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Research Handbook on the Economics of Corporate Law

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Edited by: Claire A. Hill, Brett H. McDonnell

ISBN13: 9781781005477
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £50.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781848449589

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Comprising essays specially commissioned for the volume, leading scholars who have shaped the field of corporate law and governance explore and critique developments in this vibrant and expanding area and offer possible directions for future research. This important addition to the Research Handbooks in Law and Economics series provides insights into subjects such as the role of directors, shareholders, creditors and employees; empirical studies of litigation and shareholder activism; executive compensation; corporate gatekeepers; comparative law; and behavioral approaches to law and finance. Topics are organized within five sections: corporate constituencies, insider governance, gatekeepers, jurisdiction, and new theory. Taken as a whole, the volume serves as an introduction for those new to the field and as a reference for those unfamiliar with some of the topics discussed. Authoritative and accessible, the Research Handbook on the Economics of Corporate Law will be a valuable resource for students, scholars and practitioners of corporate law and economics.

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Company Law, Law and Economics
1. Introduction Claire A. Hill and Brett H. McDonnell

2. Director Primacy Stephen M. Bainbridge
3. Corporate Law and the Team Production Problem Margaret M. Blair
4. The Role of Shareholders in the Modern American Corporation D. Gordon Smith
5. Creditors and Debt Governance Charles K. Whitehead
6. Employees and the Boundaries of the Corporation Matthew T. Bodie
7. The Role of the Public Interest in Corporate Law Ian B. Lee

PART II: INSIDER GOVERNANCE 8. Fiduciary Duties: The Emerging Jurisprudence Claire A. Hill and Brett H. McDonnell
9. Empirical Studies of Representative Litigation Randall S. Thomas and Robert B. Thompson
10. The Elusive Quest for Director Independence Lisa M. Fairfax
11. 'Low-Cost' Shareholder Activism: A Review of the Evidence Fabrizio Ferri
12. Takeover Theory and the Law and Economics Movement Steven M. Davidoff
13. The Law and Economics of Executive Compensation: Theory and Evidence David I. Walker

14. Transaction Cost Engineers, Loophole Engineers or Gatekeepers: The Role of Business Lawyers After the Financial Meltdown Richard W. Painter
15. Credit Rating Agencies and Regulatory Reform Aline Darbellay and Frank Partnoy
16. The Influence of Law and Economics on Law and Accounting: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Lawrence A. Cunningham
17. The Role and Regulation of the Research Analyst Jill E. Fisch
18. D & O Insurance and the Ability of Shareholder Litigation to Deter Sean J. Griffith
19. Investment Banks' Influence on Corporate Governance Tamar Frankel

20. Varieties of Corporate Law-Making: Competition, Preemption, and Federalism Robert Ahdieh
21. The Past and Future of Comparative Corporate Governance Donald C. Clarke

22. Law and Tunneling Vladimir Atanasov, Bernard Black and Conrad S. Ciccotello
23. Behavioral Approaches to Corporate Law Donald C. Langevoort
24. Market Efficiency After the Fall: Where Do We Stand Following the Financial Crisis? Ronald J. Gilson and Reinier Kraakman