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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 28 May 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 28,053 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 23,135 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 20,528 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 17,077 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
29 Mar 2015 through 28 May 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 580 Ten Seldom Discussed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Facts that You Need to Know
Mike Koehler
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 May 2015
Last Revised: 4 May 2015
2 430 Top Hedge Funds and Shareholder Activism
C. N. V. Krishnan, Frank Partnoy and Randall S. Thomas
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of San Diego School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 9 Apr 2015
3 269 How Cheap Is Corporate Talk?
James W. Coleman
University of Calgary - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 9 May 2015
4 251 Some Key Things U.S. Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Law and Lawyers
Lawrence J. Trautman, Anthony J. Luppino and Malika Simmons
American University, University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Date posted to database: 17 May 2015
Last Revised: 17 May 2015
5 243 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
6 225 Intermediation in Private Equity: The Role of Placement Agents
Matthew D. Cain, Stephen B. McKeon and Steven Davidoff Solomon
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, University of Oregon - Department of Finance and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 12 May 2015
7 221 Event Studies in Securities Litigation: Low Power, Confounding Effects, and Bias
Alon Brav and J.B. Heaton
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 31 Mar 2015
8 201 Why Law Firms Collapse
John Morley
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2015
9 194 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 12 May 2015
10 175 Corporate Governance and Its Political Economy
Mark J. Roe and Massimiliano Vatiero
Harvard Law School and Università della Svizzera italiana
Date posted to database: 4 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 4 Apr 2015





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