Henry Hansmann

Yale Law School

Augustus E. Lines Professor of Law

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fellow

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114

B-1050 Brussels

Belgium

http://www.ecgi.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

The End Of History For Corporate Law

Yale Law School Working Paper No. 235; NYU Working Paper No. 013; Harvard Law School Discussion Paper No. 280; Yale SOM Working Paper No. ICF - 00-09
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Mar 2000
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 9,443 (269)
Citation 174

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What is Corporate Law?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 300
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 8,262 (303)
Citation 14

Abstract:

legal personality, limited liability, transferable shares, delegated management, investor ownership, agency problems, default and mandatory rules, choice of law, share ownership

3.

The Essential Elements of Corporate Law

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 387, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper No. 643, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-39, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 134/2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2009
John Armour, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 7,463 (332)

Abstract:

Corporation, agency problem, corporate law, corporate regulation, corporate governance, securities law, limited liability, regulatory competition, mandatory rules, comparative corporate law, evolution of corporate law

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Citation 62

The Essential Role of Organizational Law

NYU Law and Economics Working Paper No. 00-006; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper 284; Yale ICF Working Paper No. 00-11
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Jun 2000
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 4,251 (1,430)
Citation 62

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The Essential Role of Organizational Law

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 110, December 2000
Posted: 17 Aug 2001
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School

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Asset partitioning, legal entities, limited liability, property rights

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Agency Problems, Legal Strategies, and Enforcement

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 388, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper Series No. 644 , ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 135/2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2010
John Armour, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,816 (1,074)
Citation 6

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Agency, agency cost, agency problem, appointment rights, decision rights, control rights, regulation, corporate governance, equal treatment, trustee, mandatory disclosure, enforcement, private enforcement, public enforcement, gatekeeper control

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Citation 34

Law and the Rise of the Firm

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 57/2006, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 326
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 2,745 (3,115)
Citation 34

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Corporations, Partnerships, Companies, History of the Firm, Entity Shielding, Limited Liability, Legal Entities, Bankruptcy

Law and the Rise of the Firm

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, No. 5, pp. 1333-1403, March 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 546
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 729 (26,469)
Citation 34

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Law and the Rise of the Firm

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law

Abstract:

Legal protection, Limited liability companies (LLC), Asset management, Firm ownership, Legal systems

7.

Agency Problems and Legal Strategies

THE ANATOMY OF CORPORATE LAW: A COMPARATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL APPROACH, R. Kraakman, P. Davies, H. Hansmann, G. Hertig, K. Hopt, H. Kanda, and E. Rock, Oxford University Press, pp. 21-31, 2004
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Dec 2004
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,427 (1,806)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Agency, agency cost, agency problem, appointment rights, decision rights, control rights, regulation, corporate governance, equal treatment, trustee, mandatory disclosure

8.

Regulatory Dualism as a Development Strategy: Corporate Reform in Brazil, the U.S., and the EU

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 390, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 368, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 399, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 149/2010, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 80
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 26 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2015
Ronald J. Gilson, Henry Hansmann and Mariana Pargendler
Stanford Law School, Yale Law School and Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
Downloads 1,399 (8,184)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Regulatory Dualism, Capital Market Reform

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Property, Contract, and Verification: The Numerus Clausus Problem and the Divisibility of Rights

Harvard Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 37; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 388
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Aug 2002
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,310 (10,286)
Citation 19

Abstract:

property, contract, property rights, contract rights, verification, notice, numerus clausus

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Citation 11

Corporation and Contract

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 66/2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Mar 2006
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School
Downloads 1,304 (10,993)
Citation 11

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Corporation and Contract

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 1-19, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School

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Reflections on the End of History for Corporate Law

Convergence of Corporate Governance: Promise and Prospects, Abdul Rasheed and Toru Yoshikawa, eds., Palgrave-MacMillan, 2012, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 449
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,137 (9,333)
Citation 157

Abstract:

corporate governance, convergence

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Citation 5

The New Business Entities in Evolutionary Perspective

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Feb 2005
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 1,021 (16,113)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Corporations, Partnerships, Organizations, History, Limited Liability Companies, Legal Entitites, Asset Partitioning

The New Business Entities in Evolutionary Perspective

European Business Organization Law Review, Vol. 8, 2007
Posted: 16 May 2007
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law

Abstract:

corporations; partnerships; organizations; history; limited liability companies; legal entities; asset partitioning

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The Evolution of Shareholder Voting Rights: Separation of Ownership and Consumption

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 123, pp. 100-165, 2014
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 17 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2013
Henry Hansmann and Mariana Pargendler
Yale Law School and Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
Downloads 962 (12,618)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, History, Ownership Structure, Shareholder Voting Rights

14.

Higher Education As An Associative Good

Yale Law and Economics Working Paper No. 231; Yale ICF Working Paper No. 99-15
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Dec 1999
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School
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Citation 4

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Citation 1

Globalizing Commercial Litigation

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 357
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2008
Jens Dammann and Henry Hansmann
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 529 (40,948)
Citation 1

Abstract:

adjudication, arbitration, courts, competition, choice of forum, international litigation, choice of law, contracts, rule of law, regulatory competition, development

Globalizing Commercial Litigation

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 1, 2008, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 380
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 07 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2009
Jens Dammann and Henry Hansmann
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 310 (78,374)
Citation 1

Abstract:

adjudication, arbitration, courts, competition, choice of forum, international litigation, choice of law, contracts, rule of law, regulatory competition, development

16.

