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Mark J. Roe

Mark J. Roe

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Mark J. Roe is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of Missing the Target: Why Stock Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem (Oxford University Press, 2022).

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  1. Mark J. Roe on the Inflation Reduction Act, stock buybacks, stakeholder capitalism, and more
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    Mark J. Roe on the Inflation Reduction Act, stock buybacks, stakeholder capitalism, and more

    Aug 23, 2022 Mark J. Roe refutes the prevailing narrative that stock-market short-termism is killing R&D, describes a corporate-tax reform that would provide a real boost to the US economy, explains why pressure on corporations to advance the public good is misguided, and more.

  2. Is Stock-Market Short-Termism Really Behind Climate Change?
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    Is Stock-Market Short-Termism Really Behind Climate Change?

    Jun 24, 2022 Mark J. Roe disputes the widespread assumption that climate change and other problems are due to myopic profit-seeking.

  3. Planning for an American Bankruptcy Epidemic
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    Planning for an American Bankruptcy Epidemic

    May 5, 2020 Ben Iverson & Mark J. Roe say a major increase in judicial capacity in the coming months is essential to avoid even more economic pain.

  4. A Way to Help Keep the COVID-19 Economy Working
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    A Way to Help Keep the COVID-19 Economy Working

    Mar 23, 2020 Mark J. Roe thinks the least interesting biomedical research channel could be the one that impedes economic Armageddon.

  5. Why America’s CEOs Are Talking About Stakeholder Capitalism
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    Why America’s CEOs Are Talking About Stakeholder Capitalism

    Nov 4, 2019 Mark J. Roe says the Business Roundtable's rejection of shareholder primacy reflects two main considerations.

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    Harnessing AI for the Common Good

    Lenny Mendonca urges policymakers to play a more active role in shaping the future of emerging technologies.
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    Is Private Credit Becoming the Public’s Problem?

    Howard Davies considers whether, and in what manner, regulators should respond to the industry's explosive growth.
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    Organ Donation Can Save Donors’ Lives, Too

    Peter Singer shows why a recipient of a new liver or kidney is not necessarily the only one who benefits.
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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

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    Recently announced US and EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles will create two opposing forces in the rest of the world. By shutting Chinese EVs out of the US and EU markets, they may drive an increase in Chinese exports elsewhere; but that may put pressure on those governments to introduce their own higher tariffs.

    explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.
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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that global challenges require global partnerships if they are to be conquered. International cooperation on vaccine production is perhaps the clearest example of this simple truth.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.

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