Page: John M. Olin Fellowships in Empirical Law and Finance

Purpose. To foster student research and study in the area of empirical law and finance Eligibility. Any JD, LLM or SJD student at Harvard Law School, any PhD student at GSAS, and any DBA student at Harvard Business School, who has a strong interest in empirical law and finance Fellowship Period. One academic year. (Successive fellowship years…Read more »

Page: The Project on Stakeholder Capitalism

The Project on Stakeholder Capitalism, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research, discourse, and education on corporate purpose, stakeholder governance, and corporate social responsibility. Research studies on the subject by faculty and fellows associated with the Programs include:…Read more »

Page: Aisha Saad

Aisha Saad is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. She holds a JD from Yale Law School and a DPhil from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Aisha was an extern for Judge William Fletcher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Edward Chen…Read more »

Page: Links to Studies that Use the Entrenchment Index

Links to 1002 Studies that Use the Entrenchment Index (Bebchuk, Cohen, and Ferrell, 2009) Abernathy, John L., Brooke Beyer, Adi Masli, and Chad Stefaniak, The Association between Characteristics of Audit Committee Accounting Experts, Audit Committee Chairs, and Financial Reporting Timeliness, 30(2) Advances in Accounting pp. 283-297 (2014) Adjei, F., The Effects of Cash Holdings on Corporate Performance…Read more »

Page: Links to Studies that Cite “What Matters in Corporate Governance?”

A study issued by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, Bebchuk, Cohen, and Ferrell (2009), has had substantial influence on subsequent research work. The study. What Matters in Corporate Governance,” [Cite], put forward a new corporate governance index – the Entrenchment Index (E Index). According to Google Scholar citations data, as of the end…Read more »

Page: Valerio Di Mascio

Valerio Di Mascio is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. He is also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. candidate at Bocconi University in Milan. His current research focuses on the regulation and legal qualification of crypto tokens under US and EU securities and corporate law, and on the…Read more »

Page: Federica Cadorin

Federica Cadorin is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. She is also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and a S.J.D. candidate at University of Milan. Her current research focuses on the protection of minority shareholders upon a change in the control of the company, with particular reference toasymmetric” M&A transactions. PriorRead more »

Page: Utkarsh Saxena

Utkarsh Saxena is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. He completed his Master of Laws (LL.M.) as an Inlaks scholar from Harvard Law School in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School. Before graduate school, Utkarsh clerked on the…Read more »

Page: Jihyun Kim

Jihyun Kim is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance.

Page: Masaki Iwasaki

Masaki Iwasaki is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. He is also a Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Economics and a Graduate Student Affiliate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to Harvard, he practiced as an attorney at the…Read more »

Page: Niccolo Calvi

Niccolò Calvi is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. He is also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. candidate at Bocconi University. His current research focuses on corporate governance and issuances of new shares. Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Niccolò practiced two years in Cleary Gottlieb Steen &…Read more »

Page: Rishab Guha

Rishab Guha is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance.  He is also a fourth-year PhD candidate in Business Economics. His research focuses on empirical financial economics, with overlaps to empirical industrial organization and applied econometrics / machine learning.

Page: Alexandre Edde Diniz de Oliveira

Alexandre Edde Diniz de Oliveira is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. He is also a second year student at Harvard Law School. He received a LLB from the University of São Paulo in 2018. He was a researcher for the São Paulo Research Agency (FAPESP), and thereafter practiced as a…Read more »

Page: Kobi Kastiel

Kobi Kastiel is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance, Research Director of the Project on Controlling Shareholders at the Program on Corporate Governance, and a Co-Editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Page: Viroopa Volla

Viroopa Volla is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. She is also a third-year JD/MBA student at HBS and HLS. She received an AB in Economics from Harvard in 2014. After graduation, she worked as a consultant in McKinsey & Company and as a Senior Manager at Walmart. She is interested inRead more »

Page: Talia Gillis

Talia Gillis is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Business Economics, a joint program of the Department of Economics at Harvard University and Harvard Business School, and a doctoral candidate in the S.J.D. program at Harvard Law School. Her research interests are household…Read more »

Page: Sam Lite

Sam Lite is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. He is also a fourth-year Ph.D student in the Business Economics program at HBS. He received an AB in Economics from Princeton University in 2014. After, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs and in business development at Palantir Technologies.

Page: Matthew Kim

Matthew Kim is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. He is also an Affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. His papers are forthcoming in the Journal of Human Rights and the Journal of East Asian Studies. Before joining Harvard Law School, Matthew was a Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Center…Read more »

Page: Liran Eliner

Liran Eliner is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. He is also a fourth-year PhD student at Harvard Business School. His current work focuses primarily on the behavioral biases that affect the financial decisions of individuals, and on the ways in which these biases can be mitigated. Prior to coming toRead more »

Page: Leeor Ofer

Leeor Ofer is a co-editor of the Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation of the Program on Corporate Governance. She is also an S.J.D. candidate and a Graduate Program Fellow at Harvard Law School. Her current research focuses on corporate governance, controlling shareholders, and control-enhancing mechanisms. Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Leeor worked…Read more »

Page: Wanling Su

Wanling Su is a Fellow at Harvard Law School and Co-Editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. Her first article appeared in the Virginia Law Review and has been reviewed by Jotwell. Her research has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, TaxProf, Columbia Law School Blue Sky, and NYU…Read more »

