Corporate Governance

The second component of the Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation focuses on the ways in which individuals can order their private affairs within collective organizations, or firms, and the ways in which governments can regulate securities markets. For example, we explore the ways in which the federal government cracked down on corporate America and Wall Street when it adopted important portions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Recognizing the risk that the U.S. could lose its competitive edge in financial markets because of an overly-burdensome regulatory regime and excessive litigation, we study the actual impact of recent changes in the regulation of capital markets in general as well as several particular areas such as hedge funds, executive compensation, and board-CEO relations.
Note: Having been nominated by President Barack H. Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, to serve as a Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission, F. Scott Kieff swore into and took up his government post on October 18, 2013, after stopping his work for and resigning all of his roles at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, which included having served as Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow at Hoover; as Director and Member of the Research Team of the Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation; as Member of the Steering Committee and Research Team of the Hoover Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity; and as Member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity; and after also taking a leave of absence from his post as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School.

Selected works on Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation:

 

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Presentations