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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 24 Jul 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,306 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
2 7,245 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
3 6,211 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
4 5,736 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
5 5,726 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
6 5,477 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
7 5,150 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
8 4,929 The Corporate Governance Industry
Paul Rose
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 18 May 2006
Last Revised: 16 Nov 2007
9 4,552 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 4,186 Asymmetric Information and the Choice of Corporate Governance Arrangements
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 4 Nov 2002
Last Revised: 8 May 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
25 May 2014 through 24 Jul 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 236 Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks
Bhargavi Zaveri
Harvard University - Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
2 218 Comparing Insider Trading in the United States and in the European Union: History and Recent Developments
Marco Ventoruzzo
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 May 2014
Last Revised: 8 Jun 2014
3 174 Independent Directors and Controlling Shareholders Around the World
Guido A. Ferrarini and Marilena Filippelli
University of Genoa - Law School and School of Economics and Management, Free University of Bolzano
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jun 2014
4 129 Bankers and Chancellors
William W. Bratton and Michael L. Wachter
Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
Date posted to database: 7 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 7 Jun 2014
5 83 The Legal Structure and Regulation of Securities Lending
Paul Ali, Ian Ramsay and Benjamin Saunders
University of Melbourne - Law School, University of Melbourne - Law School and Melbourne Law School
Date posted to database: 29 May 2014
Last Revised: 29 May 2014
6 69 Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Credit Ratings
Valentin Dimitrov, Darius Palia and Leo Tang
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Accounting & Information Systems, Rutgers Business School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Accounting & Information Systems
Date posted to database: 3 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 3 Jun 2014
7 67 Who Can't Raise Capital?: The Scylla and Charybdis of Capital Formation
James D. Cox
Duke University School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 May 2014
Last Revised: 18 Jun 2014
8 67 Financial Regulation in the EU – Cross-Border Capital Flows, Systemic Risk and the European Banking Union as Reference Points for EU Financial Market Integration
Brigitte Haar
Goethe University - House of Finance
Date posted to database: 28 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 28 Jun 2014
9 63 Legal Theory Lessons from the Financial Crisis
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 24 Jun 2014
10 62 Ethical Transnational Corporate Activity at Home and Abroad: A Proposal for Reforming Continuous Disclosure Obligations in Australia and the United States
Sandeep Gopalan and Katrina Hogan
Newcastle Law School, Australia and Clayton Utz - Sydney Office
Date posted to database: 30 May 2014
Last Revised: 21 Jul 2014





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