Holger Spamann

Harvard Law School

Professor

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

ECGI

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Regulating Bankers' Pay

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 247-287, 2010, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 641
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 May 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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executive compensation, banks, financial regulation, financial firms, financial crisis, TARP, restricted shares, options, moral hazard, risk-taking, prudential regulation, say on pay, compensation committees

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The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 27, 2010, pp. 257-282, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 657, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 287
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2010
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 10,158 (557)
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Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, the financial crisis, banks, executive compensation, risk-taking, compensation structures, bonus compensation, stock options, restricted shares, moral hazard

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'Law and Finance' Revisited

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2009
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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legal origin, law and finance, ADRI

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On the Insignificance And/Or Endogeneity of La Porta Et Al.'s 'Anti-Director Rights Index' Under Consistent Coding

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 7, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 67/2006
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 04 Apr 2006
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,556 (13,561)
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Risk Management Research Report - Spring 2010

Risk Management Research Report, Spring 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Apr 2010
HEC Paris - Finance Department, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Finance, Brooklyn College - CUNY, Drexel University, Loyola Marymount University - Department of Finance, University of Rochester - Simon Business School, Temple University - Department of Finance, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - Department of Economics & Finance, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, HEC Paris - Finance Department, Harvard Law School, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Navarra, IESE Business School, University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance, Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Finance Department, Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, University of California at Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management, INSEAD, University of South Florida - College of Business Administration, Fordham University, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business and Loyola University of Chicago - Department of Finance
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Risk, Risk Management, Derivatives, Corporate Governance, Financial Derivatives, Value-At-Risk, VaR, Ethics, Volatility, Variance, Standard Deviation, Systemic, Systematic

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Monetary Liability for Breach of the Duty of Care?

Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Winter 2016), Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 835, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 300/2015
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2016
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Business judgment rule, director liability, duty of care, manager liability, fiduciary duties, informativeness principle

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The European Commission's Sustainable Corporate Governance Report: A Critique

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper 553/2020, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 20-30
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2021
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
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corporate governance, short-termism, hedge funds, shareholder activism, European Union, securities regulation, agency costs, research and development, political economy, investment, payouts, repurchases

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Legal Origin or Colonial History?

3 Journal of Legal Analysis 379-409 (2011), USC CLEO Research Paper No. C11-9, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 11-16, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2011-03
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2014
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
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legal origin, colonial origin, colonial history, economic growth, civil law, common law

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Contemporary Legal Transplants -- Legal Families and the Diffusion of (Corporate) Law

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2009, No. 6, pp. 1813-1877, 2010, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-33, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 28
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2010
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Diffusion of law, legal transplants, legal origins, legal families, common law, civil law

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Legal Origins, Civil Procedure, and the Quality of Contract Enforcement

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 166, No. 1, pp. 149-165, 2010, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-51
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2010
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Legal origins, civil procedure, courts, comparative law, comparative institutions, formalism index

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Large Sample, Quantitative Research Designs for Comparative Law?

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 797-810, Fall 2009, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-50
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2010
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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comparative law, large-N studies, quantitative methods, statistics, econometrics, Doing Business, legal origins

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Empirical Comparative Law

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11, 2015, Forthcoming, Harvard University Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business Discussion Paper No. 815
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Causal inference, comparative data, comparative law, cross-country, empirical methodology, law and finance, legal origins, quantitative methods

Empirical Comparative Law

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11, pp. 131-153, 2015
Posted: 11 Nov 2015
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School

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Fixing Public Sector Finances: The Accounting and Reporting Lever

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 3, 2015, Harvard University John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business Discussion Paper No. 814
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Mar 2015
James P. Naughton and Holger Spamann
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and Harvard Law School
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GASB, municipal finance, municipal accounting, municipal bond market, Tower amendment

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Cheap-Stock Tunneling Around Preemptive Rights

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 408/2018, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 18-33, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2019
Jesse M. Fried and Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 335 (107,128)
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Controlling shareholder, tunneling, equity issuance, equity issue, equity tunneling, preemptive rights, minority shareholders, public shareholders, rights offers, rights issues, private firms

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Justice is Less Blind, and Less Legalistic, than We Thought: Evidence from an Experiment with Real Judges

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 45, No. 2 (2016), Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 884 (2016)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2016
Holger Spamann and Lars Klöhn
Harvard Law School and Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law
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Precedent, judicial decision-making, judicial behavior, judicial bias, judicial psychology, determinants of judicial decisions, international criminal law, experiments in law

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Derivatives Trading and Negative Voting

