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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 2 Oct 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,362 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 7,329 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 6,374 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 5,868 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 5,860 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 5,780 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 5,164 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 4,947 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 4,646 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 4,208 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
3 Aug 2014 through 2 Oct 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 439 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
2 416 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
3 250 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
4 176 The Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over Time
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
5 156 Great Expectations: The Peril of an Expectations Gap in Proxy Advisory Firm Regulation
Asaf Eckstein
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2014
6 133 Securities Litigation in the Roberts Court: An Early Assessment
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 6 Aug 2014
7 120 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
8 117 The Price of Corruption
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 26 Aug 2014
9 113 Regulating Trading Practices
Andreas M. Fleckner
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 8 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 8 Aug 2014
10 102 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





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