Introduction to Economics of Corporate Law
Economics of Corporate Law (Edward Elgar, 2016)
26 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 3, 2016
The Economics of Corporate Law is a two-volume collection of the most influential articles in the development of the economic analysis of corporate law. This Introduction briefly describes each included article, summarizing each and placing it within its historic context. Each volume is divided into three parts. Part I of Volume I starts with three seminal contributions to the economics of the firm, by Ronald Coase, Michael Jensen and William Meckling, and Oliver Williamson. Part II collects articles on the board of directors and the purpose of the corporation. Part III includes leading contributions on the nature and role of state competition for corporate charters. Volume II begins with a section on hostile takeovers and defenses. Part II of Volume II includes articles on shareholder suits and other mechanisms aimed at limiting agency problems. Part III of Volume III concludes with three articles that take broad, theoretical perspectives on corporate law and corporate governance.
Keywords: Corporate law, law and economics, corporate governance
JEL Classification: D21, G30, K22, L21
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