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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 9 Jul 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,298 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 7,223 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 6,187 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 5,720 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 5,713 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 5,400 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 5,146 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 4,925 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 4,532 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 4,182 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
10 May 2014 through 9 Jul 2014

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1 228 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
2 201 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
3 142 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
4 122 The Untouchables of Self-Regulation
Andrew F. Tuch
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 May 2014
Last Revised: 6 Jun 2014
5 119 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
6 96 A New Light on Public Company Political Spending Disclosure
Michael D. Guttentag
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Date posted to database: 18 May 2014
Last Revised: 20 May 2014
7 79 Private Litigation Costs and Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from Foreign Cross-Listed Firms
James P. Naughton, Tjomme O. Rusticus, Clare Wang and Ira Yeung
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, London Business School, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management
Date posted to database: 4 May 2014
Last Revised: 4 May 2014
8 64 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
9 72 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
10 107 Financial Systems, Crises and Regulation
Frank Partnoy
University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 May 2014
Last Revised: 12 May 2014





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