Jeffrey N. Gordon

Columbia Law School

Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law

435 West 116th Street

Ctr. for Law and Economic Studies

New York, NY 10027

United States

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fellow

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114

B-1050 Brussels

Belgium

http://www.ecgi.org

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Scholarly Papers (37)

The Rise of Independent Directors in the United States, 1950-2005: Of Shareholder Value and Stock Market Prices

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 74/2006, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 301, Stanford Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1465, 2007
Number of pages: 111 Posted: 04 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2008
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 37

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Corporate Governance, Independent Directors, Shareholder Value, Managers

The Rise of Independent Directors in the United States, 1950-2005: Of Shareholder Value and Stock Market Prices

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1465, 2007, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 323
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 23 Jan 2008
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 37

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Controlling Controlling Shareholders

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 228; Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 262
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 17 Jun 2003
Ronald J. Gilson and Jeffrey N. Gordon
Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School
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Citation 40

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Controlling and non-controlling shareholder rules, ownership, Delaware law, freeze outs

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What Enron Means for the Management and Control of the Modern Business Corporation: Some Initial Reflections

Forthcoming, University of Chicago Law Review, Summer 2002
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Apr 2002
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 28

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Enron, corporate governance, efficient market, accountants, directors, stock options, pensions

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Governance Failures of the Enron Board and the New Information Order of Sarbanes-Oxley

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 216; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 416
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Mar 2003
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 18

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corporate governance, Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley, takeover law

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Executive Compensation: If There's a Problem, What's the Remedy? The Case for "Compensation Discussion and Analysis"

Journal of Corporation Law, Summer, 2006, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 273, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 05-90, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 35/2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Apr 2005
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
Downloads 2,293 (4,140)
Citation 1

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Executive compensation, corporate governance, stock options

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An International Relations Perspective on the Convergence of Corporate Governance: German Shareholder Capitalism and the European Union, 1990-2000

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 06/2003; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 406
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Feb 2003
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 9

Abstract:

corporate governance, comparative corporate governance, takeover bid, takeover law

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The Agency Costs of Agency Capitalism: Activist Investors and the Revaluation of Governance Rights

Columbia Law Review, 2013 (Forthcoming), ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 197, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 438, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 130
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 31 May 2013
Ronald J. Gilson and Jeffrey N. Gordon
Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 1,837 (4,045)

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agency capitalism, agency costs, activist investors, hedge funds, governance, mutual funds

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'Say on Pay': Cautionary Notes on the UK Experience and the Case for Shareholder Opt-In

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 336, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 117/2009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2009
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 7

Abstract:

executive compensation, corporate governance, shareholder voting

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An American Perspective on the New German Anti-takeover Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 02/2002; Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 209, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 407
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Oct 2002
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 4

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takeover bid, anti-takeover law, corporate governance, comparative corporate governance

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Pathways to Corporate Convergence? Two Steps on the Road to Shareholder Capitalism in Germany: Deutsche Telekom and Daimler Chrysler

An earlier version of this paper was published in Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 5, No. 219, Spring 1999 Symposium Issue
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Feb 2000
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 5

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Just Say Never? Poison Pills, Deadhand Pills, and Shareholder Adopted Bylaws: An Essay for Warren Buffett

Columbia Law School, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Working Paper No. 134
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Jun 1999
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 14

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Just Say Never? Poison Pills, Deadhand Pills, and Shareholder-Adopted Bylaws: An Essay for Warren Buffett

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1997
Posted: 20 Sep 1998
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School

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Bank Resolution in the European Banking Union: A Transatlantic Perspective on What it Would Take

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 465, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18/2014
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2014
Jeffrey N. Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe
Columbia Law School and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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banking resolution, banking union, deposit guarantee, bail-in, centralization, political economy

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Proxy Contests in an Era of Increasing Shareholder Power: Forget Issuer Proxy Access and Focus on E-Proxy

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 92/2008, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 322, Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2008
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 11

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corporate governance, institutional investor, proxy contests, shareholders, directors

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Systemic Harms and Shareholder Value

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Volume 6, Issue 1, October, 2014, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 222, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 452
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2014
John Armour and Jeffrey N. Gordon
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and Columbia Law School
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Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Financial Crisis, Financial Institutions, Director Liability

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Confronting Financial Crisis: Dodd-Frank's Dangers and the Case for a Systemic Emergency Insurance Fund

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 374
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2010
Jeffrey N. Gordon and Christopher Muller
Columbia Law School and Independent
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Citation 2

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Principles of Financial Regulation

This is the introductory chapter to a book entitled Principles of Financial Regulation, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016., European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 277/2014, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-430, Saïd Business School WP 2014-12,
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Columbia Law School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Financial regulation, Financial crisis, Banking regulation, Securities Regulation, Financial markets, Shadow Banking, Macro-Prudential Regulation, Principles of Financial Regulation

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Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance in Financial Firms: The Case for Convertible Equity-Based Pay

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 373
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2014
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 4

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The Empty Call for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Financial Regulation

