov. 27 Ted Mirvis, Paul Rowe, Andy Brownstein (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
Nov. 26 Martin Lipton (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Future of M&A
Nov. 20 William Ackman (Pershing Square Capital), Roy Katzovic (Pershing Square Capital), Sy Lorne (Millennium Capital), Robert Knapp (Ironsides Partners LLC)
  Hedge Fund Activism II
Nov. 19 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Richard Hall (Cravath), Scott Simpson (Skadden Arps)
  Quick Look at a Cross-Border Deal
Nov. 13 Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)
Nov. 13 Eileen Nugent (Skadden Arps), John Finley (Simpson), Bob Friedman (Blackstone), and Lou D'Ambrosio (Avaya)
  Private Equity Buy-outs
Nov. 12 Robert Monks (Lens Governance Advisors), Sophie L’helias (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law), and Anne Simpson (International Corporate Governance Network)
Nov. 12 Hal Scott (HLS)
Nov. 6 Ben Heineman (WilmerHale, HLS, Harvard Kennedy School)
  Corporate Integrity and Corporate Performance
Nov. 6 Lucian Bebchuk (HLS)
  CEO Centrality
Nov. 5 Mark Ramseyer (HLS)
  Public and Private Firm Compensation Compared: Evidence from Japanese Tax Returns
Nov. 5 Martha Carter (RiskMetrics Group)
  Accountability and Engagement
Oct. 30 Matthew Mark (Jet Capital Management)
  Hedge Fund Activism
Oct. 29 Michael Jensen (Harvard Business School) and Werner Erhard
  Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics, and Legality
Oct. 15 Chenggang Xu (London School of Economics)
  Does Financial Regulation Matter? Market Volatility and the U.S. 1933/34 Acts
Oct. 15 Lance Lindblom (Nathan Cummings Foundation)
  The Power of the Proxy
Oct. 15 Annaliese Kambour and Michael Del Nin (Time Warner)
  Spin-offs, Activism, Taxes
Oct. 9 Richard Climan (Cooley Godward), Faiza Saeed (Cravath), Leigh Walton (Bass Berry)
  The Merger Agreement as a Contract II
Oct. 1 Michael Barry (Grant & Eisenhofer)
  Shareholder-Adopted Bylaws
Sep. 25 Andrei Shleifer (Harvard)
  The Economic Consequences of Legal Origins
Sep. 17 Efraim Benmelech (Harvard)
  Vintage Capital and Credit Protection


Spring 2007

Apr. 23 Antoinette Schoar (Sloan School, MIT)
  Judge-Specific Differences in Chapter 11 and Firm Outcomes
Apr. 10 Mark Roe (Harvard Law School), and Jordan Siegal (Harvard Business School)
  Political Instability and Financial Development
Apr. 9 Giacomo Ponzetto (Harvard)
  Entrepreneurship and the Boundaries of the Firm
Mar. 20 Ehud Kamar (USC Law School)
  Going-Private Decisions and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: A Cross-Country Analysis
Mar. 12 Albert Bravo (Harvard)
  Shared Control and Outcomes in Private Firms
Mar. 6 Allen Ferrell (Harvard Law School)
  Business Law as a Source of Comparative Advantage
Feb. 27 Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Law School)
  The Power of Takeover Defenses
Feb. 6 Yair Listokin (Yale Law School)
  Management Always Wins the Close Ones
Dec. 5 Joseph Bachelder (Bachelder Law Offices)
  Executive Compensation – Joseph Bachelder's perspective
Dec. 5 Tom Baker & Sean Griffith (University of Connecticut Law School)
  D&O Insurance, Corporate Governance, and Securities Litigation
Dec. 4 Reinier Kraakman (Harvard Law School)
  CEO Tenure, Performance, and Turnover
Nov. 30 Isaac Corré (Eton Capital Management), Robert Mendelsohn (former CEO, Royal Sun), Greg Taxin (CEO, Glass Lewis), Damon Silvers (Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO)
  Shareholder Rights and Roles
  Video, Photos
Nov. 27 Peter Atkins (Skadden, Arps)
  The Future of M&A: A Look Forward From Here
  Video, Photos
Nov. 21 Marshall Cohen (Brock & Blackwell), Rob Spatt (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett), Robert Kindler (Morgan Stanley), Paul Rowe (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Special Transaction Committees: How (and how well) do they work?
