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20/20 Vision in the Long & Short-Termism Debate
Seattle University Law Review
  • Anne Tucker, Georgia State University College of Law
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Publication Date
1-1-2018
Abstract

What is an optimal investment time horizon—for institutions, individual shareholders and corporations? This question can evoke emotional, ideological, and theoretical responses. The answers usually deeply entrenched debates over the fundamental roles of markets versus regulation and between the appropriate loci of corporate power: the board of directors versus the shareholders. Too long-term and it is myopia; too near-term and is it short-termism. Neither label is inconsequential, so the debates are not tepid, academic, or marginal.

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Anne Tucker, 20/20 Vision in the Long & Short-Termism Debate, 41 Seattle Univ. L. Rev. 337 (2018).