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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 Feb 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 27,631 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 22,951 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 19,970 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 16,625 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
30 Dec 2014 through 28 Feb 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 285 Why Corporate Tax Reform Can Happen
Edward D. Kleinbard
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 12 Feb 2015
2 276 The Evolution of Corporate Law in Post-Colonial India: From Transplant to Autochthony
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jan 2015
3 250 The Evolving Disclosure Landscape: How Changes in Technology, the Media, and Capital Markets Are Affecting Disclosure
Gregory S. Miller and Douglas J. Skinner
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2015
4 241 Is Regulation to Blame for the Decline in American Entrepreneurship?
Nathan Goldschlag and Alexander T. Tabarrok
George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 5 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 19 Feb 2015
5 226 Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement
Jonas Heese
Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 24 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
6 226 A Job Is Not a Hobby: The Judicial Revival of Corporate Paternalism and Its Problematic Implications
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 28 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 5 Feb 2015
7 213 Toward a Pigovian State
Jonathan S. Masur and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015
8 208 Bank Resolution in Europe: The Unfinished Agenda of Structural Reform
Jeffrey N. Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe
Columbia Law School and Copenhagen Business School - Department of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 5 Feb 2015
9 185 Legal by Design: A New Paradigm for Handling Complexity in Banking Regulation and Elsewhere in Law
Paul Lippe, Daniel Martin Katz and Dan Jackson
OnRamp Systems, Michigan State University - College of Law and Northeastern University - NuLawLab
Date posted to database: 18 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2015
10 165 Excessive Corporate Risk-Taking and the Decline of Personal Blame
Steven L. Schwarcz
Duke University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015





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