Roy Shapira

Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Walker Hall

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

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c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

Reichman University

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P.O. Box 167

Herzliya, 4610101

Israel

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Scholarly Papers (28)

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Is Pollution Value-Maximizing? The DuPont Case

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 723/2023
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 18 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2023
Roy Shapira and Luigi Zingales
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Pollution, Firm Objectives, Environmental Regulation, Information Suppression

Is Pollution Value-Maximizing? The Dupont Case

NBER Working Paper No. w23866
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2023
Roy Shapira and Luigi Zingales
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Is Pollution Value-Maximizing? The Dupont Case

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12323
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Sep 2017
Roy Shapira and Luigi Zingales
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Environmental Regulation, Firm Objectives, pollution

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A New Caremark Era: Causes and Consequences

98 Washington University Law Review 1857 (2021)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2021
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Compliance, Corporate Governance, Oversight Duties, Caremark, Inspection Rights, Reputation, Derivative Actions, Corporate Law, Shareholder Litigation, Pre-Filing Investigations, Section 220

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Specialist Directors

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 742/2023, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1790
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Dec 2023 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2024
Roy Shapira and Yaron Nili
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Wisconsin Law School
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Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Directors, ESG, Compliance, Oversight Duties, Caremark, Board Effectiveness, Board Diversity, Director Independence, Director Expertise, Cybersecurity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Securities Regulation,

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Mission Critical ESG and the Scope of Director Oversight Duties

2022 Columbia Business Law Review 732 (2022)
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 13 May 2022 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2023
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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ESG, Oversight Duties, Compliance, Caremark, Fiduciary Duties, Litigation, Corporate Law, Board Oversight, Reputation, Cybersecurity, Climate Risk, Sexual Misconduct, Corporate Political Spending, AI Bias, Hindsight Bias

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Max Oversight Duties: How Boeing Signifies a Shift in Corporate Law

48 Journal of Corporation Law 119 (2022)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2023
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Corporate Law, Oversight Duties, Corporate Governance, Subsequent Remedial Measures, Hindsight Bias, Caremark, Fiduciary Duties, Litigation, Inspection Rights, Section 220, Reputation, Product Safety

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The Power of the Narrative in Corporate Lawmaking

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 20-21, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper 554/2020, Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2021
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2022
Mark J. Roe and Roy Shapira
Harvard Law School and Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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corporate governance, short-termism, hedge funds, shareholder activism, behavioral economics, securities regulation, agency costs, research and development, narrative, political economy, corporate interests

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להיות כמו דלוור
Be Like Delaware

44 Tel-Aviv University Law Review 683 (2021)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 16 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2021
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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דיני חברות, דיני ניירות ערך, גילוי מסמכים, בית משפט כלכלי, שיקול דעת עסקי, וועדת עסקאות, וועדת תביעות

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דלתות מסתובבות ומידת האפקטיביות של תקופות צינון
Revolving Doors and the Ineffectiveness of Cooling-Off Periods

34 Bar Ilan University Law Review (forthcoming, 2021) [Hebrew]
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2021
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Revolving Door, Cooling-Off Period, Enforcement, Public Choice, Regulatory Capture

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Compliance Gatekeepers

41 Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 717/2023
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Jul 2023 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2024
Roy Shapira and Asaf Eckstein
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law
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Compliance, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Gatekeepers, Oversight Duties, Caremark, In Pari Delicto, Aiding-and-Abetting, Inspection Rights, Reputation, Derivative Actions, Shareholder Litigation, Third-Party Advisors, Demand Futility, Monitorship, Internal Investigations

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Theory of the Nudnik: The Future of Consumer Activism and What We Can Do to Stop it

73 Vanderbilt Law Review 929 (2020), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3501175
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
Yonathan A. Arbel and Roy Shapira
University of Alabama - School of Law and Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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consumer law, contracts, consumer protection, big data, law & technology, reputation, private ordering, consumer reviews, personalized contracts

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מחדל בפיקוח וחובת ההשגחה Director Oversight Duties

משפט ועסקים כד 559 (2021)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2023
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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חובות נושאי משרה, דיני חברות, ציות לחוק, תכנית ציות פנימי, ועדת תביעות, גילוי מסמכים מקדים, פטור בדיעבד, סעדים

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The Challenge of Holding Big Business Accountable

44 Cardozo Law Review 203 (2022)
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 14 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2023
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Bigness, Antimonopoly, Corporate Wrongdoing, Corporate Deterrence, Corporate Governance, Market Discipline, Morals, Regulatory Capture, Mandatory Arbitration, Class Action Waivers, Director Oversight Duties, Whistleblowing, Reputation, Antitrust, Corporate Law, Willful Blindness, Moral Wiggle Room

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A Reputational Theory of Corporate Law

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 13 Apr 2015
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Corporate Governance, Reputation, Corporate Law, Fiduciary Duty Litigation, Securities Law, SEC, Corporate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Law and Social Norms, SEC settlements

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Corporate Law, Retooled: How Books and Records Revamped Judicial Oversight

42 Cardozo Law Review 1949 (2021)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2021
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Corporate Law, Shareholder Litigation, Inspection Rights, Section 220, Pleading, Discovery, Pre-Filing Investigations, Delaware Courts, Corwin, Caremark, Corporate Governance

