Robert Hockett joined the Cornell Law Faculty in 2004. His principal teaching, research, and writing interests lie in the fields of organizational, financial, and monetary law and economics in both their positive and normative, as well as their national and transnational, dimensions. His guiding concern in these fields is with the legal and institutional prerequisites to a just, prosperous, and sustainable economic order.
A Fellow of the Century Foundation and regular commissioned author for the New America Foundation, Hockett also does regular consulting work for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, Americans for Financial Reform, the 'Occupy' Cooperative, and a number of federal and state legislators and local governments.
Prior to doing his doctoral work and entering academe, he worked for the International Monetary Fund and clerked for the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
B.A., J.D., University of Kansas
M.A., Oxford University
LL.M., J.S.D., Yale Law School
Hockett, Robert C., “The Capital Commons: Digital Money and Citizens’ Finance in a Productive Commercial Republic,” Review of Banking and Financial Law 39, no. 345 (June 1, 2018)
Hockett, Robert C., “An FSOC for Continuous Public Investment: The National Reconstruction and Development Council,” Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review 10 (August 10, 2020)
Hockett, Robert C. and Saule T. Omarova, “Financing Continuous Development: The ‘American Plan’ of State Capitalism,” The Oxford Handbook of State Capitalism (forthcoming)
Basu, Kaushik, Aviv Caspi, and Robert C. Hockett, “The Law and Economics of Markets with Digital Platforms” (October 16, 2019)
Alpert, Daniel, Jeff Ferry, Robert C. Hockett, and Amir Khaleghiyan, “The U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index” (November 1, 2019)