Lucian A. Bebchuk

Harvard Law School

Professor of Law, Economics and Finance; Director, Corporate Governance Program

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/bebchuk/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fellow

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What Matters in Corporate Governance?

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 783-827, February 2009, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 491 (2004)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Corporate governance, agency costs, boards, directors, takeovers, tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, defensive tactics, entrenchment, anti-takeover provisions, staggered boards, corporate charters, corporate bylaws, golden parachutes, poison pills

What Matters in Corporate Governance?

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 783-827, 2009
Posted: 25 Jan 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School

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The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 802, Columbia Law Review, Vol. 115, 2015, pp. 1085-1156, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-66
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 07 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav and Wei Jiang
Harvard Law School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Corporate governance, short-termism, managerial myopia, long-term value, investor horizons, market efficiency, shareholder activism, hedge fund activism, shareholder rights, takeovers, proxy fights, takeover defenses, hedge funds

The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism

NBER Working Paper No. w21227
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 08 Jun 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav and Wei Jiang
Harvard Law School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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The Case for Increasing Shareholder Power

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 3, pp. 833-914, January 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 500
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 17 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Citation 133

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corporate governance, shareholders, managers, directors, boards, stakeholders, agency costs, mergers, takeovers, acquisitions, proxy contests, corporate charters, charter amendments, state competition, dividends, distributions, free cash-flow, empire-building, myopia, short-termism, corporate reform

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Regulating Bankers' Pay

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 247-287, 2010, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 641
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 May 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 53

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executive compensation, banks, financial regulation, financial firms, financial crisis, TARP, restricted shares, options, moral hazard, risk-taking, prudential regulation, say on pay, compensation committees

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Pay Without Performance: Overview of the Issues

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 647-673, 2005, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 8-22, 2005, Academy of Management Perspectives, pp. 5-24, February 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 528
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Keywords: Corporate governance, managers, shareholders, boards, directors, executive compensation, stock options, principal-agent problem, agency costs, rent extraction, disclosure, stealth compensation, compensation consultants, camouflage.

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The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 27, 2010, pp. 257-282, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 657, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 287
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, the financial crisis, banks, executive compensation, risk-taking, compensation structures, bonus compensation, stock options, restricted shares, moral hazard

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Citation 283

Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 17, pp. 71-92, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 421
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem

NBER Working Paper No. w9813
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2003
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3961
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Aug 2003
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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M14, corporate governance, managers, shareholders, boards, directors, executive compensation, stock options, principal-agent problem, agency costs, rent extraction, golden parachutes, executive loans, compensation consultants, expensing

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A Plan for Addressing the Financial Crisis

The Economists' Voice, Vol. 5, No. 5, Article 6, 2008, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 620, September 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2012
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Financial crisis, bailout, subprime mortgages, creditor run

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The State of Corporate Governance Research

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23. No. 3, pp. 939-961, 2010., Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2009-03-20 , Charles A. Dice WP 2009-21, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 652
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Michael S. Weisbach
Harvard Law School and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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corporate governance, investor protection, shareholders, shareholder activism

The State of Corporate Governance Research

NBER Working Paper No. w15537
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Nov 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Michael S. Weisbach
Harvard Law School and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
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Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation

Harvard University Press, 2004, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 537783
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 317

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Corporate governance, managers, executives, shareholders, boards, directors, executive compensation, principal-agent problem, pay for performance, agency costs, stock options, rents, camouflage

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A Theory of Path Dependence in Corporate Ownership and Governance

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 52, pp. 127-170, 1999, Columbia Law School, Center for Studies in Law & Economics Paper No. 131, November 1999
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Mark J. Roe
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 188

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Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 69, pp. 751-846, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 366, June 2002
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 19 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Jesse M. Fried and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
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corporate governance, managers, shareholders, directors, boards, executive compensation, stock options, private benefits of control, principal-agent problem, agency costs, rent extraction, golden parachutes, accounting, FASB rules, disclosure, camouflage, insider trading, indexed options, vesting

Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation

NBER Working Paper No. w9068
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 20 Jul 2002 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Jesse M. Fried and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
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Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3558
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 30 Oct 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Jesse M. Fried and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
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Corporate governance, managers, shareholders, directors, boards, executive compensation, stock options, private benefits of control, principal-agent problem, agency costs, rent extraction, golden parachutes, accounting, FASB rules, disclosure, camouflage

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The Myth of the Shareholder Franchise

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 675-732, 2007, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 567, October 2005
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Jun 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Citation 62

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Corporate governance, directors, boards, shareholders, shareholder rights, shareholder voting, shareholder franchise, corporate elections, corporate ballot, proxy fights, proxy contests, access to the ballot, staggered boards, confidential voting, majority voting, bylaws, entrenchment, myopia

