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Corporate, Securities & Finance Law eJournals

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 25 May 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 81,486 Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
2 29,300 What Matters in Corporate Governance?
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Sep 2004
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
3 25,517 Separation of Ownership and Control
Eugene F. Fama and Michael C. Jensen
University of Chicago - Finance and Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 1998
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2006
4 23,805 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
5 21,971 Remuneration: Where We've Been, How We Got to Here, What are the Problems, and How to Fix Them
Michael C. Jensen, Kevin J. Murphy and Eric G. Wruck
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc., University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Fisher College of Business
Date posted to database: 5 Jul 2004
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2004
6 19,014 Economic Consequences of Financial Reporting and Disclosure Regulation: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research
Christian Leuz and Peter D. Wysocki
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Miami - School of Business Administration
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 7 May 2008
7 14,220 Corporate Governance and Equity Prices
Paul A. Gompers, Joy L. Ishii and Andrew Metrick
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 12 Sep 2001
Last Revised: 22 Jan 2009
8 14,026 Executive Compensation
Kevin J. Murphy
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 May 1999
Last Revised: 30 Oct 2001
9 13,197 Board Models in Europe - Recent Developments of Internal Corporate Governance Structures in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy
Klaus J. Hopt and Patrick C. Leyens
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jan 2004
Last Revised: 28 Feb 2006
10 12,352 A Stakeholder Approach to Strategic Management
R. Edward Freeman and John McVea
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Date posted to database: 16 Mar 2001
Last Revised: 27 Jun 2001

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Mar 2016 through 25 May 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 879 Corporate Governance in an Era of Compliance
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 27 Apr 2016
2 432 FINRA's Report on Robo-Advisors: Fiduciary Implications
Melanie L. Fein
Fein Law Offices
Date posted to database: 24 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 7 May 2016
3 281 The Effects of Usury Laws on Higher-Risk Borrowers
Colleen Honigsberg, Robert J. Jackson and Richard Squire
Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 May 2016
Last Revised: 20 May 2016
4 209 Due Diligence in Share Acquisitions: Navigating the Insider Trading Regime
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 6 Apr 2016
5 187 How Do LLC Owners Contract Around Default Statutory Protections?
Peter Molk
Willamette University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 19 May 2016
6 176 The Market Structure Crisis: Electronic Stock Markets, High Frequency Trading, and Dark Pools
Haim Bodek and Stanislav Dolgopolov
Decimus Capital Markets, LLC and Decimus Capital Markets, LLC
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2016
7 156 The 'Corporate Contract' Today
Michael Klausner
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 28 Apr 2016
8 151 The Trust Indenture Act of 1939 in Congress and the Courts in 2016: Bringing the SEC to the Table
Mark J. Roe
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 12 May 2016
9 148 Rationalizing the Dodd-Frank Clawback
Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 6 May 2016
10 147 The Criminal Bug: Volkswagen's Middle Management
Josephine Sandler Nelson
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 26 Apr 2016





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