Allen Ferrell

Harvard Law School

Griswold 303 1525 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Research Associate

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

http://www.ecgi.org

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Scholarly Papers (30)

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Citation 295

What Matters in Corporate Governance?

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 783-827, February 2009, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 491 (2004)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 295

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Corporate governance, agency costs, boards, directors, takeovers, tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, defensive tactics, entrenchment, anti-takeover provisions, staggered boards, corporate charters, corporate bylaws, golden parachutes, poison pills

What Matters in Corporate Governance?

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 783-827, 2009
Posted: 25 Jan 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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G30, G34, K22

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Legal and Economic Issues in Litigation Arising from the 2007-2008 Credit Crisis

PRUDENT LENDING RESTORED: SECURITIZATION AFTER THE MORTGAGE MELTDOWN, Chapter 5, pp. 163-235, Yasuyuki Fuchita, Richard Herring, and Robert Litan, eds., Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC, 2009, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 612, Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-5
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 03 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2010
Allen Ferrell, Jennifer E. Bethel and Gang Hu
Harvard Law School, Babson College and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Subprime, Litigation, Economic

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Citation 75

Socially Responsible Firms

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 432/2014
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2016
Allen Ferrell, Hao Liang and Luc Renneboog
Harvard Law School, Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
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Corporate social responsibility, agency costs, corporate governance

Socially Responsible Firms

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2014-043, TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2014-029
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
Allen Ferrell, Hao Liang and Luc Renneboog
Harvard Law School, Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
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corporate social responsibility, agency problems, value enhancement, corporate

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Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Firm Valuation

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2015
Martijn Cremers and Allen Ferrell
University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School
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Citation 33

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shareholder rights, antitakeover defenses, firm valuation, poison pill

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Rethinking Basic

The Business Lawyer, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 671-697, May 2014, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 764
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Basic, Class Action, Class Certification, Fraud-on-the-Market, Halliburton, Securities Litigation

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A New Approach to Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 111-164, 2001 , Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 309
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,602 (14,035)
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Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, regulatory competition

A New Approach to Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 08 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2021
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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U.S. Securities Regulation in a World of Global Exchanges

Exchanges: Challenges and Implications, Euromoney, 2007, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 569, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 146/2007
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Reena Aggarwal, Allen Ferrell and Jonathan G. Katz
Georgetown University - Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Harvard Law School and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
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stock exchange mergers, NYSE, Euronext, Sarbanes-Oxley, cross-listing, demutualization, stock exchanges, SRO

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The Loss Causation Requirement for Rule 10b-5 Causes-of-Action: The Implication of Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 596
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Aug 2007
Allen Ferrell and Atanu Saha
Harvard Law School and Compass Lexecon
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Securities damages, Dura, Dura Pharmaceuticals, Broudo, securities litigation, Rule 10b-5, event study, securities regulation, loss causation

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The Case for Mandatory Disclosure in Securities Regulation Around the World

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 492
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 07 Dec 2004
Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,293 (19,835)
Citation 17

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Policy Issues Raised by Structured Products

BROOKINGS-NOMURA PAPERS ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, Yasuki Fuchita, Robert E. Litan, eds., Brookings Institution Press, 2007, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 560
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Nov 2006
Jennifer E. Bethel and Allen Ferrell
Babson College and Harvard Law School
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Structured Products, Disclosure, Regulation

Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?

