Academic Appointments and Honors

2009-present

President, The Johns Hopkins University

2009-present

Professor, Political Science Department, The Johns Hopkins University

2009-present

 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2005-2009

Provost, University of Pennsylvania

2005-2009

Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

1999-2005

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

2003-2004

Visiting Professor and Coca-Cola World Fellow, Yale Law School

1995-2005

Dean & James M. Tory Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Spring 1993

John M. Olin Visiting Fellow, Cornell Law School

1993-1999

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

1988-1993

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Education

1988

LL.M., Yale Law School, Yale University

1986

J.D., Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Co-editor in Chief of Faculty of Law Review; Michael Moldaver Prize for Standing First in Third Year of Law; Carswell Prize for Academic Excellence; Lang, Michener Prize for Highest Standing in Commercial Law; Osler, Hoskin Prize for Legal Writing; Honors List in Law

1982

B.A., University of Toronto, with High Distinction
First Norman Alexander McLarty Scholarship for Highest Standing in Political Science and Economics (1981)

Publications

Books and Edited Journal Conference Volumes

Rule of Law Reform and Development: Charting the Fragile Path of Progress, Michael J. Trebilcock and Ronald J. Daniels (Cheltenham: Elgar Press, 2008).

On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl & Howard Kunreuther, eds, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).

Rethinking the Welfare State: Government by Voucher, Ronald J. Daniels & Michael J. Trebilcock (London: Routledge, 2005)

The Security of Freedom, Ronald J. Daniels, Patrick Macklem & Kent Roach, eds, (Toront University of Toronto Press, 2001).

Corporate Decision-Making in Canada (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1995).

Ontario Hydro at the Millennium (Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995).

Corporate Governance in Canada (Fall 1995) Canadian Business Law Journal.

Special Issue on the Corporate Stakeholder Debate: The Classical Theory and its Critics (1993) 43(3) University of Toronto Law Journal.

Cases and Materials on Partnerships and Canadian Business Corporations, Third Edition, J.S. Ziegel, Ronald J. Daniels, J. G. MacIntosh & D. Johnston (Toront Carswell & Company, 1994).

Articles and Chapters in Books

“The Legacy of Empires," American Journal of Comparative Law (forthcoming).

“The Persistent Dilemmas of Development: The Next Fifty Years,” Lindsey Carson and Ronald J. Daniels, (Spring 2010) 60 University of Toronto Law Journal 491 - 510.

“Rationales and Instruments for Government Intervention in Natural Disasters”, Michael J. Trebilcock and Ronald J. Daniels in Daniels et al., On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).

“Towards a New Compact for University Education in Ontario”, Ronald J. Daniels and Michael J. Trebilcock in Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy, Taking Public Universities Seriously (Toront University of Toronto Press, 2005).

“The Political Economy of Rule of Law Reform in Developing Countries” Ronald J. Daniels & Michael J. Trebilcock (Fall, 2004) 26 Michigan Journal of International Law 99.

“Rethinking the Race to the Bottom in International Corporate Regulation”, Tom Courchene & Donald Savoie, eds, The Art of the State: Governance in a World Without Frontiers (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2003).

“Electricity Restructuring: The Ontario Experience”, Ronald J. Daniels and Michael J. Trebilcock (April 2000) 33 Canadian Business Law Journal 161.

“Government by Voucher”, Michael J. Trebilcock, Ronald J. Daniels and Malcolm Thorburn, (2000) 80 Boston University Law Review 205-232.

“Some of the Causes and Consequences of Corporate Ownership Concentration in Canada”, Ronald J. Daniels and Edward Iacobucci. Randall Morck, ed., Concentrated Corporate Ownership (Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1999).

“Private Provision of Public Infrastructure: An Organization Analysis of the Next Privatization Frontier,” Ronald J. Daniels and Michael J. Trebilcock (Summer 1996) 46 University of Toronto Law Journal 375-426.

“When the Bleeding Stops: Do Institutions Matter in Managing the Risk of H.I.V. Contamination in National Blood Supply Systems?” Michael J. Trebilcock, Robert Howse and Ronald J. Daniels, (1996) 82 Virginia Law Review 1407-1492.

“The Future of Ontario Hydr A Review of Structural and Regulatory Options,” Ronald J. Daniels and Michael Trebilcock. R. Daniels, ed. Ontario Hydro at the Millennium (Kingston, Ont.: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995).

“In High Gear: A Case Study of the Hees-Edper Corporate Group and the Implications for Conglomerate Policy in Canada," David Stangeland, Ronald J. Daniels and Randall Morck. R. Daniels and R. Morck, eds, Corporate Decision-Making in Canada (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1995) 223-240.

"Rewarding Whistleblowers: The Costs and Benefits of an Incentive-Based Compliance Strategy," Robert Howse and Ronald J. Daniels. R. Daniels and R. Morck, eds. Corporate Decision-Making in Canada (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1995) 525-550.

"The Role of Debt in Interactive Corporate Governance," George G. Triantis and Ronald J. Daniels, (1995) 83 University of California Law Review 1073-1113.

“Too Close for Comfort: The Role of the Closely Held Public Corporation in the Canadian Economy and the Implications for Public Policy,” Ronald J. Daniels and Paul Halpern (1995) 26 Canadian Business Law Journal 11-62.

"Must Boards Go Overboard? An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Burgeoning Statutory Liability on the Role of Directors in Corporate Governance," Chapter 13 in J. Ziegel ed., Current Developments in International and Comparative Insolvency Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994). Republished in (1994) 24 Canadian Business Law Journal 229 -258.

