A Leximetric Approach to Comparative Corporate Governance: The Case of Hedge Fund Activism

Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming

King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2015-02

28 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2014 Last revised: 9 Nov 2015

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Dionysia Katelouzou

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law; Transnational Law Institute

Date Written: December 15, 2014

Abstract

This article shows how leximetric coding techniques, combined with econometric analysis, can be used to examine similarities and differences across a large number of different legal systems, and to address the question of the extent to which the ‘law matters’. The focus is on the quantification of shareholder protection rules, and on the contribution that such rules can make to a recent international corporate governance phenomenon, namely hedge fund activism.

Keywords: leximetrics, numerical comparative law, interdisciplinarity, law and finance, shareholder activism, shareholder protection

JEL Classification: G30, K00, K22, N20

Suggested Citation

Katelouzou, Dionysia, A Leximetric Approach to Comparative Corporate Governance: The Case of Hedge Fund Activism (December 15, 2014). Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2015-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2538598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2538598

Dionysia Katelouzou (Contact Author)

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Transnational Law Institute ( email )

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