This seminar will analyze recent research at the crossroads of finance, corporate law, and regulation. Each week will discuss one to three recent papers addressing significant legal and/or economic questions involving the market structure of financial trading markets; corporate law; the structure of ownership of public companies; and international perspectives on major issues in US financial and corporate law. Each student enrolled in the class will be responsible for reading all papers; preparing thoughtful reviews of some of them; and leading discussions of others. Background in the relevant bodies of law, in empirical research, and in finance will certainly be useful, but is not necessary.
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