Reinier H. Kraakman

Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law

Representative Publications

Bibliography


Books


Allen, William T., Reinier H. Kraakman & Guhan Subramanian. Cases and Commentaries on the Law of Business Organization (Aspen Publishers 3d ed. 2009).

The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach ( Reinier H. Kraakman et al. eds., Oxford University Press 2d ed. 2009).

Allen, William T., Reinier H. Kraakman & Guhan Subramanian. Cases and Commentaries on the Law of Business Organization (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business 2nd ed. 2007).

Black, Bernard S., Reinier H. Kraakman & Anna S. Tarassova. A Guide to the Russian Law on Joint Stock Companies (Kluwer Law International 1998).
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Shorter Works in Collection


Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Market Efficiency After the Fall: Where Do We Stand Following the Financial Crisis?" in Research Handbook On The Economics Of Corporate Law (Claire A. Hill & Bret H. McDonnell eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Vicarious and Corporate Liability" in Tort Law And Economics 134 (Michael Faure ed., Edward Elgar, 2009).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Disclosure and Corporate Governance: An Overview Essay" in Reforming Company and Takeover Law in Europe 95 (Guido Ferrarini & et al., eds., Oxford University Press, 2004).

Kraakman, Reinier H. & Henry Hansmann. "The End of History for Corporate Law" in Are Corporate Governance Systems Converging? (Jeffery Gordon & Mark Roe eds., University of Chicago Press, 2003).

Hansmann, Henry & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Toward a Single Model of Corporate Law?" in Corporate Governance Regimes: Convergence and Diversity (Joseph A. McCahery, et al. eds., Oxford University Press, 2002).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "A Comment on the Durability of the Corporate Form" in The Twenty-First Century Firm: Changing Economic Organization in International Perspective (Paul DiMaggio ed., 2001).

Bebchuk, Lucian A., Reinier H. Kraakman & George Triantis. "Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership and Dual Class Equity: The Mechanisms and Agency Costs of Separating Control from Cash-Flow Rights" in Concentrated Corporate Ownership 295 (R. Morck ed., University of Chicago Press, 2000).
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Triantis, George G., Lucian A. Bebchuk & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership, and Dual Class Equity: The Creation and Agency Costs of Separating Control from Cash Flow Rights" in Concentrated Corporate Ownership (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Third Party Liability" in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Peter Newman ed., Stockton Press, 1998).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Limited Shareholder Liability" in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Peter Newman ed., Stockton Press, 1998).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "The Mystery of Union Shareholder Activism: Commentary on Schwab and Thomas" in Employee Representation in the Emerging Workplace: Alternatives/Supplements to Collective Bargaining 431 (Samuel Estreicher ed., Kluwer Law International, 1998).

Black, Bernard, Jonathan Hay & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Corporate Law from Scratch" in Corporate Governance in Eastern Europe and Russia 245 (Cheryl Grey, Roman Frydman & Andrzej Rapacznski eds., Central European University Press, 1996).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Die Professionalisierung des Board" in Corporate Governance 129 (Dieter Fedderson, Peter Hommelhoff & Uwe H. Schneider eds., Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG, 1996).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "The Legal Theory of Insider Trading Regulation in the United States" in European Insider Dealing (K. Hopt & E. Wymeerisch eds., Butterworth, 1991).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Discounted Share Price as a Source of Acquisition Gains" in Corporate Law and Economic Analysis (Lucian A. Bebchuk ed., Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "The Economic Functions of Corporate Liability" in Corporate Governance and Directors' Liabilities (K. Hopt & G. Teubner eds., Walter de Gruyter, 1985).


Articles in a Periodical


Kraakman, Reinier H. & Assaf Hamdani. "Rewarding Outside Directors," 105 Michigan Law Review 1677 (2007).

Hansmann, Henry, Reinier H. Kraakman & Richard Squire. "Law and the Rise of the Firm," 119 Harvard Law Review 1333 (2006).
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Gilson, Ronald & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Clark's Treatise on Corporate Law: Filling Manning's Empty Towers," 31 Journal of Corporation Law 599 (2006).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Concluding Remarks on Creditor Protection," 7 European Business Organization Law Review 465 (2006).

Hansmann, Henry, Reinier H. Kraakman & Richard Squire. "The New Business Entities in Evolutionary Perspective," 2005 University of Illinois Law Review 5 (2005).

Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Takeovers in the Boardroom: Burke versus Schumpeter," 60 The Business Lawyer 1419 (2005).
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Gilson, Ronald & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Takeovers in the Boardroom: Burke versus Schumpeter," 60 The Business Lawyer 1419 (2005).

Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Mome in Hindsight: How Has "Mechanisms of Market Efficiency" fared Over the Past 20 Years?" Regulation, Winter 2004-2005, at 64.
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Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency Twenty Years Later: The Hindsight Bias," 28 The Journal of Corporation Law 215 (2003).
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Kraakman, Reinier H. & Henry Hansmann. "Property, Contract, and Verification: The Numerus Clausus Problem and the Divisibilty of Rights," 31 Journal of Legal Studies S373 (2002).
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Kraakman, Reinier H. "The Best of All Possible Worlds (or Pretty Darn Close)," 69 University of Chicago Law Review 933 (2002).
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Kraakman, Reinier H. & Bernard Black. "Delaware's Takeover Law: The Uncertain Search for Hidden Value," 96 Northwestern University Law Review 521 (2002).
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Kraakman, Reinier H. & Henry Hansmann. "The End of History for Corporate Law," 89 Georgetown Law Journal 439 (2001).
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Arlen, Jennifer & Reinier H. Kraakman. "When Companies Come Clean: Mitigation is Better Than Environmental Audit Priveleges," Business Law Today, January/February 2000, at 46.

Kraakman, Reinier H. & Henry Hansmann. "The Essential Role of Organizational Law," 110 Yale Law Journal 387 (2000).
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Kraakman, Reinier H., Bernard Black & Anna Tarassova. "Russian Privatization and Corporate Governance: What Went Wrong?" 52 Stanford Law Review 1731 (2000).
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Hansmann, Henry & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Organizational Law as Asset Partitioning," 44 European Economic Review 807 (2000).

Arlen, Jennifer & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Controlling Corporate Misconduct: A Comparative Analysis of Alternative Corporate Incentive Regimes," 72 New York University Law Review 687 (1997).
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Kraakman, Reinier H. & Bernard Black. "A Self-Enforcing Model of Corporate Law," 109 Harvard Law Review 1911 (1996) (article review).
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Kraakman, Reinier H., Hyun Park & Steven M. Shavell. "When are Shareholder Suits in Shareholder Interests?" 82 Georgetown Law Review 1733 (1994).

Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Investment Companies as Guardian Shareholders: The Place of the MSIC in the Corporate Governance Debate," 45 Stanford Law Review 985 (1993).

Hansmann, Henry & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Do the Capital Markets Compel Limited Liability?" 94 Yale Law Journal 427 (1992).

Hansmann, Henry & Reinier H. Kraakman. "A Procedural Focus on Unlimited Liability," 106 Harvard Law School 446 (1992).

Hansmann, Henry & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Hands-Tying Contracts: Book Publishing, Venture Capital Financing, and Secured Debt," 8 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 628 (1992).

Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Reinventing the Outside Director: An Agenda for Institutional Investors," 43 Stanford Law Review 863 (1991).

Hansmann, Henry & Reinier H. Kraakman. "The Uneasy Case for Limiting Shareholder Liability in Tort," 100 Yale Law Journal 1879 (1991).

Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "What Triggers Revlon?" 25 Wake Forest Law Review 37 (1990).

Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Delaware's Intermediate Standard for Defensive Tactics: Is There Substance to the Proportionality Rule?" 44 The Business Lawyer 247 (1989).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Auditor Liability and Information Disclosure: Discussion," 3 Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 341 (1988).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Taking Discounts Seriously: The Implications of "Discounted" Share Prices as an Acquisition Motive," 88 Columbia Law Review 891 (1988).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Gatekeepers: The Anatomy of a Third-Party Enforcement Strategy," 2 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 53 (1986).

Kraakman, Reinier H. "Corporate Liability Strategies and the Costs of Legal Controls," 93 Yale Law Journal 857 (1984).

Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency," 70 Virginia Law Review 549 (1984).


Articles in a Newspaper


Gilson, Ronald J. & Reinier H. Kraakman. "Corporate Governance and Portfolio Performance: An Agenda for Institutional Investors," Director's Monthly, May 1991, at 1.


Working or Discussion Papers


Kraakman, Reinier H., John Armour & Henry Hansmann. "Agency Problems, Legal Strategies, and Enforcement," Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business Discussion Paper Series, No. 631 (2009).

Kraakman, Reinier H., John Armour & Henry Hansmann. "The Essential Elements of Corporate Law: What is Corporate Law?" Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business Discussion Paper Series, No. 632 (2009).

Bebchuk, Lucian A., Allen Ferrell, Reinier H. Kraakman, Mark J. Roe & Guhan Subramanian. "Placing Election Bylaws on the Corporate Ballot," Harvard PON Working Paper, No. 915403 (2005).
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Prefaces or Epilogues


Kraakman, Reinier H. "Concluding Remarks" to The Law and Economics of Creditor Protection: A Transatlantic Perspective (Horst Eidenmuller & Wolfgang Schon eds., Asser Press, 2008).


Works in Progress


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).

Representative Publications