Roberta Romano

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


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

Selected Books

Foundations of Corporate Law

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The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation

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The Genius of American Corporate Law

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Selected Articles

For Diversity in the International Regulation of Financial Institutions: Critiquing and Recalibrating the Basel Architecture

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Yale Journal on Regulation

Getting Incentives Right: Is Deferred Bank Executive Compensation Sufficient?

R. Romano, Sanjai Bhagat, & B. Bolton
Yale Journal on Regulation

Regulating in the Dark

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Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation

Reforming Financial Executives’ Compensation for the Long Term

S. Bhagat and R. Romano
The Research Handbook on Executive Pay


  • 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


  • 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