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MIT’s Stephen Ross to Lecture Feb. 27 on Use and Abuse of Financial Theory in Legal Disputes and Regulation

MIT professor Stephen A. Ross will deliver the 2011-2012 Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture on Corporate Law and Governance on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Yale Law School. He’ll speak on “Regression to the Max: The Use and Abuse of Financial Theory in Legal Disputes and Regulation.” The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and is free and open to the public. The Winter Lecture is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Stephen Ross is the Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics and Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is also Chairman of Compensation Valuation, Inc., and Principal and CIO of Ross Institutional Investors, LLC. He was previously the Sterling Professor of Economics and Finance at Yale University and, before that, a professor of economics and finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Ross is the author of more than 100 articles in economics and finance and is the coauthor of an introductory textbook in finance. He received his B.S. with honors from CalTech, where he majored in physics, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.

The Judge Ralph K. Winter Lectureship on Corporate Law and Governance was established by former law clerks and students of Judge Winter to support lectures on corporate law and governance and related topics.