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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 30 Oct 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,379 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 7,371 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 6,467 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 6,049 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 5,934 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 5,802 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 5,172 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 4,957 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
9 4,714 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 4,225 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
31 Aug 2014 through 30 Oct 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 529 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
2 259 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: 27 Oct 2014
3 179 Fundamental Changes in the LLC: A Study in Path-Divergence and Convergence
Joan MacLeod Heminway
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 22 Oct 2014
4 172 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: 30 Oct 2014
5 162 Homogeneous Corporate Governance Cultures
Aaron A. Dhir
Osgoode Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 30 Oct 2014
6 151 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
7 140 The Impact of Whistleblowers on Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Actions
Andrew C. Call, Gerald S. Martin, Nathan Y. Sharp and Jaron H. Wilde
Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Accountancy, American University - Kogod School of Business, Texas A&M University (TAMU) - Department of Accounting and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business
Date posted to database: 7 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 7 Oct 2014
8 136 Do Compensation Consultants Enable Higher CEO Pay? New Evidence from Recent Disclosure Rule Changes
Jenny Chu, Jonathan Faasse and P. Raghavendra Rau
University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School and University of Cambridge
Date posted to database: 23 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2014
9 132 The Price of Corruption
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 25 Oct 2014
10 122 Corporate Social Responsibility in the Night Watchman State: A Comment on Strine & Walker
Stephen M. Bainbridge
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014





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