Page: Jihwon Park

Jihwon Park is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. She is also a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School, majoring in Accounting and Management. Her main research interests are corporate misconduct and corporate governance. Prior to HBS, Park received B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Business Administration from Seoul National University,…Read more »

Page: Evan Tarte

Evan Tarte is a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance. He is also currently a third-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School. The last two summers, Evan worked as a summer associate at Arena Investors helping to underwrite opportunistic credit investments. Prior to law school, Evan worked as a real estate privateRead more »

Page: William Powley

Dr. William Powley is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. His current research focuses in the area of law and economics. Select papers include Are Star Law Firms Also Better Lawyers? (with Allen Ferrell, Katya Neretina, Alberto Manconi, and Luc Renneboog) and Other Litigation: A New Measure of Ex Ante Securities Litigation Risk. Dr. Powley’s research has been…Read more »

Page: Yun Soo Shin

Yun Soo Shin is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. She is also an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. Her research fields include corporate governance, corporate finance, political economy, and international commercial arbitration. She is also a teaching fellow and an MBA candidate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Yun Soo…Read more »

Page: Leo E. Strine, Jr.

Leo E. Strine, Jr. is a Senior Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. He is also the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and served on the Delaware Court of Chancery as Chancellor (2011-2014) and Vice Chancellor (1998-2011). Chief Justice Strine has authored numerous landmark opinions in the field of corporate law, includingRead more »

Page: Studies Using the Entrenchment Index of Bebchuk, Cohen & Ferrell (2009)

A study issued by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, Bebchuk, Cohen, and Ferrell (2009), put forward a corporate governance index – the Entrenchment Index (E Index). This study has had substantial influence on subsequent research work. According to Google Scholar citations data, as of the end of 2020, the study was cited by…Read more »

Page: 2019 Corporate Governance Roundtable

March 20-21, 2019 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School1585 Massachusetts Avenue,  Cambridge, MA 02138 Supported by The Harvard Roundtable on Corporate Governance is grateful for the co-sponsorship of Abernathy MacGregor, Bank of America, BP, Broadridge, Brunswick Group, the CAF Group, Capital One, CFA Institute, Chevron, the Coca-Cola Company, Coherent Economics, Deloitte, Edison International, Eli Lilly, Emerson, Evercore, GileadRead more »

Page: Project on M&A and Corporate Control

The M&A and Corporate Control Project, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research, discourse, and education with respect to M&A and battles over Corporate Control. The Research Director of the Project is Professor Lucian Bebchuk. Research studies on M&A…Read more »

Page: Project on Institutional Investors

The Institutional Investors Project, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research, discourse, and education with respect to Institutional Investors. Research studies on the subject by faculty and fellows associated with the Programs include: The Causal Mechanisms of HorizontalRead more »

Page: Project on Short-Termism

The Short-Termism Project, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research, discourse, and education with respect to short-termism. Research studies on the subject by faculty and fellows associated with the Programs includes: Stock Market Short-Termism’s Impact Mark Roe Harvard…Read more »

Page: Project on Corporate Political Spending

The Project on Corporate Political Spending, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research, discourse, and education with respect to political spending by public companies and their officeholders. Research studies on the subject by faculty and fellows associated withRead more »

Page: Tamar Groswald Ozery

Tamar (Tami) Groswald Ozery is a Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and a co-editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Tami is also a visiting lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel, where she teaches the course Chinese Law and Legal Institutions and…Read more »

Page: 2018 Shareholder Engagement Roundtable

June 5-6, 2018 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School1585 Massachusetts Avenue,  Cambridge, MA 02138 Co-Organizers: Lucian Bebchuk, Stephen Davis, Matt Filosa, and Scott Hirst Supported by The Harvard Roundtable on Shareholder Engagement is grateful for the co-sponsorship of Abernathy MacGregor, the AES Corporation, American Express, Bank of America, Broadridge, Brunswick Group, Cartica Management, CFA Institute, Chevron, Citi, the…Read more »

Page: Itai Fiegenbaum

Itai Fiegenbaum is a Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and a co-editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Itai holds an LL.B from Tel Aviv University and an LL.M from Columbia University in New York. Itai is currently a Ph.D candidateRead more »

Page: Project on Hedge Fund Activism

The Hedge Fund Activism Project, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research, discourse, and education with respect to hedge funds activism. Research studies on hedge funds activism by faculty and fellows associated with the Programs includes: Universal ProxiesRead more »

Page: Project on Controlling Shareholders

The Project on Controlling Shareholders, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research, discourse, and education with respect to controlling shareholders and companies controlled by such shareholders. Research studies on the subject by faculty and fellows associated with the…Read more »

Page: Corporate Governance Lab

The Corporate Governance Lab, operated by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Finance, seeks to foster research using quantitative toolsincluding econometric, statistical, or modeling toolsin the field of corporate governance. The Faculty Director of the Lab is Professor Alma Cohen.…Read more »

Page: Forum Citations

The Forum is the top online resource for discourse on corporate governance, and its posts have been widely cited in over 800 law review articles and regulatory materials. Articles and materials including citations to the Forum include the following: 1 Christopher McNamara, How the Decisions in Favor of the Stein Thirteen Will Affect the LitigationRead more »