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Khanna, Vikramaditya S.

William W. Cook Professor of Law

3242 Jeffries Hall
734.615.6959
E-mail vskhanna@umich.edu

Vikramaditya S. Khanna, the William W. Cook Professor of Law, is faculty co-director of the Joint Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy, a collaboration between Michigan Law and India's Jindal Global Law School. He earned his SJD at Harvard Law School and was the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law in fall 2013 at Harvard Law School. He also was a senior research fellow at Columbia Law School and Yale Law School, and a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. His interest areas include corporate and securities laws, law and legal issues in India, corporate and white collar crime, legal profession and professional responsibility, corporate governance in emerging markets, and law and economics. He is the founding and current editor of White Collar Crime eJournal and India Law eJournal at the Social Science Research Network and has served as special master in a dispute involving an Indian and American company. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and his papers have been published in the Harvard Law Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Econometrics, Michigan Law Review, Supreme Court Economic Review, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, American Journal of Comparative Law, and Georgetown Law Journal, among others. News publications in the United States, India, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United Kingdom have quoted him. He has given talks at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, and New York universities; the University of California, Berkeley; the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; the National Bureau of Economic Research; and other venues in the United States, India, China, Turkey, and Greece, among others, including keynotes in the United States, Brazil, and India.

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Which Aspects of Corporate Governance Matter in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Brazil, India, Korea, and Turkey. B. S. et al. Black, co-authors. Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No.14-22; ECGI - Finance Working Paper, University of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper. Working Paper.

Where Have Dowry Practices Changed and What Does That Tell Us? Working Paper.

The Impact of Uncertainty on the Desirability of Bounties for Whistleblowers. Working Paper.

Stock Market Reactions to India's 2016 Demonetization: Implications for Tax Evasion, Corruption, and Financial Constraints. D. Dharmapala, co-author. University of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper Series 17-010. Working Paper.
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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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New Insights on the Stakeholder Versus Shareholder Primacy Debate. Working Paper.

"Law, Institutions and Economic Development: Examining the Development of the Home Mortgage Market in India - Can Two Wrongs Make a Right?" (Working Paper).
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Judging Around the World: Experimental and Observational Lab Evidence. Holger Spamann, Lars Klohn, Christophe Jamin, Zhuang Liu, Pavan Mamidi, Alexander Morell, and Ivan Reidel, co-authors. Working Paper.

Firm-Level Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: A Case Study of India. B. N. Balasubramanian and B. S. Black, co-authors. European Corporate Governance Institute, Working Paper Series in Law No. 119/2009; University of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper Series No. 08-011. Working Paper.
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Examining Determinants of Judicial Decisions: Evidence from an Experiment with Real Judges in India. P. K. Mamidi and Holger Spamann, co-authors. Working Paper.

Corporate Defendants and the Protections of Criminal Procedure: An Economic Analysis. University of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper Series No. 04-015. Working Paper.
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"Regulation of Corporate and Securities Laws in India." In Comparative Approaches to Regulation in India and China, edited by S. Banganesh and J. DeLislie. Forthcoming.

"A New View of the Economic History of Business Organization: Evidence from India." In Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law, edited by H. Wells. Forthcoming.

"Stock Market Reactions to India's 2016 Demonetization." D. Dharmapala, co-author. J. Empirical Legal Stud. 16, no. 2 (2019): 281-317.
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"Food." In Regulation in India: Design, Capacity, Performance, edited by Devesh Kapur and Madhav Khosla, 229-49. Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law, v. 24. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2019.

"Fiduciary Principles in Indian Law." In The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law, edited by Evan J. Criddle, Paul B. Miller, and Robert H. Sitkoff, 623-42. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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"The Impact of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India's Companies Act of 2013." D. Dharmapala, co-author. Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 56, no. December 2018 (2018): 92-104.
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"South by Southeast: Comparing the Development of In-House Legal Departments in Brazil and India." D. B. Wilkins, co-author. In The Brazilian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization: The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and Its Impact on Lawyers and Society, edited by D. B. Wilkins, D. Trubek, L. G. Cunha, D. M. Gabbay, and J. S. Ghirardi, 110-58. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

"Business Organizations in India Prior to the British East India Company." In Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law, edited by Harwell Wells, 33-64. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2018.

"An Analysis of Internal Governance and the Role of The General Counsel in Reducing Corporate Crime." In Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing, edited by Jennifer Arlen, 282-307. Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance Series. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2018.

"South by Southeast: Comparing the Development of In-House Legal Departments in Brazil and India." D. B. Wilkins, co-author. In The Brazilian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization: The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and Its Impact on Lawyers and Society, edited by D. B. Wilkins, D. Trubek, L. G. Cunha, D. M. Gabbay, and J. S. Ghirardi, 110-58. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

"Board Independence in India: From Form to Function?" U. Varottil, co-author. In Independent Directors in Asia: A Historical, Contextual and Comparative Approach, edited by H. Baum, S. Kozuka, L. Nottage, and D. Puchniak, 311-351. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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"Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Laws in India: The Arrival of the Class Action?" In Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World, edited by N. C. Howson and R. H. Huang, 333-58. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

"An Introduction to Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies: The Case of India." David B. Wilkins and David M. Trubek, co-authors. In The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, edited by David B. Wilkins et al., 3-39. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

"A Comparative Analysis of the Regulation of Squeeze-Outs and Going-Private Transactions." In Comparative Takeover Regulation, edited by U. Varottil and W. Wan, 105-33. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Co-editor. The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization. D. B. Wilkins and D. Trubek, editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

"The Anatomy of Legal Recruitment in India: Tracing the Tracks of Globalization." A. Singh and J. Gingerich, co-authors. In The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek, 519-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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"Globalization and the Rise of the In-House Counsel Movement in India." D. B. Wilkins, co-author. In The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek, 69-113. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

"Overview of Legal Practice in Indian and the Indian Legal Profession." A. Gupta and D. B. Wilkins, co-authors. In The Indian Legal Profession in The Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek, 3-39. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

"The Evolving Global Supply Chain in Legal Services: India's Role as a Critical Link." In The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek, 417-8. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

"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.
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"Profession, Occupation, Trade, or Business." In Oxford Handbook on Indian Constitutional Law, edited by S. Chaudhry, M. Khosla, and P. B. Mehta. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

"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. Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
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