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ECGI Fellows

ECGI awards the honorific title of Fellow of ECGI to individuals who have demonstrated scientific excellence or other outstanding achievements in the area of corporate governance. This is not a membership category. ECGI Fellows are research members.

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ECGI Fellows are the leading lights of the network and usually household names as a result of their widely used research. They influence policy, practice, further research, and teaching curricula. While there are many qualifying members in the ECGI network, the honour is only bestowed to a small number of scholars every two years. 

Four ECGI Fellows are recipients of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, officially the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Jean Tirole

Scientific Director
Institut d'Economie Industrielle
Fellow, Research Member

Oliver Hart

Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor
Department of Economics, Harvard University
Fellow, Research Member

Douglas Diamond

Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance
Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Fellow, Research Member
When is the next possible opportunity to be elected a Fellow?

ECGI will next be conducting an election of Fellows in 2025. This will be initiated by the ECGI Fellowship Committee and held in a privately run election across the ECGI Fellows. Applications are not accepted.

Can I apply?

It is not possible to apply to become a Fellow. It is possible to apply to become a Research member of ECGI or other categories of membership.

Our community of Fellows

  • Viral Acharya

    C.V. Starr Professor of Economics
    Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Renée Adams

    Professor of Finance
    University of Oxford
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Philippe Aghion

    Professor of Economics
    London School of Economics and College de France
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Franklin Allen

    Professor of Finance and Economics
    Imperial College Business School, Brevan Howard Centre
    Fellow, Research Member
  • John Armour

    Professor of Law and Finance
    University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Theodor Baums

    Director of the Institute for Law and Finance
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Lucian Bebchuk

    James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance
    Harvard Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Marco Becht

    Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance
    Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Erik Berglof

    Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA)
    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Marianne Bertrand

    Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor Of Economics
    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Bernard Black

    Nicholas J. Chabraja Professor
    Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Patrick Bolton

    Professor of Finance and Economics
    Imperial College London
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Mike Burkart

    Professor of Finance
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Brian Cheffins

    S J Berwin Professor of Corporate Law
    Faculty of Law, Cambridge University
    Fellow, Research Member
  • John Coates

    John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics, Research Director, Center on the Legal Profession
    Harvard Law School / Harvard Business School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • John Coffee

    Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law
    Columbia Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Francesca Cornelli

    Professor of Finance and Director of Private Equity
    London Business School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Paul Davies

    Emeritus Professor of Corporate Law; Senior Research Fellow
    University of Oxford
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Douglas Diamond

    Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance
    Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Alex Edmans

    Professor of Finance
    London Business School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Luca Enriques

    Professor of Corporate Law
    University of Oxford
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Eilis Ferran

    Professor of Company and Securities Law
    University of Cambridge Law Faculty and Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL)
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Guido Ferrarini

    Professor of Business Law and Capital Markets Law
    University of Genoa
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Daniel Ferreira

    Professor of Finance
    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Julian Franks

    Professor of Finance
    London Business School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Ronald Gilson

    Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business
    Columbia Law School & Stanford Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Paul Gompers

    Professor of Business Administration and Director of Research
    Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Jeffrey Gordon

    Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law and Co-Director, Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership
    Columbia Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Henry Hansmann

    Oscar M Ruebhausen Professor of Law
    Yale Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Oliver Hart

    Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor
    Department of Economics, Harvard University
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Martin Hellwig

    Director
    Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Klaus Hopt

    Emeritus Professor
    Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Michael Jensen

    Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus
    Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Marcel Kahan

    George T. Lowy Professor of Law
    New York University School of Law
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Hideki Kanda

    Emeritus Professor
    University of Tokyo and Gakushuin University Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Steven Kaplan

    Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
    University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Reinier Kraakman

    Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law
    Harvard Law School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Josh Lerner

    Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking
    Harvard Business School
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Christian Leuz

    Charles F. Pohl Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting and Finance
    The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Colin Mayer

    Emeritus Professor of Management Studies
    Blavatnik School of Government and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Stewart Myers

    Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Financial Economics
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Marco Pagano

    Professor of Economics, Facoltà di Economia
    Università di Napoli Federico II
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Fausto Panunzi

    Professor of Economics
    Istituto di Economia Politica & IGIER, Università Bocconi
    Fellow, Research Member
  • Katharina Pistor

    Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law
    Columbia Law School
    Fellow, Research Member

ECGI is a vibrant network of governance experts. Listen to what some of them say about being part of the ECGI community.

How can I apply to become a member?

You can apply directly here using our easy application form. If you would like more information about the categories of membership and associated benefits, you can visit our becoming a member page.

Do I need to be nominated to become a member?

No. It is possible to apply for each category without being nominated. However, there is a difference between academic membership and research membership. You can sign up for academic membership today, but applications for research membership are only received every two years. Learn more about the differences in membership categories here.

How can I reinstate my lapsed membership?

We are happy to help you to reactivate your membership. Please send a request by email to membership@ecgi.org.

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