Joshua Mitts

Columbia Law School

Professor of Law

435 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10025

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

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Top 17,013

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55

CROSSREF CITATIONS

26

Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Trading on Terror?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 04 Dec 2023 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2023
Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Joshua Mitts
New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
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Law, finance, trading, terrorism, securities, financing

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Finding Order in the Morass: The Three Real Justifications for Piercing the Corporate Veil

Cornell Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 488
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 19 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
Jonathan R. Macey and Joshua Mitts
Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 7,397 (1,731)
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Short and Distort

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 592
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 27 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2020
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 3,875 (5,219)
Citation 9

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finance, law, trading, short, distort, manipulation

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A Report by the Ad Hoc Academic Committee on Equity and Options Market Structure Conditions in Early 2021

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2022
Columbia Law School, University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business, Berkeley Center for Law and Business, Columbia University and SpotGamma
Downloads 2,790 (8,824)

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GameStop, meme stocks, trading, short squeeze, gamma squeeze

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The 8-K Trading Gap

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 524
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2016
Alma Cohen, Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Joshua Mitts
Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
Downloads 2,222 (12,743)
Citation 8

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Insider Trading, Securities Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance

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The Index-Fund Dilemma: An Empirical Study of the Lending-Voting Tradeoff

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 20-52 , Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 647
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2021
Edwin Hu, Joshua Mitts and Haley Sylvester
New York University School of Law, Columbia Law School and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,970 (15,412)

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Index funds, passive investing, share lending, proxy voting, corporate governance, SEC, fiduciary duty

7.

Informed Trading and Cybersecurity Breaches

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 8, 2018, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 580
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2018
Joshua Mitts and Eric L. Talley
Columbia Law School and Columbia University - School of Law
Downloads 1,334 (27,979)
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Insider Trading, Cyber-Security, Derivatives, Securities Fraud

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Trading Against the Random Expiration of Private Information: A Natural Experiment

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2019
Columbia University - Columbia Business School, New York University School of Law, Emory University Goizueta Business School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 1,090 (37,544)
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Private information; information dissemination; informed trading

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A Legal Perspective on Technology and the Capital Markets: Social Media, Short Activism and the Algorithmic Revolution

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 615
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2020
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 1,051 (39,528)

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law, technology, capital markets, finance, activism, short, algorithmic, trading, cybersecurity, limit order

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How the SEC Helps Speedy Traders

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 501
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2014
Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Joshua Mitts
New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
Downloads 839 (54,057)
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securities law, high-frequency trading, information dissemination

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Insider Trading and Strategic Disclosure

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 636
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Dec 2020
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 765 (61,377)
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insider, trading, information, finance, law, 10b5-1

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Activist Directors and Agency Costs: What Happens When an Activist Director Goes on the Board?

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-15
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2018
Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, Columbia Law School and Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Downloads 747 (63,567)
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Activism, Agency Costs, Bid/Ask Spread, Corporate Governance, Hedge Fund, Hedge Fund Activism, Information Leakage, Informed Trading, Insider Trading, Options Trading, Principal Costs, Private Benefits, Private Settlements, Proxy Contests

13.

Asking the Right Question: The Statutory Right of Appraisal and Efficient Markets

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 428/2018, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 596
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 19 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Jonathan R. Macey and Joshua Mitts
Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 498 (105,477)

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merger, acquisitions, appraisal, arbitrage, law, finance, efficient, markets

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How Much Mandatory Disclosure is Effective?

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 05 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 459 (116,216)

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mandatory disclosure, contract law, consumer protection, experimental

15.

Mechanism Design in M&A Auctions

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 38, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Apr 2014
Steven J. Brams and Joshua Mitts
New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics and Columbia Law School
Downloads 398 (137,109)

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Delaware, Corporate, Journal, Law, M&A, Mechanism Design

16.

Petition for Rulemaking on Short and Distort

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Mar 2020
Columbia Law School, Columbia Law School, Duke University School of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Georgetown University Law Center, Stanford Law School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Cornell Law School
Downloads 350 (158,240)

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Short, Distort, Law, Finance, Disclosure

17.

