Ronald J. Gilson


Ronald J. Gilson is the Stern Professor of Law and Business at Columbia University and the Meyers Professor of Law and Business emeritus at Stanford University.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research.  Professor Gilson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the European Corporate Governance Institute and was one of the Reporters of the American Law Institute’s Corporate Governance Project.  Professor Gilson’s academic work has focused on the law and economics of corporate governance and on the economic structure of transactions and complex contracting.  Professor Gilson is the independent chair of the boards of directors of the American Century Mountain View family of mutual funds, which manage some $50 billion on behalf of investors.   Prior to joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1979, he was a partner in a San Francisco corporate law firm.  Professor Gilson recently authored “How Investors Can (and Can’t) Create Social Value” with Paul Brest and Mark Wolfson.