Fernán Restrepo, who focuses his research on corporate law in the context of financial and non-financial companies, has joined UCLA School of Law as an assistant professor of law.
He comes from Stanford University, where he was most recently a research fellow with the Rock Center for Corporate Governance.
His empirically based scholarship uses a variety of statistical techniques to examine how corporate law operates in practice, how it affects economic outcomes and how it interacts with public regulation and enforcement. In his recent research, for instance, he has examined the effect of regulation, enforcement and corporate governance in the hedge fund industry; the emergence of commercial agreements with a deal-protection effect in mergers and acquisitions; and the impact of procedural protections and judicial review in conflicted mergers. His scholarship has been published in the Journal of Law and Economics, the Stanford Law Review and the Harvard Business Law Review.
At Stanford, he was also a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and a Gregory Terrill Cox Fellow in Law and Economics, and he received the John Hart Ely Prize in Law and Economics.
He holds a Ph.D. in development economics from Cambridge University, a J.S.D. from Stanford Law School, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an M.Sc. in statistics from Stanford University, an LL.B. from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.