Sofia Johan, LL.B, LL.M. in International Economic Law, Ph.D. in Law and Economics, is Assistant Professor of Finance and Fellow of the Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise at Florida Atlantic University, USA. She is also the Extramural Research Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) in The Netherlands. She is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management, on the Editorial Board of Finance Research Letters and will be Co-Editor of Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance in January 2021. Her research is focused on law and finance, sovereign wealth funds, market surveillance, corporate governance, alternative investments (including but not limited to hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, real estate investment trusts and IPOs) and alternative finance (including but not limited to crowdfunding, peer to peer lending and cryptocurrencies). Her research has been published in the American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management, European Economic Review, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among other journals. She has co-authored the books titled Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts and Insights; Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting: An International Perspective; and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance Around the World. She has co-edited the book Handbook of IPOs, published by Oxford University Press and is in the process of working an another, Handbook of Hedge Funds, also to be published by Oxford University Press. She has also consulted for a variety of governmental and private organizations in Canada, Australasia and Europe and is on the advisory boards of a select few start-up firms.
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