Joshua Mitts uses advanced data science for his scholarship on corporate and securities law. He is focused on informed trading in financial markets, with an emphasis on short selling and the role of technological innovation. He also explores questions at the intersection of securities lending and corporate governance, and has written on emerging issues in insider trading and securities litigation. His research impacts both policy and practice. It is often cited, referenced extensively, and relied upon by media outlets, government agencies, and lawmakers. He presents his work at various conferences, symposiums, and workshops in a variety of forums, and it has been at the center of public debates, testimony, litigation, and legislative efforts. Professor Mitts was appointed by President Bollinger to serve on the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing and has joined the Racial Justice and Fossil Fuel subcommittees.
Professor Mitts holds a JD from Yale Law School; a PhD in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School; and a BA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.
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