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Khanna, Vikramaditya S.

William W. Cook Professor of Law

3242 South Hall

Vikramaditya S. Khanna, the William W. Cook Professor of Law, is faculty director of the Directors' College for Global Business and Law and codirector of the Joint Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law & Policy, a collaboration between Michigan Law and India's Jindal Global Law School. He earned his SJD at Harvard Law School, where he has been a visiting faculty member. He served as a senior research fellow at Columbia and Yale law schools, and as a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. He was a recipient of the John M. Olin Faculty Fellowship in 2002–2003. His interest areas include corporate and securities law, corporate crime, law in India, corporate governance in emerging markets, and law and economics. He is the founding and current editor of both the India Law Abstracts and the White Collar Crime Abstracts on the Social Science Research Network. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and his papers have been published in, or are forthcoming in, the Harvard Law Review, the Journal of Finance, the Michigan Law Review, the Supreme Court Economic Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Georgetown Law Journal. News publications in the United States, India, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have quoted him. He has given talks at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Yale universities; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Wharton School, as well as to the National Bureau of Economic Research and the American Law and Economics Association. He has presented in the United States, India, China, Turkey, Brazil, and Greece.

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​Co-author. "Anticipatory Bail in India: Addressing Misuse of the Criminal Justice Process?" K. Mahajan, co-author. In Research Handbook on Comparative Criminal Procedure, edited by J. Ross and S. Thaman. Edward Elgar, (Forthcoming).
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​ Co-author. "The Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Securities Regulation: Evidence from Market Reactions to the JOBS Act of 2012." D. Dharmapala, co-author. J. L. Fin. & Acct. 1, no. 1 (2016): 139-86.​​​​

Co-author. "Reverse Cross-listings - The Coming Race to List in Emerging Markets and an Enhanced Understanding of Classical Bonding." N. C. Howson, co-author. Corp. Prac. Commentator 57, no. 3 (2015): 703-29. (Originally published under the same title in Cornell Int'l L. J. 47, no. 3 (2014): 607-29.)​

Co-author. "Regulating "Squeeze Outs" in In​dia." U. Varottil, co-author. Am. J. Comp. L. 63, no. 4 (2015): 1009-51.
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Co-author. "Current Trends in International Investment Arbitration." A. Singh, co-author. Litigation 41, no. 3 (2015): 41-4.
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Co-author. "CEO Connectedness and Corporate Frauds." E. H. Kim and Y. Lu, co-authors. J. Fin. 70, no. 3 (2015): 1203-52.
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Co-author. "A New Bonding? - The Coming Race to Emerging Markets for Cross-listing." N. C. Howson, co-author. Cornell Int'l L. J. 47, no. 3 (Forthcoming).​​

Co-author. "Reverse Cross-listings - The Coming Race to List in Emerging Markets and an Enhanced Understanding of Classical Bonding." N. C. Howson, co-author. Cornell Int'l L. J. 47, no. 3 (2014): 607-29.
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Co-author. "新兴市场中反向跨境上市的趋势及其对传统绑定假说的推进" [Reverse Cross-listings - The Coming Race to List in Emerging Markets and an Enhanced Understanding of Classical Bonding.] N. C. Howson, co-author. 北大法律评论 [Peking U. L. Rev.] 15, no. 2 (2014): 369-88.​

Co-author. "Methods for Multicountry Studies of Corporate Governance (and Evidence from the BRIKT Countries)." B. S. Black et al, co-authors. J. Econometrics 183, no.​ 2 (2014): 230-40.

​Co-author. The Anatomy of Legal Recruitment in India: Tracing the Tracks of Globalization. A. Singh and J. Gingerich, co-authors. Working Paper, 2013.​

Co-author. The Rise of the Corporate Counsel in India. D. B. Wilkins, co-author. Working Paper, 2012.

The Evolving Global Supply Chain in Legal Services. Working Paper, 2012.

Co-author. Reforming the Corporate Bonds Market in India. U. Varottil, co-author. National Stock Exchange of India Working Paper Series, No. 6. Working Paper, 2012.
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Co-author. Freeze-Outs Before Cross-Listings: An Analysis of the Mardi Gras Effect. D. Dharmapala, co-author. Working Paper, 2012.

Co-author. Firm-Level Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: A Case Study of India. B.N. Balasubramanian and B.S. Black, co-authors. Univ. of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper Series, no. 08-011. Working Paper.
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Corporate Defendants and the Protections of Criminal Procedure: An Economic Analysis. Univ. of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper Series, no. 04-015. Working Paper.
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Co-author. "The Rarity of Derivative Actions in India: Reasons and Consequences." U. Varottil, co-author. In The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach, edited by H. Baum, M. Ewing- Chow, and D. Puchniak, 369-97. International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012.

Co-author. "Survey Says...Corporate Governance Matters to Investors in Emerging Market Companies.". R. Zyla, co-author. International Finance Corporation, (2012).
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"Corporate Governance, Enforcement, and Firm Value: Evidence from India." D. Dharmapala, co-author. J. L. Econ. & Org. (2012), (First published online April 2, 2012)
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"Reforming the Corporate Monitor?" In Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct, edited by A. S. Barkow and R. E. Barkow, 226-48. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2011.

Co-author. "The Relation Between Firm-Level Corporate Governance and Market Value: A Case Study of India." B. N. Balasubramanian and B. S. Black, co-authors. Emerging Markets Rev. 11, no. 4 (2010): 319-40.
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Co-author. "The Development of Modern Corporate Governance in China and India." N.C. Howson, co-author. In China, India and the International Economic Order, edited by M. Sornarajah and J. Wang, 513-76. London: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2010.
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Co-author. "The Role of Independent Directors in Controlled Firms in India Preliminary Interview Evidence." S. J. Mathew, co-author. Nat. L. Sch. India Rev. 22, no. 1 (2010): 35-66.

"The Current State of the Enforceability of Foreign Judgements & Arbitral Awards in India." India L. News 1, no. 1 (2009): 7-10, 18.

"New Centres of Economic Power - New Challenges and Priorities for Fighting Corruption? Corporate Governance, Corporate Integrity in India." In Global Corruption Report 2009: Corruption and the Private Sector, by Transparency International. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.

"Corporate Governance Ratings: One Score, Two Scores, or More?" U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 158 (2009): 39-51.
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"Corporate Governance in India: Past, Present & Future?" Jindal Global L.Rev. 1, no. 1 (2009).


Participated in "The Effective General Counsel in the Boardroom," the inaugural workshop presented by Michigan Law's Directors' College for Global Business and Law and the National Association of Corporate Directors, New York, May 2013.​