Simon Deakin is Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge. He is also Director in the Centre for Business Research and is responsible for its corporate governance programme, and Director of Studies in Law at Peterhouse. Prof Deakin was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and a Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary College, London, before taking up a University Lectureship at Cambridge in 1990. He was appointed Robert Monks Professor of Corporate Governance at the Judge Business School in 2001, and Professor of Law in 2006. He specialises in law and economics and empirical legal studies, with particular relation to labour and corporate law, private law, and law and development. Among his publications are two co-authored textbooks, Tort Law and Labour Law. He is editor in chief of the Industrial Law Journal and on the editorial board of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. He has led multi-institution research projects and carried out consultancy work for governments, international organisations, companies, business associations, trade unions and NGOs. He has discussed the role of corporate governance, pro-social values and the disappearance of the human person, in the financial crisis.