Michal Barzuza Named Research Member at Corporate Governance Institute

Michal Barzuza

Michal Barzuza is the Nicholas E. Chimicles Research Professor of Business Law and Regulation. Photo by Jesús Pino

April 24, 2019

Professor Michal Barzuza of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a research member of the Brussels-based European Corporate Governance Institute, which was founded in 2001 to improve corporate governance through fostering independent scientific research and related activities.

She was one of 17 new research members announced April 10. The new research members, who are drawn from academia in Europe, North America and Asia, were admitted on the quality of their academic work in the field of corporate governance and stewardship.

Barzuza is the Nicholas E. Chimicles Research Professor of Business Law and Regulation. She researches and teaches corporate law, corporate governance, corporate finance, regulatory competition and law and economics.

Her work has been published in top legal and finance peer review journals. Her research analyzing Nevada’s attempt to compete with Delaware over incorporations by offering lax law received national attention and was covered by main business journals. Barzuza’s recent paper “Long-Term Bias,” co-authored with Eric Talley of Columbia Law School, recently inspired an analysis published by The Wall Street Journal.

Professor Pedro Matos of UVA’s Darden School of Business, who also teaches at the Law School, is a current research member.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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