A. Joseph Warburton holds a shared appointment at Syracuse University, as Assistant Professor of Law at the College of Law and Assistant Professor of Finance at the Whitman School of Management. Professor Warburton’s research focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, financial intermediation, financial regulation, and bankruptcy. His research is largely empirical, and focuses on areas where law and finance intersect. Professor Warburton’s research has attracted significant outside funding, including a research grant from the John Templeton Foundation and a research grant from the World Bank. Professor Warburton has recently published his research in the Journal of Corporation Law and been invited to present his work in academic and policy venues, including the American Law and Economics Association, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to his academic career, Professor Warburton was a banking and finance attorney with the Wall Street law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City and with the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago. Professor Warburton has also served as in-house counsel with Wells Fargo and Global Crossing. In all, Professor Warburton has nearly a decade of experience representing major financial institutions and public corporations in complex financing matters. Professor Warburton earned a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He also holds a master's degree in financial economics from the University of London and a master's degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania. His A.B. (magna cum laude) is from Brown University.
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Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis of Competing Organizational Forms, working paper (2010)
This paper studies the effects of organizational form on managerial behavior and firm performance, from...