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Asymmetric Information and the Choice of Corporate Governance Arrangements

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 08 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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adverse selection, asymmetric information, corporate governance, investor protection, security design, private benefits of control, agency costs, expropriation, minority shareholders, IPO, going public, corporate charter, contractual freedom, private ordering, takeovers, antitakeover provisions, self-dealing

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Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership, and Dual Class Equity: The Creation and Agency Costs of Separating Control from Cash Flow Rights

Concentrated Corporate Ownership, (R. Morck, ed.), pp. 295-315, 2000, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 249
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Feb 1999 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Reinier Kraakman and George G. Triantis
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School
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Pyramids, dual-class, cross-ownership, cash flow nights, votes, agency costs, corporate governance, law and finance

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Paying for Long-Term Performance

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, pp. 1915-1959, 2010, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 658
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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executive compensation, executive pay, equity-based compensation, restricted shares, options, risk-taking, long-term, retention, backdating, spring-loading, unloading, insider trading, hedging, derivatives

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Citation 96

The Growth of Executive Pay

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 21, pp. 283-303, 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Yaniv Grinstein
Harvard Law School and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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executive compensation, equity-based compensation, cash compensation, growth of compensation, managerial power

The Growth of Executive Pay

NBER Working Paper No. w11443
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jul 2005
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Yaniv Grinstein
Harvard Law School and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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The Growth of Executive Pay

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 283-303, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Yaniv Grinstein
Harvard Law School and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

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Takeover Bids Vs. Proxy Fights in Contests for Corporate Control

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 04/2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 336
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 08 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Oliver Hart
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Corporate governance, corporate control, takeovers, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions

Takeover Bids vs. Proxy Fights in Contests for Corporate Control

NBER Working Paper No. w8633
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Oliver Hart
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 54, pp. 887-951, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 353
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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Citation 103

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Takeover, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, takeover bids, defensive tactics, staggered boards, poison pills

The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Theory, Evidence and Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w8974
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 30 May 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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Citation 103

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Executive Compensation at Fannie Mae: A Case Study of Perverse Incentives, Nonperformance Pay, and Camouflage

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 807-822, 2005, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 653125, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 505, February 2005
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Executive compensation, agency problems, pay for performance, nonperformance pay, performance pay, soft landing, golden goodbyes, camouflage, misreporting, restatement, earning manipulation, incentives

Learning and the Disappearing Association Between Governance and Returns

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 108, No. 2, pp. 323-348, May 2013, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 667
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Corporate governance, governance indices, GIM, G-Index, E-Index, shareholder rights, entrenchment, market efficiency, learning, earning announcements, analyst forecasts, IRRC provisions, behavioral finance, asset pricing

Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns

NBER Working Paper No. w15912
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Director Liability

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 1011-1045, 2006
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Nov 2006
Harvard Law School, Bachelder Law Offices, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, New York State Office of the State Comptroller, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, Royal & Sun Alliance, Harvard College, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware and SODALI
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delaware, journal, corporate, law, transcript, personal liability, directors, Harvard Law, Corporate governance, directors, boards, shareholders, shareholder suits, liability, plaintiffs lawyers, derivative suits, securities litigation, D&O insurance

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Letting Shareholders Set the Rules

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, pp. 1784-1813, 2006
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Mar 2006
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, shareholders, managers, directors, boards, centralized management, corporate law, agency costs, corporate charters, charter amendments, incorporation, state competition, IPO, proxy contests, corporate reform

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Lucky CEOs

Journal of Finance, 2010 (published as "Lucky CEOs and Lucky Directors"), Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 566
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Yaniv Grinstein and Urs Peyer
Harvard Law School, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and INSEAD - Finance
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Executive compensation, corporate governance, options, backdating, spring-loading, inside information, CEO, independent directors

Lucky CEOS

NBER Working Paper No. w12771
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 23 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 17 May 2007
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Yaniv Grinstein and Urs Peyer
Harvard Law School, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and INSEAD - Finance
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The Elusive Quest for Global Governance Standards

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, pp. 1263-1317, 2009, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 633
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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Corporate governance, investor protection, agency costs, law and finance, governance indices, global standards, best practices, controlling shareholders, CGQ, anti-director index, anti-self-dealing index.

