Simon Deakin is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge (UK). He specializes in labor law, company law, law and economics, and empirical legal studies. He is the author of The Law of the Labour Market: Industrialization, Employment and Legal Evolution (with Frank Wilkinson, Oxford University Press, 2005), Hedge Fund Activism in Japan: The Limits of Shareholder Primacy (with John Buchanan and Domininc Chai, Cambridge University Press, 2012) and an editor of Capacitas: Contract Law and the Institutional Preconditions of a Market Economy (with Alain Supiot, Hart Publishing, 2009). He is the editor of the Industrial Law Journal, a Fellow of the British Academy and a recipient of the European Corporate Governance Institute and Allen & Overy prizes.

Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, spe- cializing in corporate finance, corporate governance and the regulation of financial institutions. He is the author of Risk, Regulation and Investor Protection (with Julian Franks, Oxford University Press, 1989), Asset Management and Investor Protection (Oxford University Press, 2003) and Firm Commitment: Why the Corporation Is Failing Us and How to Restore Trust in It (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is a Fellow of the British Academy,  the European Corporate Governance Institute, the Royal Society of Arts/ He is a founding editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and a founding co-editor of the Review of Finance.

Ugo Pagano is Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Siena (Italy). He specialized in institutional and evolutionary economics, law and economics, and bioeconomics. He is an editor of Democracy and EFficiency in the Economic Enteprise (with Robert Rowthorn, Routledge, 1994), The Evolution of Economic Diversity (with Antonio Nicita, Routledge, 2001) and Legal Orderings and Economic Institutions (with Fabrizio Cafaggi and Antonio Nicita, Routledge, 2007). He is a founder of the Italian Association of Law and Economics, a past President of the Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems, and a former editor of Journal of Institutional Economics. In 1997 he was awarded  the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy’s Kapp Prize.

Philip Pettit Philip Pettit is L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University (US), and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University (Australia), specializing in moral and political philosophy, the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. He is the author of Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government (Oxford University Press, 1999), Made With Words: Hobbes on Language, Mind and Politics (Princeton University Press, 2009) and Group Agency: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Agents (with Christian List, Oxford University Press, 2011). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and a fellow of the Australian academies in Humanities and Social Sciences.