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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 30 Jun 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 29,400 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 23,913 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 22,057 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 19,144 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
1 May 2016 through 30 Jun 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 491 The Effects of Usury Laws on Higher-Risk Borrowers
Colleen Honigsberg, Robert J. Jackson and Richard Squire
Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 May 2016
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
2 214 Venture Capital 2.0: From Venturing to Partnering
Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Tilburg University - School of Law; European Banking Center (EBC) and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
Date posted to database: 3 May 2016
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
3 208 Debt Restructurings and the Trust Indenture Act
Harald Halbhuber
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Date posted to database: 22 May 2016
Last Revised: 22 May 2016
4 199 Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership after the Panama Papers
Mark Fenwick and Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Kyushu University and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
Date posted to database: 11 May 2016
Last Revised: 11 May 2016
5 191 Fiduciary Financial Advice to Retirement Savers: Don't Overlook the Prudent Investor Rule
Max M. Schanzenbach and Robert H. Sitkoff
Northwestern University - School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2016
6 184 What Else Do Shareholders Want? Shareholder Proposals Contested by Firm Management
Eugene F. Soltes, Suraj Srinivasan and Rajesh Vijayaraghavan
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 28 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 28 Apr 2016
7 159 Reassessing the Distinction between Corporate and Securities Law
James J. Park
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 May 2016
Last Revised: 19 May 2016
8 158 The Parable of the Talents
Stephen M. Bainbridge
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 8 Jun 2016
9 155 The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements
Robert Anderson and Jeffrey Manns
Pepperdine University School of Law and George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2016
10 153 Divided Loyalties? The Role of Defense Litigation Counsel in Shareholder M&A Litigation
C. N. V. Krishnan, Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall S. Thomas
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 3 May 2016
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016





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