Mark J. Roe
David Berg Professor of Law
Mark J. Roe is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law and corporate bankruptcy. He wrote Missing the Target: Why Stock Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem (Oxford, 2022), Strong Managers, Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance (Princeton, 1994), Political Determinants of Corporate Governance (Oxford, 2003), and Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization (Foundation, 2014). Academic articles include: Dodge v. Ford: What Happened and Why? 74 Vanderbilt Law Review 1755 (2021); Corporate Purpose and Corporate Competition, 99 Washington University Law Review 223 (2021); Containing Systemic Risk by Taxing Banks Properly, 35 Yale Journal on Regulation 181 (2018), Financial Markets and the Political Center of Gravity, 2 J. Law, Finance, and Accounting 125 (2017) (with Travis Coan); Bankruptcy’s Three Ages, 7 Harvard Business Law Review 187 (2017); Corporate Structural Degradation Due to Too-Big-to-Fail Finance, 162 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1419 (2014); Corporate Short-Termism — In the Boardroom and in the Courtroom, 68 Business Lawyer 977 (2013); and Breaking Bankruptcy Priority: How Rent-Seeking Upends the Creditors’ Bargain, 99 Virginia Law Review 1235 (2013) (with Frederick Tung).
FavoriteMark J. Roe, Structural Corporate Degradation Due to Too-Big-To-Fail Finance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1419 (2014).
FavoriteMark J. Roe, The Derivatives Market’s Payment Priorities as Financial Crisis Accelerator, 63 Stan. L. Rev. 539 (2011).
- Mark J. Roe & Charles C. Y. Wang, Are Public Firms Disappearing? Corporate Law and Market Power Analyses (Feb. 27, 2023).
- Mark J. Roe, Stock Market Short-Termism: What the Empirical Evidence Tells Policymakers, 7 J. L. Fin. & Acct. 1 (2022).
- Mark Roe, Does stock market short-termism make capitalism irresponsible?, ECGI Blog (Feb. 22, 2022).