Lynn Stout

Distinguished Professor in Corporate & Business Law, Cornell University
Participated in: 2015 Summer General Program

Professor Stout was an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, moral behavior, and law and economics. She was the author of numerous articles and books on these topics. Her last book was The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public (Berrerr Koehler 2012), which was named 2012 Governance Book of the Year.

Professor Stout served on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute and the Financial Research Advisory Committee to the U.S. Treasury. Additionally, she was a member of the Board of Advisors for the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program, an Executive Advisor to the Brookings Institution Project on Corporate Purpose, and a Research Fellow for the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.

She held a B.A. summa cum laude and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. from the Yale Law School.