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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 22 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,335 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 7,281 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 6,259 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 5,787 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 5,746 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 5,645 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 5,156 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 4,939 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 4,590 Secret Liens and the Financial Crisis of 2008
Michael Simkovic
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2009
Last Revised: 16 Oct 2009
10 4,192 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
23 Jun 2014 through 22 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 179 The JOBS Act and Information Uncertainty in IPO Firms
Mary E. Barth, Wayne R. Landsman and Daniel J. Taylor
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Date posted to database: 15 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 29 Jul 2014
2 124 White Collar Over-Criminalization: Deterrence, Plea Bargaining, and the Loss of Innocence
Lucian E. Dervan
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 28 Jun 2014
3 117 Changing Law and Ownership Patterns in Germany: Corporate Governance and the Erosion of Deutschland AG
Wolf-Georg Ringe
Copenhagen Business School - Department of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jun 2014
4 98 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
5 97 Great Expectations: The Peril of an Expectations Gap in Proxy Advisory Firm Regulation
Asaf Eckstein
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 22 Jul 2014
6 97 The Emergence of New Corporate Social Responsibility Regimes in China and India
Afra Afsharipour and Shruti Rana
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
7 63 Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corporation: A Small but Significant Step Forward in the War Against Frivolous Shareholder Lawsuits
Bernard S. Sharfman
Independent
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2014
8 63 The Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over 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: 4 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
9 60 Regulating Trading Practices
Andreas M. Fleckner
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 8 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 8 Aug 2014
10 59 The Broken Buck Stops Here: Embracing Sponsor Support in Money Market Fund Reform
Jill E. Fisch
Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 15 Aug 2014





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