Research Expertise and Interest
business associations, corporate finance and securities regulation, law and economics, corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, social impact
Ofer Eldar is a professor at Berkeley Law, where he teaches business associations, corporate finance, venture capital, and social entrepreneurship. He also serves as a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. His research interests include corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, social impact, and law & economics.
His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in leading finance and economics journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics and the Journal of Law & Economics, and law reviews, such as Cornell Law Review and Virginia Law Review. He has presented his studies in various venues, including the NBER Summer Institute and the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. His work has been featured in media outlets such as Bloomberg and the Financial Times. Eldar’s papers are available on SSRN(opens in a new tab) and Google Scholar(opens in a new tab).
Prior to joining UC Berkeley, Eldar was a professor of Law, Economics and Finance at Duke University School of Law, and held secondary appointments at the Duke Fuqua School of Business and Duke Economics Department. He also served as a Wagner Fellow in Law & Business at the NYU Stern School of Business, and he practiced corporate law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, and at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.
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.