Reinier Kraakman

Harvard Law School

Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

European Corporate Governance Institute

Fellow

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

What is Corporate Law?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 300
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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legal personality, limited liability, transferable shares, delegated management, investor ownership, agency problems, default and mandatory rules, choice of law, share ownership

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The End of History for Corporate Law

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Mar 2000
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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The Essential Elements of Corporate Law

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 387, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper No. 643, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-39, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 134/2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
John Armour, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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Corporation, agency problem, corporate law, corporate regulation, corporate governance, securities law, limited liability, regulatory competition, mandatory rules, comparative corporate law, evolution of corporate law

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Russian Privatization and Corporate Governance: What Went Wrong?

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 22 Sep 1999
Bernard S. Black, Reinier Kraakman and Anna Tarassova
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)
Downloads 7,611 (813)
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Agency Problems, Legal Strategies, and Enforcement

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 388, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper Series No. 644 , European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 135/2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
John Armour, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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Agency, agency cost, agency problem, appointment rights, decision rights, control rights, regulation, corporate governance, equal treatment, trustee, mandatory disclosure, enforcement, private enforcement, public enforcement, gatekeeper control

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The Essential Role of Organizational Law

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Jun 2000
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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The Essential Role of Organizational Law

Posted: 17 Aug 2001
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School

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Asset partitioning, legal entities, limited liability, property rights

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Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership, and Dual Class Equity: The Creation and Agency Costs of Separating Control from Cash Flow Rights

Concentrated Corporate Ownership, (R. Morck, ed.), pp. 295-315, 2000, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 249
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Feb 1999 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Reinier Kraakman and George G. Triantis
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School
Downloads 4,473 (2,079)
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Pyramids, dual-class, cross-ownership, cash flow nights, votes, agency costs, corporate governance, law and finance

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Agency Problems and Legal Strategies

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Dec 2004
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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Agency, agency cost, agency problem, appointment rights, decision rights, control rights, regulation, corporate governance, equal treatment, trustee, mandatory disclosure

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Law and the Rise of the Firm

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 57/2006, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 326
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 3,139 (3,751)
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Corporations, Partnerships, Companies, History of the Firm, Entity Shielding, Limited Liability, Legal Entities, Bankruptcy

Law and the Rise of the Firm

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, No. 5, pp. 1333-1403, March 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 546
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
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Law and the Rise of the Firm

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law

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Legal protection, Limited liability companies (LLC), Asset management, Firm ownership, Legal systems

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The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency Twenty Years Later: The Hindsight Bias

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Nov 2003
Ronald J. Gilson and Reinier Kraakman
Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,416 (3,313)
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A Self Enforcing Model of Corporate Law

As published in Harvard Law Review, vol. 109, pp. 1911-1982, 1996
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 Jul 1998
Reinier Kraakman and Bernard S. Black
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CEO Tenure, Performance and Turnover in S&P 500 Companies

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 191/2007, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 595
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2019
John C. Coates, IV and Reinier Kraakman
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 2,642 (5,120)
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CEO tenure, CEO turnover, acquisitions, retirement, CEO shareholdings, S&P 500 companies

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Foundations of Corporate Law

FGV Direito SP Research Paper Series No. 147, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 336/2017
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2017
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
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Legal Personality; Limited Liability; Transferable Shares; Delegated Management; Investor Ownership; Agency Problems; Default and Mandatory Rules; Choice of Law; Share Ownership

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Reflections on the End of History for Corporate Law

Convergence of Corporate Governance: Promise and Prospects, Abdul Rasheed and Toru Yoshikawa, eds., Palgrave-MacMillan, 2012, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 449
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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corporate governance, convergence

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Delaware's Takeover Law: The Uncertain Search for Hidden Value

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Feb 2002
Reinier Kraakman and Bernard S. Black
Downloads 1,634 (11,384)
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Property, Contract, and Verification: The Numerus Clausus Problem and the Divisibility of Rights

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Aug 2002
Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
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property, contract, property rights, contract rights, verification, notice, numerus clausus

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Market Efficiency after the Financial Crisis: It's Still a Matter of Information Costs

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 458, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 242/2014, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 470
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 17 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2014
Ronald J. Gilson and Reinier Kraakman
Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School
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efficient capital market hypothesis, financial crisis, subprime crisis, financial regulation

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The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests of Shareholders as a Class

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 337/2017, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11/2017
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017
John Armour, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,267 (16,888)
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Shareholder-Management Conflict; One-Tier and Two-Tier Boards; Director Appointment; Directors Removal; Decision Rights; Shareholder Coordination; Independent Directors; Executive Compensation

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Rewarding Outside Directors

Harvard Law & Economics Discussion Paper No. 578, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 85/2007
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jan 2007
Assaf Hamdani and Reinier Kraakman
Tel Aviv University; Buchman Faculty of Law; Coller School of Management and Harvard Law School
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independent directors, liability, gatekeepers

