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Professor Marco Becht

Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance
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Marco Becht, Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance, Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, UniversitÚ libre de Bruxelles
Founder member of the ECGI : ECGI Board member : ECGI Fellow (2010) : ECGI Research Associate (2004) :

Marco Becht is a Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management at UniversitÚ libre de Bruxelles where he teaches master courses on corporate governance, corporate restructuring and law, finance and economics. Becht is also a Founder Member, a Fellow and the Executive Director of the European Corporate Governance Institute, an international non-profit scientific association.

In 2003 and 2012, he was Visiting Professor and Fellow at the Sa´d Business School, University of Oxford, in 2008 Max Schmidheiny Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurship and Risk at the University of St. Gallen, in 2011 Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance and in 2013 a Visiting Fellow at Columbia Law School.

His research currently focuses on law and finance, with particular emphasis on corporate governance.

Beyond his core academic activities Becht is a member of the Group of Financial Market Law Experts of the German Ministry of Finance and a Senior Academic Adviser to Oxera, the Economic Consultancy.


PhD Economics, European University Institute, Florence
MA Economics, European University Institute, Florence
MSc Economics, London School of Economics
BSc Economics, London School of Economics

Research Interests
Corporate governance
Law and finance

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Does Mandatory Shareholder Voting Prevent Bad Acquisitions? ECGI Finance Working Paper 422/2014 May 2014
Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study ECGI Finance Working Paper 402/2014 May 2017
Hedge Fund Activism in Europe ECGI Finance Working Paper 283/2010 May 2010
Returns to Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Clinical Study of the Hermes U.K. Focus Fund ECGI Finance Working Paper 138/2006 December 2006
Where Do Firms Incorporate? Deregulation and the Cost of Entry ECGI Law Working Paper 070/2006 Revised August 2007 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.
Reciprocity in Takeovers ECGI Law Working Paper 014/2003 October 2003
Corporate Governance and Control ECGI Finance Working Paper 002/2002 Revised August 2005

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