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Marco Becht is a Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Chair Professor of Corporate Governance and Stewardship at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at Université libre de Bruxelles, where he teaches master's courses on corporate governance and responsible capitalism. He is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London.

Becht is a Founding Member, a Fellow, and the Executive Director of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), an international nonprofit scientific association, and a Fellow in Financial Economics at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He also co-founded the Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) series.

In the past, Becht was a Visiting Professor and Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Max Schmidheiny Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurship and Risk at the University of St. Gallen; a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School; a Visiting Fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance; a Visiting Researcher at Waseda University in Tokyo; and a Visiting Fellow at Columbia Law School.

Beyond his core academic activities, Becht is a board member of the Kangaroo Group at the European Parliament, a member of the Group of Financial Market Law Experts at the German Ministry of Finance, and a Senior Academic Adviser to Oxera, an economic consultancy.

Current Projects

institutional shareholder activism, stewardship

Research Interests

Corporate governance, corporate finance, business history, law and finance

Working Papers


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