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The New Business Entities in Evolutionary Perspective

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Feb 2005
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 1,114 (20,136)
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Corporations, Partnerships, Organizations, History, Limited Liability Companies, Legal Entitites, Asset Partitioning

The New Business Entities in Evolutionary Perspective

European Business Organization Law Review, Vol. 8, 2007
Posted: 16 May 2007
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law

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corporations; partnerships; organizations; history; limited liability companies; legal entities; asset partitioning

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Guide to the Russian Law on Joint Stock Companies (in Russian)

As published by Labirint Press, Moscow, Russia, 1999; (English version is available from Kluwer Law International, 1998)
Number of pages: 702 Posted: 26 Oct 2000
Bernard S. Black, Reinier Kraakman and Anna Tarassova
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)
Downloads 943 (26,149)
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Takeovers in the Boardroom: Burke Versus Schumpeter

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 517, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 306, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 280
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Jun 2005
Ronald J. Gilson and Reinier Kraakman
Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School
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Takeovers, defensive tactics

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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 University - Law School, Professor of Law, 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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corporate politics, union politics, First Amendment, shareholder rights, corporate speech

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Controlling Corporate Misconduct: An Analysis of Corporate Liability Regimes

NYU Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 1 (1997), NYU Law and Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 03 Sep 1997 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2012
Jennifer Arlen and Reinier Kraakman
New York University School of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 529 (57,070)
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Guide to the Russian Law on Joint Stock Companies (in Russian: Part I)

As published by Labirint Press, Moscow, Russia, 1999; (English version is available from Kluwer Law International, 1998)
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 14 Mar 2001
Bernard S. Black, Reinier Kraakman and Anna Tarassova
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)
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Incomplete Organizations: Legal Entities and Asset Partitioning in Roman Commerce

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 271/2014, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 511
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2014
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
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asset partitioning, entity shielding, limited liability, legal history, Ancient Rome, business organizations, corporations

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Placing Election Bylaws on the Corporate Ballot

Harvard PON Working Paper No. 915403
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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Corporate elections, shareholder voting, proxy contests, access to the ballot, by-laws, by-law amendments, proxy fights, proxy contests, corporate governance, agency costs

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Guide to the Russian Law on Joint Stock Companies (in Russian: Part Ii)

As published by Labirint Press, Moscow, Russia, 1999; (English version is available from Kluwer Law International, 1998)
Number of pages: 407 Posted: 14 Mar 2001
Bernard S. Black, Reinier Kraakman and Anna Tarassova
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)
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Mome in Hindsight

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Jan 2005
Ronald J. Gilson and Reinier Kraakman
Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 295 (112,910)

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Market efficiency, financial market efficiency, universally informed trading, professionally informed trading, derivatievly informed trading, uninformed trading, behavioral finance, efficients markets hypothesis, securities and exchange, capital asset prices, capital markets, valuation

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Compliance, Compensation and Corporate Wrongdoing

Conclusions from a Roundtable at Harvard Law School of May 18, 2018
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 May 2019 Last Revised: 24 May 2019
Karl Hofstetter, Eugene F. Soltes and Reinier Kraakman
University of Zurich - Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut (School of Law), Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard Law School
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Compliance, Corporate Governance, Compensation

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Guide to the Russian Law on Joint Stock Companies (in Russian: Part Iii)

As published by Labirint Press, Moscow, Russia, 1999; (English version is available from Kluwer Law International, 1998)
Number of pages: 171 Posted: 14 Mar 2001
Bernard S. Black, Reinier Kraakman and Anna Tarassova
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)
Downloads 270 (123,934)

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The Link Between the Acquisitions Market and the Market for CEOs

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
John C. Coates, IV and Reinier Kraakman
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 217 (154,076)

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Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership, and the Dual Class Equity: the Creation and Agency Costs of Seperating Control from Cash Flow Rights

NBER Working Paper No. w6951
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Reinier Kraakman and George G. Triantis
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School
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Supreme Court Amicus Brief of 22 Corporate Law Professors, Mark Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, et aL, No. 16-1466

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 02 Jan 2018
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School, Duke University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Stanford Law School, University of Michigan Law School, Stanford Law School, Yale University - Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, BC Law School, University of Virginia School of LawUniversity of Virginia - School of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, New York University (NYU), Harvard Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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corporate politics, union politics, First Amendment, shareholder rights, corporate speech

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Concluding Remarks on Creditor Protection

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), Vol. 7, 2006
Posted: 19 Feb 2007
Reinier Kraakman
Harvard Law School

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Creditor Protection, Company Law, Europe, European Company Law, Symposium Max Planck Institute, Ludwig Maximilians University