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Professor Reinier Kraakman

Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
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Reinier Kraakman, Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
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Biography    
Reinier Kraakman is the Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law. He is the co-author of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach and has worked on company law reform in Russia and Vietnam. He has also taught summer programs in Germany and Japan as well as seminars at Harvard Law School on comparative corporate law and governance once for East Asia and once for Europe. Reinier has served as a consultant on corporate governance to the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, and was Anton Philips Professor during 2003-2004 at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.

He was elected an ECGI Research Associate in 2006.

Research Interests
Business law
Comparative company law
Corporate governance
Corporate takeovers
Limited liability
Shareholder-derivative suits
Third-party enforcement strategies

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests of Shareholders as a Class ECGI Law Working Paper 337/2017 January 2017
Foundations of Corporate Law ECGI Law Working Paper 336/2017 January 2017
Incomplete Organizations: Legal Entities and Asset Partitioning in Roman Commerce ECGI Law Working Paper 271/2014 October 2014
Market Efficiency after the Financial Crisis: Its Still a Matter of Information Costs ECGI Law Working Paper 242/2014 February 2014
CEO Tenure, Performance and Turnover in S&P 500 Companies ECGI Finance Working Paper 191/2007 October 2007
Agency Problems, Legal Strategies and Enforcement ECGI Law Working Paper 135/2009 November 2009 This article is the second chapter of the second edition of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, by Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Gerard Hertig, Klaus Hopt, Hideki Kanda and Edward Rock (Oxford University Press 2009).
The Essential Elements of Corporate Law ECGI Law Working Paper 134/2009 November 2009 This article is the first chapter of the second edition of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, by Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Gerard Hertig, Klaus Hopt, Hideki Kanda and Edward Rock (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Rewarding Outside Directors ECGI Law Working Paper 085/2007 June 2007
Law and the Rise of the Firm ECGI Law Working Paper 057/2006 December 2005

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