Jon Zytnick

Research Fellow 

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Jonathon Zytnick is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute on Corporate Governance and Finance at New York University School of Law and a PhD Candidate in Economics at 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 clerked for the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington D.C., practiced in the Corporate group at Paul, Weiss, and served as Counsel to Commissioner Robert Jackson at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  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, revise and resubmit 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)
  • Manipulating Random Assignment: Evidence From Consumer Bankruptcies in the Nation's Largest Cities (with Edward Morrison and Belisa Pang), and
  • The Effects of a Tax Notch on CEO Golden Parachute Contracts and Option Exercises (with Robert Jackson).