A Rent-Protection Theory of Corporate Ownership and Control

EFA 0285, 1999, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 260
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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A Rent-Protection Theory of Corporate Ownership and Control

NBER Working Paper No. w7203
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Citation 157

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The Myth that Insulating Boards Serves Long-Term Value

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 113, No. 6, pp. 1637-1694, October 2013, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 755
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Short-termism, myopia, corporate governance, shareholders, boards, managers, long-term value, investor horizons, shareholder rights, shareholder power, shareholder activism, takeovers, corporate elections, entrenchment, antitakeover defenses, market efficiency, hedge funds

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Misreporting Corporate Performance

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 400
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 08 May 2009
Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 2,684 (3,156)
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Asymmetric information, acquisitions, corporate governance, disclosure, myopia, short-termism, executive compensation, stock options, insider trading, accounting, financial statements, earnings management, auditor, financial reporting

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The Market for Corporate Law

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 162, pp. 134-172, 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 377
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Jun 2001 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2009
Oren Bar-Gill, Michal Barzuza and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard Law School
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corporate law, managers, shareholders, regulatory competition, Delaware, private benefits of control, network externalities

The Market for Corporate Law

NBER Working Paper No. w9156
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Oct 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Oren Bar-Gill and Michal Barzuza
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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The Market for Corporate Law

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3553
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Nov 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Oren Bar-Gill and Michal Barzuza
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Network externalities, private benefits of control, Delaware, regulatory competition, shareholders, corporate law

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Citation 155

The Costs of Entrenched Boards

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 78, pp. 409-433, 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 478
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 155

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Corporate governance, Tobin's Q, firm value, agency costs, boards, directors, takeovers, tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, defensive tactics, antitakeover provisions, staggered boards, poison pills

The Costs of Entrenched Boards

NBER Working Paper No. w10587
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2004
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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CEO Centrality

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 601, 2007
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 15 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Martijn Cremers, Lucian A. Bebchuk and Urs Peyer
University of Notre Dame, Harvard Law School and INSEAD - Finance
Downloads 2,479 (3,952)
Citation 21

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Executive compensation, corporate governance, CEOs, executives, options, equity-based compensation, non-equity compensation, Tobin's Q, firm entrenchment, CEO turnover, independent directors, CEO chair, acquisitions, CEO turnover, pay for luck., variability of returns, pay distribution, internal pay

CEO Centrality

NBER Working Paper No. w13701
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2008
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Martijn Cremers and Urs Peyer
Harvard Law School, University of Notre Dame and INSEAD - Finance
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Firms' Decisions Where to Incorporate

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 46, pp. 383-425, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 351, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 003
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Delaware, incorporation, corporate governance, regulatory competition, managers, shareholders, takeovers, antitakeover statutes, antitakeover defenses, home bias

Firms' Decisions Where to Incorporate

NBER Working Paper No. w9107
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Aug 2002 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Golden Parachutes and the Wealth of Shareholders

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 25, April 2014, pp. 140-154, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 683
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Golden Parachute, Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance, Acquisitions, Takeovers, Acquisition Likelihood, Acquisition Premiums, Agency Costs, Tobin’s Q, Dodd-Frank

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How to Make TARP II Work

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 626, 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2012
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Troubled assets, Bailout, Financial Crisis, Banks, Financial Stability

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Lucky CEOs and Lucky Directors

Journal of Finance, Vol. 65, No. 6, pp. 2363-2401, 2010, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 39-09, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2011
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Yaniv Grinstein and Urs Peyer
Harvard Law School, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and INSEAD - Finance
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Executive compensation, corporate governance, options, backdating, timing, spring-loading, inside information, CEO, independent directors

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Firm Expansion and CEO Pay

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 533, 2005, Johnson School Research Paper No. 27-06
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Yaniv Grinstein
Harvard Law School and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Downloads 1,846 (6,547)
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executive compensation, firm size, acquisitions, distributions, repurchases, stock issuance, empire-building, sales growth, pay for performance, options

Firm Expansion and CEO Pay

NBER Working Paper No. w11886
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Apr 2006
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Yaniv Grinstein
Harvard Law School and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23. No. 3, pp. 1089-1119, 2010, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 603
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 15 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Zvika Neeman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Investor protection, corporate governance, corporate law, interest groups, political economy, law and finance, insiders, institutional investors, entrepreneurs, equity capital, agency costs, private benefits of control

Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics

NBER Working Paper No. w13702
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Dec 2007
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Zvika Neeman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Rethinking Basic

The Business Lawyer, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 671-697, May 2014, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 764
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Basic, Class Action, Class Certification, Fraud-on-the-Market, Halliburton, Securities Litigation

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Citation 9

Stealth Compensation Via Retirement Benefits

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 291-326, 2004, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 487, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 583861
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Executive compensation, pay for performance, agency costs, rent extraction, stealth compensation, camouflage, retirement benefits, deferred compensation, executive pensions, perks

Stealth Compensation Via Retirement Benefits

NBER Working Paper No. w10742
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Corporate Political Speech: Who Decides?