Nov. 20 Mario Gamboa (Harvard University)
  Bankruptcy, Litigation and Resolution of Distress
Nov. 14 Lucian Bebchuk (HLS)
  Lucky CEOs
Nov. 14 Robert A.G. Monks (Lens Governance Advisors)
  Corporate Governance and Value
Nov. 13 Ben Heineman (former general counsel, General Electric)
  The Quest for High Performance with High Integrity (at GE)
Nov. 13 Michael Weisbach (University of Illinois)
  The Financial Structure of Private Equity Firms
Nov. 7 Ed Haldeman (CEO, Putnam Investments), Marty Lipton (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Jay Lorsch (Harvard Business School), Lucian Bebchuk (HLS), Josh Friedman (Canyon Capital Advisors), James C. Morphy (Sullivan & Cromwell)
  Stockholder Activisms: Has Just Say No Become Always Say Yes?
  Video, Photos
Nov. 7 Geoffrey Miller (NYU)
  Ex Ante Choices of Law and Forum: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Merger Agreements
Nov. 6 Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Law School)
  Bargaining in the Shadow of the Pill
Nov. 6 Lucian Bebchuk (HLS), Martijn Cremers (Yale School of Management), and Urs Peyer (Chicago School of Business & INSEAD)
  Pay Distribution in the Top Executive Team
Oct. 31 Isaac Corré (Eton Park Capital Management)
  Hedge Fund Activism
Oct. 31 Daniel Burch (CEO, MacKenzie Partners), Alan Miller (Co-Chairman, Innisfree M&A), Joele Frank (Managing Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher), Dan Stoller (Skadden, Arps)
  Proxy Fights: How Do They Really Work?
Oct. 30 Oliver Hart (Harvard University)
  Contracts as Reference Points
Oct. 18 Richard Parsons (CEO, Time Warner), Gene Sykes (Goldman Sachs), Bruce Wasserstein (CEO, Lazard Ltd.), Paul Cappuccio (VP, Time Warner)
  Spinoffs and Break-ups: Icahn & Time Warner
  Video, Photos
Oct. 16 Enrico Perotti (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  Investor Protection and Entry
Oct. 10 Richard Climan (Cooley Godward), Eileen Nugent (Skadden Arps), Lou Kling (Skadden Arps)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract
Oct. 3 David Walker (Boston University)
  Financial Accounting and Corporate Behavior
Sep. 26 Michael Barry (Grant & Eisenhofer)
  The AFSCME vs. AIG Case
Sep. 25 Urs Peyer (Chicago School of Business & INSEAD)
  Weak Shareholder Rights: A Product Market Rationale
Sep. 18 Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University)
  Debt Enforcement Around the World


May 1 Mark Garamaise
  The Effects of Non-competition Agreements on Executive Compensation and Firm Investment
Mar. 20 Christopher Snyder
  Targeting Employees for Corporate Crime and Forbidding Their Indemnification
Mar. 7 Jonathan Macey
  Getting the Word Out About Fraud: A Theoretical Analysis of Whistle-blowing and Insider Trading
Mar. 6 Kenneth Ayotte
  Asset-Backed Securities: Costs and Benefits of “Bankruptcy Remoteness”
Feb. 28 Assaf Hamdani and Reinier Kraakman
  Rewarding Outside Directors
Feb. 21 Vikramaditya Khanna
  The Economic History of the Corporate Form in Ancient India
Nov. 29 Marcel Kahan (NYU)
  Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control
Nov. 28 Daniel Wolfenzon
  Inside the Family Firm:The Role of Families in Succession Decisions and Performance
Nov. 22 John Finley, Simpson Thacher; Dennis Hersch, Davis Polk; Mark Morton, Potter Anderson; Patricia Vlahakis, Wachtell, Lipton.
