Ofer Eldar

Ofer Eldar

Associate Professor of Economics

External Address: 
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362 Rm 3024, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Law School Rm 3024, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7068

Ofer Eldar is an associate professor at the Duke University School of Law, where he teaches business associations and corporate governance. He also holds secondary faculty appointments at the Duke Economics Department and the Duke Fuqua School of Business, and he serves as a research fellow of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. His research interests include corporate governance, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, financial regulation, and business organizations.

Prior to joining the Duke Law faculty, Eldar was the Wagner Fellow in Law & Business at the NYU Stern School of Business. His scholarship has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the Journal of Law & Economics, the Virginia Law Review and the Cornell Law Review. Eldar’s papers are available on SSRN.

Eldar earned his Ph.D. in financial economics from Yale University, and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Kauffman Fellow in Law & Economics. He practiced corporate law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, and at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.

Eldar, O. “Designing Business Forms to Pursue Social Goals.” Virginia Law Review 106, no. 4 (2020): 937–1005.

Eldar, O., J. Grennan, and K. Waldock. “Common Ownership and Startup Growth,” 2020.

Eldar, O., and L. Magnolfi. “Regulatory Competition and the Market for Corporate Law.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 12, no. 2 (2020): 60–98.

Eldar, O., D. Aggarwal, and A. Choi. “Federal Forum Provisions and the Internal Affairs Doctrine.” Harvard Business Law Review, 2020.

Eldar, O., and M. Wittry. “The Return of Poison Pills: A First Look at 'Crisis Pills',” 2020.

Eldar, O., and A. Verstein. “The Enduring Distinction Between Business Entities and Security Interests.” Southern California Law Review 92, no. 2 (2019): 213–71.

Eldar, O. “Can Lax Corporate Law Increase Shareholder Value? Evidence from Nevada.” Journal of Law and Economics 61, no. 4 (2018): 555–605.

Eldar, O., and N. Sukhatme. “Will Delaware Be Different? An Empirical Study of TC Heartland and the Shift to Defendant Choice of Venue.” Cornell Law Review 104, no. 1 (2018): 101–64.

Eldar, O. “The Role of Social Enterprise and Hybrid Organizations.” Columbia Business Law Review 2017 (2017): 92–194.