The State of State Competition for Incorporations

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation 2014-09-22

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Editor's Note: Marcel Kahan is the George T. Lowy Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.

The competition by states for incorporations has long been the subject of extensive scholarship. Views of this competition differ radically. While some commentators regard it as “The Genius of American Corporate Law,” others believe it leads to a “Race to the Bottom” and yet others have taken the position that it barely exists. Despite this lack of consensus among corporate law scholars, scholars in other fields have treated state competition for incorporations as a paradigm case of regulatory competition.

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Authors:

Marcel Kahan, NYU School of Law,

Date tagged:

09/22/2014, 12:30

Date published:

09/22/2014, 09:05