  Contract v. Fiduciary Duty Principles?: Deal Protections II Panel Discussion with outside speakers
Nov. 21 Raghuram G. Rajan
  Creating Constituencies for Reform
Nov. 15 Andrei Shleifer (Harvard Economics Department)
  The Law and Economics of Self-Dealing
Nov. 14 Bengt Holmstrom
  Corporate Governance in Context
Nov. 8 David Katz, Wachtell, Lipton; Lou Kling, Skadden Arps; James Morphy, Sullivan & Cromwell; Faiza Saeed, Cravath, Swaine
  The Merger As A Contract II
Nov. 8 Lucian Bebchuk (HLS)
  The Myth of the Shareholder Franchise
Nov. 7 Randall Morck
  Creative Destruction and the Firm-Specific Performance
Nov. 4 Joseph Bachelder, Roel Campos, Byron Georgiou, Lerach Coughlin, Alan Hevesi, William Lerach, Robert Mendelsohn, Robert Monks, James Morphy, Toby Myerson, John Olson, Leo Strine, & John Wilcox
The Pros and Cons of Personal Director Liability
Video Presentation
Nov. 3 Leo Strine, John Wilcox, John Wilson, Ted Mirvis
Panel on the Division of Power Between Shareholders and Management
Video Presentation
Oct. 18 Michael Carroll, Davis, Polk; William Kelly, Davis, Polk; Victor Lewkow, Cleary Gottlieb; Donald Wolfe, Potter Anderson
  The Revival of “Enhanced” Scrutiny?: Mock Oral Argument of Poison Pill Case followed by panel discussion
Oct. 18 Paul Mahoney (Virginia)
  Mandatory Versus Contractual Disclosure in Securities Markets: Evidence from the 1930s
Oct. 17 Holger M. Mueller
  Concentrated Ownership and Labor Relations
Oct. 10 Luigi Zingales
  The Corporate Governance Role of the Media
Oct. 5 Robert Mendelsohn
  US and UK Corporate Governance
  Video Presentation
Oct. 3 Dennis C. Mueller
  The Effects of Ownership Concentration and Identity on Investment performance
Sep. 26 Ravi Singh
  Board Independence and the Design of Executive Compensation
Sep. 26 Joseph Bachelder
  Executive Compensation - Joseph Bachelder's Perspective
  Video Presentation
Sep. 21 Robert Monks
  Capitalism Without Owners will Fail


Apr. 11 Lucian Bebchuk & Yaniv Grinstein
  Executive Compensation and Firm Size
Mar. 21 Michael Jensen, Kevin Murphy, & Eric Wruck
  Remuneration: Where We've Been, How We Got to Here, Where are the Problems, and How to Fix Them
Mar. 15 John Coffee
  Gatekeepers: The Role of the Professions in Corporate Governance
Mar. 7 Armando Gomes & Gordon Phillips
  Why Do Public Firms Issue Public and Private Equity, Debt, and Convertibles?
Feb. 28 Mark Roe
  Delaware's Politics
Feb. 7 Andrei Shleifer
  The Evolution of Precedent
Nov. 29: Antoinette Schoar (MIT), co-authored with Marianne Bertrand, Francis Kramarz, and David Thesmar
  Politically Connected CEOs and Corporate Outcomes: Evidence from France
Nov. 15: David Walker
  Managers' Share
Nov. 15: Josh Lerner (HBS), co-authored with Antoinette Schoar and Wan Wong
  Smart Institutions, Foolish Choices?: The Limited Partner Puzzle
Oct. 12: John de Figueiredo (MIT/Princeton), co-authored with Elizabeth Garrett (University of Southern California)
  Paying for Politics
Oct. 5: Lucian Bebchuk (HLS), co-authored with Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
  What Matters in Corporate Governance?
Oct. 5: Robert A.G. Monks
  The Future of Institutional Shareholder Activism
  Video Presentation
Sep. 27: Graef Crystal
  The State of Executive Compensation
  Video Presenation
Sep. 27: Lucian Bebchuk (HLS) & Zvika Neeman
  A Political Economy of Corporate Governance


March 15: Guhan Subramanian (HLS)
Special Committee Bargaining Power in Freeze-out Mergers: Some Empmirical Evidence
March 15: Lucian Bebchuk (HLS)
The Case Against Shareholder Access to the Ballot
March 15: Andrei Shleifer (Harvard)
Disorder and Economic Growth.
March 3: Greg Taxin, (Glass, Lewis & Co. LLC)
"Evaluating Corporate Governance"
March 1: Yaniv Grinstein (Cornell)
CEO Compensation and Incentives: Evidence from M&A Bonuses.
Feb. 23: Mihir Desai (HBS), Paul Gompers and Josh Lerner.
