Company Law

Working Paper

01 April 2005

The States as a Laboratory: Legal Innovation and State Competition for Corporate Charters

Corporate law is an arena in which the metaphor of the states as a laboratory describes actual practice, and, for the most part, this is a laboratory that has worked reasonably well. The goal of this paper is to map out over time the diffusion...

Roberta Romano
01 July 2009

How Do Legal Rules Evolve? Evidence From a Cross-Country Comparison of Shareholder, Creditor and Worker Protection

Much attention has been devoted in recent literature to the claim that a country’s ‘legal origin’ may make a difference to its pattern of financial development and more generally to its economic growth path. Proponents of this...

John Armour | Simon Deakin | Priya Lele | Mathias Siems

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