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 124, pp. 83-117, 2010., Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 676
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School
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Public Corporation, Political Contributions, Campaign Finance, Citizens United

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Citation 27

Executive Pensions

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 823-855, 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 507
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School
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Executive compensation, executive retirement benefits, executive pensions, stealth compensation, camouflage, pay for performance

Executive Pensions

NBER Working Paper No. w11907
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Jan 2006
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School
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Buying Troubled Assets

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 26, 2009, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 636
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Troubled assets, toxic assets, public-private investment program, bailout, financial crisis, banks, financial stability, U.S. Treasury

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Citation 55

A New Approach to Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 111-164, 2001 , Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 309
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, regulatory competition

A New Approach to Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition

NBER Working Paper No. w8148
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 08 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 19

Lucky Directors

Journal of Finance, 2010 (published as "Lucky CEOs and Lucky Directors"), Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 573
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Yaniv Grinstein and Urs Peyer
Harvard Law School, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and INSEAD - Finance
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Executive compensation, corporate governance, stock options, backdating, spring loading, inside information, CEO, independent directors, outside directors, entrenchment

Lucky Directors

NBER Working Paper No. w12811
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 05 Jan 2007
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Yaniv Grinstein and Urs Peyer
Harvard Law School, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and INSEAD - Finance
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Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 697
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Corporate governance, staggered boards, takeover defenses, antitakeover provisions, proxy fights, Tobin's Q, firm value, agency costs, Delaware, chancery court, Airgas

Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w17127
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2011
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Business School
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The Law and Economics of Blockholder Disclosure

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 40-60, Spring 2012, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 702, Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 405
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School
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Federal Corporate Law: Lessons from History

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 106, pp. 1793-1839, 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 558
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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State competition, regulatory competition, Delaware regulations, incorporations, Corporate Charters, corporate law, corporate governance, securities regulations, SEC

48.

Pay Distribution in the Top Executive Team

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 574
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 18 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Martijn Cremers and Urs Peyer
Harvard Law School, University of Notre Dame and INSEAD - Finance
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Executive compensation, corporate governance, CEOs, options, equity-based compensation, non-equity compensation, Tobin's Q, entrenchment, independent directors, board size, CEO tenure, CEO turnover, acquisitions, variability of returns, pay distribution, and internal pay equity

49.

Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 101, April 2013, pp. 923-967, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 728, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 431
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School
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Political spending, SEC, disclosure, transparency

50.

The Case for Shareholder Access to the Ballot

The Business Lawyer, Vol. 59, pp. 43-66, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 428
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, directors, shareholders, shareholder voting, corporate elections, proxy fights, proxy contests, proxy rules, SEC

51.

How to Fix Bankers’ Pay

Daedalus, Vol. 139, No. 4, Fall 2010, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 677
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Financial Crisis, Executive Compensation, Banking, Risk-Taking

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Why Firms Adopt Antitakeover Arrangements

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 152, pp. 713-753, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 420
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, corporate control, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, tender offers, takeover defenses, antitakeover charter provisions, staggered boards, corporate charters, IPO, mandatory rules, sunset arrangements

Why Firms Adopt Antitakeover Arrangements

NBER Working Paper No. w10190
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Jan 2004
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Chapter 11

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, Vol. 3, pp. 219-224, 1998, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 227
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Apr 1998 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Chapter 11

NBER Working Paper No. w6473
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Citation 20

The Case Against Board Veto in Corporate Takeovers

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 69, pp. 973-1035, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 361, 2002
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 31 May 2002 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, corporate control, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, tender offers, takeover defenses

The Case Against Board Veto in Corporate Takeovers

NBER Working Paper No. w9078
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 26 Jul 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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The Case Against Board Veto in Corporate Takeovers

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3445
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 27 Aug 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Corporate governance, corporate control, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, tender offers, takeover defences

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Self-Fulfilling Credit Market Freezes

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 3519-3555, 2011, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 623
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2011
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Itay Goldstein
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Finance Department
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Credit freeze, self-fulfilling crisis, run on the economy, global games, coordination failure, capital injection, government policy, lender of last resort

Self-Fulfilling Credit-Market Freezes

AFA 2011 Denver Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2011
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Itay Goldstein
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Finance Department
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Self-Fulfilling Credit Market Freezes

NBER Working Paper No. w16031
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Itay Goldstein
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Finance Department
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Citation 19

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The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Further Findings and a Reply to Symposium Participants

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 55, pp. 885-917, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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Takeover, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, takeover bids, defensive tactics, staggered boards, poison pills, premia, independent directors

57.

One-Sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 104, pp. 827-836, 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 534
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Richard A. Posner
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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contracts, standard form contracts, contracts of adhesion, reputation, opportunism, observability

58.

Toward a Constitutional Review of the Poison Pill

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 114, No. 6, pp. 1549-1594, October 2014, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 772, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-386
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School
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Corporate governance, Mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, tender offers, antitakeover defenses, poison pill, Williams Act, preemption, state antitakeover statutes

Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?

