Alessio M. Pacces

Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)

Professor of Law and Finance

Roetersstraat 11

Amsterdam, 1018 WB

Netherlands

http://www.uva.nl/profiel/p/a/a.m.pacces/a.m.pacces.html

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Research Member

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

http://https://ecgi.global/users/alessio-pacces

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“  Regulating FinTech; Hedge fund activism in concentrated ownership; Short-termism in corporate governance; Sustainable corporate governance.  ”

Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union)

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 85-127, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 212, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 450, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 444
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2015
Luca Enriques, Ronald J. Gilson and Alessio M. Pacces
University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Stanford Law School and Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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corporate governance, takeovers, takeover defenses, regulation of takeovers, poison pills, control contests, European takevoer regulation

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Methodology of Law and Economics

Bart van Klink and Sanne Taekema (Eds.), Law and Method. Interdisciplinary research into Law (Series Politika, nr 4), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2011, pp. 85-107
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 May 2013
Alessio M. Pacces and Louis T. Visscher
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics
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Law and Economics, Methodology, Rational Choice Theory, Behavioural Economics, Efficiency, Market Failure

Control Matters: Law and Economics of Private Benefits of Control

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 131/2009, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE) Working Paper No. 2009/04
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Aug 2009
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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entrepreneurship, firm-specific investments, incomplete contracts, distribution of powers, private benefits of control, entrenchment, ownership structure, friendly takeovers, control premium, severance payments

Rethinking Corporate Law and Economics in a Theory of Private Benefits of Control

RILE Working Paper Series No. 2008/05
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2009
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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entrepreneurship, private benefits of control, entrenchment, comparative corporate governance, ownership structure, takeovers, Coase Theorem, agency costs, incomplete contracts, distribution of powers, self-dealing, control premium

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The Law and Economics of Shadow Banking

Forthcoming in Iris H. Chiu & Iain MacNeil (eds.), Research Handbook on Shadow Banking: Legal and Regulatory Aspects, Edward Elgar (2017), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 339/2017
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2017
Alessio M. Pacces and Hossein Nabilou
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE) and University of Amsterdam, Asmterdam Law School
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Shadow banking, maturity transformation, safe assets, leverage, liquidity, collateral, haircut, externalities, quantity regulation, Pigovian tax, Money Market Mutual Funds, repo, derivatives, central clearing, Qualified Financial Contracts

The Role and the Future of Regulation in the Financial Crisis: The Uncertainty Perspective

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Financial Crisis, Innovation, Maturity Transformation, Externalities, Shadow Banking, Ratings, Corporate Governance

Consequences of Uncertainty for Regulation: Law and Economics of the Financial Crisis

European Company and Financial Law Review, Vol. 4, 2010
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2010
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Financial Crisis, Maturity Transformation, Externalities, Shadow Banking, Credit Rating, Corporate Governance of Banks, Dodd-Frank Act, EU Financial Reform

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Regulation of Banking and Financial Markets

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS: REGULATION AND ECONOMICS, 2nd Edition, A.M. Pacces and R.J. Van den Bergh, eds., Elgar, 2012 , Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE) Working Paper No. 2011/04
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2017
Alessio M. Pacces and Dirk Heremans
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE) and KU Leuven - Center for Economic Studies
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Regulation, Information, Moral Hazard, Banking, Insurance, Financial Markets, Financial Crisis, Corporate Governance, Uncertainty, Liquidity

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Hedge Fund Activism and the Revision of the Shareholder Rights Directive

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 353/2017
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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shareholder activism, hedge funds, agency costs, conflict of entrepreneurship, institutional investors, index funds, R&D, ESG, short-termism, Shareholder Rights Directive, asset management, financial stability

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Uncertainty and the Financial Crisis

Journal of Financial Transformation, Vol. 29, pp. 79-93, 2010, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 159/2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2010
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Securitization, Liquidity, Maturity Transformation, Externalities, Shadow Banking, Ratings, Capital Adequacy, Corporate Governance of Banks

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An Introduction to the Law and Economics of Regulation

