Robert J. Jackson Jr.

Robert J. Jackson Jr.

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Professor of Law, Columbia University
Participated in: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Summer General Programs

Robert J. Jackson Jr. is a Professor of Law and director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy at Columbia Law School.
His research emphasizes empirical study of executive compensation and corporate governance matters. Known for its dynamic lectures and active engagement with students outside the classroom, in 2012 he was honored with the Columbia Law School Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching. 
Jackson also created CROWN, a Columbia Law School initiative to introduce data science techniques to extract data from legal filings for empirical research.
Prior to joining the Columbia Law faculty in 2009, he served as deputy director to Kenneth Feinberg at the Department of Treasury and in the Office of the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation. Before that, he worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns and practiced in the executive compensation department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz.
He also developed Obama administration proposals on executive compensation and corporate governance that became part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. 
Jackson has testified about his work before the U.S. Senate, and his research has been the subject of rulemaking commentary before several federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Papers

- The Law and Economics of Blockholder Disclosure - Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 40-60, Spring 2012, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 702, Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 405
Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending - Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 101, April 2013, pp. 923-967, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 728, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 431
Corporate Political Speech: Who Decides? - Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 124, pp. 83-117, 2010., Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 67
Executive Pensions - Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
NBER Working Paper No. w11907
Toward a Constitutional Review of the Poison Pill - Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Columbia Law Review, Vol. 114, No. 6, pp. 1549-1594, October 2014, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 772, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-38

2016 Summer Program