Professor Milhaupt's research interests include comparative corporate governance; the legal systems of East Asia (particularly Japan); law and economics; law and economic development.
He has published widely in the fields of comparative corporate governance and Japanese law, as well as aspects of the Chinese and Korean legal systems. In addition to numerous academic articles, he is the co-author or editor of seven books, including Regulating the Visible Hand?: The Institutional Implications of Chinese State Capitalism (Oxford, 2016); U.S. Corporate Law (Yuhikaku, 2009, in Japanese); Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Growth Around the World (University of Chicago Press, 2008); and Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia (Routledge, 2008).
Professor Milhaupt lectures and teaches frequently throughout the world and is the recipient of two teaching awards. Appointments include Erasmus Mundus Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Bologna, Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law at Hong Kong University, and Visiting Professor of Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Professor Milhaupt received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 and a J.D. in 1989 from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 2018, after serving on the Columbia Law School faculty since 1999. He began his academic career at Washington University in St. Louis after several years pracitcing corporate law in New York and Tokyo.