We will read and discuss current articles and working papers on a series of topics: corporate governance, comparative corporate governance, and takeovers. Students will write 8 short reaction papers over the course of the semester and one longer paper that extends one of the reaction papers. With the instructor's permission, students may undertake substantial research papers for extra credit. Since the papers selected are at the cutting edge of the discipline and will often be presented by the author, the seminar may be particularly interesting to students contemplating academic careers. Pre-requisite: Corporations.