California Law Review, Vol. 90, pp. 1775-1821, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 352
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Delaware, incorporations, corporate charters, regulatory competition, corporate governance, managers, shareholders, takeovers, antitakeover statutes

Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?

NBER Working Paper No. w9380
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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A New Approach to Valuing Secured Claims in Bankruptcy

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 114, pp. 2386-2436, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 321, 2001, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 49
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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bankruptcy, insolvency, secured debt, security interest, collateral, valuation, bankruptcy reform

A New Approach to Valuing Secured Claims in Bankruptcy

NBER Working Paper No. w8276
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 May 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Pre-Contractual Reliance

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, pp. 423-457, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 319, 2001, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 00-009
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Contracts, bargaining, negotiations, reliance

Pre-Contractual Reliance

NBER Working Paper No. w8235
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 Apr 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Pre-Contractual Reliance

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper No. 192
Posted: 20 Jan 1997
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School

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Contracts, Negotiations, Reliance

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On the Validity of Poison Pill By-Laws

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Sep 2006
Harvard Law School, Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A., Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A., Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A. and Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A.
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Takeovers, takeover defenses, poison pill, bylaws, charter, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, agency costs, directors, shareholders, Delaware

63.

Fairness Opinions: How Fair are They and What Can Be Done About it?

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 27-53, 1989, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 50, 1988
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Marcel Kahan
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Investment bankers, fairness opinions, takeovers, freezeouts, corporate governance, conflict of interest, professionals

64.

Symposium on Corporate Elections

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 448, 2003
Number of pages: 131 Posted: 01 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, directors, shareholders, shareholder voting, corporate elections, proxy fights, proxy contests, proxy rules, corporate elections, SEC

65.

Bundling and Entrenchment

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 123, No. 7, pp. 1551-1595, 2010, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 659, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C10-2
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Ehud Kamar
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
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Bundling, entrenchment, staggered boards, mergers, charter amendments, charter provisions, shareholder voting, shareholder approval

66.

On Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition

Business Lawyer, Vol. 57, pp. 1047-1068, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 363, 2002
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 May 2002 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 46

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Delaware, incorporations, corporate charters, regulatory competition, corporate governance, managers, shareholders, takeovers

67.

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 Harvard Law School
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Proxy access, Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholder voting, corporate elections, corporate governance, directors, default rules, private ordering, boards

68.

Federalism and the Corporation: The Desirable Limits on State Competition in Corporate Law

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 105, No. 7, pp. 1443-1510, 1992
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 10 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Delaware, state competition, federalism, race to the top, race to the bottom, corporate governance, corporate law, agency costs, managerial opportunism, private benefits of control, takeovers

69.

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 Harvard Law School
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Proxy access, Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholder voting, corporate elections, corporate governance, directors, boards

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Efficient and Inefficient Sales of Corporate Control

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Mar 2004
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Corporate control, sale of control, control blocks, large shareholders, mergers and acquisitions, private benefit of control, minority shareholders

Efficient and Inefficient Sales of Corporate Control

NBER Working Paper No. w4788
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Managerial Value Diversion and Shareholder Wealth

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.487-502, 1999, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 179, February 1996
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Jun 1998 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Christine Jolls
Harvard Law School and Yale Law School
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Managerial Value Diversion and Shareholder Wealth

NBER Working Paper No. w6919
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2008
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Christine Jolls
Harvard Law School and Yale Law School
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Using Options to Divide Value in Corporate Bankruptcy

European Economic Review, Vol. 44, pp. 829-843, 2000, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 271, 1999
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Bankruptcy, reorganization, options

Using Options to Divide Value in Corporate Bankruptcy

NBER Working Paper No. w7614
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 May 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Ex Ante Costs of Violating Absolute Priority in Bankruptcy

Journal of Finance, Vol. 57, pp. 445-460, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 328, 2001
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Jul 2001 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Bankruptcy, Chapter 11, corporate reorganizations, workouts, absolute priority, moral hazard, asset dilution, claim dilution

Ex Ante Costs of Violating Absolute Priority in Bankruptcy

NBER Working Paper No. w8388
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Jul 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Ex Ante Costs of Violating Absolute Priority in Bankruptcy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2914
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Sep 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Bankruptcy, Chapter 11, corporate reorganizations, workouts, absolute priority, moral hazard, asset dilution, claim dilution

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Pre-Disclosure Accumulations by Activist Investors: Evidence and Policy

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 1-34, Fall 2013, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-33
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav, Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Wei Jiang
Harvard Law School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Corporate governance, disclosure, Williams Act, takeovers, proxy fights, takeover defenses, poison pills, control contests, shareholder activism, activist investors, hedge funds, blockholders

75.

