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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 27 Feb 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 7,564 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 7,485 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 6,853 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 6,819 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 6,166 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 5,906 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 5,215 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 4,987 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 4,919 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 4,817 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
29 Dec 2014 through 27 Feb 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 224 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: 5 Feb 2015
2 185 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
3 164 Excessive Corporate Risk-Taking and the Decline of Personal Blame
Steven L. Schwarcz
Duke University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
4 146 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
5 137 Disruptive Technology and Securities Regulation
Chris Brummer
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 14 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 15 Feb 2015
6 110 A Theory for Regulation of Essential Products
Shlomit Azgad-Tromer
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 16 Jan 2015
7 108 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: 29 Jan 2015
8 95 Control Transaction Governance: Collective Action and Asymmetric Information Problems and ex Post Policing
Kenju Watanabe
Columbia University - Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 20 Feb 2015
9 94 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
10 89 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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