If you are interested in corporate law, especially economic analysis of it, you likely will enjoy an impressive new book collecting original pieces by 30 prominent corporate law scholars. Edited by Claire Hill and Brett McDonnell of the University of Minnesota, the book canvases every important topic in corporate law.
After an overview that traces the history of the economic analysis of corporate law, the book addresses corporate constituencies, governance, gatekeepers, government oversight and a few other hot topics not classified.
Within constituencies, topics consider the directors’ role, the roles of other corporate actors, including shareholders, creditors, employees, and other stakeholders along with broader notions of the public interest.
Internal governance looks at fiduciary duties, shareholder litigation, outside directors, shareholder activism and executive compensation.
Gatekeeper pieces address lawyers and auditors, as well as rating agencies, research analysts, D&O insurers and investment banks.
Jurisdiction looks at both domestic federalism as well as comparative perspective.
Unclassified topics address self-dealing, behavioral economics, and market efficiency.
The scholars are the following professors:
Ahdieh, Atanasov, Bainbridge, Black, Blair, Bodie, Ciccotello, Clarke, Cunningham, Darbellay, Davidoff, Fairfax, Ferri, Fisch, Frankel, Gilson, Griffith, Hill, Kraakman, Langevoort, Lee, McDonnell, Painter, Partnoy, Smith, Thomas, Thompson, Walker, and Whitehead.
The table of contents to this impressive volume follows. Get it while it’s hot!!