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Professor of Law
Columbia Law School
First Juridical State Exam, University of Freiburg (Germany), 1988; LL.M., University of London (UK), 1989; Second Juridical State Exam, State of Hamburg (Germany), 1992; M.P.A., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (US), 1994; Dr. jur, University of Munich (Germany), 1998. Research associate, Harvard Institute for International Development, 1995-98; Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Private International Law, Hamburg, 1998-99. Assistant professor for public policy, Kennedy School of Government, 2000-01. Joined the Columbia law faculty in 2001. Major fields of interest are comparative law; comparative institutional economics; corporate law and corporate governance, and European law. Member of the editorial board of the European Business Organization Law (EBOL); co-editor with K. Davis of the ssrn.com abstract journal "Law, Institutions, and Development". Publications include "The Evolution of Corporate Law" (with Y. Keinan, J. Kleinheisterkamp and M. West, 2002); "Economic Development, Legality, and the Transplant Effect" (with D. Berkowitz and JF Richard, 2003); "Incomplete Law" (with C. Xu, 2003).
Berkowitz, David, Katharina Pistor, and Jean-Francois Richard. 2003. "The Transplant Effect." The American Journal of Comparative Law 51:163-203.
Pistor, Katharina, and Chenggang Xu. 2003. "Incomplete Law—A Conceptual and Analytical Framework and its Application to the Evolution of Financial Market Regulation." Journal of International Law and Politics 35:931-1013.