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Regulation of Financial Institutions eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 25 Apr 2015

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1 23,072 The Subprime Crisis: Cause, Effect and Consequences
Christopher Whalen
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
2 22,701 International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): Pros and Cons for Investors
Ray Ball
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 13 Sep 2006
Last Revised: 9 Mar 2009
3 18,952 Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and the Social Management of the Housing Crisis
Brent T. White
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 29 Oct 2010
4 11,942 The Crisis of Fair Value Accounting: Making Sense of the Recent Debate
Christian Laux and Christian Leuz
Vienna University of Economics and Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2009
Last Revised: 11 Aug 2009
5 9,633 Hedge Funds, Systemic Risk, and the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008: Written Testimony for the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Hedge Funds
Andrew W. Lo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 17 Nov 2008
Last Revised: 2 Mar 2009
6 8,132 Corporate Governance in the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis: Evidence from Financial Institutions Worldwide
David H. Erkens, Mingyi Hung and Pedro P. Matos
University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & University of Southern California and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Date posted to database: 29 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 13 Feb 2012
7 8,036 Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening? Evidence from Subprime Loans
Benjamin J. Keys, Tanmoy K. Mukherjee, Amit Seru and Vikrant Vig
Harris School of Public Policy, Sorin Capital Management, LLC, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and London Business School
Date posted to database: 3 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 11 Jan 2009
8 9,878 Slapped in the Face by the Invisible Hand: Banking and the Panic of 2007
Gary B. Gorton
Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 18 May 2009
Last Revised: 18 May 2009
9 9,103 The Promise and Perils of Credit Derivatives
David A. Skeel and Frank Partnoy
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Sep 2006
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2010
10 8,569 The Subprime Credit Crisis of 07
Stuart M. Turnbull, Michel Crouhy and Robert A. Jarrow
University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business, Natixis and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2008

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
24 Feb 2015 through 25 Apr 2015

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1 346 Bitcoin as Politics: Distributed Right-Wing Extremism
David Golumbia
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - Department of English
Date posted to database: 7 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 7 Apr 2015
2 270 The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: American Legal Imperialism?
Bruce W. Bean and Abbey Wright Farnsworth
Michigan State University - College of Law and Independent
Date posted to database: 27 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2015
3 245 An Empirical Examination of Why Mobile Money Schemes Ignite in Some Developing Countries but Flounder in Most
David S. Evans and Alexis Pirchio
University of Chicago Law School and Global Economics Group
Date posted to database: 18 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
4 134 The Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis
Max M. Schanzenbach and Robert H. Sitkoff
Northwestern University - School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2015
5 113 Big Data and Social Netbanks: Are You Ready to Replace Your Bank?
Nizan Geslevich Packin and Yafit Lev Aretz
City University of New York, Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
6 212 Reasonable Investor(s)
Tom C. W. Lin
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2015
7 136 Modern-Day Monitorships
Veronica Root
Notre Dame Law School
Date posted to database: 22 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2015
8 131 A Tale of Two Regulators: Risk Disclosures, Liquidity, and Enforcement in the Banking Sector
Jannis Bischof, Holger Daske, Ferdinand Elfers and Luzi Hail
Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Mannheim, University of Mannheim and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
9 123 Financial Innovation and Governance Mechanisms: The Evolution of Decoupling and Transparency
Henry T. C. Hu
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015
10 115 Insider Trading in Commodities Markets
Andrew Verstein
Wake Forest University School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 28 Mar 2015





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