REGULATION AND ECONOMICS: SECOND EDITION ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, Alessio M. Pacces, Roger J. Van den Berg, eds., Cheltenham: Elgar, 2012, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE) Working Paper No. 2011/03
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Alessio M. Pacces and Roger van den Bergh
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law
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market failure, regulatory capture, litigation versus regulation, Nirvana economics, public utilities, social regulation, economic regulation, professions

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A Strict Liability Regime for Rating Agencies

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 245/2014
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Mar 2014
Alessio M. Pacces and Alessandro Romano
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE) and Bocconi University - Department of Law
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law & economics; financial regulation; rating inflation; probability of default; crushing liability; imperfect foresight; systemic risk; structured finance

Exit, Voice and Loyalty from the Perspective of Hedge Funds Activism in Corporate Governance

Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2016 (pp. 199-216), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 320/2016
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2017
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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uncertainty, entrepreneurship, agency costs, overt and covert activism, causality in empirical research, loyalty shares, institutional investors, quasi-indexers, R&D expenditures, wolf packs, proxy advisors, shareholder voting, one-share-one-vote

Exit, Voice and Loyalty from the Perspective of Hedge Funds Activism in Corporate Governance

Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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uncertainty, entrepreneurship, agency costs, loyalty shares, institutional investors

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Why Investor Protection is Not All That Matters in Corporate Law and Economics

The Icfai University Journal of Corporate and Securities Law, Vol. VI, No. 2, pp. 8-28, May 2009, RILE Working Paper Series No. 2009/03
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Sustainable Corporate Governance: The Role of the Law

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 550/2020, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2020-66, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2020-05
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2021
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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negative externalities, corporate governance, institutional investors, exit v. voice, sustainable finance, investor preferences, disclosure, EU Taxonomy Regulation

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Controlling the Corporate Controller's Misbehaviour

RILE Working Paper Series No. 2009/01
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 18 May 2010
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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discretion and accountability, related-party transactions, enforcement, shareholder litigation, institutional investors, independent directors, disclosure, enforcement, standards of review, distribution of powers, discretion and accountability, shareholder litigation, independent directors

Controlling the Corporate Controller’s Misbehaviour

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Vol 11, pp. 177–214, 2011
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 May 2010 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2011
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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economic analysis of law, self-dealing, discretion and accountability, enforcement, shareholder litigation, institutional investors, independent directors

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Featuring Control Power: Corporate Law and Economics Revisited

RePub, January 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2009
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
Downloads 450 (80,216)

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Entrepreneurship, private benefits of control, entrenchment, comparative corporate governance, nexus of contracts, incomplete contracts, law matters, distribution of powers, one-share, one-vote, self-dealing, independent directors, shareholder suit, takeovers, control premium, mandatory bid

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The Future in Law and Finance

Erasmus Law Lecture No. 32, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 217/2013
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2017
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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uncertainty, Keynes, financial crisis, banking, Minsky, liquidity, haircuts, lender of last resort, Basel 3, Banking Union, corporate governance, short-termism, private benefits of control

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Illiquidity and Financial Crisis

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Jan 2013
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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uncertainty, financial crisis, expectations, securitization, haircuts, liquidity, lender of last resort, corporate governance, private benefits of control

Uncertainty, Liquidity, and Financial Crisis

RILE Working Paper No. 2011/8
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2013
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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uncertainty, financial crisis, expectations, securitization, haircuts, liquidity, lender of last resort, corporate governance, private benefits of control

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Normative Law and Economics: Asking the Right Questions

Hamburg Law Review (Forthcoming), RILE Working Paper Series No. 2015/03
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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EAL; law & economics; Pareto efficiency; Kaldor-Hicks efficiency; wealth; welfare; redistribution; growth; uncertainty; law & finance; constitutional political economy; public choice; empirical legal studies.