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Reputation Through Litigation: How the Legal System Shapes Behavior by Producing Information

Washington Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 3, 2016
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 20 Oct 2016
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Reputation, Litigation, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Law and Social Norms, Court of Public Opinion, Pleading Standards, Opennes of Proceedings, Trial versus Settlement, Business Law, Expressive Law

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הקניין החדש וסדרי הכוחות הישנים The New Property and the Old Status Quo

משפט, חברה ותרבות ה: משפט כלכלה ומוסדות בישראל 173 (דרור גולדברג ורון חריס עורכים 2022)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2022
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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דיני קניין, משפט חוקתי, משפט מנהלי, "קניין חדש", קבוצות לחץ, כשל רגולטורי

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מתי יש ליתן מעמד בכורה לעמדת המאסדר? תובנות מהספרות על שבי רגולטורי
When Should Judges Defer to Agency Interpretation? A Regulatory Capture Perspective

Iyunei Mishpat Forum (Tel-Aviv University Law Review) (2020)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 02 May 2022
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Judicial Review, Regulatory Capture, Deference, Regulators' Reputation, Class Actions

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משפט ומוניטין: כיצד ההליך המשפטי מכתיב סנקציות מוניטיניות Litigation and Reputational Sanctions

משפט ועסקים כג 79 (2019) Law and Business (IDC Law Review) 79 (2019)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2023
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Reputation, Litigation, Corporate Governance, Law and Social Norms, Economic Analysis of Law, Civil Procedure, Court of Public Opinion, Opennes of Proceedings, Trial versus Settlement

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Corporate Philanthropy as Signaling and Co-Optation

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 5, 2012
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 May 2012
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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corporate philanthropy, signaling, agency costs, corporate disclosure, corporate social responsibility

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Law As Source: How the Legal System Facilitates Investigative Journalism

37 Yale Law & Policy Review 153 (2018)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2021
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Law and Media, Reputation, Accountability, Investigative Journalism, Corporate Governance, Freedom of Information, Secret Settlements, Mandatory Arbitration, Protective Orders, Pulitzer Prize, Law and Social Norms

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An Information-Production Theory of Liability Rules

89 University of Chicago Law Review 1113 (2022)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 15 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2022
Assaf Jacob and Roy Shapira
The Interdisciplinary Center Radziner School of Law and Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Torts, Liability Rules, Defenses, Information-Production, Reputation, Litigation, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Secret Settlements, Strict Liability, Negligence, Comparative Fault, Contributory Fault, Assumption of Risk

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An Information-Production Theory of Contract Law

109 Iowa Law Review 603 (2024), Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 4394466
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Apr 2023 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2024
Roy Shapira, Assaf Jacob and Yotam Kaplan
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, The Interdisciplinary Center Radziner School of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Contract Law, Reputation, Private Ordering, Liability Rules, Excuses, Personalized Law, Defenses, Remedies, Willful Breach, Nominal Damages, Mandatory Arbitration, Liquidated Damages, Interpretation, Information-Production, Strict Liability vs. Negligence

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Mandatory Arbitration and the Market for Reputation

99 Boston University Law Review 873 (2019)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 May 2019 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2021
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Arbitration, Shareholder Litigation, Reputation, Section 220 Requests, Whistleblowing, PSLRA, SEC Enforcement, Mandatory Arbitration Provisions, Information Production, Law and Reputation, Economic Analysis of Law

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Conceptualizing Caremark

100 Indiana Law Journal (Forthcoming), European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 765/2024
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Apr 2024 Last Revised: 24 May 2024
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Corporate Law, Compliance, ESG, Oversight Duties, Bad Faith, Corporate Wrongdoing, Litigation, Discovery, Privileges, Corporate Governance, Aiding-and-Abetting, Director Liability, Officer Liability, Willful Blindness, Cosmetic Compliance, Corporate Recidivism, Externalities, Short-Termism

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Consumerist Waste: Looking Beyond Repair

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jan 2024 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2024
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Consumerism, Planned Obsolescence, Right to Repair, Social Consumption, Waste, ESG, Corporate Reputation, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Environmental Degradation

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Comprehensibility and Accountability

41 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1227 (2021)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2023
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Disclosure, Information Overload, Information Asymmetries, Accountability, Readability, Transparency, Consumer Protection, Economic Regulation, Securities Markets

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קיירמארק בישראל? חובות ההשגחה של נושאי משרה בעקבות ההחלטה בעניין אהרוני נ' מזרחי Caremark in Israel?

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
Roy Shapira
Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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חובת ההשגחה, מחדל בפיקוח,חובות נושאי משרה, דיני חברות, ציות לחוק, תכנית ציות פנימי, ועדת תביעות, גילוי מסמכים מקדים, פטור בדיעבד, סעדים

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Consumer Activism: From the Informed Minority to the Crusading Minority

DePaul Law Review, Vol. 69, 2020, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3568768
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2020
Yonathan A. Arbel and Roy Shapira
University of Alabama - School of Law and Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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consumer contracts, markets, consumer protection