Research Interests: Corporations and Society, Law and Finance, Corporate Governance, Private law, Remedies , Political Economy.

My research focuses on how to better align the interests of business and society. I analyze this in two broad ways. First, I explore the ways in which legal regimes can be used to better align the interests of business and society. Second, I study the effectiveness of extra-legal mechanisms in those cases where legal regimes are absent or ineffective.

Across these projects, I work at the intersection of law, business, and economics. The fundamental questions in each project are drawn from real-world legal and business issues. In seeking to answer these questions, I leverage theoretical, empirical, and experimental tools from finance and economics. While I strive to ensure that my work has firm analytical underpinnings, I also strive to ensure that each paper is accessible by a generalist legal audience so that my research insights can be shared with colleagues, students, and policy makers.

PUBLISHED PAPERS

If Not the Index Funds, Then Who?”  Berkeley Business Law Journal,  17(1):44-90, 2020.

Designing Remedies to Compensate Plaintiffs for Unobservable HarmsAmerican Law and Economics Review, 20(2):460-511, 2018. 

WORKING PAPERS

“Corporate Liability and Capital Structure.”

“Exploiting Collateral Consequences.”

“Do Corporations Profit from Breaking the Law? Evidence from Environmental Violations.”

“Norm-Based Enforcement of Promises” (with Rebecca Stone and Alexander Stremitzer).

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