Roberta Romano

Yale Law School

Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fellow

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114

B-1050 Brussels

Belgium

http://www.ecgi.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Making of Quack Corporate Governance

NYU, Law and Econ Research Paper 04-032; Yale Law & Econ Research Paper 297; Yale ICF Working Paper 04-37; ECGI - Finance Working Paper 52/2004
Number of pages: 234 Posted: 27 Sep 2004
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 12,006 (205)
Citation 179

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate law, securities regulation, Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Making of Quack Corporate Governance

Yale Law Journal, June 2005, Yale ICF Working Paper No. 05-23
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 22 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2011
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 1,445 (8,990)
Citation 161

Abstract:

Sarbanes-Oxley Act, corporate governance, corporate law

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Less Is More: Making Shareholder Activism A Valued Mechanism Of Corporate Governance

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 241; and Yale ICF Working Paper No. 00-10; Yale SOM Working Paper No. ICF - 00-10
Number of pages: 142 Posted: 22 Jun 2000
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 4,165 (1,318)
Citation 30

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Event Studies and the Law - Part I: Technique and Corporate Litigation

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 00-31; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 259
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 May 2001
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School
Downloads 2,773 (2,876)
Citation 28

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The Future of Financial Regulation

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 386
Number of pages: 158 Posted: 06 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2010
John Morley and Roberta Romano
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 2,370 (3,564)

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The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 89/2007, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2009
Sanjai Bhagat, Brian J. Bolton and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance, Portland State University - School of Business Administration and Yale Law School
Downloads 2,244 (4,029)
Citation 51

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate performance, governance indices

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Empirical Studies of Corporate Law

HANDBOOK OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell, Forthcoming, Yale ICF Working Paper No. 05-16, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 44/2005
Number of pages: 112 Posted: 27 May 2005
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School
Downloads 2,038 (4,879)
Citation 41

Abstract:

event studies, corporate governance, empirical research in corporate law

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Event Studies and the Law: Part II - Empirical Studies of Corporate Law

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 00-33; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 260
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 May 2001
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School
Downloads 1,994 (5,208)
Citation 38

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Is Regulatory Competition a Problem or Irrelevant for Corporate Governance?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper 307; Yale ICF Working Paper 05-02; NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper 04-03, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 26/2005
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Mar 2005
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 1,823 (6,041)
Citation 10

Abstract:

regulatory competition,corporate law,corporate governance,Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Is Regulatory Competition a Problem or Irrelevant for Corporate Governance?

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 212-231, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School

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The Need for Competition in International Securities Regulation

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 00-49; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 258
Number of pages: 143 Posted: 06 Aug 2001
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 1,488 (8,578)
Citation 40

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The Need for Competition in International Securities Regulation

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 2, No. 2, July 2001
Posted: 18 Feb 2002
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School

Abstract:

Securities regulation, regulatory competition

10.

After the Revolution in Corporate Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 50/2005, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 323
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Oct 2005
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 1,346 (9,870)
Citation 2

Abstract:

corporate law, legal education, corporate law centers

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Against Financial Regulation Harmonization: A Comment

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 414
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2010
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 1,143 (12,052)
Citation 1

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Financial Regulation, Hedge Funds, Regulatory Arbitrage

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Institutional Investors and Proxy Voting: The Impact of the 2003 Mutual Fund Voting Disclosure Regulation

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 07-10, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 349, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 83/2007
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2008
Martijn Cremers and Roberta Romano
University of Notre Dame and Yale Law School
Downloads 1,101 (13,313)
Citation 15

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Proxy Voting, Mutual Funds, Institutional Investors, Disclosure

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Reforming Executive Compensation: Focusing and Committing to the Long-Term

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 374
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2009
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School
Downloads 945 (16,627)
Citation 17

Abstract:

executive compensation, restricted stock, financial institution regulation, emergency economic stabilization act

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Regulating in the Dark

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 442
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2012
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 932 (15,066)

Abstract:

financial regulation, sunset, experimentation, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, Basel Accord

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Does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Have a Future?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 385
Number of pages: 159 Posted: 20 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2009
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 793 (22,216)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Sarbanes-Oxley Act, financial regulation, media, corporate governance

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Reforming Executive Compensation: Simplicity, Transparency and Committing to the Long-Term

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2009
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School
Downloads 781 (14,143)
Citation 15

Abstract:

executive compensation, restricted stock, financial institution regulation, emergency economic stablization act

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Citation 10

Does Confidential Proxy Voting Matter?

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 02-29; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 265
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Sep 2002
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 681 (28,305)
Citation 10

Abstract:

Institutional Activism, Shareholder Voting, Corporate Governance

Does Confidential Proxy Voting Matter?

NBER Working Paper No. w9126
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Aug 2002
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
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Citation 10

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Does Confidential Proxy Voting Matter?

