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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 Dec 2014

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 27,353 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 22,839 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 19,728 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 16,375 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 (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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
20 Oct 2014 through 19 Dec 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 1,447 A Compendium of Private Equity Tax Games
Gregg D. Polsky
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
2 601 Documenting the Deal: How Quality Control and Candor Can Improve Boardroom Decision-Making and Reduce the Litigation Target Zone
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 25 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 31 Oct 2014
3 554 Did Harvard Violate Federal Securities Law? The Campaign Against Classified Boards of Directors
Daniel M. Gallagher and Joseph Grundfest
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Stanford University Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
4 433 Run EDGAR Run: SEC Dissemination in a High-Frequency World
Jonathan L. Rogers, Douglas J. Skinner and Sarah L. C. Zechman
University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business, The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 30 Oct 2014
5 407 Reflections on the State and Future of Commercial Arbitration: Challenges, Opportunities, Proposals
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 11 Nov 2014
6 382 Arbitration in Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced Commercial Arbitrators
Thomas Stipanowich and Zachary P Ulrich
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 11 Nov 2014
7 322 Information Networks: Evidence from Illegal Insider Trading Tips
Kenneth R. Ahern
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 18 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 18 Oct 2014
8 291 The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes
Emiliano Catan and Marcel Kahan
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
9 227 Related Party Transactions: Policy Options and Real-World Challenges (With a Critique of the European Commission Proposal)
Luca Enriques
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2014
10 218 Executive Remuneration. A Comparative Overview
Guido A. Ferrarini and Maria Cristina Ungureanu
University of Genoa - Law School and Sodali
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014





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