Stephen G. Marks

Professor of Law

BA magna cum laude, University of California-Irvine
JD and PhD in Economics, University of California-Berkeley

Areas of Interest
Corporate, Business & Transactional Law, Economics & Law
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Biography

Stephen Marks has been a distinguished member of the Boston University community for many years. He began his teaching career in 1981 at the University’s School of Management, where he taught courses in banking, finance, investments, corporations, economics and decision making. Since joining the School of Law faculty in 1988, Professor Marks has taught courses in corporations, securities regulation and law and economics. “I enjoy these subjects because they are so relevant for students,” he says. “In every practice area, lawyers come face-to-face with corporations, for example. And economics provides students with a powerful and rigorous tool for analyzing law and legal institutions.”

Co-author of the textbook Managerial Economics (fourth edition), published in 2002, Professor Marks’ work has appeared widely in journals of law and economics. In collaboration with his School of Law colleague Alan Feld, he wrote the 1997 article “Legal Differences Without Economic Distinctions: Points, Penalties, and the Market for Mortgages,” for the Boston University Law Review. In 1996, he co-authored “Teaching Macroeconomics by the Case Method” for the Journal of Economic Education. He also authored the chapter “The Separation of Ownership and Control” for the 1998 Encyclopedia of Law and Economics.

Professor Marks’ home life is perhaps equally as distinguished. He and his wife are home schooling their children and, as students of Spanish themselves, raising them to be bilingual. Professor Marks is active in the peace and justice movement, and also dabbles in guitar, saxophone and violin.

Publications
  1. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, 8th ed., Wiley (2015).
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  2. Stephen Marks, "The Market in Unmatured Tort Claims: Twenty Years Later," 34 Pace Law Review 185 (2014).
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  3. Stephen Marks & Jeffrey Marks, Becoming a Bilingual Family: Help Your Kids Learn Spanish (and Learn Spanish Yourself in the Process), University of Texas Press (2013).
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  4. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, 7th ed., John Wiley (2011).
  5. Stephen Marks, "Valuing the Future: Intergenerational Discounting, Its Problems, and a Modest Proposal," 41:7 Environmental Law Reporter 10615 (2011).
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  6. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, 6th ed., Wiley (2010).
  7. Stephen Marks, "Reply & Response: A Comment on the Relationship Between Judicial Salary and Judicial Quality," 88 Boston University Law Review 843 (2008).
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  8. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, 5th ed., Wiley (2006).
  9. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, 4th ed., Wiley (2003).
  10. Stephen Marks, "The Separation of Ownership and Control," in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics 692, B. Bouckaert & Gerrit De Geest, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing Limited (2000).
  11. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, 3d ed., Dryden Press (1999).
  12. Stephen Marks, "Legal Differences Without Economic Distinctions: Points, Penalties, and the Market for Mortgages," 77 Boston University Law Review 405 (1997).
    Lexis Advance | HeinOnline (BU) | HeinOnline
  13. Stephen Marks & Michael Rukstad, "Teaching Macroeconomics by the Case Method," 27 Journal of Economic Education 139 (1996).
  14. Stephen Marks, "Utility and Community: Musings on the Tort-Crime Distinction," 76 Boston University Law Review 215 (1996).
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  15. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, 2d ed., Dryden Press (1995).
  16. Stephen Marks, "Discontinuities, Causation, and Grady's Uncertainty Theorem," 23 Journal of Legal Studies 287 (1994).
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  17. Stephen Marks & William F. Samuelson, Managerial Economics, Dryden Press (1992).
  18. Stephen Marks, "Of Posin and Pigs, of Coase and Cost," 38 Wayne Law Review 47 (1991).
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  19. Stephen Marks & Alex Kane, "The Delivery of Market Timing Services: Newsletters Versus Market Timing Funds," 1 Journal of Financial Intermediation 150 (1990).
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  20. Stephen Marks & Alex Kane, "Performance Evaluation of Market Timers: Theory and Evidence," 23 Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 45 (1988).
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  21. Stephen Marks & N. Kulatilaka, "The Strategic Value of Flexibility: Reducing the Ability to Compromise," 78 American Economic Review 574 (1988).
  22. Stephen Marks & Alex Kane, "The Rocking-Horse Analyst," 13 Journal of Portfolio Management 32 (Spring 1987).
  23. Stephen Marks, "Negligence, Causation, and Information," 31 McGill Law Journal 128 (1985).
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  24. Stephen Marks, "Tax Income Again and Again," The Wall Street Journal __ (June 24, 1985).
  25. Stephen Marks & N. Kulatilaka, "The Value of Flexibility in a Certain World," in Proceedings of the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - Conference on Production Systems , (Apr. 1985).
  26. Stephen Marks & R. Cooter, "Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: A Testable Model for Strategic Behavior," 11 Journal of Legal Studies 225 (1982).
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