Jonathan R. Macey, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University and professor in the Yale School of Management. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Governance, and a member of the faculty advisory group of Yale’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance. He was also a member of the Hoover Institution's Property Rights Task Force.
Macey is the author of several books including, most recently, Corporate Governance: Promises Made, Promises Broken (Princeton 2008), as well as monographs on insider trading and corporate finance, and the two-volume treatise Macey on Corporation Laws (Aspen Law & Business). He is the coauthor of the leading casebooks on corporate law and banking law: Corporations: Including Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (2007 Thompson/West) is in its tenth edition; The Law of Banking and Financial Institutions (2009 Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) is now in its fourth edition. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly articles.
Macey has received the Paul M. Bator Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Public Service from the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and the Jacobs Prize for the most significant paper in volume 6 of the Journal of Financial Intermediation for his paper “The Law & Economics of Best Execution” (with Maureen O’Hara). In 2001 Professor Macey was appointed a Bertil Daniellson Distinguished Visiting Professor in Banking and Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. In 2004, Macey was given the Yale Law School Teaching Award by the Yale Law Women in recognition of his “commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring and inspiring.” Macey is a member of the board of editors of Thompson*West Publishing Company, as well as a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Council of Economic Advisers of FINRA.
Macey earned his BA from Harvard in 1977 and his JD from Yale Law School in 1982, where he was article and book review editor of the Yale Law Journal. In 1996, Macey received a PhD honoris causa from the Stockholm School of Economics.