Sofia Johan

Adjunct Professor, Schulich School of Business at York University

Sofia Johan has LL.B and LL.M. degrees in International Economic Law and a Ph.D. in Law. She is the Extramural Research Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) in the Netherlands and also Adjunct Professor with the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is associate editor of the British Journal of Management. Her research is focused on law and finance, sovereign wealth funds, market surveillance, corporate governance, and alternative investments including but not limited to hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, real estate investment trusts, and IPOs. Her research has been published in the American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management, European Economic Review, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among others. She has co-authored the books Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting, and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World. She has also consulted for a variety of governmental and private organizations in Canada, Australasia, and Europe.

Recent Research by Sofia Johan

— Aug 2, 2018
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Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship

Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship and Spurring Entrepreneurship through Capital Gains Tax Reform—chapters in a recent book on demographics and entrepreneurship—find that eliminating, or at least lowering, Canada’s uncompetitive tax rate on capital gains is the best policy for encouraging entrepreneurial financing, which is critical for new business startups.