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Corporate Governance & Law eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 29 May 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,730 How and Why Credit Rating Agencies are Not Like Other Gatekeepers
Frank Partnoy
University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 May 2006
Last Revised: 24 May 2006
2 7,575 Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control
Marcel Kahan and Edward B. Rock
New York University School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 21 May 2009
3 7,453 The History of Corporate Governance
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Dec 2011
Last Revised: 20 May 2013
4 7,108 The Essential Elements of Corporate Law
John Armour, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2009
Last Revised: 18 Nov 2009
5 6,393 Corporate Governance of Banks after the Financial Crisis - Theory, Evidence, Reforms
Peter O. Mülbert
University of Mainz - Center for German and International Law of Financial Services and Faculty
Date posted to database: 17 Aug 2009
Last Revised: 4 Apr 2010
6 6,036 Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2004
Last Revised: 5 May 2009
7 5,468 The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav and Wei Jiang
Harvard Law School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2013
Last Revised: 5 May 2015
8 5,276 Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Jesse M. Fried and David I. Walker
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2002
Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
9 5,127 Secret Liens and the Financial Crisis of 2008
Michael Simkovic
Seton Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2009
Last Revised: 16 Oct 2009
10 5,016 The Corporate Governance Industry
Paul Rose
Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 18 May 2006
Last Revised: 16 Nov 2007

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Mar 2015 through 29 May 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 270 How Cheap Is Corporate Talk?
James W. Coleman
University of Calgary - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 9 May 2015
2 242 Corporations as Lawmakers
Julian Arato
Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 13 May 2015
3 173 Financial Innovation and Governance Mechanisms: The Evolution of Decoupling and Transparency
Henry T. C. Hu
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015
4 147 Of Babies and Bathwater: Deterring Frivolous Stockholder Suits Without Closing the Courthouse Doors to Legitimate Claims
Mark Lebovitch and Jeroen van Kwawegen
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Date posted to database: 16 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 6 Apr 2015
5 117 The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy H: The Global Contagion
Rosalind Z. Wiggins and Andrew Metrick
Yale University - Yale Program on Financial Stability and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 12 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015
6 107 The Rise of Corporate Governance in the U.K.: When and Why
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 12 May 2015
7 104 Shareholder Protection Across Time
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 16 May 2015
8 96 A Reputational Theory of Corporate Law
Roy Shapira
John M. Olin Corporate Governance Fellow, Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 13 Apr 2015
9 96 The Methods of Comparative Corporate Law
Mathias M. Siems
Durham University - Durham Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 11 May 2015
10 87 Corporations and the 99%: Team Production Revisited
Shlomit Azgad-Tromer
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 14 May 2015





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