Extraterritorial Courts for Corporate Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 43/2005, U of Texas law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 056, Yale ICF Working Paper No. 05-12, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 102, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 315
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 May 2005
Henry Hansmann and Jens Dammann
Yale Law School and University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 732 (25,693)

Abstract:

extraterritorial, courts, Delaware, regulatory competition, arbitration, soverignity, jurisdiction

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Firm Ownership and Organizational Form

The Handbook of Organizational Economics, Robert Gibbons and John Roberts, eds., Princeton University Press, December 2012, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 450
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School
Downloads 681 (15,897)
Citation 2

Abstract:

firm structure, ownership, organizational economics, enterprise form

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A Global Market for Judicial Services

U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 98, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 347
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 31 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2015
Jens Dammann and Henry Hansmann
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 463 (46,543)

Abstract:

Judicial services, arbitration, courts, competition, choice of forum, international litigation, choice of law, corporations, regulatory competition, development

Royalties for Artists Versus Royalties for Authors and Composers

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 250
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Apr 2001
Henry Hansmann and Marina Santilli
Yale Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 399 (58,323)
Citation 2

Abstract:

droit de suite, royalties, artists, authors, commissions

Royalties for Artists Versus Royalties for Authors and Composers

Forthcoming in Journal of Cultural Economics
Posted: 09 Aug 2001
Henry Hansmann and Marina Santilli
Yale Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

droit de suite, royalties, artists, authors, commissions

Ownership Form and Trapped Capital in the Hospital Industry

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 266
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Dec 2002
Henry Hansmann, Daniel P. Kessler and Mark B. McClellan
Yale Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Brookings Institution
Downloads 335 (71,767)
Citation 10

Abstract:

nonprofit, hospitals, exit, capacity, capital, ownership, supply response

Ownership Form and Trapped Capital in the Hospital Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w8989
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Jun 2002
Henry Hansmann, Daniel P. Kessler and Mark B. McClellan
Yale Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Brookings Institution
Downloads 51 (326,860)
Citation 10

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Managerial Distance and Virtual Ownership: The Governance of Industrial Foundations

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 372, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 467
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2013
Henry Hansmann and Steen Thomsen
Yale Law School and Copenhagen Business School
Downloads 383 (44,214)
Citation 1

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Legal Entities as Transferable Bundles of Contracts

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 May 2012
Kenneth Ayotte and Henry Hansmann
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 312 (62,057)
Citation 2

Abstract:

legal entities, subsidiaries, assignment, theory of the firm

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All Firms are Cooperatives – And so are Governments

Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-10, 2013.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Jan 2014
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School
Downloads 219 (74,607)

Abstract:

Entrepreneurship, cooperatives, nonprofit organizations, public enterprises, private enterprises, governance, firm organization

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Incomplete Organizations: Legal Entities and Asset Partitioning in Roman Commerce

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 271/2014, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 511
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2014
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 201 (75,922)

Abstract:

asset partitioning, entity shielding, limited liability, legal history, Ancient Rome, business organizations, corporations

25.

The Evolving Economic Structure of Higher Education

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 1, 2012, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 448
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School
Downloads 147 (150,252)

Abstract:

higher education, universities, colleges, privatization, ownership, governmental services

26.

Firm Ownership: The Legacy of Grossman and Hart

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Jul 2015
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School
Downloads 51 (157,728)

Abstract:

Theory of the Firm, Ownership, Property Rights, Cooperatives, Government

27.

The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests of Shareholders as a Class

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 337/2017, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11/2017
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
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Shareholder-Management Conflict; One-Tier and Two-Tier Boards; Director Appointment; Directors Removal; Decision Rights; Shareholder Coordination; Independent Directors; Executive Compensation

28.

Foundations of Corporate Law

FGV Direito SP Research Paper Series No. 147, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 336/2017
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2017
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
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Citation 6

Abstract:

Legal Personality; Limited Liability; Transferable Shares; Delegated Management; Investor Ownership; Agency Problems; Default and Mandatory Rules; Choice of Law; Share Ownership

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External and Internal Asset Partitioning: Corporations and Their Subsidiaries

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 535
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2016
Henry Hansmann and Richard Squire
Yale Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 0 (90,209)

Abstract:

asset partitioning, corporations, subsidiaries, corporate groups, external partitioning, internal partitioning, creditor remedies, veil piercing, enterprise liability

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Supreme Court Amicus Brief of 19 Corporate Law Professors, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, No. 14-915

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Nov 2015
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Columbia Law School, Duke University School of Law, Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, Widener University Delaware Law School, Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, BC Law School, New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School and New York University (NYU)
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Abstract:

corporate politics, union politics, First Amendment, shareholder rights, corporate speech

31.

The Functions Of Trust Law: A Comparative Legal And Economic Analysis

New York University Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1, 1998
Posted: 09 Oct 1998
Henry Hansmann and Ugo Mattei
Yale Law School and University of California Hastings College of the Law

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32.

Ownership Of The Firm

THE NEW PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF ECONOMICS AND THE LAW, 1998.
Posted: 31 Aug 1998
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School

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Employee Ownership Of Firms

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, 1998
Posted: 17 Aug 1998
Henry Hansmann
Yale Law School

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