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Ohio State Business Law Journal

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Volume 14, Issues 1 and 2
Gaia Balp and Giovanni Strampelli
Institutional Investor Collective Engagements: Non-activist Cooperation Vs Activist Wolf Packs

This Article sets out the first comprehensive analytical framework for non-activist shareholder cooperation, showing that coordinated engagement by non-activist institutions can be a promising lever by which to foster a more effective and viable corporate governance role for non-activist institutional investors and provide...

Jud Millhon
Is Socialized Medicine Really the Best Answer for Resolving America’s Health Care Crisis?

Access to quality health care in the United States is one of the most pressing concerns facing American constituents today.1 In one of Monmouth University Polling Institute’s most recent surveys from August of 2019, “the top issue on Iowa Democrats’ minds when choosing a presidential nominee continues to be health care (55%)...

Kayley Lew
Ohio Senate Bill 139: Good, but Not Good Enough

On April 30, 2019, Ohio State Senators Theresa Gavarone1 (RBowling Green) and Bob Peterson 2 (R-Washington Court House) introduced the “First-time Home Buyer Savings Act,” or Senate Bill 139 (SB 139). The proposed legislation would allow an individual or a married couple to open a certain type of savings account for...

Rebecca L. Raciti
The Terminology Wars: The Dairy Pride Act and Its Potential Impingement On Innovation

Innovation is defined as “the process of transforming a discovery (i.e. idea, invention) into a good(s) or service(s) that consumers/customers are willing to purchase.” It is considered key to economic growth. 2 In fact, economists estimate that half of the American Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is associated with increases in innovation. While the goal of the DAIRY PRIDE Act is to restrict...

Daniel C.K. Chow
Economic Nationalism: U.S. and Chinese Style

In 2019, the United States and China are embroiled in the midst of a trade dispute1 that has awakened the echoes of an earlier period in the first decades of the twentieth century when the entire world seemed to be on the verge of economic collapse and helped to precipitate an immensely destructive...


Thomas J. Schoenbaum
The Art of the Deal and North American Free Trade: Advantage for the United States?

After more than two decades of relative quiet, international trade and investment law has once again taken center stage in importance in the annals of international law. In a historic shift, the United States has taken steps to implement new trade and investment policies sparking anxiety and anger in capitals all over the...

Steve McCorriston and Ian M. Sheldon
Economic Nationalism: US Trade Policy vs. Brexit

The world trading system currently faces two major challenges: the first is President Trump’s ongoing trade war with China, and other targeted countries such as Japan;1 the second is the UK’s exit, in some form, from the European Union (EU), commonly referred to as “Brexit.” While apparently...

Justin Hughes
Globalization, Revising the Terms of Trade, and the Return of ‘History’

For decades, American political leaders, commentators, and scholars have complained about unfair trading practices in the global economy and talked about the need to address the United States’ chronic trade deficits. That narrative has included a political kabuki in which candidates for federal offices make loud...