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.
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?
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.