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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 28 Apr 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,664 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 7,550 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 7,272 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 7,041 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 6,330 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 5,994 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 5,257 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 5,234 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: 24 Apr 2015
9 5,059 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 5,005 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
27 Feb 2015 through 28 Apr 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 353 The Dangers of Denial: The Need for a Clear-Eyed Understanding of the Power and Accountability Structure Established by the Delaware General Corporation Law
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 11 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
2 240 How Cheap is Corporate Talk?
James W. Coleman
University of Calgary - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2015
3 217 Reasonable Investor(s)
Tom C. W. Lin
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2015
4 184 The Disappearing Taboo of Multiple Voting Shares: Regulatory Responses to the Migration of Chrysler-Fiat
Marco Ventoruzzo
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 9 Apr 2015
5 180 Corporations as Lawmakers
Julian Arato
Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 22 Apr 2015
6 140 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
7 139 Fiduciary Governance
Paul B. Miller and Andrew S. Gold
McGill University Faculty of Law and DePaul University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
8 136 Modern-Day Monitorships
Veronica Root
Notre Dame Law School
Date posted to database: 22 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2015
9 134 A Tale of Two Regulators: Risk Disclosures, Liquidity, and Enforcement in the Banking Sector
Jannis Bischof, Holger Daske, Ferdinand Elfers and Luzi Hail
Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Mannheim, University of Mannheim and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
10 140 Event Studies in Securities Litigation: Low Power, Confounding Effects, and Bias
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 31 Mar 2015





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