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Professor Jill Fisch

Perry Golkin Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics
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Jill Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School
ECGI Board member : ECGI Research Associate (2013) :

Biography    
Jill E. Fisch is an internationally known scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets. Her work, which consists of more than 50 scholarly articles, has appeared in the top law reviews including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Current projects include experimental research into retail investor decision-making, analysis of the structural and practical challenges posed by the financial regulatory process, and ongoing work on the theory and goals of private securities fraud litigation. Fisch has also focused in detail on the role of institutional investors in corporate governance, particularly shareholder voting. Fisch has recently traveled to Japan, China, Germany and London to lecture and to meet with scholars and regulators to address issues resulting from the globalization of the capital markets. She received the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010-2011. Fisch is a member of the American Law Institute and a former chair of the Committee on Corporation Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Research Interests
Corporate governance
Federal courts
Securities regulation & litigation

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Standing Voting Instructions: Empowering the Excluded Retail Investor ECGI Law Working Paper 360/2017 July 2017
Governance by Contract: The Implications for Corporate Bylaws ECGI Law Working Paper 350/2017 March 2017
The Logic and Limits of Event Studies in Securities Fraud Litigation ECGI Law Working Paper 328/2016 April 2017
The Mess at Morgan: Risk, Incentives and Shareholder Empowerment ECGI Law Working Paper 311/2016 March 2016
Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability? ECGI Law Working Paper 310/2016 March 2016
The Broken Buck Stops Here: Embracing Sponsor Support in Money Market Fund Reform ECGI Law Working Paper 275/2014 November 2014
Why Do Retail Investors Make Costly Mistakes? An Experiment on Mutual Fund Choice ECGI Law Working Paper 220/2013 July 2013

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