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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 Mar 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,622 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 7,513 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 7,058 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 6,962 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 6,258 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 5,950 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 5,232 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 5,022 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: 25 Dec 2014
9 4,999 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
10 4,977 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
27 Jan 2015 through 28 Mar 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 262 A Job Is Not a Hobby: The Judicial Revival of Corporate Paternalism and Its Problematic Implications
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 28 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 10 Mar 2015
2 232 Groups of Companies - A Comparative Study on the Economics, Law and Regulation of Corporate Groups
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
3 230 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
4 185 Shareholders in the United Kingdom
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
5 174 Takeover Litigation in 2014
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 22 Feb 2015
6 114 The Corporation as Time Machine: Intergenerational Equity, Intergenerational Efficiency, and the Corporate Form
Lynn A. Stout
Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jan 2015
7 101 Insider Trading in Commodities Markets
Andrew Verstein
Wake Forest University School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
8 99 The (Neglected) Value of Board Accountability in Corporate Governance
Marc T. Moore
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 18 Feb 2015
9 92 Buying Voice: Financial Rewards for Whistleblowing Lawyers
Kathleen Clark and Nancy J. Moore
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law and Boston University School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 12 Mar 2015
10 90 A Framework for Bailout Regulation
Anthony J. Casey and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2015





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