Adverse Selection and Gains to Controllers in Corporate Freezeouts

Concentrated Corporate Ownership (Randall K. Morck, ed., University of Chicago Press), pp. 247-259, 2000, New York University, Center for Law & Business, Working Paper No. 99-008, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 248, January 1999
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Feb 1999 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Marcel Kahan
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Corporate freezeouts, minority shareholders, private benefits of control, expropriation, agency costs, appraisal

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Property Rights and Liability Rules: The Ex Ante View of the Cathedral

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 100, pp. 601-639, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 347, 2001
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Feb 2002 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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externalities, property rights, liability rules, ex ante investments, regulation

Information and the Scope of Liability for Breach of Contract: The Rule of Hadley V. Baxendale

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 7, pp. 284-312, 1991, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 78
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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contracts, breach, damages, precautions, information, communication

Information and the Scope of Liability for Breach of Contract: The Rule of Hadley V. Baxendale

NBER Working Paper No. w3696
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 May 2004 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 105, pp. 857-934, 1996, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 166
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 19 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Secured debt, bankruptcy, reorganization, chapter 11, priority, creditors, debtors, security interests, collateral, unsecured debt, lenders, borrowers

79.

The Pressure to Tender: An Analysis and a Proposed Remedy

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 12, pp. 911-949, 1987
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Dec 2003
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Takeovers, targets, pressure, tender offers, for tender anti-takeover arrangements, anti-takeover statues, minority shares, freeze outs, bid price, voting

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Optimal Defaults for Corporate Law Evolution

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 2, pp. 489-520, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 343, November 2001
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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Shareholders, managers, directors, default rules, interpretation, takeovers, antitakeover statutes, poison pill, and staggered boards

Optimal Defaults for Corporate Law Evolution

NBER Working Paper No. w8703
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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Optimal Defaults for Corporate Law Evolution

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3140
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Jan 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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Shareholders, managers, directors, default rules, interpretation, takeovers, anti-takeover statutes, poison pill, staggered boards

81.

Toward Undistorted Choice and Equal Treatment in Corporate Takeovers

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 98, pp. 1695-1808, 1985, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 5, 1984
Number of pages: 129 Posted: 08 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, takeover bids, targets, acquirers

82.

The Trouble with Staggered Boards: A Reply to Georgeson's John Wilcox

Corporate Governance Advisor, Vol. 11, pp. 17-19, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 410, February 2003
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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Takeover, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, takeover bids, defensive tactics, staggered boards, poison pills, premia, independent directors

83.
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Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 993-1006, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 18 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 993-1006, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 18 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3006
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Oct 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Takeover law, regulatory competition, federal takeover, state takeover, shareholder

84.

A New Approach to Corporate Reorganizations

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 101, pp. 775 – 804, 1988, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 37,
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Chapter 11, reorganization, bankruptcy, absolute priority, options

The Overlooked Corporate Finance Problems of a Microsoft Breakup

The Business Lawyer, Vol. 56, pp. 459-481, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 296, 2000
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 May 2001 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
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Valuation, Microsoft, breakup, spin-off

The Overlooked Corporate Finance Problems of a Microsoft Breakup

NBER Working Paper No. w8089
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jan 2001 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
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The Debate on Contractual Freedom in Corporate Law

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 89, pp. 1395-1415, 1989, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 63
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Corporate charters, freedom of contract, corporate governance, corporate law, corporate voting, midstream opportunism, collective action

87.
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An Economic Analysis of Transnational Bankruptcies

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 42, pp. 775-808, 1999, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 180, 1996
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Andrew T. Guzman
Harvard Law School and USC Gould School of Law
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An Economic Analysis of Transnational Bankruptcies

NBER Working Paper No. w6521
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2008
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Andrew T. Guzman
Harvard Law School and USC Gould School of Law
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88.

Unfreezing Credit Markets

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 622
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Credit freeze, credit crunch, credit thaw, financial crisis, self-fulfilling crisis, banks, financial institutions, run on the bank, coordination failure

89.

Vigorous Race or Leisurely Walk: Reconsidering the Competition Over Corporate Charters

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 553-615, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 376, July 2002
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 24 Aug 2002 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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Delaware, Incorporation, Corporate Charters, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Competition, Managers, Shareholders, Takeovers, Barriers to entry, Network Externalities, Federalism

The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy: Further Thoughts and a Reply to Critics

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 82, pp.1279-1348, 1997, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 224
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 27 Jan 1998 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Secured debt, bankruptcy, reorganization, chapter 11, priority, creditors, debtors, security interests, collateral, unsecured debt, lenders, borrowers

The Uneasy Case for the Priority of Secured Claims in Bankruptcy: Further Thoughts and a Reply to Critics

NBER Working Paper No. w6472
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 11 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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91.