Harvard Law, Economics, and Business Discussion Paper No. 730
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2014
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Corporations & Corporate Law (from Corporations in 100 Pages)

Corporations in 100 Pages, 2020
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Aug 2020
Holger Spamann, Scott Hirst and Gabriel V. Rauterberg
Harvard Law School, Boston University - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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Corporations, Corporate Law, Delaware, Public, Private, Governance, Limited Liability

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Choice of Law in a Federal System and an Internal Market

Jean Monnet Working Paper No. 8/01
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 May 2005
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Choice of law, conflict of laws, federalism, internal market, free movement, commerce clause, private international law, European Union

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On Inference When Using State Corporate Laws for Identification

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 1024 (2019), European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 644/2019
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2020
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
Downloads 242 (151,035)
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Anti-Takeover Laws, Corporate Governance, Cluster-Robust Inference, Monte Carlo, Placebo Laws, Permutation Test

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Fiduciary Duties (from Corporations in 100 Pages)

Corporations in 100 Pages, 2020
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Oct 2020
Holger Spamann, Scott Hirst and Gabriel V. Rauterberg
Harvard Law School, Boston University - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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Fiduciary duties, duty of care, duty of loyalty, business judgment rule, entire fairness, Caremark, corporate opportunities

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Mergers & Acquisitions (from Corporations in 100 Pages)

Corporations in 100 Pages, 2020
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Oct 2020
Holger Spamann, Scott Hirst and Gabriel V. Rauterberg
Harvard Law School, Boston University - School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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Mergers, acquisitions, hostile, tender offer, Williams Act, squeeze-out, appraisal, poison pill, Unocal, Revlon

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Does the Supreme Court Really Not Apply Chevron When It Should?

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 57, 2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2019
Natalie Salmanowitz and Holger Spamann
Harvard University, Law School, Students and Harvard Law School
Downloads 203 (177,809)
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Chevron, deference, standard of review, statutory interpretation, administrative law, supreme court

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Law Matters -- Less Than We Thought

USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS19-26, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 19-26
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2021
Daniel M. Klerman and Holger Spamann
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 177 (202,077)

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judicial decisionmaking, experiment, rules versus standards, choice of law, conflict of law

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Precedent and Chinese Judges: An Experiment

Forthcoming, American Journal of Comparative Law, Harvard John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Discussion Paper No. 997, 04/2019 , Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-17
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2019
John Zhuang Liu, Lars Klöhn and Holger Spamann
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law and Harvard Law School
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China, Experiment, Precedent, Case Law

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The US Crime Puzzle: A Comparative Perspective on US Crime & Punishment

Forthcoming, American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 17 (Fall 2015)
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2015
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Comparative, crime, punishment, mass incarceration, American exceptionalism

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Supreme Court Amicus Brief of 22 Corporate Law Professors, Mark Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, et aL, No. 16-1466

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 02 Jan 2018
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School, Duke University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Stanford Law School, University of Michigan Law School, Stanford Law School, Yale University - Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, BC Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, New York University (NYU), Harvard Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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corporate politics, union politics, First Amendment, shareholder rights, corporate speech

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Judges in the Lab: No Precedent Effects, No Common/Civil Law Differences

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 1044 (2020)
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 05 Dec 2020
Harvard Law School, Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law, Sciences Po Law School, University of Michigan Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Mannheim and Sinfonik
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Common/civil law, judicial decision-making, experiment, comparative law, bias, anchoring, precedent, methodology

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Are Sleepy Punishers Really Harsh Punishers?: Comment

Psychological Science 29:1006-09 (2018), Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 898, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-15
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2019
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Judicial Decision-Making, Bias, Sentencing, Sleep, Replication

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Lawyers’ Role-Induced Bias Arises Fast and Persists Despite Intervention

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 1005 , Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-28, Forthcoming, The Journal of Legal Studies
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2020
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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own-side bias, experiment, lawyers, legal argument

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No, Judges Are Not Influenced by Outdoor Temperature (or Other Weather): Comment

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 1036
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Aug 2020
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Judicial decision-making, weather, bias, asylum, sentencing, replication

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The Myth of 'Rebalancing' Retaliation in WTO Dispute Settlement Practice

Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 31-79, March 2006
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2010
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Can Simple Mechanism Design Results Be Used to Implement the Proportionality Standard in Discovery? Comment

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 172 (2016) , Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 862
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 11 Jun 2016
Holger Spamann
Harvard Law School
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Civil litigation, courts, discovery, pre-trial, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26, information, Coase theorem, efficiency, mechanism design, auction theory, transaction costs, pre-discovery settlement, social norms, Nirvana mechanism