Stephen Davis

Country
United States
Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance
Job Title:
Associate Director and Senior Fellow

Stephen Davis, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Law School and Associate Director of its Program on Corporate Governance, and a visiting professor at IAE business school at Aix-Marseille University. He has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and was executive director of  Yale School of Management’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance.

Davis served on the US SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Arkadiko and New America’s Bretton Woods II; a trustee of ShareAction; a member of the Hawkamah Journal editorial board; and an advisor on governance to Alfaisal University College of Business in Riyadh. For nine years he was chair and a board member of Hermes EOS. Davis was also co-director of the Brookings’ World Forum on Governance. Winner of the 2011 ICGN Award, Davis is co-author of What They Do With Your Money (Yale University Press, 2016) and The New Capitalists (Harvard Business School Press, 2006). His Shareholder Rights Abroad (1989) pioneered study of comparative corporate governance.

Davis is a co-founder of the ICGN and co-author of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. Davis holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and undergraduate degrees from Tufts and the London School of Economics.