Scott Hirst

Scott Hirst is the Director of Institutional Investor Research for the Program on Corporate Governance. In addition, he serves as an Associate Professor of Law at Boston University, teaching Corporations, Corporate Governance, and Mergers & Acquisitions. His research seeks to explain phenomena in corporate law, securities regulation, and related areas, and to inform policy making on these subjects. His work aims to combine empirical methods and conceptual analyses from finance, accounting, and economics, with close attention to the institutional environment within which corporations and investors make decisions. His recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Harvard Business Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He previously served as Research Director of the Program on Institutional Investors and practiced as a Senior Associate in the mergers and acquisitions group of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. He received Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Harvard Law School, and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.