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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 Nov 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,423 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 7,412 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 6,519 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 6,245 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 5,998 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 5,833 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 5,188 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 4,966 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 4,781 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 4,248 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: 13 Nov 2014

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
29 Sep 2014 through 28 Nov 2014

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1 487 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
2 457 Documenting the Deal: How Quality Control and Candor Can Improve Boardroom Decision-Making and Reduce the Litigation Target Zone
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 25 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 31 Oct 2014
3 401 Run EDGAR Run: SEC Dissemination in a High-Frequency World
Jonathan L. Rogers, Douglas J. Skinner and Sarah L. C. Zechman
University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business, The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 30 Oct 2014
4 311 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
5 196 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: 3 Nov 2014
6 196 Executive Remuneration. A Comparative Overview
Guido A. Ferrarini and Maria Cristina Ungureanu
University of Genoa - Law School and Sodali
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
7 189 Related Party Transactions: Policy Options and Real-World Challenges (With a Critique of the European Commission Proposal)
Luca Enriques
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2014
8 157 How the SEC Helps Speedy Traders
Robert J. Jackson and Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 27 Nov 2014
9 152 The Readable Delaware General Corporation Law 2014-2015 with Patented VisiLaw Markings
Lynn M. LoPucki
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 21 Nov 2014
10 148 Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition
Eric L. Talley
University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 3 Nov 2014





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