Simone M.
Sepe
Professor of Law and Finance
Office Number: 
223
Office Phone: 
5206263533

Biographical Information

Professor Sepe's areas of expertise include business organizations, corporate finance, contract theory, and law and economics. His scholarship focuses on corporate governance, corporate finance, and the theory of institutions. He holds doctoral degrees in both law and economics. Professor Sepe practiced banking and finance law at Clifford Chance, an international law firm based in London, and worked as an investment banker at Fortress Investment Group in London and New York.

Representative Publications

  • Commitment and Entrenchment in Corporate Governance, 110 Nw. U. L. Rev. 727 (2016) (co-author, with Martijn Cremers & Saura Masconale).
  • The Shareholder Value of Empowered Boards, 68 Stan. L. Rev. 67 (2016) (co-author, with Martijn Cremers).
  • Paying for Risk:  Bankers, Compensation and Competition, 100 Cornell L. Rev. 655 (2015) (co-author, with Charles K. Whitehead).
  • Disentangling Liberalization and Privatization Policies:  Is There a Political Trade-Off?, 42 J. Comp. Econ. 1033 (2014) (co-author, with Filippo Belloc & Antonio Nicita).
  • Lawyers and Fools:  Lawyer-Directors in Public Corporations, 102 Georgetown L.J. 413 (2014) (co-author, with Lubomir P. Litov & Charles K. Whitehead).
  • Intruders in the Boardroom:  The Case of Constituency Directors, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 309 (2013).
  • Complete List of Publications

Education

Ph.D. (Economics)
Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France
2013
J.S.D.
Yale Law School
2009
M.Sc. (Financial Economics)
Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse (France)
2009
Ph.D (Law and Economics)
University of Siena, Siena (Italy)
2006
LL.M.
Yale Law School
2005
Laurea in Giurisprudenza (J.D.)
LUISS University, Rome (Italy)
1998