Pavlos Masouros is an Assistant Professor of Corporate Law at Leiden Law School in the Netherlands and an Attorney-at-Law in Athens, Greece. He is a graduate of the Athens Law School and of the Harvard Law School (LL.M. in Corporate Law & Governance) and holds a PhD in Law & Economics from Leiden University. He teaches EU Company Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Bankruptcy, while his research interests focus on comparative and European political economy, on the macro-economic effects of legal rules and the application of progressive economic theories in Law & Economics. His book “Corporate Law and Economic Stagnation: How Shareholder Value and Short-termism Contribute to the Decline of the Western Economies”, in which an alternative cause of the global economic crisis is presented, was published in 2013.