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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 25 Jan 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,513 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 7,451 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 6,657 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 6,586 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 6,090 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 5,887 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 5,209 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 4,978 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 4,866 Secret Liens and the Financial Crisis of 2008
Michael Simkovic
Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2009
Last Revised: 16 Oct 2009
10 4,563 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Nov 2014 through 25 Jan 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 1,014 Did Harvard Violate Federal Securities Law? The Campaign Against Classified Boards of Directors
Daniel M. Gallagher and Joseph Grundfest
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Stanford University Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
2 298 Delaware and the Transformation of Corporate Governance
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
3 142 Legal by Design: A New Paradigm for Handling Complexity in Banking Regulation and Elsewhere in Law
Paul Lippe, Daniel Martin Katz and Dan Jackson
OnRamp Systems, Michigan State University - College of Law and Northeastern University - NuLawLab
Date posted to database: 18 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2015
4 126 Managing Cyberthreat
Lawrence J. Trautman
American University
Date posted to database: 6 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 19 Jan 2015
5 124 Return on Political Investment in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004
Hui Chen, Katherine Gunny and Karthik Ramanna
University of Zurich, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Accounting and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 14 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 14 Dec 2014
6 89 Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons?
Darian M. Ibrahim
William & Mary Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 19 Dec 2014
7 83 Corporate Integrated Reporting in Canada: Are the Businesses Ready?
Si Hao
University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 4 Dec 2014
8 76 How Quickly Do Markets Learn? Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment
Robert J. Jackson, Wei Jiang and Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 1 Jan 2015
9 64 Forum-Selection Bylaws Refracted Through an Agency Lens
Deborah DeMott
Duke University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 22 Jan 2015
10 61 Shifting Back the Focus: Fee Shifting Bylaws and a Need to Return to Legislative Intent
J. Robert Brown
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jan 2015





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