William A. Birdthistle

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor of Law

565 W. Adams St.

Chicago, IL 60661-3691

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Digital Finance Platforms: Toward a New Regulatory Paradigm

European Banking Institute (EBI) Working Paper Series No. 58/2020, University of Luxembourg Faculty of Law, Economics & Finance WPS , University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2020/008, 23: 1 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law (2020), University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 03 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2020
Dirk A. Zetzsche, William A. Birdthistle, Douglas W. Arner and Ross P. Buckley
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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FinTech, RegTech, Operating Systems, Financial Regulation, Big Data, BigTech, TechFin, Enforcement, Asset Management, Robo-Advice, Collective Investment Schemes, Mutual Funds

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The Fortunes and Foibles of Exchange-Traded Funds: A Positive Market Response to the Problems of Mutual Funds

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 33, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Sep 2008
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, ETF, investment vehicle, exchange traded fund, investing

3.

Football Most Foul

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 159-172, Winter 2007
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2008
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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governance, incentive, punishment, reward, football, soccer, World Cup, FIFA, red card, yellow card, sin bin, law and economics, cricket, hurling, basketball, rugby

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Investment Indiscipline: A Behavioral Approach to Mutual Fund Jurisprudence

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2010, No. 1, p. 61
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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mutual fund, gartenberg, section 36(b), fiduciary duty, Jones, Harris, Jones v. Harris, behavioral economics, governance, investment, savings, retirement, excessive, fees

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Breaking Bucks in Money Market Funds

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2010, No. 5, pp. 1155-1201, 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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mutual fund, money market fund, break the buck, investment fund, financial crisis, sec, regulation, behavioral, dodd-frank

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Becoming a Fifth Branch

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 99, 2013, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 618
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 09 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2013
William A. Birdthistle and M. Todd Henderson
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Chicago - Law School
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Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Law Professors in Support of Certiorari, Jones v. Harris Associates, No. 08-586

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Dec 2008
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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Section 36(b), Investment Company Act, fiduciary duty, mutual fund, compensation, Barbara Baker Aldave, William Birdthistle, James Cox, Jill Fisch, Jesse Fried, Jeffrey Gordon, Donald Langevoort, Charles Murdock, Donna Nagy, Alan Palmiter, William Sjostrom, Ahmed Taha, Randall Thomas, Manning Warren

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Compensating Power: An Analysis of Rents and Rewards in the Mutual Fund Industry

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 80, pp. 1401-1465, 2006
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 18 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2008
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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mutual fund, investment adviser, investment management, executive compensation, optimal contracting, managerial power, Bebchuk, fund, corporate governance, board of trustees, board

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One Hat Too Many?: Investment Desegregation in Private Equity

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 45, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 427
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2013
William A. Birdthistle and M. Todd Henderson
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Chicago - Law School
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The Supreme Court's Theory of the Fund

37 Journal of Corporation Law 771 (2012), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-16
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2012
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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Supreme Court, mutual fund, investment fund, economics, firm, corporate theory, Janus Capital Group, fund jurisprudence

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Seventh Circuit Amicus Brief of Law Professors in Support of Rehearing En Banc, Hecker v. Deere, Nos. 07-3605 & 08-1224

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Mar 2009
William A. Birdthistle and Paul M. Secunda
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Mutual fund, advisory fees, ERISA, fiduciary duty, Jones, Harris, compensation, 404(c), William Birdthistle, James Cox, Tamar Frankel, Paul Secunda, Peter Stris

12.

Funding Crises: An Empirical Study of the Paycheck Protection Program

Buffalo Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Nov 2020
William A. Birdthistle and Joshua Silver
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
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PPP, paycheck protection program, cares act, pandemic, COVID-19, business, entrepreneur, sociology, empirics

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 47
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Supreme Court Amicus Merits Brief of Law Professors in Support of Petitioners, Jones v. Harris Associates, No. 08-586

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2020
William A. Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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Section 36(b), Investment Company Act, fiduciary duty, mutual fund, compensation, Gartenberg, Supreme Court