Scott Hirst

Boston University - School of Law

765 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance

Director of Institutional Investor Research

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (17)

Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 119, December 2019, pp. 2029-2146, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 433/2018, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 986
Number of pages: 125 Posted: 14 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2020
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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Index funds, passive investing, institutional investors, corporate governance, stewardship, engagement, monitoring, agency problems, shareholder activism, hedge fund activism

Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w26543
Number of pages: 106 Posted: 16 Dec 2019
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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The Agency Problems of Institutional Investors

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 31 pp. 89-102 (Summer 2017)., Harvard Law School Olin Discussion Paper No. 930
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 05 May 2020
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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institutional investors, investment managers, mutual funds, index funds, hedge fund activism

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The Specter of the Giant Three

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 99, 2019, pp. 721-741, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 1004, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 608/2019
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 May 2019 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2020
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 2,816 (5,475)
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index funds, passive investing, institutional investors, ETFs, Big Three, stewardship, engagement, shareholder activism, corporate voting, ownership concentration

The Specter of the Giant Three

NBER Working Paper No. w25914
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2021
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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Private Ordering and the Proxy Access Debate

The Business Lawyer, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 329–360, February 2010., Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 653
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2012
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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Proxy access, Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholder voting, corporate elections, corporate governance, directors, default rules, private ordering, boards

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The Harvard Law School Proxy Access Roundtable

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 661
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 21 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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Proxy access, Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholder voting, corporate elections, corporate governance, directors, boards

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Social Responsibility Resolutions

Journal of Corporation Law, 2017, Forthcoming, Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance Working Paper 2016-06
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 May 2016 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Scott Hirst
Boston University - School of Law
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Shareholder Resolutions, Corporate Social Responsibility, Shareholder Voting, Mutual Funds, Fiduciary Duties, Shareholder Proposals, ESG

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Universal Proxies

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 35, No. 2, (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 07 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2017
Scott Hirst
Boston University - School of Law
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Proxy Contests, Director Elections, Shareholder Activism, Proxy Voting, Universal Proxies

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The Misguided Attack on Common Ownership

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-10, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2019
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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institutional investors, common ownership, stewardship

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Corporations & Corporate Law (from Corporations in 100 Pages)

Corporations in 100 Pages, 2020, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-035
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2021
Harvard Law School, Boston University - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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Corporations, Corporate Law, Delaware, Public, Private, Governance, Limited Liability

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Towards the Declassification of S&P 500 Boards

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.157-184 (2013).
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Scott Hirst and June Rhee
Harvard Law School, Boston University - School of Law and Yale University - Yale Program on Financial Stability
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Staggered boards, classified boards, shareholder proposals, shareholder voting, shareholder activism, public pension funds, corporate governance

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Fiduciary Duties (from Corporations in 100 Pages)

Corporations in 100 Pages, 2020 , U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-039
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2021
Harvard Law School, Boston University - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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Fiduciary duties, duty of care, duty of loyalty, business judgment rule, entire fairness, Caremark, corporate opportunities

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Mergers & Acquisitions (from Corporations in 100 Pages)

Corporations in 100 Pages, 2020
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Oct 2020
Harvard Law School, Boston University - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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Mergers, acquisitions, hostile, tender offer, Williams Act, squeeze-out, appraisal, poison pill, Unocal, Revlon

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Corporate Governance by Index Exclusion

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 99, 2019, 1229-1278, Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 19-12
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2019
Scott Hirst and Kobi Kastiel
Boston University - School of Law and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
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Corporate Governance, Index Funds, Index Providers, Dual-Class Shares, Institutional Investors

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The Case for Investor Ordering

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2018
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 01 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2018
Scott Hirst
Boston University - School of Law
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Corporate Law, Regulation, Cost Benefit Analysis, Investor Ordering, Private Ordering, Mandatory Rules

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Frozen Charters

34(1) Yale Journal on Regulation 91-166 (2017)
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 11 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2017
Scott Hirst
Boston University - School of Law
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Shareholder voting, corporate governance, charter amendment, broker voting

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The Agency Problems of Institutional Investors: Presentation Slides

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Jun 2020
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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institutional investors, investment managers, mutual funds, index funds, hedge fund activism

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Hidden Agendas in Shareholder Voting

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 May 2021 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2021
Scott Hirst and Adriana Robertson
Boston University - School of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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hidden agendas, securities lending, shareholder voting, proxy statements, record dates, corporate law, securities law, institutional investors, fiduciary duties