Event-Driven Suits and the Rethinking of Securities Litigation

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 660, Business Laywer (forthcoming), European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 656/2022
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 20 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2022
Merritt B. Fox and Joshua Mitts
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 334 (167,518)
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Law and Mechanism Design: Procedures to Induce Honest Bargaining

68 NYU Annual Survey of American Law 729 (2013)
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2014
Steven J. Brams and Joshua Mitts
New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics and Columbia Law School
Downloads 319 (174,799)

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law, mechanism design, contract, property, bargaining, game theory, asymmetric information, negotiations

19.

Predictive Regulation

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 20 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2014
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 309 (180,702)

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cost-benefit analysis, regulation, big data, administrative law

20.

Did the JOBS Act Benefit Community Banks? A Regression Discontinuity Study

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2014
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 294 (190,465)
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Passive Exit

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 638
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 18 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2022
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 279 (201,753)

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share lending,passive investing,short selling,corporate governance,law,finance

22.

Systemic Risk and Managerial Incentives in the Dodd-Frank Orderly Liquidation Authority

Journal of Financial Regulation, Forthcoming (2014)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2014
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 276 (203,304)
Citation 1

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FDIC, OLA, Dodd-Frank, systemic risk, insolvency

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Going Public or Staying Private: The Cost of Mandated Transparency

Columbia Business School Research Paper Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 649
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2021
Yifeng Guo and Joshua Mitts
Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance and Columbia Law School
Downloads 255 (220,004)
Citation 1

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private market, public market, disclosure

24.

Anti-Herding Regulation

Harvard Business Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 490
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2014
Ian Ayres and Joshua Mitts
Yale University - Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 230 (243,244)

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regulation, law, economics, financial institutions, securities, banking

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Three Proposals for Regulating the Distribution of Home Equity

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2013
Ian Ayres and Joshua Mitts
Yale University - Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 210 (265,000)
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mortgage, equity, distribution, regulation, Dodd-Frank, leverage, licensing

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What Can We Learn from Stock Prices? Cash Flow, Risk and Shareholder Welfare

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (conference issue, 2019 Forthcoming), Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 599
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Dec 2018
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 203 (273,384)

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securities law, firm value, asset prices, shareholder welfare

27.

I Promise To Pay

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 579
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2018
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 186 (295,828)
Citation 1

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consumer, promise, mortgage, default, power of attorney

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Slack v. Pirani and the Future of Section 11 Claims

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Dec 2023 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2024
John C. Coffee and Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 183 (307,587)

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securities,law,tracing,Section 11,litigation

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Slack v. Pirani: Brief for Amici Curiae Law and Business Professors in Support of Respondent

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 4391777, The Wharton School Research Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2023
Columbia Law School, Columbia Law School, Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, Duke University School of Law, University of Idaho College of Law, Columbia University - Law School, Columbia Law School, University of North Carolina School of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington University in St Louis, School of Law, Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Boston University School of Law, Cornell Law School and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 164 (330,300)

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securities law, direct listings, Section 11, tracing, FINRA, investor protection

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Recoupment Under Dodd-Frank: Punishing Financial Executives and Perpetuating 'Too Big to Fail'

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 122, 2012, p. 507
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2013
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 146 (363,754)

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law, financial regulation, Dodd-Frank, FDIC, recoupment, executive compensation,orderly liquidation authority

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A Private Ordering Solution to Blockholder Disclosure

North Carolina Central Law Review, Vol. 35, 2013, p. 203
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 28 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2013
Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School
Downloads 131 (395,953)
Citation 3

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securities, disclosure, blockholder, private ordering, ten-day window, 13(d), 13D, short-termism

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Snake Oil Salesmen or Purveyors of Knowledge: Off-Label Promotions and the Commercial Speech Doctrine

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2013
Copenhagen Business School, Columbia Law School and Delta Health Strategy Group LLC
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FDA, off-label, commercial speech, First Amendment, Caronia, pharmaceutical, Sorrell