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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 19 Apr 2015

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 27,872 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 23,056 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
5 20,207 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 16,912 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 12,352 A Stakeholder Approach to Strategic Management
R. Edward Freeman and John McVea
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business
Date posted to database: 16 Mar 2001
Last Revised: 27 Jun 2001
10 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
18 Feb 2015 through 19 Apr 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 1,287 The New Stock Market: Sense and Nonsense
Merritt B. Fox, Lawrence R. Glosten and Gabriel V. Rauterberg
Columbia University - Law School, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
2 472 Executive Compensation: A Modern Primer
Alex Edmans and Xavier Gabaix
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and New York University - Stern School of Business
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
3 324 The Dangers of Denial: The Need for a Clear-Eyed Understanding of the Power and Accountability Structure Established by the Delaware General Corporation Law
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 11 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
4 235 Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation: The Year 2014
Martin J. McMahon, Bruce A. McGovern and Ira B. Shepard
University of Florida - Levin College of Law, South Texas College of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Date posted to database: 25 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 17 Mar 2015
5 220 How Cheap is Corporate Talk?
James W. Coleman
University of Calgary - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2015
6 219 Originalist or Original: The Difficulties of Reconciling Citizens United with Corporate Law History
Leo E. Strine and Nicholas Walter
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Date posted to database: 16 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
7 201 A Snapshot of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Mike Koehler
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
8 198 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
9 197 New Metrics for Corporate Governance: Shifting Strategies of 'Activist' Investors in an Aging IPO Market
Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
Date posted to database: 12 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
10 195 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





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