Jonathon Zytnick

Research Fellow 

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Professor Jonathon Zytnick joined Georgetown Law in fall 2022 as an Associate Professor of Law after serving as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute. He has published in the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and was awarded the Investment and Wealth Institute’s 2022 Governance Insight Award. Jonathon served as Counsel to Commissioner Robert Jackson at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, practiced in the corporate group at Paul, Weiss, and clerked for the United States Court of Federal Claims. He earned his PhD in Economics from Columbia University, where he was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and the Wilma Soss Fellowship for research relating to the democratic functioning of corporations and the rights of stockholders. Previously, he earned a JD from Yale Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow and recipient of the Philip Glusker Scholarship. His research focuses on business law and corporate finance, with an emphasis on shareholder voting.


Recent Papers

  • Retail Shareholder Participation in the Proxy Process: Monitoring, Engagement, and Voting (with Alon Brav and Matthew Cain, accepted for publication at the Journal of Financial Economics)
  • Is EU merger control used for protectionism? An empirical analysis (with Anu Bradford and Robert Jackson, published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies)
  • The Effects of a Selective Tax on Contract Design and Tax Timing (revise and resubmit at the Journal of Legal Studies)
  • Manipulating Random Assignment: Evidence From Consumer Bankruptcies in the Nation's Largest Cities (with Edward Morrison and Belisa Pang, revise and resubmit at the American Law and Economics Review)
  • Do Mutual Funds Represent Individual Investors? (Winner of the Investment and Wealth Institute's 2022 Governance Insight Award)