What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?

What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?

Harvard Law Professor Jesse Fried ’92 first became interested in the use and misuse of repurchases as an Olin Fellow at HLS in the mid-1990s. He has recently co-written several articles on the topic, including “Are Buybacks Really Shortchanging Investment?” with Charles C.Y. Wang in the Harvard Business Review. Here, Fried offers perspective on a complex, and increasingly political, topic.

‘Quid Ita?’: Hal Scott’s Questions and Answers

‘Quid Ita?’: Hal Scott’s Questions and Answers

Harvard Law Professor Hal S. Scott was in his element, thundering up and down the aisles of a classroom in Wasserstein Hall and challenging each of his 70 Capital Markets Regulation students to match his enthusiasm and curiosity. After 43 years on the HLS faculty, Scott taught his final class at the school before retiring last spring. What is the best process, he asked, for ensuring that regulations for the financial system achieve their intended effect?

Money as a Democratic Medium: A Q&A with Christine Desan

Money as a Democratic Medium: A Q&A with Christine Desan

Christine Desan, the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, organized the conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” a two-day event that challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future.

Bebchuk’s study of index funds wins IRRC Institute prize

Bebchuk’s Study of Index Funds Wins IRRC Institute Prize

The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute awarded its 2018 investor research prize to “Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy,” a study by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84, co-authored with Scott Hirst LL.M. ’01 S.J.D. ’16, Research Director, Program on Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School and Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law.