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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 21 Oct 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,369 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 7,361 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 6,441 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 5,997 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
5 5,171 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
6 4,955 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
7 4,219 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
8 5,904 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
9 5,797 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
10 4,693 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
22 Aug 2014 through 21 Oct 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 522 After the Deal: Fannie, Freddie and the Financial Crisis Aftermath
Steven Davidoff Solomon and David T. Zaring
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department
Date posted to database: 15 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
2 429 Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values (Chapter 8)
Lawrence A. Cunningham
George Washington University
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
3 269 Conservative Collision Course?: The Tension between Conservative Corporate Law Theory and Citizens United
Leo E. Strine and Nicholas Walter
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware and Yale University
Date posted to database: 17 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
4 247 Hostile Takeovers and Defensive Mechanisms in the United Kingdom and the United States: A Case Against the United States Regime
Alexandros Seretakis
Universite du Luxembourg
Date posted to database: 28 Oct 2013
Last Revised: 28 Oct 2013
5 143 Zealous Advocates or Self-Interested Actors? Assessing the Value of Plaintiffs’ Law Firms in Merger Litigation
C. N. V. Krishnan, Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall S. Thomas
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 3 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 11 Oct 2014
6 143 The JOBS Act and the Costs of Going Public
Susan Chaplinsky, Kathleen Weiss Hanley and S. Katie Moon
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business, University of Maryland and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 7 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 16 Sep 2014
7 137 Homogeneous Corporate Governance Cultures
Aaron A. Dhir
Osgoode Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 26 Sep 2014
8 132 The Price of Corruption
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 26 Aug 2014
9 115 The Law and Economics of Benchmark Manipulation
Andrew Verstein
Wake Forest University School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
10 120 Corporate Governance and the Creation of the SEC
Arevik Avedian, Henrik Cronqvist and Marc Weidenmier
Harvard University, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Claremont Colleges - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Date posted to database: 20 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014





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