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Harvard’s Effi Benmelech To Give Wasserman Lecture Sept. 16

Harvard University economics professor Effi Benmelech will discuss “Vintage Capital and Creditor Protection” at the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance Tuesday, September 16, at Yale Law School. The lecture runs from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Benmelech is an assistant professor in the department of economics at Harvard University, where he teaches corporate finance and financial economics. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include applied corporate finance, financial contracting, bankruptcy, economic history, and economics of terrorism.

He holds a B.A in economics and business administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an M.B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago.

The Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance was established by Craig Wasserman ’86 in memory and honor of his father, Bert W. Wasserman, a distinguished leader in the field of finance who exemplified the field’s highest professional and ethical standards. The goal of the workshop is to support the study of corporate law and finance by sponsoring workshops and discussion forums for the presentation of current research and the discussion of topical issues in law and finance by faculty from Yale and other universities, government officials and members of the bar.

Click here for the 2008-2009 Wasserman Workshop schedule.