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Professor Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
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Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, Yale Law School
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Biography    
Roberta Romano is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Her research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance, and the regulation of financial instruments and securities markets.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research, and a past President of the American Law and Economics Association. She is the author of The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation and The Genius of American Corporate Law and editor of Foundations of Corporate Law. Professor Romano has a B.A. from The University of Rochester, an M.A. from The University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Yale.

Selected Publications

The Genius of American Corporate Law, 1993; Foundations of Corporate Law (ed.), 1993; The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation, 2002.


Research Interests
Corporate governance
Corporate law
Law and economics

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
The Private Ordering Solution to Multiforum Shareholder Litigation ECGI Law Working Paper 295/2015 June 2015
Further Assessment of the Iron Law of Financial Regulation: A Postscript to Regulating in the Dark ECGI Law Working Paper 273/2014 November 2014
The Market for Corporate Law Redux ECGI Law Working Paper 270/2014 October 2014
Getting Incentives Right: Is Deferred Bank Executive Compensation Sufficient? ECGI Law Working Paper 241/2014 February 2014
The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices ECGI Law Working Paper 089/2007 October 2007 Winner of the 2008 De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize (Best paper in the Law series)
Institutional Investors and Proxy Voting: The Impact of the 2003 Mutual Fund Voting Disclosure Regulation ECGI Law Working Paper 083/2007 April 2007
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Making of Quack Corporate Governance ECGI Finance Working Paper 052/2004 September 2004
After the Revolution in Corporate Law ECGI Law Working Paper 050/2005 October 2005
Empirical Studies of Corporate Law ECGI Law Working Paper 044/2005 May 2005
The States as a Laboratory: Legal Innovation and State Competition for Corporate Charters ECGI Law Working Paper 034/2005 April 2005
Is Regulatory Competition a Problem or Irrelevant for Corporate Governance? ECGI Law Working Paper 026/2005 March 2005

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