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Fox, Edward

Assistant Professor of Law

334 Hutchins Hall

Professor Edward Fox teaches and writes on personal and business taxation. His research interests also include corporate and securities law. His work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. His current working papers empirically study the effect of taxation on marriage, the incidence of the U.S. corporate income tax, and how Delaware incorporation may affect the value of firms with controlling shareholders, among other subjects.

Professor Fox holds his JD from Yale Law School. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and his BA in history and economics, magna cum laude, from Columbia University.

Prior to joining the Michigan Law faculty, he clerked for The Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was then a fellow at the Center for Law and Economics at New York University School of Law.

Recent Publications

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Idiosyncratic Risk during Economic Downturns: Implications for the Use of Event Studies in Securities Litigation. Merritt B. Fox and Ronald J. Gilson, co-authors. Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 453 and Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 452. Working Paper.
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Do Taxes Affect Marriage? Lessons from History. NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 17-15. Working Paper.
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"Sharp Lines and Sliding Scales in Tax Law." Co-authored by Jacob Goldin. Tax L. Rev. 73, no. 2 (2020): 237-302.
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"Is There a Delaware Effect for Controlled Firms?" U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 23, no. 1 (2020): 1-48.
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"A Case for Higher Corporate Tax Rates." Zach Liscow, co-author. Tax Notes 167, no. 12 (2020): 2021-38.
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"Does Capital Bear the U.S. Corporate Tax After All? New Evidence from Corporate Tax Returns." J. Empirical Legal Stud. 17, no. 1 (2020): 71-115.
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"Strengthening the Passivity Default." Co-authored by Ian Ayres. ACTEC L.J. 44, no. 3 (2019): 289-96.
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"Alpha Duties: The Search For Excess Returns and Appropriate Fiduciary Duties." Ian Ayres, co-author. Tex. L. Rev. 97, no. 3 (2019): 445-515.
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"Economic Crisis and the Integration of Law and Finance: The Impact of Volatility Spikes." Merritt B. Fox and Ronald J. Gilson, co-authors. Colum. L. Rev. 116 (2016): 325-407. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Presented "Sharp Lines and Sliding Scales in Tax Law" at the National Tax Association's annual meeting, New Orleans, November 2018.

Presented "Does Capital Bear the Corporate Tax After All: New Evidence from U.S. Corporate Tax Returns" at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, University of Michigan Law School, November 2018.