John Coates

John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics

Research Director, Program on the Legal Profession

Representative Publications

Bibliography


Shorter Works in Collection


Coates, John C. "Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring: Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice" in Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance (Oxford U. Press, forthcoming 2014).

Coates, John C. "Thirty Years of Evolution in the Roles of Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance" in Research Handbook on Shareholder Power (Jennifer Hill & Randall Thomas eds., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2014).

Coates, John C. "M&A Break Fees: U.S. Litigation versus U.K. Regulation" in Regulation versus Litigation: Perspectives from Economics and Law (Daniel Kessler ed., Chicago University Press, 2011).

Coates, John C. "Ownership, Takeovers and EU Law: How Contestable Should EU Corporations Be?" in Reforming Company and Takeover Law in Europe (Guido Ferrarini, Klaus J. Hopt, Jaap Winter & Eddy Wymeersch eds., Oxford University Press, 2004).


Articles in a Periodical


Coates, John C., Jesse M. Fried & Kathryn E. Spier. "What Courses Should Law Students Take? Lessons from Harvard’s Big Law Survey," 64 J. Legal Educ. (forthcoming 2014).

Coates, John C. "Towards Better Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Essay on Regulatory Management," Law & Contemp. Probs., (forthcoming 2014).

Coates, John C. "Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation: Case Studies and Implications," Yale L. J., (forthcoming 2014).

Coates, John C. "Managing Disputes Through Contract: Evidence from M&A," 2 Harvard Business Law Review 301 (2012).
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Coates, John C. "Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and After Citizens United," 9 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 696 (2012).

Coates, John C., Michele deStefano, David B. Wilkins & Ashish Nanda. "Hiring Teams, Firms and Lawyer: Evidence of the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market," 36 Law and Social Inquiry 999 (2011).

Coates, John C. "The Downside of Judicial Restraint: The (Non-)Effect of Jones v. Harris," 6 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy 58 (2010).
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Coates, John C. "Reforming the Taxation and Regulation of Mutual Funds: A Comparative Legal and Economic Analysis," 1 The Journal of Legal Analysis 591 (2009).

Coates, John C. & David Scharfstein. "Lowering the Cost of Bank Recapitalization," 26 Yale Journal on Regulation 373 (2009).

Coates, John C. "The Keynote Papers and the Current Financial Crisis," 47 Journal of Accounting Research 427 (2009).

Coates, John C. & R. Glenn Hubbard. "Competition and Shareholder Fees in the Mutual Fund Industry: Evidence and Implications for Policy," 33 Journal of Corporation Law 151 (2007).

Coates, John C. "The Goals and Promise of Sarbanes-Oxley," 21 J. Econ. Persp. 91 (2007).

Bebchuk, Lucian A., John C. Coates & Guhan Subramanian. "The Trouble with Staggered Boards: A Reply to Georgeson's John Wilcox," 11 Corporate Governance Advisor 17 (2003).
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Bebchuk, Lucian A., John C. Coates & Guhan Subramanian. "The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Further Findings and a Reply to Symposium Participants," 55 Stanford Law Review 885 (2002).
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Coates, John C. & B. Faris. "Second-Generation Shareholder Bylaws: Post-Quickturn Alternatives," 56 The Business Lawyer 1323 (2001).
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Coates, John C. "Private vs. Political Choice of Securities Regulation: A Political Cost/Benefit Analysis," 41 Virginia Journal of International Law 531 (2001).
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Coates, John C. "Explaining Variation in Takeover Defenses: Blame the Lawyers," 89 California Law Review 1301 (2001).
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Coates, John C. "The Contestability of Corporate Control: A Critique of the Scientific Evidence on Takeover Defenses," 79 Texas Law Review 271 (2000).
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Coates, John C. "Empirical Evidence on Structural Takeover Defenses: Where Do We Stand?" 54 University of Miami Law Review 783 (2000).
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Coates, John C. "Takeover Defenses in the Shadow of the Pill: A Critique of the Scientific Evidence on Takeover Defenses," 79 Texas Law Review 271 (2000).
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Coates, John C. & Guhan Subramanian. "A Buy-Side Model of M&A Lockups: Theory and Evidence," 53 Stanford Law Review 307 (2000).


