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Corporate governance after the financial crisis

Corporate governance after the financial crisis

Bainbridge, Stephen M

Traditionally, corporate law was the province of the states. Today, however, the federal government is increasingly engaged in corporate governance regulation. The changes examined in this work provide a series of case studies in which to explore the question of whether federalization will lead to better outcomes. The years from 2000 to 2010 were bookended by two major economic crises. The bursting of the dotcom bubble and the extended bear market of 2000 to 2002 prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which was directed at core aspects of corporate governance. At the end of the decade came the bursting of the housing bubble, followed by a severe credit crunch, and the worst economic downturn in decades. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which changed vast swathes of financial regulation. Among these changes were a number of significant corporate governance reforms. Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis asks two questions about these changes. First, are they a good idea that will improve corporate governance? Second, what do they tell us about the relative merits of the federal government and the states as sources of corporate governance regulation? Traditionally, corporate law was the province of the states. Today, however, the federal government is increasingly engaged in corporate governance regulation. The changes examined in this work provide a series of case studies in which to explore the question of whether federalization will lead to better outcomes. The author analyzes these changes in the context of corporate governance, executive compensation, corporate fraud and disclosure, shareholder activism, corporate democracy, and declining US capital market competitiveness

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Published New York: Oxford University Press, c2012

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Statement of responsibility: Stephen M. Bainbridge
ISBN: 0199912793, 9780199912797
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 283 p.
Subject: Company law; Administrative jurisdiction & public administration; United States of America, USA; Laws of specific jurisdictions & specific areas of law; Company, commercial & competition law: general; Financial law: general; Law; Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.; Corporate governance Law and legislation United States.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780199772421