Joshua Rauh Will Deliver the 2022–2023 Raben Lecture on Sept. 19


Joshua D. Rauh, the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research will deliver the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on Monday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. The lecture will be titled “Regulating Investment Management and Retirement Plans in the Age of ESG.”

Rauh studies corporate investment and financial structure, private equity and venture capital, and the financial structure of pension funds and their sponsors. In 2006, he was awarded the Brattle Prize for his paper “Investment and Financing Constraints: Evidence from the Funding of Corporate Pension Plans,” published in the Journal of Finance. In 2011, he won the Smith Breeden Prize for his research paper co-authored with Robert Novy-Marx on “Public Pension Promises: How Big Are They and What Are They Worth?”  In addition, his article “Earnings Manipulation, Pension Assumptions and Managerial Investment Decisions,” co-authored with Daniel Bergstresser and Mihir Desai, won the Barclays Global Investor Best Symposium Paper from the European Finance Association and appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Rauh’s research has received national media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, and The Economist. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance and an editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance and the Review of Corporate Finance Studies.

Rauh holds a B.A. degree in economics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The lecture is open to the Yale community. To attend, register by 12:00 p.m. ET on Sept. 19.

A series of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture honors the memory of John R. Raben ’39. A partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Raben was counsel to investment banking and accounting firms and associations, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and counsel to the industry task force that helped draft the Securities Investor Protection Corporation legislation.

Established in 1999, the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law has a wide-ranging objective to enhance the quality of students’ educational experience and of faculty research in the business law area by increasing exposure to and engagement with contemporary business law issues.