Articles in a Newspaper


Coates, John C. & Taylor Lincoln. "A Campaign Finance Job for the SEC," Washington Post, Sept. 7, 2011, at A19.

Coates, John C. & Taylor Lincoln. "Fulfilling the promise of ?Citizens United?" Washington Post, Sept. 2, 2011, Opinion.
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Coates, John C. & David S. Scharfstein. "The Bailout is Robbing the Banks," The New York Times, February 18, 2009, Op-Ed, at A27.


Working or Discussion Papers


Coates, John C., Jesse M. Fried & Kathryn E. Spier. "What Courses Should Law Students Take? Harvard's Largest Employers Weigh In," HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper, No. 2014-12 (2014).
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Coates, John C. & Suraj Srinivasan. "SOX after Ten Years: A Multidisciplinary Review," Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper, No. 758 (2014).
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Coates, John C. "The Powerful Pervasive Effects of Ownership on M&A," Olin Center Discussion Paper, No. 669 (2010).

Coates, John C. "M&A Break Fees: US Litigation vs. UK Regulation" (2009).

Coates, John C. & Reinier Kraakman. "CEO Tenure, Performance and Turnover in S," John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business Discussion, No. 595 (2007).


Reports or Studies


Coates, John C. "IBM's Hostile Bid for Lotus", Harvard Law School (2013).
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Coates, John C. "Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods", Harvard Law School (2012).
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Coates, John C., Clayton Rose & David Lane. "El Paso's Sale to Kinder Morgan", Harvard Law School (2012).
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Coates, John C., Ashish Nanda & Monet A. Brewerton. "Slater & Gordon (A)", Harvard Law School (2012).
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Coates, John C., Ashish Nanda & Monet A. Brewerton. "Slater & Gordon (B)", Harvard Law School (2012).
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Coates, John C. & Sara Del Nido. "Workers' Rights in the Hudson Valley (A)", Harvard Law School (2012).
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Coates, John C. & Sara Del Nido. "Workers' Rights in the Hudson Valley (B)", Harvard Law School (2012).
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Coates, John C. "Hilton's Hostile Bid for ITT (A)", Harvard Law School (2011).
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Coates, John C., Clayton Rose & David Lane. "In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods" (2011).
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Coates, John C. & Taylor Lincoln. "Fulfilling Kennedy's Promise: Why the SEC Should Mandate Disclosure of Corporate Political Activity", Public Citizen and Harvard Law School (2011).
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Coates, John C. "Hilton's Hostile Bid for ITT (B)", Harvard Law School (2011).
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Coates, John C. "Hilton's Hostile Bid for ITT (C)", Harvard Law School (2011).
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Coates, John C. "Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady", Harvard Law School (2011).
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Miscellaneous Publications


Coates, John C., Michele Stefano Beardslee, Ashish Nanda, Erik Ramanathan, Corporate Purchasing Project: How S&P Companies Evaluate Outside Counsel (Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession, 2011).

Coates, John C. The roundtable discussion, "Theory's Contributions to Corporate Law and Practice," moderated by John Coates at the Theory Informs Business Practice Symposium, 77 Chicago - Kent Law Review 121 (2001)


Works in Progress


Bebchuk, Lucian A., John C. Coates & Guhan Subramanian. The Effect of Takeover Defenses (2006).

Coates, John C. & Reinier H. Kraakman. Why are Firms Sold? The Role of the Target CEO's Age, Tenure, and Share Ownership (2005).

Coates, John C. & Reinier H. Kraakman. CEO Incenetives and Merger Activity in the 1990s: Stock Options and Real Options (2004).

Coates, John C. Management Buyouts: Methods and Results in the 1990s (2003).

Representative Publications