California Law Review, Vol. 90, pp. 1775-1821, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 352
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Delaware, incorporations, corporate charters, regulatory competition, corporate governance, managers, shareholders, takeovers, antitakeover statutes

Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2021
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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On Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition

Business Lawyer, Vol. 57, pp. 1047-1068, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 363, 2002
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 May 2002 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Delaware, incorporations, corporate charters, regulatory competition, corporate governance, managers, shareholders, takeovers

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Forward-Casting 10b-5 Damages: A Comparison to Other Methods

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper, Harvard University John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business Discussion Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
Allen Ferrell and Atanu Saha
Harvard Law School and Compass Lexecon
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10b-5 damages, securities damages, damages, securities lititgation

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Event Study Analysis: Correctly Measuring the Dollar Impact of an Event

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Atanu Saha and Allen Ferrell
Compass Lexecon and Harvard Law School
Downloads 775 (41,253)
Citation 1

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10b-5 damages, materiality, securities litigation, securities damages, event study analysis, t-statistic

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Why Continental European Takeover Law Matters

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 454
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Feb 2004
Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School
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Mandated Disclosure and Stock Returns: Evidence from the Over-the-Counter Market

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 453
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 09 Feb 2004
Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School
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Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 993-1006, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 18 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 993-1006, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 18 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Oct 2001
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Citation 1
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Takeover law, regulatory competition, federal takeover, state takeover, shareholder

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Citation 1

Calculating Damages in ERISA Litigation

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 May 2011
Allen Ferrell and Atanu Saha
Harvard Law School and Compass Lexecon
Downloads 439 (84,124)
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securities litigation, 10b-5, damages, securities damages, ERISA

Calculating Damages in Erisa Litigation

Journal of Financial Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Allen Ferrell and Atanu Saha
Harvard Law School and Compass Lexecon
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New Special Study of the Securities Markets: Institutional Intermediaries

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 580
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2017
Allen Ferrell and John Morley
Harvard Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 466 (79,039)
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Institutional intermediaries, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, credit rating agencies, brokers, dealers

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Placing Election Bylaws on the Corporate Ballot

Harvard PON Working Paper No. 915403
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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Corporate elections, shareholder voting, proxy contests, access to the ballot, by-laws, by-law amendments, proxy fights, proxy contests, corporate governance, agency costs

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Securities Litigation and the Housing Market Downturn

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 May 2009
Allen Ferrell and Atanu Saha
Harvard Law School and Compass Lexecon
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Citation 1

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securities litigation, class action, financial crisis, housing market downturn, 10b-5, loss causation, housing prices, housing sales

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Price Impact, Materiality, and Halliburton II

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Aug 2016
Allen Ferrell and Andrew H. Roper
Harvard Law School and Compass Lexecon
Downloads 372 (102,720)

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securities class action, Halliburton, price impact, materiality

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Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Stock Returns

AFA 2013 San Diego Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2015
Martijn Cremers and Allen Ferrell
University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School
Downloads 305 (127,725)
Citation 1

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G-Index, abnormal stock returns, robustness, takeover factor, shareholder rights

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The Law and Finance of Broker-Dealer Mark-Ups

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Apr 2011
Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School
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Citation 1

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Mark-up, Mark-Downs, Broker-Dealers, Securities Regulation, Stock prices, Broker-Dealer Regulation

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If We Understand the Mechanisms, Why Don't We Understand Their Output?

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 414
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Apr 2003
Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School
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An Asymmetric Payoff-Based Explanation of IPO 'Underpricing'

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 587
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Aug 2007
Atanu Saha and Allen Ferrell
Compass Lexecon and Harvard Law School
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ipo underpricing, underwriter, IPO, uncertainty

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The Allocation of Investors' Orders and Inefficient Market Competition: A Proposal

Harvard Law School, Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 281
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 May 2000
Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School
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Corporate Litigation, Governance, and the Role of Law Firms

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 607/2021
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2021
Harvard Law School, Bocconi University - Department of Finance, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
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Corporate litigation, corporate governance, litigation insurance, securities litigation

Federalism and Takeover Law: the Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Federalism and Takeover Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 5, pp. 1168-1200, June 1999, Reprinted in Regulatory Competition and Economic Integration (D. Esty and D. Geradin, ed., Oxford University Press) pp. 68-94, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 257, June 1999
Posted: 11 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Federalism and Corporate Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 257
Posted: 26 May 2000
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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