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Mark Weinstein

Mark Weinstein

Associate Professor of Business and Law

Last Updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Weinstein’s scholarly interests lie at the intersection of law and financial economics. He teaches corporate finance at USC Gould School of Law and is an associate professor of finance and business economics in the USC Marshall School of Business.

Weinstein has written on the informational efficiency of corporate bond markets, the econometrics of testing asset pricing models, the application of option pricing theory to corporate bonds, the economics of contracting in the motion picture industry, and the value of limited liability. His publications include "Limited Liability in California 1928-1932: It’s the Lawyers" (American Law and Economics Review, 2005), "Share Price Changes and the Arrival of Limited Liability in California" (Journal of Legal Studies, 2003) and "The Appraisal Remedy and Merger Premiums" (with Paul Mahoney, American Law and Economics Review, 1999).

Weinstein holds a BS, MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago and an MSIA from Carnegie-Mellon University. He joined USC in 1982; previously, he taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Columbia University and New York University. He also has taught at the UCLA and was a summer fellow at the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the American Finance Association, the American Economics Association, the American Law and Economics Association, the Western Finance Association and the Society for Financial Studies, for which he has served as secretary/treasurer since 1986.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
February 14, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr had comments cited about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump. “All Cohen says is that he used his personal funds to ‘facilitate a payment of $130,000,'” Kerr writes. “To ‘facilitate’, the dictionary tells us, means to assist with or to make something easier. Given that, I would think that the most literal reading of Cohen’s statement is just that he used his own funds to arrange the payment.” MSNBC also cited the comments.

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Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, “Tax Bill Demonstrates our Nation's Upside Down Fiscal Priorities," posted to The Hill on December 21, 2017.

Jonathan Barnett
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Jonathan Barnett participated in a panel discussion on “Supreme Court Patent Cases: Oil States and SAS Industries”, Patent Disputes Forum South, Beverly Hills, CA.