Designing a Shareholder Access Rule

Corporate Governance Advisor, Vol. 12, pp. 28-32, 2004, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 461
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, directors, shareholders, shareholder voting, corporate ballot, corporate elections, proxy fights, proxy contests, proxy rules, SEC.

92.

Ex Ante Investments and Ex Post Externalities

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 397
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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externalities, property rights, liability rules, ex ante investments, regulation

Reconsidering Contractual Liability and the Incentive to Reveal Information

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 51, pp.1615-1627, 1999, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 255, 1999
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Sep 1999 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Reconsidering Contractual Liability and the Incentive to Reveal Information

NBER Working Paper No. w7106
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2008
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Steven Shavell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Consent and Exchange

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 39, pp. 375-397, 2010., Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 590, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-21
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2011
Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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ownership, exchange, restitution, property rights, bargaining

Consent and Exchange

NBER Working Paper No. w13267
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2007
Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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95.
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Negative-Expected-Value Suits

PROCEDURAL LAW AND ECONOMICS, Chris Sanchirico, ed., 2011, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 656
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alon Klement
Harvard Law School and Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
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Litigation, settlement, frivolous suits, negative expected value suits, positive expected value suit, divisibility, credibility, fee-shifting, contingent fees, retainer

Negative Expected Value Suits

NBER Working Paper No. w6474
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Jul 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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A Framework for Analyzing Legal Policy Towards Proxy Contests

California Law Review, Vol. 78, 1071-1136, 1990, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 77, 1990
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 10 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Marcel Kahan
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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corporate governance, proxy contests, proxy fights, corporate voting, corporate elections, boards, shareholders, institutional investors, shareholder activism

97.

Limiting Contractual Freedom in Corporate Law: The Desirable Constraints on Charter Amendments

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 102, pp. 1820-1860, 1989, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 46
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate charters, freedom of contract, corporate governance, corporate law, corporate voting, midstream opportunism, collective action

98.

Placing Election Bylaws on the Corporate Ballot

Harvard PON Working Paper No. 915403
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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Corporate elections, shareholder voting, proxy contests, access to the ballot, by-laws, by-law amendments, proxy fights, proxy contests, corporate governance, agency costs

99.

The Business Roundtable's Untenable Case Against Shareholder Access

Shareholder Access to the Corporate Ballot, 2009, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 557-568, 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 516, 2005
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 24 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, directors, shareholders, shareholder voting, corporate ballot, corporate elections, proxy fights, proxy contests, proxy rules, SEC, Business Roundtable

100.

The Questionable Case for Using Auctions to Select Lead Counsel

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 80, pp. 889-899, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 390
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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class actions, lead counsel, attorney fees, contingent fees

Executive Compensation in America: Optimal Contracting or Extraction of Rents?

NBER Working Paper No. w8661
Number of pages: 113 Posted: 14 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Jesse M. Fried and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
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Executive Compensation in America: Optimal Contracting or Extraction of Rents?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3112
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 17 Jan 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Jesse M. Fried and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
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Executive compensation, stock options, corporate governance, private benefits of control, agency costs, rent extraction

Bargaining and the Division of Value in Corporate Reorganization

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 8, pp. 253-279, 1992, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 80
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Howard F. Chang
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Bargaining and the Division of Value in Corporate Reorganization

NBER Working Paper No. t0097
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Dec 2006
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Howard F. Chang
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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The Effect of offer-of-Settlement Rules on the Terms of Settlement

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 28, pp. 489-513, 1999, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 164
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 May 1998 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Howard F. Chang
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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The Effect of offer-of-Settlement Rules on the Terms of Settlement

NBER Working Paper No. w6509
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Jun 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Howard F. Chang
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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104.

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, Harvard Law School 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

105.

A New Theory Concerning the Credibility and Success of Threats to Sue

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 25, pp. 1-25, 1996, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 158
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 08 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Litigation, suit, settlement, credibility, negative-expected-value suit, frivolous suit

Corporate Ownership Structures: Private Versus Social Optimality

NBER Working Paper No. w5584
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Aug 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Luigi Zingales
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Corporate Ownership Structures: Private Versus Social Optimality

Working Paper #181, Harvard Law School Center for Law and Economics
Posted: 06 Jun 1996
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Luigi Zingales
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Suits with Negative Expected Value

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, Peter Newman, ed., Vol. 3, pp. 551-554, Palgrave MacMillan, 1998, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 226
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 08 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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Litigation, settlement, frivolous suits, negative expected value suits.

108.

Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership, and the Dual Class Equity: the Creation and Agency Costs of Seperating Control from Cash Flow Rights

NBER Working Paper No. w6951
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Jul 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Reinier Kraakman and George G. Triantis
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School
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109.

