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Comparative Corporate Governance

This course will provide a general overview of the field of comparative corporate governance, including the United States and several other countries with a focus on the basic economic principles and theories that have been developed. Specific topics will include the theory of the firm, limited liability, share dispersion, agency costs, internal governance structures, executive compensation, shareholder activism, shareholder litigation, the market for corporate control and shareholder voting.

Note: Due to overlap in content, students who enroll in this course will not be eligible to take the one-credit Comparative Corporate Governance Short Course.