Book Review: The Economic Structure of Corporate Law by Frank H. Easterbrook and Daniel R. Fischel

Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 23, p. 145, 1994

4 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2008

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Bruce Chapman

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Abstract

In their book The Economic Structure of Corporate Law, Frank H. Easterbrook, a judge for the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and a former law professor at the University of Chicago, and Daniel R. Fischel, the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, have very effectively brought economic analysis to bear on corporate law problems. The result is another impressive demonstration of the combination of theoretical argument and close attention to supporting data (usually in the form of stock market event studies) which has become characteristic of the economic and financial literature on the corporation over the last two decades.

Suggested Citation

Chapman, Bruce, Book Review: The Economic Structure of Corporate Law by Frank H. Easterbrook and Daniel R. Fischel. Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 23, p. 145, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1152313

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