Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
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Manne, Henry

  • Enrico ColombattoEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_725


This entry illustrates the very prominent role Henry Manne played in the Law and Economics tradition. Manne made seminal contributions in two key areas: the dynamics of corporate control, and the ethics and efficiency of insider trading. He showed that the market for corporate control is an efficient way of protecting shareholders’ interests and restraining abuse by the managers. From a normative standpoint, he emphasized that no specific regulation is required in these areas. The same normative conclusions also apply to insider trading, which is the quickest way of circulating information and avoiding bubbles. This entry concludes by summing up Manne’s contributions in education.

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  1. Manne H (1962) The ‘higher criticism’ of the modern corporation. Columbia Law Review, 3, March, pp 399–449Google Scholar
  2. Manne H (1965) Mergers and the market for capital control. J Polit Econ 73(April):110–120CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Manne H (1966) Insider trading and the stock market. Free Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  4. Manne H (1973) The political economy of modern universities. In: Burleigh AH (ed) Education in a free society. Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, pp 165–205Google Scholar
  5. Manne H (1993) An intellectual history of the School of Law George Mason University. the Law and Economics Center, ArlingtonGoogle Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Colombatto E, Cass R. (guest editors) (forthcoming) Symposium in honour of Henry Manne, Eur J Law EconGoogle Scholar
  2. McChesney FS (ed) (2009) The collected works of Henry G. Manne., 3 volumes. Liberty Fund, IndianapolisGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.IREF (Institut de Recherches Économiques et Fiscales)LyonFrance