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Professor Oliver Hart

Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, Harvard University
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Oliver Hart, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
ECGI Fellow (2002) :

Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. Hart works mainly on contract theory, the theory of the firm, corporate finance, and law and economics. His research centers on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations.

He has published a book (Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure, Oxford University Press, 1995) and numerous journal articles. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy and has three honorary degrees. He has been president of the American Law and Economics Association and a vice president of the American Economic Association.

Research Interests
Corporate finance
Economic theory
Law and economics
Mathematical economics
Theory of the firm

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Companies Should Maximize Shareholder Welfare Not Market Value ECGI Finance Working Paper 521/2017 August 2017
Debt Enforcement Around the World ECGI Finance Working Paper 147/2007 January 2007
Takeover Bids vs. Proxy Fights in Contests for Corporate Control ECGI Finance Working Paper 004/2002 October 2002

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