"Choice of Policy Instrument in the Provision of Public Infrastructure," Michael J. Trebilcock and Ronald J. Daniels. J. Mintz, ed. Productivity and Infrastructure (Kingston: John Deutsch Institute, 1993).

"Challenges to the Citadel: A Brief Overview of Recent Trends in Canadian Corporate Governance," Ronald J. Daniels and Edward J. Waitzer, (1994) 23 Canadian Business Law Journal 23 - 44

"Compensation, Accountability & Disclosure: An Assessment of the Revisions to the Securities Act Regulations Governing Executive Compensation," (1994) 7(1) Canadian Investment Review 41-46

"Bad Policy as a Recipe for Bad Federalism in the Regulation of Canadian Financial Institutions: The Case of Loan and Trust Companies," (1993) 31 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 543 - 587.

"The Capricious Cushion: The Implications of the Directors and Insurance Liability Crisis on Canadian Corporate Governance", Ronald J. Daniels and Susan M. Hutton, (1993) 22 Canadian Business Law Journal 182 - 230.

"Stakeholders and Takeovers: Can Contractarianism be Compassionate?" (1993) 43 University of Toronto Law Journal 315 - 351.

"Reforming the Reform Process: Privatization in Central and Eastern Europe," Ronald J. Daniels and Robert Howse, (1992) 25 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 27 - 71.

"Breaking The Logjam: Proposals for Moving Beyond the Equals Approach," (1993) 22 Canadian Business Law Journal 132 - 157.

"Corporate Governance: A Canadian Perspective", Ronald J. Daniels and Edward J. Waitzer, (1993) 1(2) Corporate Governance -- An International Review 66 - 82.

"Growing Pains: The Why and How of Canadian Law Firm Expansion," (1993) 43 University of Toronto Law Journal 147 - 206.

"Uncharted Frontiers: The Law Firm as an Efficient Community," (1992) 37 McGill Law Journal 801 - 834.

"How ‘Broke’ is the System of Provincial Securities Regulation in Canada?" (1992) 5 (1) Canadian Investment Review 89 - 98.

"Toward a Distinctive Canadian Corporate Law Regime," Ronald J. Daniels and Jeffrey G. MacIntosh, (1991) 29 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 863 - 933.

"Don't Shoot the Messenger: Mergers & Acquisitions and the Public Interest" in Leonard Waverman, ed. Corporate Globalization Through Mergers and Acquisitions (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1991), 195 - 238.

"Capital Markets and the Law: The Peculiar Case of Canada," Jeffrey G. MacIntosh and Ronald J. Daniels, (1990) 3(2) Canadian Investment Review 77 – 84.

"Should Provinces Compete? A Case for a Canadian Charter Market," (1991) 36 McGill Law Journal 130 - 190.

"The Cost of Protecting Occupational Health: The Asbestos Case,” Donald N. Dewees and Ronald Daniels, 21(3) The Journal of Human Resources 380 - 596.

"Prevention and Compensation of Industrial Disease," Donald N. Dewees with Ronald J. Daniels, (1988) 8 International Review of Law and Economics 51 - 72.

"The Political Economy of Economic Adjustment," Volume 8 of Research Studies for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, Michael J. Trebilcock, assisted by Ronald J. Daniels, Charlotte Janssen, Pamela Lawrence-Jamieson and Ann Peel.

"A Comparative Survey of Industrial Policies in Selected O.E.C.D. Countries," a research study for Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, Marsha Chandler and Michael J. Trebilcock, assisted by Ron Daniels, Charlotte Janssen, Pamela Lawrence-Jamieson and Ann Peel.

"Risk Assessment Appendix," Report of the Royal Commission on Matters of Health and Safety Relating to the Use of Asbestos in Ontario, Ronald J. Daniels and Robin Roberts.

Policy Reports

Report of the Task Force on the Future Role of Government (March 2004).

Institutions and Growth: Framework Policy as a Tool of Competitive Advantage for Canada, Report for Industry Canada Research Publications Programme, Canada in the 21st Century (1999).

Ontario Market Design Committee: First Report (April 1998); Second Report (July 1998); Third Report (October 1998); Final Report (January 1999).

The Toronto Stock Exchange and Its Public Interest Mandate: A Paradigm in Transition (Ronald J. Daniels, Paul Halpern, Jonathan Macey and Michael Trebilcock), (March 1998).

Responsibility and Responsiveness: Final Report of the Ontario Task Force on Securities Regulation (June 1994).

External Appointments

2009-present 

Member, East Baltimore Development, Inc. Board of Directors

2009-present

Member, Baltimore Community Foundation Board of Directors

2009-present

Director, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

2009-present

The Governor's International Advisory Council, Maryland

2009-present

Member, Asia Pacific Rim Universities World Institute, Governing Board

2009-present

Member, Goldseker Foundation, Board of Directors, Advisory Selection Committee

2004

Chair, Ontario Panel of the Future of Government

2002-2004

Member, Ontario Pro Bono Initiative

2002-2003

Special Advisor to Ontario Government on Reform of Accounting Standards

2001-2007

Treasurer (and Co-Founder), International Lawyers and Economists against Poverty

2000-2001

President, Canadian Law Deans

1998-2002

Chair, Council of Ontario Law Deans

1998-1999

Chair, Market Design Committee (Ontario Government committee responsible for defining market structure of new competitive electricity market in Ontario)

1997-2005

Chair, Pro Bono Students Canada

1995

Project Leader (with Randall Morck, University of Alberta, Faculty of Management), Corporate Decision-Making in Canada

1994

Chairman, Ontario Government Task Force on Securities Regulation

1993-1994

Member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Committee on Corporate Governance in Canada (The "Dey Committee")