Robert B. Ahdieh

Texas A&M University School of Law

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1515 Commerce St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

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Making Markets: Network Effects and the Role of Law in the Creation of Strong Securities Markets

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 28 Jan 2004
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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networks, network effects, network externalities, externalities, securities markets, stock markets, equities markets, transition, law matters, preconditions

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Beyond Individualism in Law and Economics

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 9-78, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-48
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Dec 2009
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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law and economics, individualism, methodological individualism, rationality, neoclassical economics, Austrian economics, social norms, network effects, network externalities, coordination, coordination games, information, knowledge, behaviorial economics, community

Beyond Individualism in Law and Economics

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 91, 2011, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-213
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2012
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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law and economics, individualism, methodological individualism, rationality, neoclassical economics, Austrian economics, social norms, network effects, network externalities, coordination, coordination games, information, knowledge, behaviorial economics, community

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The Strategy of Boilerplate

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 104, p. 1033, 2006, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-11, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 06-18
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Jun 2006
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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boilerplate, bargaining, strategy, contract, adhesion, standard-form, norm, convention, Schelling, focal point, coordination, signaling, communication, cheap talk, indenture

The Strategy of Boilerplate

Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-22, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-36
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Nov 2005
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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boilerplate, bargaining, strategy, contract, adhesion, standard-form, norm, convention, Schelling, focal point, coordination, signaling, communication, cheap talk, indenture

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Between Dialogue and Decree: International Review of National Courts

New York University Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 2029, 2004, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 04-10
Number of pages: 136 Posted: 26 Nov 2004
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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international, transnational, supranational, trade, investment, investor-state, court, tribunal, arbitration, dialogue, appeal, appellate, review, dialectical, dialectic, NAFTA, Chapter 11, BITs, bilateral investment treaties

The Visible Hand: Coordination Functions of the Regulatory State

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 09-86, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-50
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Dec 2009
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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coordination, coordination games, Prisoner's Dilemma, game theory, market failure, network, standards, regulation, command-and-control, coercion, incentives, expectations, individualism, information, knowledge

The Visible Hand: Coordination Functions of the Regulatory State

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 95, 2010, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-211
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2012
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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coordination, coordination games, Prisoner's Dilemma, game theory, market failure, network, standards, regulation, command-and-control, coercion, incentives, expectations, individualism, information, knowledge

From 'Federalization' to 'Mixed Governance' in Corporate Law: A Defense of Sarbanes-Oxley

Buffalo Law Review, Vol. 53, p. 721, 2005, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-10, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 06-17
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Jun 2006
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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Sarbanes-Oxley, federalization, federalism, nationalization, corporate law, regulatory competition, charter competition, public/private, process/substance

From 'Federalization' to 'Mixed Governance' in Corporate Law: A Defense of Sarbanes-Oxley

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-34, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-21
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Oct 2005
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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Sarbanes-Oxley, federalization, federalism, nationalization, corporate law, regulatory competition, charter competition, public/private, process/substance

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The (Misunderstood) Genius of American Corporate Law

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-35, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-26, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Working Paper No. 08-004
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 17 Mar 2008
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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federalism, corporate law, corporate governance, separation of ownership and control, agency costs, state competition, interstate competition, charter competition, managerial competition, efficient capital markets, market for corporate control, Berle & Means, Cary, Winter

The (Misunderstood) Genius of American Corporate Law

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 3, p. 730, 2009, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-90, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-57
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, Berle, Means, Cary, Winter, state competition, charter competition, managerial competition, separation of ownership and control, race to the bottom, race to the top, antitakeover, efficient capital markets, managers, federalism

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Dialectical Regulation

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 863, 2006 , Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 06-35, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-22
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 26 Dec 2006
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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dialectical, intersystemic, interactive, mixed, regulation, governance, corporate, securities, SEC, Securities & Exchange Commission, Spitzer, IASB, IOSCO, accounting standards, disclosure, mutual funds, analysts, overlap, dependence

Foreign Affairs, International Law, and the New Federalism: Lessons from Coordination

Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-30, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-43, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Working Paper No. 08-008, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 08-184
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Sep 2008
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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coordination, international law, foreign affairs, federalism, New Federalism, standard-setting, state and local, sub-national, intersystemic governance, Sudan, SADA, Medellin, Avena, network, horizontal coordination

Foreign Affairs, International Law, and the New Federalism: Lessons from Coordination

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 73, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1331472, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 9-50, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 9-39, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 09-197
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 23 Jan 2009
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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foreign affairs, international law, federalism, coordination, coordination games, standard-setting, standardization, network, horizontal federalism, Missouri, Holland, one voice, states, localities

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From Federalism to Intersystemic Governance: The Changing Nature of Modern Jurisdiction

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2007, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-30
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Apr 2008
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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federalism, intersystemic governance, dialectic, pluralism, subsidiarity, jurisdiction, complexity, overlap, coordination, dependence, interdependence, persuasion, rhetoric, international

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The Role of Groups in Norm Transformation: A Dramatic Sketch, in Three Parts

Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 6, p. 231, 2005, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-9, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-9
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2005
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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groups, committees, networks, norms, conventions, change, transformation, transition, standards, standard-setting, cues, cueing, coordination, game theory, expressive law, norm entrepreneurs, network effects, network externalities, sovereign debt, UAC, CAC, contracts, boilerplate

Trapped in a Metaphor: The Limited Implications of Federalism for Corporate Governance

Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-31, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-44, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Working Paper No. 08-009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 338
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Sep 2008
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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federalism, corporate federalism, state competition, interstate competition, charter competition, managerial competition, efficient capital markets, market for corporate control, regulatory failure, managerial failure, agency costs, separation of ownership and control, Cary, Winter, race to the top

Trapped in a Metaphor: The Limited Implications of Federalism for Corporate Governance

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 255-307, 2009, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-89, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-56
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, Berle, Means, Cary, Winter, state competition, charter competition, managerial competition, separation of ownership and control, race to the bottom, race to the top, antitakeover, efficient capital markets, managers, federalism

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The Dialectical Regulation of Rule 14a-8: Intersystemic Governance in Corporate Law

Securities Law Review, Vol. 40, 2008, Journal of Business & Technology Law, Vol. 2, p. 165, 2007, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-28, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-39
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Apr 2008
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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intersystemic governance, dialectic, pluralism, Rule 14a-8, shareholder, voting, proxy, ordinary business, no-action letter, certification, state law, AFSCME

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Between Mandate and Market: Contract Transition in the Shadow of the International Order

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Aug 2004
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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Cueing, cue, regulatory cue, game theory, coordination game, focal point, network, network externality, network effect, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, collective action, unanimous action, CAC, UAC, holdout

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Cueing, cue, focal point, Schelling, coordination, coordination game, network, network effects, network externalities, transition, sovereign debt, sovereign debt restructuring, sovereign debt contracts, UAC, unanimous consent, CAC, collective action clause, MAC, majority action clause

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Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s)

New York University Law Review, Vol. 88, 2013, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-274
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 18 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2014
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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cost-benefit analysis, benefit-cost analysis, securities regulation, proxy access, Rule 14a-11, Business Roundtable, efficiency, competition, capital formation

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From Federal Rules to Intersystemic Governance in Securities Regulation

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2007, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-42
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Apr 2008
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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intersystemic governance, dialectic, pluralism, Rule 14a-8, shareholder proposals, proxy, no-action letter, Spitzer, accounting standards, GAAP, IAS, SEC

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The Fog of Certainty

Yale Law Journal Online, Vol. 119, 2009, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 09-87
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Dec 2009
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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international law, constitutional law, customary international law, positivism, Austin, Fog of War

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After the Fall: Financial Crisis and the International Order

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 24, 2010, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-210
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2012
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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financial crisis, international order, WTO, international trade, international finance, protectionism

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Varieties of Corporate Law-Making: Competition, Preemption, and Federalism

Research Handbook on the Economics of Corporate Law (Claire A. Hill & Brett H. McDonnell, eds., Edward Elgar, 2012), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-214
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2012
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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corporate law, federalism, separation of ownership and control, agency costs, shareholders, managers, charter competition, state competition

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Coordination and Conflict: The Persistent Relevance of Networks in International Financial Regulation

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 78, 2015, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-392
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2016
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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networks, transnational, regulatory networks, signaling, focal point, salience, coordination, coordination game, Schelling, conflict, cooperation, multiple equilbrium, Battle of the Sexes, Chicken, Hawk-Dove, game theory

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Notes from the Border: Writing across the Administrative Law/Financial Regulation Divide

66 J. Legal Educ. 64 (2016), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-420
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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Administrative Law, Financial Regulation, Securities Regulation, Scholarship

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From Fedspeak to Forward Guidance: Regulatory Dimensions of Central Bank Communications

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 50, 2015, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-391
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2016
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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Federal Reserve, Fed, Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC, quantitative easing, communication, cheap talk, signaling, focal point, salience, coordination, coordination game, Schelling, conflict, cooperation, administrative law, finality, final agency action, force of law

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Imperfect Alternatives: Networks, Salience, and Institutional Design in Financial Crises

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 79, 2011, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-212
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2012
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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financial crisis, coordination, network externalities, salience, focal points, institutional design, Financial Stability Board

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Enter the Fox - Lumping and Splitting in the Study of Transnational Networks: A Response to Stavros Gadinis

109 American Journal of International Law Unbound 29 (2015), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-390
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2016
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law
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transnational, networks, standards, standard-setting

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Law's Signal: A Cueing Theory of Law in Market Transition

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 215, 2004, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 03-04
Posted: 10 Nov 2011
Robert B. Ahdieh
Texas A&M University School of Law

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cueing, cue, focal point, Schelling, expectations, coordination, coordination game, game theory, meeting place, chicken, battle of the sexes, network, network effects, network externalities, norms, social norms, convention, expressive law, private law, private legal systems, regulation, securities, securities regulation, securities market, National Market System, fragmentation, consolidation, centralization, auction, dealer, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia