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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 May 2015

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1 23,131 The Subprime Crisis: Cause, Effect and Consequences
Richard Christopher Whalen
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
2 22,831 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 18,976 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: 9 May 2015
4 12,036 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 9,682 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 9,120 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
7 8,171 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, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Date posted to database: 29 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 13 Feb 2012
8 8,097 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
9 9,940 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
10 8,587 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
26 Mar 2015 through 25 May 2015

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1 377 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
2 222 Why Risk Is So Hard to Measure
Jon Danielsson and Chen Zhou
London School of Economics - Systemic Risk Centre and De Nederlandsche Bank
Date posted to database: 23 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 26 Apr 2015
3 172 The Price of Complexity in Financial Networks
Stefano Battiston, Guido Caldarelli, Robert May, Tarik Roukny and Joseph E. Stiglitz
University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance, IMT Alti Studi Lucca, University of Oxford, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Date posted to database: 15 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 6 May 2015
4 171 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
5 170 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
6 115 The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy H: The Global Contagion
Rosalind Z. Wiggins and Andrew Metrick
Yale University - Yale Program on Financial Stability and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 12 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015
7 112 The Block Is Hot: A Survey of the State of Bitcoin Regulation and Suggestions for the Future
Misha Tsukerman
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 3 Apr 2015
8 84 The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy A: Overview
Rosalind Z. Wiggins, Thomas Piontek and Andrew Metrick
Yale University - Yale Program on Financial Stability, Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 7 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 7 Apr 2015
9 76 Lending Booms, Smart Bankers and Financial Crises
Anjan V. Thakor
Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business
Date posted to database: 1 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2015
10 76 The Shadow Banking System — Why It Will Hamper the Effectiveness of Basel III
Emily Lee
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 31 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 15 May 2015





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