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The Hedge Fund Regulation Dilemma: Direct vs. Indirect Regulation

William & Mary Business Law Review, Vol 6, Issue 1, 183-236 (2015)
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 10 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2015
Hossein Nabilou and Alessio M. Pacces
University of Amsterdam, Asmterdam Law School and Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
Downloads 401 (92,017)
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Hedge Fund, Direct Regulation, Indirect Regulation, Systemic Risk, Prime Broker, Law & Economics, Rules vs. Standards

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FinTech and The Law & Economics of Disintermediation

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 540/2020, Forthcoming as a chapter in The Routledge Handbook of Financial Technology and law edited by Iris Chiu and Gudula Deipenbrock, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2020-67, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2020-06
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2021
Fatjon Kaja, Edoardo D. Martino and Alessio M. Pacces
University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Law & economics, disintermediation, fintech, financial stability, asymmetric information.

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Procedural and Substantive Review of Related Party Transactions (RPTs): The Case for Non-Controlling Shareholder-Dependent (NCS-Dependent) Directors

A version of this paper will appear as a chapter in Luca Enriques and Tobias Tröger, eds., The Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 399/2018
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 May 2018 Last Revised: 14 May 2018
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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self-dealing, corporate governance, controlling shareholders, independent directors, Majority of Minority (MOM), Transaction Cost Economics, hedge fund activism, institutional investors

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Changing Perspectives on Corporate Law and Economics: An Introduction

THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - CHANGING PERSPECTIVES, Alessio M. Pacces, ed., Cheltenham: Elgar, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Feb 2010
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Delaware, Societas Privata Europaea, cross-border mergers, market for corporate control, insider trading, enforcement , investor protection, property rules and liability rules, incomplete contracts

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Corporate Governance of Banks: Is More Board Independence the Solution?

Dovenschmidt Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 May 2013
Edyta M. Dorenbos and Alessio M. Pacces
Tilburg Law School and Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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executive remuneration, independent directors, shareholder empowerment, banking, externalities, moral hazard, bail-in

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Corporate Governance and the Coase’s Legacy: A Reply to Henry Manne

THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - CHANGING PERSPECTIVES, Alessio M. Pacces, ed., Elgar, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Feb 2010
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Coase Theorem, Incomplete Contracts, Authority vs. Accountability, Shareholder Empowerment, Shareholder Protection, Market for Corporate Control, Mandatory vs. Default Rules

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How Does Corporate Law Matter? ‘Law and Finance’ and Beyond

M. Faure & J. Smits (eds.), Does Law Matter? On Law and Economic Growth, Antwerp: Intersentia, December 2011
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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law & finance, LLSV, corporate governance, private benefits of control, entrepreneurship, investor protection

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From Diversity to Coordination: A European Approach to COVID19

Forthcoming, European Journal of Risk Regulation, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2020-10, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2020-01, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2020-02
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
Alessio M. Pacces and Maria Weimer
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE) and Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam
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Coronavirus; European law; health law; free movement; cross-border externalities; political economy

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The Neglected Role of Justification Under Uncertainty in Corporate Governance and Finance

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 429/2018
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 09 Jan 2019
Claire A. Hill and Alessio M. Pacces
University of Minnesota Law School and Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
Downloads 96 (334,469)
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Accountability, Justification, Agency cost, Hostile takeover, Hedge fund activism, Dual-class shares, Tenure voting, Systemic risk, Corporate governance, Uncertainty, Entrepreneurship, Psychology

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Regulation of Banking and Banks Governance: When Liquidity Drives Financial Behavior

European Journal of International Management, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2012, pp.613–629.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Jan 2013
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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uncertainty, liquidity, lender of last resort, corporate governance, short-termism, private benefits of control

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Shareholders Right Directive II: The Italian Implementation

Edoardo D Martino, Alessio M Pacces, Shareholders Right Directive II: the Italian Implementation. Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier (2) 2020, p. 43-56
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
Edoardo D. Martino and Alessio M. Pacces
University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)
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Company Law, Shareholders Right Directive, Say on Pay, Related Party Transaction, Shareholders Engagement, Italian Law, CONSOB

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'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly': Private Benefits of Control and Their Regulatory Implications

Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 477-491, Summer 2008
Posted: 29 May 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2009
Alessio M. Pacces
Amsterdam Law School / Amsterdam Business School (ACLE)

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entrepreneurship, private benefits of control, entrenchment, comparative corporate governance, ownership structure, takeovers, Coase Theorem, agency costs, incomplete contracts, control premium