Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law at the Yale Law School, Roberta Romano specializes in corporate law and financial market regulation. She has written extensively on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance, and the regulation of financial instruments and securities markets.

Education

  • JD, Yale University, 1980
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1975
  • BA, University of Rochester, 1973

Publications

Selected Books

Foundations of Corporate Law
R. Romano
2010
The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation
R. Romano
2002
The Genius of American Corporate Law
R. Romano

Selected Articles

For Diversity in the International Regulation of Financial Institutions: Critiquing and Recalibrating the Basel Architecture
R. Romano
Yale Journal on Regulation
2014
Getting Incentives Right: Is Deferred Bank Executive Compensation Sufficient?
R. Romano, Sanjai Bhagat, & B. Bolton
Yale Journal on Regulation
2014
Regulating in the Dark
R. Romano
Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation
2012
Reforming Financial Executives’ Compensation for the Long Term
S. Bhagat and R. Romano
The Research Handbook on Executive Pay
2012

Achievements

Fellow
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Since 1995
Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research
Since 1999
Fellow
European Corporate Governance Institute
Since 2002
President
American Law & Economics Association
1998-1999
President
Society for Empirical Legal Studies
2009-2010
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize
European Corporate Governance Institute Working Paper Series in Law
2008
Annual Poll of 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles
1998, 2001, 2005, 2009
Yale Law Women Faculty Excellence Award
2007, 2014
Yale Law Women Teaching Award
1997

Editorships

Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization
Editorial Board
Supreme Court Economic Review
Editorial Board
Corporate Securities and Finance Law Abstracts
Editorial Board
European Business Organization Law Review
Editorial Board
Journal of Corporate Law Studies
Editorial Board
Experimental and Empirical Studies Abstracts
Editorial Board
White Collar Crime Abstracting Journal
Editorial Board
Journal of Financial Perspectives
Editorial Board
Journal of Financial Regulation
Editorial Board