Roberta Romano

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

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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

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