Areas of Interest
Law and Economics
Fed up with inflation
January 24, 2022
Former Federal Reserve Bank member Daniel Tarullo says the Fed has “fallen behind the curve” in raising interest rates to help tame rising inflation and “needs to play some catch-up.”
Harvard Law Professor Christine Desan says the Biden administration is harnessing fiscal and monetary policy to bolster the economy, but should move faster to address climate change, crypto markets, public banking.
A rising tide?
August 3, 2021
Harvard Law Professor and Federal Reserve Board veteran Daniel K. Tarullo discusses inflation and the United States’ economic recovery.
July 7, 2021
Harvard Law School students are working to create a Massachusetts public bank to help minority-owned businesses, small farms, and gateway cities.
Subramanian, Barzuza, other Harvard Law affiliates recognized by Corporate Practice Commentator
May 6, 2021
Articles by Harvard Law Professor Guhan Subramanian, Visiting Professor Michal Barzuza and several HLS alumni were named the Top Corporate and Securities Articles of 2020.
Helping the financially vulnerable find stability
March 25, 2021
Last year, Harvard Law Professor Howell Jackson and students in his FinTech class worked with a national nonprofit to help the United Parcel Service create an emergency savings program for 90,000 of its nonunion workers.
David Cope: 1948-2021
March 5, 2021
A brilliant intellect and devoted, compassionate teacher, Harvard Law School Lecturer on Law David Cope taught at the school for more than 20 years.
Debating stakeholder capitalism
December 16, 2020
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis intensifying discussions about corporate purpose duties to stakeholders, the European Corporate Governance Institute and the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance recently hosted a virtual debate on stakeholder capitalism between Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 and London Business School Professor Alex Edmans.
Leading scholars bring new expertise
February 2, 2020
Effective Jan. 1, three faculty members were promoted and two new scholars joined the HLS faculty.
Daniel Tarullo joins Harvard Law faculty as the Nomura Professor of International Financial Regulatory Practice
January 28, 2020
Daniel Tarullo, a former governor of the Federal Reserve Board, was appointed the Nomura Professor of International Financial Regulatory Practice.
McCulloch v. Maryland: Two centuries later
September 23, 2019
On the 200th anniversary of McCulloch v. Maryland, HLS Professor Mark Tushnet reflects on the 1819 case that paved the way for the modern administrative state and established the supremacy of federal over state law.
New this year for HLS faculty
September 12, 2019
With the start of the academic year, four new scholars have joined the ranks of the Harvard Law School faculty and two have been promoted to professor of law.
HLS Authors: A summer selection of alumni books
July 22, 2019
The latest from alumni authors, chronicling travels to the moon and the Arctic, the dawn of a code war, and the unwinding of a miracle.
Crystal Yang ’13, a law and economics scholar who focuses her teaching and research on empirical law and economics, was promoted to professor of law at Harvard Law School effective July 1, 2019.
The European Corporate Governance Institute awarded its 2019 prize for best working paper in law to a paper by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84.
These are trying times for the World Trade Organization, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff admitted when he spoke at Harvard Law School on March 12. Yet in his speech he offered reason for optimism.
What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?
February 19, 2019
Harvard Law Professor Jesse Fried ’92 first became interested in the use and misuse of repurchases as an Olin Fellow at HLS in the mid-1990s. He has recently co-written several articles on the topic, including “Are Buybacks Really Shortchanging Investment?” with Charles C.Y. Wang in the Harvard Business Review. Here, Fried offers perspective on a complex, and increasingly political, topic.
A call for a kinder capitalism
February 6, 2019
Speaking at Harvard Law School, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III '09 (D., Mass.) called Monday for a new national economic agenda based on “moral capitalism” that addresses the needs of embattled workers.