Stanford Experts

G. Marcus Cole

William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law


(650) 723-0615



Marcus Cole is a leading scholar of the empirical law and economics of commerce and finance, and teaches courses in the areas of bankruptcy, banking, contracts, and venture capital. His writings have explored questions such as why corporate bankruptcies are increasingly filed in Delaware and what drives the financial structure of firms backed by venture capital. His current research interests involve the ways in which the world’s poor are using technology to solve their own problems, often in the face of government restrictions hindering such solutions.