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Corporate Governance in Russia  

Ruben Enikolopov and Sergey Stepanov

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
The essay describes the current state of corporate governance in Russia and the dynamics of recent years. Important features of the environment that affect corporate governance include ... More

Economic Substance and The Laws of Interest: A Comparison of Jewish and U.S. Federal Tax Law  

Adam Chodorow

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
Both Jewish law and U.S. Federal tax law define interest broadly as a payment for the use of money. Nonetheless, the two systems diverge widely when determining whether particular ... More

The Jewish Prohibition of Interest: Themes, Scopes, and Contemporary Applications  

Daniel Z. Feldman

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
The prohibitions of taking and paying interest are the essence of this article. The prohibition of taking interest, also known as ribbit, is one of the most complex areas of Jewish law. ... More

Merger Strategies And Antitrust Concerns  

Gregory Werden and Luke Froeb

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter explains the application of antitrust law to merger and acquisitions, especially horizontal transactions, which involve direct competitors. The chapter outlines the analysis ... More

Optimal Precautions and the Law of Fire Damages  

Jacob Rosenberg

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article presents an example of the use of economic analysis to understand Jewish law. The model used is an application of the economic analysis of law, which has become increasingly ... More

Principles of Ethical and Communal Investment in Judaism: A Jewish Law Approach  

Asher Meir

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
Jewish tradition recognizes that communal institutions cannot function without financing: “If there is no flour, there is no Torah.” This article focuses on the principles of ethical and ... More

The Private Equity Contract  

Steven M. Davidoff

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies the question of the private equity contract in the post-2007 financial crisis. It considers the causes and consequences of the private equity contract during periods ... More

Risk and Incentives in the Iska Contract  

Jeffrey L. Callen

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
The purpose of this article is to analyze the conceptual treatment of the Iska by the Talmud and medieval post-Talmudic scholars (Rishonim), especially as it relates to risk and ... More

Valuation in Jewish Law  

Keith Sharfman

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
Every legal system needs mechanisms to resolve disputes over the value of legal entitlements, and Jewish law is no exception. Tort damages, restitution for the conversion or theft of ... More

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