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp.465-509, June 2003
Posted: 08 Jan 2004
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School

Abstract:

Corporate governance, shareholder voting, institutional activism

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The States as a Laboratory: Legal Innovation and State Competition for Corporate Charters

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 34/2005, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. #
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 698 (27,067)
Citation 14

Abstract:

Corporate law, corporate governance, legal innovation, regulatory competition

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Assessing Dodd-Frank

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 434
Number of pages: 150 Posted: 13 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2011
Andrew Verstein and Roberta Romano
Wake Forest University School of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 583 (29,186)

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For Diversity in the International Regulation of Financial Institutions: Critiquing and Recalibrating the Basel Architecture

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 452, ECGI - Law Working Paper, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 10 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2013
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 496 (37,445)
Citation 1

Abstract:

financial regulation, Basel accords, capital requirements, banking, harmonization

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Quack Corporate Governance

Regulation, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 36-44, Winter 2005
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 14 Jan 2006
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 414 (49,085)
Citation 160

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, firm performance, SOA

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Getting Incentives Right: Is Deferred Bank Executive Compensation Sufficient?

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 241/2014, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 489
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 15 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Sanjai Bhagat, Brian J. Bolton and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance, Portland State University - School of Business Administration and Yale Law School
Downloads 268 (74,432)

Abstract:

executive compensation, restricted stock, financial institution regulation

The Private Ordering Solution to Multiforum Shareholder Litigation

NBER Working Paper No. w21362
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 20 Jul 2015
Roberta Romano and Sarath Sanga
Downloads 1 (554,064)
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The Private Ordering Solution to Multiforum Shareholder Litigation

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 295/2015, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 524
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Roberta Romano and Sarath Sanga
Downloads 242 (100,074)

Abstract:

exclusive forum clauses, multiforum litigation, shareholder litigation

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Further Assessment of the Iron Law of Financial Regulation: A Postscript to Regulating in the Dark

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 273/2014, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 515
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2014
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 227 (76,232)

Abstract:

Dodd-Frank, sunsetting, financial regulation, experimentation

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The Market for Corporate Law Redux

Forthcoming in Francesco Parisi, ed., Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 270/2014, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 514
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 26 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2014
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 226 (75,173)
Citation 1

Abstract:

market for corporate law; state competition for corporate charters; Delaware, race to the top, race for the bottom

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Challenges in Global Financial Services

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 486
Number of pages: 142 Posted: 25 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
√Črica Gorga, Roberta Romano and Natalya Shnitser
Yale University - Center for the Study of Corporate Law, Yale Law School and Boston College - Law School
Downloads 157 (124,968)

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Enterprise Law Conference of 2014: Edited Transcript

Number of pages: 202 Posted: 26 Sep 2014
Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of California, Berkeley, Independent, Gakushuin University, Kobe University, Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University - Graduate School of Commerce and Management, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Graduate School of law, Columbia Law School, Independent, Waseda University - Graduate School of Commerce, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research, Harvard Law School, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Yale Law School, Waseda University, Independent, Doshisha University, Faculty of Law, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Independent, Independent, Independent, Independent, University of Virginia School of Law, Waseda University - School of Law and University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 83 (135,367)

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Institutional Investors and Proxy Voting on Compensation Plans: The Impact of the 2003 Mutual Fund Voting Disclosure Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w15449
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Nov 2009
Martijn Cremers and Roberta Romano
University of Notre Dame and Yale Law School
Downloads 47 (299,896)
Citation 4

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The Uncertain Future of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School
Downloads 37 (343,079)

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Event Studies and the Law: Part II: Empirical Studies of Corporate Law

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 380-423, 2002
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School

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Event Studies and the Law - Part II: Empirical Studies of Corporate Law

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2002
Posted: 25 Sep 2002
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School

Abstract:

corporate law, corporate governance, event studies

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Less is More: Making Institutional Investor Activism a Valuable Mechanism of Corporate Governance

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 18, No. 2, Pp. 174-252, Summer 2001
Posted: 18 Feb 2002
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School

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Institutional investors, corporate governance, shareholder activism

Event Studies and the Law: Part I: Technique and Corporate Litigation

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 141-168, 2002
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School

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Event Studies and the Law - Part I: Technique and Corporate Litigation

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2002
Posted: 18 Feb 2002
Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Yale Law School

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Empowering Investors: A Market Approach to Securities Regulation

Yale Law Review, Vol. 107, No. 5, 1998.
Posted: 18 Sep 1998
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School

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Regulation of Derivatives

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, 1998.
Posted: 20 Jul 1998
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School

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Corporate Law and Corporate Governance

Industrial and Corporate Change, vol.5, no. 3 (1996) (Oxford University Press).
Posted: 07 May 1998
Roberta Romano
Yale Law School

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