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Professor Merritt Fox

Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law, NASDAQ Professor for Law and Economics of Capital Markets
Columbia Law School
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Merritt Fox, Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law, NASDAQ Professor for Law and Economics of Capital Markets, Columbia Law School
ECGI Research Associate (2011) :

Merritt Fox is the Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law and the NASDAQ Professor of the Columbia Law School-Columbia Business School Joint Project on the Law and Economics of Capital Markets.

B.A., 1968, Yale; J.D., 1971; Ph.D. (Economics), 1980. Practiced with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, 1974-80. Adjunct professor teaching law and economics, Yale and Fordham, 1974-80. Taught at Indiana University Law School in Bloomington before joining the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1988, where he was the Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law and faculty director of the school's Center for International and Comparative Law. He is author of Finance and Industrial Performance in a Dynamic Economy (1987); The Signature of Power: Buildings, Communication and Policy (with H. Lasswell, 1979). He is also co-editor, with Michael Heller, of Corporate Governance Lessons from Transitional Economies (2006). Much of his recent scholarship is in the areas of international securities regulation, the value of mandatory disclosure, and comparative corporate governance.

Research Interests
Corporate and securities law
International finance
Law and economics

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Regulating Public Offerings of Truly New Securities: First Principles ECGI Law Working Paper 338/2017 February 2017
Corporate Governance Changes As a Signal: Contextualizing the Performance Link ECGI Law Working Paper 323/2016 August 2016
Economic Crisis and Share Price Unpredictability: Reasons and Implications ECGI Law Working Paper 243/2014 February 2014
Civil Liability and Mandatory Disclosure ECGI Law Working Paper 109/2008 October 2008
Understanding Dura ECGI Law Working Paper 062/2006 August 2005 This Working Paper is based upon a draft prepared for the Sloan Project on Business Institutions/Anton Philips Fund Conference on International Markets and Corporate Governance (Washington DC, October 2005) organised by Georgetown University Law Center and Tilburg University Faculty of Law.

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