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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 30 Jul 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 10,761 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
2 8,461 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
3 8,282 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
4 7,907 Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control
Marcel Kahan and Edward B. Rock
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 21 May 2009
5 7,630 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: 2 Jul 2015
6 7,192 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
7 6,341 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
8 6,206 Beyond Profit: Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility and Greenwashing After the BP Oil Disaster
Miriam A. Cherry and Judd F. Sneirson
Saint Louis University - School of Law and Savannah Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Sep 2010
Last Revised: 28 Apr 2013
9 5,409 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
10 5,836 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
31 May 2016 through 30 Jul 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 636 It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System
Anat R. Admati
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 2 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 6 Jul 2016
2 177 Say When: When Must an Issuer Disclose Inside Information?
Jesper Lau Hansen
University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law (FOCOFIMA)
Date posted to database: 16 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 16 Jun 2016
3 135 Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in India: Walking a Tightrope
Arjya B. Majumdar and Umakanth Varottil
Jindal Global Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 29 Jul 2016
4 114 Introduction to Institutional Investor Activism: Hedge Funds and Private Equity, Economics and Regulation
William W. Bratton and Joseph A. McCahery
Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Tilburg University - School of Law; European Banking Center (EBC)
Date posted to database: 28 May 2016
Last Revised: 31 May 2016
5 111 The Low Use of Bankruptcy Procedures in Spain: Reasons and Implications for the Spanish Economy
Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 26 May 2016
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
6 110 Integrating Global Blockchain Securities Settlement with the Law - Policy Considerations and Draft Principles
Philipp Paech
London School of Economics - Law Department
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 11 Jun 2016
7 107 Agency Costs in Law-Firm Selection: Are Companies Under-Spending on Counsel?
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 13 Jul 2016
8 98 Executive Pay: What Worked?
Steven A. Bank, Brian R. Cheffins and Harwell Wells
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 21 Jul 2016
9 87 Do Independent Directors Face Incentives to Monitor Executives?
Quinn Curtis and Justin Hopkins
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
Date posted to database: 25 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 1 Jul 2016
10 83 Issues Arising Upon the Death of the Sole Member of a Single-Member LLC
F Philip Manns and Timothy M. Todd
Liberty University - School of Law and Liberty University School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 9 Jul 2016





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