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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 27 Aug 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 28,329 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 23,255 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 20,816 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 17,468 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
28 Jun 2015 through 27 Aug 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 1,814 Hedge Funds: A Dynamic Industry in Transition
Mila Getmansky, Peter A. Lee and Andrew W. Lo
University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management - Department of Finance, AlphaSimplex Group, LLC and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 29 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 29 Jul 2015
2 430 Capital Accounts in LLCs and in Partnerships: Powerful Default Rules and Potential Tax Significance
Donald J. Weidner
Florida State University College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 27 Jun 2015
3 341 The Modern Business Judgment Rule
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
4 225 Are the Green Bay Packers Socialists?
Matthew J. Parlow and Anne-Louise Mittal
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University - Law School
Date posted to database: 9 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
5 219 $=€=Bitcoin?
Hilary J. Allen
Suffolk University Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2015
6 214 Beyond Gilson: The Art of Business Lawyering
Praveen Kosuri
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2015
7 192 Alternatives to Silicon Valley: Building Your Global Business Anywhere
Mark Fenwick and Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Kyushu University and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
Date posted to database: 15 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2015
8 162 Corporate Legacy
Andrew A. Schwartz
University of Colorado Law School
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 22 Jul 2015
9 154 Corporate Governance in a Networked Age
Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
Date posted to database: 10 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2015
10 146 Corporate Governance in Europe: A Critical Review of the European Commission's Initiatives on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 15 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015





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