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Marco BECHT
Marco BECHT
Address: Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 42 CP 114
1050 Brussels
BELGIUM
Phone #: +32 2 6504466
Fax #: +32 2 6504475
Office: R42.5.204
Website: www.solvay.edu/profile/marcobecht
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Main Field: Corporate and Public Governance
Second Field: Financial Economics
Profile:
Marco is a Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management at UniversitÚ libre de Bruxelles where he teaches master courses on corporate governance, corporate restructuring and law, finance and economics. Becht is also a Founder Member, a Fellow and the Executive Director of the European Corporate Governance Institute, an international non-profit scientific association.

In 2003 and 2012, he was Visiting Professor and Fellow at the Sa´d Business School, University of Oxford, in 2008 Max Schmidheiny Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurship and Risk at the University of St. Gallen, in 2011 Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance and in 2013 a Visiting Fellow at Columbia Law School.

Beyond his core academic activities Becht is a member of the Group of Financial Market Law Experts of the German Ministry of Finance and a Senior Academic Adviser to Oxera, the Economic Consultancy.
Selected Works:
  • Becht, M., Franks, J. R., Grant, J., & Wagner, H. F. (2017, September). Returns to hedge fund activism: An international study. The Review of financial studies, 30(9), 2933-2971. doi:10.1093/rfs/hhx048
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  • Becht, M., Polo, A., & Rossi, S. (2016). Does mandatory shareholder voting prevent bad acquisitions? The Review of financial studies, 29(11), 3035-3067. doi:10.1093/rfs/hhw045
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  • Becht, M., Bolton, P., Roell, A., et al. (2011). Why Bank Governance is Different. Oxford review of economic policy, 27(3), 1, 437-463. doi:10.1093/oxrep/grr024
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  • Becht, M., Franks, J. R., Mayer, C., & Rossi, S. (2010, March). Returns to shareholder activism: Evidence from a clinical study of the hermes UK focus fund. The Review of financial studies, 23(3), 3093-3129. doi:10.1093/rfs/hhn054.ra
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  • Becht, M., Mayer, C., & Wagner, H. F. (2008). Where do firms incorporate?: Deregulation and the cost of entry. Journal of Corporate Finance, 14(3), 241-256.
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  • Becht, M., Bolton, P., & Roell, A. (2007). Corporate law and governance. In A. M. Polinsky & S. Shavell (Eds.), Handbook of law and economics (pp. 829-943). Amsterdam: North-Holland.
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  • Becht, M., & Delong, J. B. (2005). Why has there been so little blockholding in the United States? In R. Morck (Ed.), The history of corporate governance around the world: family business groups to professional managers (pp. 613-666). Chicago University press.
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  • Becht, M., & Barca, F. (2001). The control of corporate Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Teaching:
Corporate Restructuring; Corporate Governance; Law, Finance and Economics
Current Affiliations:
ECARES, ECGI and CEPR

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