Professor Merritt B. Fox, "The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy"
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Professor Merritt B. Fox will present a lecture titled "The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy" based on his latest book. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Markets. Admission is free and all are welcome. Professor Fox is Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He is Co-Director of the Center for Law and Economic Studies and co-director of the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets.
About Professor Fox (read his full biography):
Merritt B. Fox is Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He is Co-Director of the Center for Law and Economic Studies and co-director of the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets.
Fox teaches international securities regulation, securities regulation, corporate finance, and capital markets regulation at the Law School, which he joined as a faculty member in 2003.
Fox's belief that law is significantly informed by the social sciences led him to pursue a Ph.D. in economics at Yale University in 1980 to more deeply understand his chosen field.
Prior to entering teaching, he practiced law with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. One of his areas of practice was international lending to Latin America, which led him to spend time in Brazil. Fox uses such experience to help students understand the variety of considerations that go into designing workable vehicles for the international transfer of capital.
His research interests include corporate and securities law, capital markets regulation, law and economics, international securities regulation, and comparative corporate law. Fox's articles have appeared in the Duke Law Review, Business Lawyer, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and the New York University Law Review. He is also the author of The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy, 2019 (with Lawrence Glosten & Gabriel Rauterberg), Corporate Governance Lessons From Transitional Economies, 2006 (co-edited with Michael Heller), Finance and Industrial Performance in a Dynamic Economy, 1987, and The Signature of Power: Buildings, Communication and Policy, 1979 (with H. Lasswell).