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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 Aug 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 8,072 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
2 7,828 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 7,626 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
4 7,329 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 6,541 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 6,091 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 5,993 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: 2 Jul 2015
8 5,302 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
9 5,239 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 5,038 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
29 Jun 2015 through 28 Aug 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 347 The Modern Business Judgment Rule
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
2 214 Beyond Gilson: The Art of Business Lawyering
Praveen Kosuri
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2015
3 149 Corporate Governance in Europe: A Critical Review of the European Commission's Initiatives on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 15 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015
4 138 Rethinking Financial Regulation: How Confusions Have Prevented Progress
Anat R. Admati
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 29 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2015
5 127 The Board’s Responsibility for Crisis Governance
Lawrence J. Trautman
American University
Date posted to database: 28 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 28 Jun 2015
6 111 Long-Term Shareholders and Time-Phased Voting
Lynne Dallas and Jordan M. Barry
University of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2015
7 107 Do Women Stay Out of Trouble? Evidence from Corporate Litigation
Binay Adhikari, Anup Agrawal and James Malm
Miami University, University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration and College of Charleston
Date posted to database: 7 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2015
8 100 Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance
Cynthia A. Williams
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 12 Aug 2015
9 93 Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound
Stephen M. Bainbridge
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
10 85 The Ties That Bind: LLC Operating Agreements as Binding Commitments
Joan MacLeod Heminway
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2015





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