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Prof. Robert M. Daines

Prof. Robert M. Daines

Stanford Law School
Pritzker Professor of Law and Business
Co-Director of the Rock Center on Corporate Governance
Palo Alto, CA, USA


Senior Faculty, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance; Professor (by courtesy) of Finance, Graduate School of Business Robert M. Daines is the Pritzker Professor of Law and Business and Co-Director of the Rock Center on Corporate Governance at Stanford. His research focuses on the intersection between law and finance, including CEO pay, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, mandatory disclosure regulations, IPOs, shareholder voting and takeover defenses. Professor Daines' work has appeared in such top publications as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and The Yale Law Journal. His research has also been covered by The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, and other media.

Before entering academia, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, where he advised firms on bank and bond financings. He is also Professor of Finance (by courtesy) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He clerked for Judge Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Prof. Daines was awarded the 2012 John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Key Works

  • Robert M. Daines, Ian D. Gow and David F. Larcker, Rating the Ratings: How Good Are Commercial Governance Ratings?, 98 Journal of Financial Economics 439 (2010).
  • Robert M. Daines and Michael Klausner, Economic Analysis of Corporate Law, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Lawrence E. Blume and Stephen Durlauf, eds., New York: Macmillan, 2nd ed., 2008.
  • Robert M. Daines, Does Delaware Law Improve Firm Value?, 62 Journal of Financial Economics 525-558 (2001).
  • Robert M. Daines and Michael Klausner, Do IPO Charters Maximize Firm Value? Antitakeover Protection in IPOs, 17 Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 83-120 (April 2001).
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