About the Center
The mission of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership
is to bring world class scholarship, research and academic rigor to the vital task of restoring and strengthening long-term financing of innovative and durable public corporations, which are the underpinning of economic growth.
This mission is essential given today’s capital markets which are global, complex and volatile, and bring consequences and uncertainties to those who rely on them: companies, investors, and ultimately the wider economy.
The value of the Center’s research will be enhanced through active engagement with practitioners.
The Millstein Center pursues its mission by:
- Sponsoring and undertaking pertinent academic research;
- Teaching courses and hosting on-campus guest speakers;
- Convening conferences, workshops, and roundtables;
- Publishing papers and briefings based on research or events;
- Facilitating vital market institutions or networks, as needed.
Building on Columbia Law School’s reputation as one of the world’s premier research institutions and its longstanding strength in corporate governance, law, and finance, the Millstein Center is bringing together data, wisdom, and judgment to provide balance and guidance to the critical issue of the responsibility of the board and to define a plan for a thoughtful evolution of from the current board governance model to a new model that integrates the reality of the new capital markets.
The Center’s current research builds upon the work of the earlier successful “Institutional Investor Project” at Columbia University (1986-94), the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management (2005-12), and the Center's ongoing work on the CROWN Databse.