The 'Lemons Effect' in Corporate Freeze-Outs

NBER Working Paper No. w6938
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Jun 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Marcel Kahan
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Federalism and Takeover Law: the Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers

NBER Working Paper No. w7232
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Aug 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Federalism and Takeover Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 5, pp. 1168-1200, June 1999, Reprinted in Regulatory Competition and Economic Integration (D. Esty and D. Geradin, ed., Oxford University Press) pp. 68-94, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 257, June 1999
Posted: 11 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Do Short-Term Managerial Objectives Lead to Under- or Over-Investment in Long-Term Projects

NBER Working Paper No. t0098
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 05 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2007
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Lars Stole
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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112.

Takeover Bids Versus Proxy Fights in Contests for Corporate Control

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3073
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Dec 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Oliver Hart
Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Corporate governance, corporate control, takeovers, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions

113.

Takeover Bids Below the Expected Value of Minority Shares

NBER Working Paper No. w2524
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2008
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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The Effect of Insider Trading on Insiders' Reaction to Opportunities to "Waste" Corporate Value

NBER Working Paper No. t0095
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Jul 2004
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Chaim Fershtman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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An Analysis of Fee-Shifting Based on the Margin of Victory: On Frivoloussuits, Meritorious Suits and the Role of Rule 11

NBER Working Paper No. w4731
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Nov 2000 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2004
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Howard F. Chang
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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An Analysis of Fee-Shifting Based on the Margin of Victory: On Frivolous Suits, Meritorious Suits, and the Role of Rule 11

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 371-403, 1996, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 135, 1993
Posted: 16 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 24 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Howard F. Chang
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School

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An Analysis of Fee-Shifting Based on the Margin of Victory: On Frivolous Suits, Meritorious Suits, and the Role of Rule 11

University of Southern California Law Center Working Paper 94-3
Posted: 07 Jul 1999
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Howard F. Chang
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School

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116.

Suing Solely to Extract a Settlement Offer

NBER Working Paper No. w2161
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2007
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
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The Effects of Insider Trading on Insiders' Choice Among Risky Investment Projects

NBER Working Paper No. t0096
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Chaim Fershtman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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118.

Firms' Decisions on Where to Incorporate

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3514
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Oct 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Delaware, incorporation, corporate governance, regulatory competition, managers, shareholders, takeovers, antitakeover statutes, antitakeover defenses, home bias

119.

Optimal Sanctions When Individuals are Imperfectly Informed About the Probability of Apprehension

NBER Working Paper No. w4079
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Optimal Sanctions When the Probability of Apprehension Varies Among Individuals

NBER Working Paper No. w4078
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Louis Kaplow
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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121.

How to Tie Equity Compensation to Long-Term Results

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 99-106, Winter 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 31 Mar 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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122.

The Agency Problems of Institutional Investors

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 31 pp. 89-102 (Summer 2017).
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2017
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Scott Hirst
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
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institutional investors, investment managers, mutual funds, index funds, hedge fund activism

123.

Recent Board Declassifications: A Response to Cremers and Sepe

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 May 2017 Last Revised: 22 May 2017
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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124.

The Untenable Case for Perpetual Dual-Class Stock

Virginia Law Review, Volume 103, pp. 585-631, June 2017, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 905, Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance Discussion Paper 2017-6
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2017
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Kobi Kastiel
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Corporations, Dual-Class, Controlling Shareholders, Corporate Governance, Agency Costs, Sunset

125.

Dancing with Activists

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-44, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 906
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 10 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2017
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav, Wei Jiang and Thomas Keusch
Harvard Law School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and INSEAD
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Corporate governance, hedge fund activism, activist settlements

126.

Independent Directors and Controlling Shareholders

165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Issue 6 (May 2017).
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2017
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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Controlling Shareholders, Corporate Control, Independent Directors, Corporate Governance, Agency Problems, Conflict of Interest, Self-Dealing, Controller Opportunism, Tunneling, Boards of Directors

127.

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

128.

Federalism and Corporate Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 257
Posted: 26 May 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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129.

Damage Measures for Inadvertant Breach of Contract

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 19, 1999
Posted: 29 Mar 2000
Ivan P. L. Png and Lucian A. Bebchuk
National University of Singapore (NUS) and Harvard Law School

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130.

Concentration in the Israeli Economy and Bank Investment in Nonfinancial Companies

Posted: 05 Sep 1997
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Louis Kaplow and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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131.

The Effect of Fee-Shifting Rules on Settlement Terms

Posted: 31 Jan 1997
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School

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132.

On Divisibility and Credibility: The Effects of the Distribution of Litigation Costs Over Time on the Credibility of Threats to Sue

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper No. 190
Posted: 16 Oct 1996
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School

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