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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 22 Jul 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
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
2 26,822 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 Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 1998
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2006
4 22,515 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 19,288 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
Harvard Business School, 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 15,495 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
23 May 2014 through 22 Jul 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 251 The Privatization of Compliance
Scott Killingsworth
Bryan Cave LLP
Date posted to database: 1 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 1 Jun 2014
2 235 Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks
Bhargavi Zaveri
Harvard University - Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
3 228 Cryptofinance
Campbell R. Harvey
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 May 2014
Last Revised: 20 May 2014
4 216 Comparing Insider Trading in the United States and in the European Union: History and Recent Developments
Marco Ventoruzzo
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 May 2014
Last Revised: 8 Jun 2014
5 184 We Need to Talk About Aereo: Copyright-Avoiding Business Models, Cloud Storage and a Principled Reading of the 'Transmit' Clause
Rebecca Giblin and Jane C. Ginsburg
Monash University - Faculty of Law and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 1 Jun 2014
6 168 Independent Directors and Controlling Shareholders Around the World
Guido A. Ferrarini and Marilena Filippelli
University of Genoa - Law School and School of Economics and Management, Free University of Bolzano
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jun 2014
7 163 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Ripples
Mike Koehler
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014
8 128 Bankers and Chancellors
William W. Bratton and Michael L. Wachter
Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics
Date posted to database: 7 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 7 Jun 2014
9 118 Mandatory Disclosure Quality, Inside Ownership, and Cost of Capital
John E. Core, Luzi Hail and Rodrigo S. Verdi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Date posted to database: 1 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 1 Jun 2014
10 118 Ending Class Actions as We Know Them: Rethinking the American Class Action
Linda S. Mullenix
University of Texas School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jun 2014





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