Journal of Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Columbia Law and Economics Accepted Paper No. 464
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2014
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
Downloads 375 (63,673)

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Benefit-cost analysis, financial regulation, Glass-Steagall, market funds, judicial review

The Empty Call for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Financial Regulation

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 233/2014
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Jan 2014
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
Downloads 142 (171,583)

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benefit-cost analysis, financial regulation, Glass-Steagall, money market funds, judicial review

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Bank Resolution in Europe: The Unfinished Agenda of Structural Reform

Danny Busch & Guido Ferrarini (eds.), The European Banking Union (2015, Forthcoming), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 282/2015, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 507, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4/2015
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2015
Jeffrey N. Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe
Columbia Law School and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Abstract:

bank resolution, bank structural regulation, single point of entry, bank holding company

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Deutsche Telekom, German Corporate Governance, and the Transition Costs of Capitalism

Columbia Law School, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Working Paper No. 140
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Sep 1999
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 3

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Money Market Funds Run Risk: Will Floating Net Asset Value Fix the Problem?

Columbia Business Law Review, Vol. 2014, No. 2, Columbia Law and Economics Accepted Paper No. 426, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 338/2012
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2014
Jeffrey N. Gordon and Christopher M. Gandia
Columbia Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 3

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Money market funds, bank runs, financial crisis

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Avoiding Eight-Alarm Fires in the Political Economy of Systemic Risk Management

Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 369, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 277/2010
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 16 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2013
Jeffrey N. Gordon and Christopher Muller
Columbia Law School and Independent
Downloads 377 (60,676)

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Financial Crisis, Bank Regulation, Emergency Authority, Financial Innovation, Federal Reserve, Credit Default Swap, Lehman Brothers

Employee Stock Ownership in Economic Transitions: The Case of United Airlines

Columbia Law School, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Working Paper No. 133
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Jun 1999
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Employee Stock Ownership in Economic Transitions: The Case of United Airlines

Bank of America Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 63, No. 2, 1998
Posted: 02 Oct 1998
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School

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Agency Capitalism: Further Implications of Equity Intermediation

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 239/2014, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 456, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 461
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2014
Ronald J. Gilson and Jeffrey N. Gordon
Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 335 (46,328)

Abstract:

agency capitalism, agency costs, activist investors, hedge funds, governance, mutual funds, public pension funds

The Shaping Force of Corporate Law in the New Economic Order

Columbia Law School, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Working Paper No. 135
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Jun 1999
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 1

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The Shaping Force of Corporate Law in the New Economic Order

University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 5, 1997
Posted: 17 Aug 1998
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School

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The United Airline Bankruptcy and the Future of Employee Ownership

Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, AALS Issue on Employee Stock Ownership After Enron, Vol. 7, p. 227, January 2003, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 283
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Sep 2005
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Shareholder Initiative: A Social Choice and Game Theoretic Approach to Corporate Law

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 347, 1991, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 324
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Jan 2008
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Shareholder Initiative: An Informal Social Choice and Game Theoretic Approach

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 93/2008
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Mar 2008
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Shareholder voting, Delegation, Management, Cycling, Shareholder Opportunism

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The Micro, Macro and International Design of Financial Regulation

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 422
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2012
Colin Mayer and Jeffrey N. Gordon
University of Oxford - Said Business School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 266 (81,140)

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Regulation, Harmonization, Systemic Risks

Employees, Pensions, and the New Economic Order

Columbia Univ. Center for Law and Economic Studies Working Paper No. 124
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Jun 1997
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Citation 7

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Employees, Pensions, and the New Economic Order

COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW, June 1997
Posted: 28 Mar 1997
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School

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The 'Prudent Retiree Rule': What to Do When Retirement Security is Impossible?

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 481, 2007, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 314
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jul 2007
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Letter to the SEC on Money Market Fund Reform

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 352
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Sep 2009
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
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Comment Letter to Financial Stability Oversight Council on Money Market Fund Reform

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 441
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Mar 2013
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
Downloads 79 (235,720)

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money market funds, non-banks, systemic risk

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Comment on Money Market Funds for SEC

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 425
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Aug 2012
Jeffrey N. Gordon
Columbia Law School
Downloads 69 (271,572)

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Columbia Law School Roundtable on a Governance Research Agenda for the Academy

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 76-85, 2017
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Columbia University - Law School, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan Law School and Columbia Law School
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Bank Governance

Principles of Financial Regulation (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 316/2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2016
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Columbia Law School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Financial regulation, bank governance, executive compensation, financial sector pay, independent directors, board structure

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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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Abstract:

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

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Total Downloads: 67    Citations: 0
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Financial Scholars Oppose Eliminating 'Orderly Liquidation Authority' as Crisis-Avoidance Restructuring Backstop

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2017
Jeffrey N. Gordon and Mark J. Roe
Columbia Law School and Harvard Law School
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financial crisis; Dodd-Frank; single-point-of-entry; orderly liquidation authority; chapter 14; FIBA; SIFI