Katharina Pistor

Columbia University School of Law

Professor of Law

435 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10025

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Law and Finance in Transition Economies

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Working Paper No. 48
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Mar 2000
Katharina Pistor, Martin Raiser and Stanislaw Gelfer
Columbia University School of Law, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Credit Suisse First Boston
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Citation 164

Abstract:

shareholder and creditor rights, legal effectiveness, external finance

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Fiduciary Duty in Transitional Civil Law Jurisdictions Lessons from the Incomplete Law Theory

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 01/2002
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Oct 2002
Katharina Pistor and Chenggang Xu
Columbia University School of Law and University of Hong Kong
Downloads 1,920 (5,258)
Citation 9

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incomplete law, transition economies, fiduciary duty, law enforcement

3.

The Evolution of Corporate Law: A Cross-Country Comparison

University of Pennsylvania, Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 791-871
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Jul 2003
Columbia University School of Law, Ernst & Young, London School of Economics - Law Department and University of Michigan Law School
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Citation 31

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Citation 165

Economic Development, Legality and the Transplant Effect

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Jan 2000
Katharina Pistor, Daniel Berkowitz and Jean-Francois Richard
Columbia University School of Law, University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
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Citation 165

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Economic Development, Legality, and the Transplant Effect

European Economic Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, February 2003
Posted: 02 May 2003
Daniel Berkowitz, Katharina Pistor and Jean-Francois Richard
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics, Columbia University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics

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Patterns of Legal Change: Shareholder and Creditor Rights in Transition Economies

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 59-110, 2004
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 Mar 2000
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Citation 47

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Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

University of Chicago Press, 2008, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 313
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 May 2007
Curtis J. Milhaupt and Katharina Pistor
Columbia Law School and Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 1,565 (6,782)
Citation 18

Abstract:

legal systems, economic development, corporate governance

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Citation 39

How Law Affects Lending

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 285
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2008
Rainer F. H. Haselmann, Katharina Pistor and Vikrant Vig
Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE, Columbia University School of Law and London Business School
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Citation 39

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Law, Finance, Bankruptcy, Secured Lending, Banks

How Law Affects Lending

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 549-580, 2009
Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Rainer F. H. Haselmann, Katharina Pistor and Vikrant Vig
Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE, Columbia University School of Law and London Business School

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A Legal Theory of Finance

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2013, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 13-348
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 May 2013
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 1,344 (3,989)
Citation 1

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Law Enforcement Under Incomplete Law: Theory and Evidence from Financial Market Regulation

Columbia Law and Economic Working Paper No. 222
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Apr 2003
Chenggang Xu and Katharina Pistor
University of Hong Kong and Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 1,027 (15,833)
Citation 17

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Law Enforcement Under Incomplete Law: Theory and Evidence from Financial Market Regulation

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. TE442
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Katharina Pistor and Chenggang Xu
Columbia University School of Law and University of Hong Kong
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Citation 16

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Towards a Legal Theory of Finance

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 196, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 434
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2014
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Towards a Legal Theory of Finance

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 12-323
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Nov 2012
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Towards a Legal Theory of Finance

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9235
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Abstract:

Finance, Financial Crisis, Financial Regulation, Law, Political Economy, Power

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Incomplete Law - A Conceptual and Analytical Framework and its Application to the Evolution of Financial Market Regulation

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 204
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 May 2002
Katharina Pistor and Chenggang Xu
Columbia University School of Law and University of Hong Kong
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Citation 12

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12.

The Future of European Company Law

Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 420
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Jun 2012
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Sorbonne Law School, Columbia University School of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Citation 1

Abstract:

company law, harmonization, company mobility, cross-border mergers, cross-border voting, group law, capital maintenance, alternative legal forms

13.

Innovation in Corporate Law

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 31, pp. 676-694, 2003
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Jul 2003
Columbia University School of Law, Ernst & Young, London School of Economics - Law Department and University of Michigan Law School
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Citation 12

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14.

