Virtual seminar: ‘The History of the Corporation’

The Yale Law School and CGCG are presenting a virtual workshop on ‘The History of the Corporation’ on 10 June 2021, beginning at 9:00 EDT.  The program follows.  All are welcome to register for the event by visiting the following website:  


Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale University)

Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School and ECGI)

Shareholder Democracy under Autocracy:  Voting Rights and Corporate Performance in Imperial Russia 

Amanda Gregg (Middlebury College), Steven Nafziger (Williams College)

Legal Origins of Corporate Governance:  Choice of Company Law in Egypt, 1887-1913

Cihan Artunç (Middlebury College)

Legal Transplants and Local Custom in China: The Struggle over Apportioned Liability for External Debt of Partnerships

Madeleine Zelin (Columbia University)

Corporate Ownership and Control in the Gilded Age

Eric Hilt (Wellesley College)

Managerial Failure and Corporate Ownership in Edwardian Britain Revisited

Michael Aldous (Queen’s University, Belfast), Philip Fliers (Queen’s University, Belfast), John Turner (Queen’s University, Belfast) 

General Discussion

Tim Guinnane (Yale University)

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci (University of Amsterdam)

Concluding Remarks

Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale University)

Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School and ECGI)


Naomi R. Lamoreaux

Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History, Yale University

Senior Research Scholar, University of Michigan Law School