Institutions, Capital Constraints and Entrepreneurial Firm Dynamics: Evidence from Europe
Feb. 10: Einer Elhauge (HLS)
Sacrificing Corporate Profits in the Public Interest
Feb. 9: Dirk Jenter (MIT)
  Employee Sentiment and Stock Option Compensation.
Feb. 3: Ronald Gilson (Stanford) & Reinier Kraakman (HLS)
  The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency Twenty Years Later: The Hindsight Bias
Dec. 1: Robert Monks and Allen Sykes
  Capitalism Without Owners Must Fail
Dec. 1: Nicola Gennaioli
Contracting in the Shadow of the Law
Nov. 24: Suzanne E. Majewski and Dean V. Williamson
Incomplete Contracting and the Structure of Collaborative R&D Agreements
Nov. 18: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)
Corporations, Society and the State: A Defense of the Corporate Tax
Nov. 17: Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian A. Bebchuk
The Cost of Permitting Managers to Sell Shares
Nov. 11: Terry Fisher
An Alternative Compensation System
Nov. 10: Casey B. Mulligan and Andrei Shleifer
Population and Regulation
Nov. 4: Lucian Bebchuk (HLS) and Alma Cohen
The Costs of Entrenched Boards
Nov. 3: Jeremy Stein (Harvard Economics)
  Why Are Most Funds Open-End? Competition and the Limits of Arbitrage
Oct. 21: Jeff Strnad (Stanford)
Conceptualizing The "Fat Tax": The Role of Food Taxes in Developed Economies
Oct. 20: Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (CEFIR, Visiting Princeton), co-authored with Ruben Enikolopov
  Decentralization and Political Institutions
Oct. 7 Mark Roe (HLS)
  Delaware's Politics
Sep. 30: Andrew Guzman (HLS)
The Design of International Agreements
Sep. 29: Allen Ferrell (HLS)
  Mandated Disclosure and Stock Returns: Evidence from the Over-the-Counter Market.
Sep. 23: Guhan Subramanian (HLS)
  Bargaining in the Shadow of Takeover Defenses
Sep. 22. Josh Lerner (HBS), co-authored with Antoinette Schoar
  Private Equity in the Developing World: The Determinants of Transaction Structures
Sep. 16: Robert Sitkoff (Northwestern)
  An Agency Cost Theory of Trust Law
Sep. 15: Alexandre Dyck (HBS), co-authored with Luigi Zingales and Mihir Desai
  Corporate Governance and Taxation


Apr. 22: Bernard Black (Stanford)
Does Corporate Governance Affect Firm Value? Evidence from Korea
Apr. 14: Brian Hall (Harvard) and Thomas Knox (Harvard)
Managing Option Fragility
Mar. 18: John Coates (Harvard) and Reinier Kraakman (Harvard)
CEO Incentives and Merger Activity in the 1990s: Stock Options and Real Options
Mar. 3: Raphael LaPorta (Harvard)
What Works in Securities Laws?
Feb. 25: Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard)
Empowering Shareholders
Feb. 18: Allen Ferrell (Harvard)
  Does Mandated Disclosure Improve Allocative Efficiency? Evidence from the Over-the-Counter Market
Feb. 10: Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard)
Misreporting Corporate Performance
Dec. 3: Henry Hansmann (Yale) and Reinier Kraakman (Harvard)
  Legal Entity, Asset Partitioning and the Evolution of Organizations
Nov. 26: Guhan Subramanian (Harvard)
  The Disappearing Delaware Effect
Nov. 18: Matias Braun (Harvard)
  Financial Contractibility and Assets' Hardness: Industrial Specialization and Growth
Nov. 12: Mark Roe (Harvard)
  Delaware's competition
Oct. 21: Hermann P. Tribukait-Vasconcelos (Harvard)
  Can Higher Expected Penalties Affect Stock Price Reaction to Corporate News? Evidence from Mexicans ADRs.
Oct. 15: Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard)
  Firms' Decisions where to Incorporate
Sep. 30: Pablo Casas-Arce (Harvard)
  Contract Design in the English East India Company, 1709-1756
Sep. 10: Mark Ramseyer (Harvard)
Who Appoints Them, What Do They Do? Evidence on Outside Directors from Japan