Legal Ground Rules in Coordinated and Liberal Market Economies

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 30/2005
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Apr 2005
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Citation 14

Abstract:

economic-legal systems, contract law, corporate law

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On the Theoretical Foundations for Regulating Financial Markets

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 12-304
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Jul 2012
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Host’s Dilemma: Rethinking EU Banking Regulation in Light of the Global Crisis

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 286/2010, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 378
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Jul 2010
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Citation 3

Abstract:

EU banking regulation, financial crisis, transnational regulation, effect-based regulation, systemic risk, home-host country regulation

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Maximizing Autonomy in the Shadow of Great Powers: The Political Economy of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2012, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 395
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2012
Kyle J. Hatton and Katharina Pistor
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - New York Office and Columbia University School of Law
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Citation 1

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Global Network Finance: Organizational Hedging in Times of Uncertainty

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 339
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2009
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 396 (54,258)

Abstract:

Global financial crisis, sovereign wealth funds, global finance, global governance

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Making Corporate Governance Codes More Effective: A Response to the European Commission's Action Plan of December 2012

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 56/2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Dec 2013
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Sorbonne Law School, Columbia University School of Law, University of Marburg - Faculty of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Codes, comply or explain, code effectiveness, disclosure, enforcement, European Commission, Action Plan

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Response to the European Commission's Report on the Application of the Takeover Bids Directive

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 5/2014, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55/2014
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2014
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Sorbonne Law School, Columbia University School of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Abstract:

takeover bids, European Company Law, acting in concert, mandatory bid rule, defensive measures

21.

Law in Finance

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2013, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 13-349
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 May 2013
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Banking Reform in the Chinese Mirror

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 354
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 323 (69,156)

Abstract:

banking reform, financial crisis, sovereign wealth funds, China, emerging markets

23.

Trade, Law and Product Complexity

Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 88, No. 2, pp. 363-373, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 230
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 14 May 2008
Daniel Berkowitz, Johannes Moenius and Katharina Pistor
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics, University of Redlands and Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 295 (74,828)
Citation 22

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institutions, trade, law, rauch classification, gravity, New York Convention

24.

How to Improve the Financial Architecture and Its Resilience

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Jun 2014
ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Capital Fund Management, University College London - Financial Computing and Analytics Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, University of Western Sydney - School of Economics & Finance, Columbia University School of Law, University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW), Independent, University of St. Gallen, Independent and University of the West of England (UWE)
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Abstract:

financial architecture, resilience, financial crisis, banking crisis, economic crisis, new economic thinking

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Governing Interdependent Financial Systems: Lessons from the Vienna Initiative

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 396
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Mar 2011
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Citation 1

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Legal Institutionalism: Capitalism and the Constitutive Role of Law

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2017, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 26/2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 May 2015 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2017
University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Hertfordshire - Business School, University of Hertfordshire, Shandong University and Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 226 (31,381)

Abstract:

institutions, law, capitalism, theory of the firm, property rights

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Regulatory Capabilities: A Normative Framework for Assessing the Distributional Effects of Regulation

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 13-354
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Jul 2013
Fabrizio Cafaggi and Katharina Pistor
European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW) and Columbia University School of Law
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Into the Void; Governing Finance in Central & Eastern Europe

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 355
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
Downloads 192 (117,629)
Citation 4

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banking regulation, regulatory jurisdiction, global governance

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Governing Emerging Stock Markets: Legal vs Administrative Governance

Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 5-10, January 2005
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Jan 2005
Katharina Pistor and Chenggang Xu
Columbia University School of Law and University of Hong Kong
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Towards a New Transition Economics

Economics of Transition, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 11-16, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Dec 2012
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law
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Abstract:

Economic theory, social transformation, new transition, economics

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Evolution of Corporate Law and the Transplant Effect: Lessons from Six Countries

World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 89-112, Spring 2003
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Columbia University School of Law, Ernst & Young, London School of Economics - Law Department and University of Michigan Law School

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Law as a Determinant of Equity Market Development: The Experience of Transition Economies

THE VALUE OF LAW IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES, Peter Murrell, ed., pp. 249-287, University of Michigan Press
Posted: 25 Feb 2005
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law

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stock markets, transition economies, law on the books, rule of law

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Governing Stock Markets in Transition Economies: Lessons from China

Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 262, American Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 184-210, 2005
Posted: 01 Dec 2004
Katharina Pistor and Chenggang Xu
Columbia University School of Law and University of Hong Kong

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Investing in Insider-Dominated Firms: A Study of Russian Voucher Privatization Funds

Corporate Governance in Central Europe and Russia, Vol. 1:Banks, Funds, and Foreign Investors (Roman Frydman, Cheryl W. Gray & Andrzej Rapaczynski eds., Central European University Press 1996)
Posted: 03 Jul 1998
Roman Frydman, Katharina Pistor and Andrzej Rapaczynski
Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics, Columbia University School of Law and Columbia Law School

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Co-determination in Germany: A Socio-Political Model with Governance Externalities

EMPLOYEES AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Maragert Blair, Mark Roe, eds., Brookings Institute, 1999
Posted: 21 Feb 1997
Katharina Pistor
Columbia University School of Law

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