The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444635303, 9780444635402

The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance, Volume 1

1st Edition

Editors: Benjamin Hermalin Michael Weisbach
eBook ISBN: 9780444635402
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444635303
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 20th September 2017
Page Count: 760
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents


    1. Introduction: The Study of Corporate Governance
    2. Benjamin E. Hermalin, Michael S. Weisbach

    3. Aspects of the Economics of Organization with Application to Corporate Governance
    4. Benjamin E. Hermalin

    5. Assessing Managerial Ability: Implications for Corporate Governance
    6. Benjamin E. Hermalin, Michael S. Weisbach

    7. Law and Corporate Governance
    8. Robert Bartlett, Eric Talley

    9. The Evidence on Mergers and Acquisitions: A Historical and Modern Report
    10. J. Harold Mulherin, Jeffry M. Netter, Annette B. Poulsen

    11. Boards, and the Directors Who Sit on Them
    12. Renée Birgit Adams

    13. Executive Compensation: A Survey of Theory and Evidence
    14. Alex Edmans, Xavier Gabaix, Dirk Jenter

    15. Blockholders: A Survey of Theory and Evidence
    16. Alex Edmans, Clifford G. Holderness

    17. Governance and Stakeholders
    18. Vikas Mehrotra, Randall Morck

    19. Evolution of Ownership and Control Around the World: The Changing Face of Capitalism

Julian Franks, Colin Mayer



The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance, Volume One, covers all issues important to economists. It is organized around fundamental principles, whereas multidisciplinary books on corporate governance often concentrate on specific topics. Specific topics include Relevant Theory and Methods, Organizational Economic Models as They Pertain to Governance, Managerial Career Concerns, Assessment & Monitoring, and Signal Jamming, The Institutions and Practice of Governance, The Law and Economics of Governance, Takeovers, Buyouts, and the Market for Control, Executive Compensation, Dominant Shareholders, and more.

Providing excellent overviews and summaries of extant research, this book presents advanced students in graduate programs with details and perspectives that other books overlook.

Key Features

  • Concentrates on underlying principles that change little, even as the empirical literature moves on
  • Helps readers see corporate governance systems as interrelated or even intertwined external (country-level) and internal (firm-level) forces
  • Reviews the methodological tools of the field (theory and empirical), the most relevant models, and the field’s substantive findings, all of which help point the way forward


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers worldwide working in corporate governance


No. of pages:
© North Holland 2017
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

Ratings and Reviews

About the Editors

Benjamin Hermalin Editor

Benjamin E. Hermalin holds professorships in both the Economics Department and in Berkeley's Haas School of Business. In the latter, he is the Thomas & Alison Schneider Distinguished Professor of Finance. He received the Schwabacher Award for outstanding teaching and research in 1993, and the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award in 1991. His areas of research include corporate governance, the study of organizations, and law & economics.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Michael Weisbach Editor

Michael S. Weisbach is the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance, as well as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Weisbach has broad-ranging research and teaching interests in finance and economics, with specialties in corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity. He has 50 publications on these and related topics. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 30,000 times.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA