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1.

Conspiracy Theories

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-03, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 199, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 387
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2010
Working Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 48,378
2.

What Matters in Corporate Governance?

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 783-827, February 2009, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 491 (2004)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Downloads 34,990
3.

A Sober Look at SPACs

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 559, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 20-48, European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 746/2021
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2021
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Law School, New York University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 27,851
4.

The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Aug 1999
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago

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Downloads 25,539
5.

Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases

University of Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper, No. 12-018
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago
Downloads 21,958
6.

The Storrs Lectures: Behavioral Economics and Paternalism

Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2017
Working Paper Series
Harvard Law School
Downloads 16,221
7.

What is Corporate Law?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 300
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 15,008
8.

The End of History for Corporate Law

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Mar 2000
Working Paper Series
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 13,621
9.

The Essential Elements of Corporate Law

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 387, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper No. 643, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-39, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 134/2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 13,128
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How Computer Automation Affects Occupations: Technology, Jobs, and Skills

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-49
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2016
Working Paper Series
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law
Downloads 13,116
11.

Audit Committee, Board of Director Characteristics, and Earnings Management

NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-42
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Nov 2000
Working Paper Series
New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting

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Downloads 12,737
12.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 114/2006, CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2006-06
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 01 Feb 2006
Working Paper Series
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
Downloads 12,698
13.

The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 1687, 2006, UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 06-04
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 26 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Accepted Paper Series
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 12,236
14.

Regulating Bankers' Pay

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 247-287, 2010, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 641
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 May 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 12,085
15.

Does Corporate Governance Predict Firms' Market Values? Evidence from Korea

post-publication version, published in Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 2006, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 86/2005, KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 02-04, McCombs Research Paper Series No. 02-05, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 237, U of Texas law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 26
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 20 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Korea University - Department of Finance and Korea University Business School

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Downloads 12,072
16.

The Tragedy of the Risk-Perception Commons: Culture Conflict, Rationality Conflict, and Climate Change

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-26, Cultural Cognition Project Working Paper No. 89, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 435, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 230
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Working Paper Series
Yale University - Law School, Fordham University School of Law, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Decision Research, Stanford Law School, George Washington University - Law School and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 12,066
17.

Libertarian Paternalism is Not an Oxymoron

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 May 2003
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 11,593
18.

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be...Lawyers

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Working Paper No. 09-29
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2010
Working Paper Series
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 11,229
19.

The Case for Increasing Shareholder Power

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 3, pp. 833-914, January 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 500
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 17 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School
Downloads 10,738
20.

The Law and Legality of Smart Contracts

1 Georgetown Law Technology Review 304 (2017)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Sep 2016
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law
Downloads 10,688
21.

Keeping the Internet Neutral?: Tim Wu and Christopher Yoo Debate

Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2007, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-27, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Working Paper No. 06-30, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 310
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 10,541
22.

Safe Storage Gun Laws: Accidental Deaths, Suicides, and Crime

Yale Law School, Law & Economics Working Paper No. 237
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 22 May 2000
Working Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center and Crime Prevention Research Center

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Downloads 10,392
23.

Pay Without Performance: Overview of the Issues

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 647-673, 2005, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 8-22, 2005, Academy of Management Perspectives, pp. 5-24, February 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 528
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 10,326
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The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 27, 2010, pp. 257-282, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 657, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 287
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 10,240
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The Promise and Perils of Credit Derivatives

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 75, p. 1019, 2007, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 06-22, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 06-36, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-74
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 10,161
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The Future as History: The Prospects for Global Convergence in Corporate Governance and its Implications

Columbia Law School Center for Law and Economic Studies Working Paper No. 144
Number of pages: 141 Posted: 04 Jan 1999
Working Paper Series
Columbia Law School
Downloads 9,988
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A Theory of Corporate Scandals: Why the U.S. And Europe Differ

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Mar 2005
Working Paper Series
Columbia Law School
Downloads 9,259
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A Century of Corporate Takeovers: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Stand? (previous title: The History of M&A Activity Around the World: A Survey of Literature)

Journal of Banking and Finance, 2008, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 97/2005
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2009
Accepted Paper Series
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
Downloads 8,968
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Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 155, p. 1021, 2007, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 06-16, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-37, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 76/2006
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 25 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 21 May 2009
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law

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Downloads 8,883
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The Law of Group Polarization

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 91
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Dec 1999
Working Paper Series
Harvard Law School
Downloads 8,803
31.

Explaining the Housing Bubble

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 1177-1258, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-15, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-60, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-16
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 07 May 2015
Accepted Paper Series
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
Downloads 8,620
32.

The Non-Correlation between Board Independence and Long-Term Firm Performance

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 185
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Oct 1998
Accepted Paper Series
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

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Downloads 8,160
33.

Abortion and Crime: Unwanted Children and Out-of-Wedlock Births

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 May 2001
Working Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center and Crime Prevention Research Center

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Downloads 8,143
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Shareholder Activism and Institutional Investors

UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 05-20
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Sep 2005
Working Paper Series
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Downloads 7,882
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Public Schooling, Indoctrination, and Totalitarianism

John R. Lott, Jr., "Public Schooling, Indoctrination, and Totalitarianism," Journal of Political Economy Vol. 107, No. S6 (December 1999), pp. S127-S157
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 May 1999 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center
Downloads 7,836
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Russian Privatization and Corporate Governance: What Went Wrong?

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 22 Sep 1999
Accepted Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of Maryland - Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)
Downloads 7,690
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Two and Twenty: Taxing Partnership Profits in Private Equity Funds

New York University Law Review, 2008, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-27, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 06-11
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 23 Mar 2006
Accepted Paper Series
UC-Irvine School of Law
Downloads 7,648
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Understanding Enron: It's About the Gatekeepers, Stupid

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Aug 2002
Working Paper Series
Columbia Law School
Downloads 7,632
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What Caused Enron?: A Capsule Social and Economic History of the 1990's

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
Columbia Law School
Downloads 7,482
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The Long-Term Operating Performance of European Mergers and Acquisitions

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 137/2006, TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2006-030
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Nov 2006
Working Paper Series
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Tilburg University and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
Downloads 7,418
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A Plan for Addressing the Financial Crisis

The Economists' Voice, Vol. 5, No. 5, Article 6, 2008, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 620, September 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2012
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School
Downloads 7,406
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Agency Problems, Legal Strategies, and Enforcement

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 388, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper Series No. 644 , European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 135/2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 7,243
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Hedge Fund Activism, Corporate Governance, and Firm Performance

Journal of Finance, Vol. 63, p. 1729, 2008, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 139/2006, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-28, FDIC Center for Financial Research Working Paper No. 2008-06
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 05 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 7,060
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A Theory of Path Dependence in Corporate Ownership and Governance

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 52, pp. 127-170, 1999, Columbia Law School, Center for Studies in Law & Economics Paper No. 131, November 1999
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 7,041
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Availability Cascades and Risk Regulation

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 4, 1999, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 181, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 384
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 30 Oct 1998
Accepted Paper Series
Duke University - Department of Economics and Harvard Law School
Downloads 6,998
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Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2012-1
Number of pages: 150 Posted: 20 Feb 2012
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Downloads 6,963
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Valuable Patents

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 92, p. 435, 2004, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-31, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 133
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 30 Jul 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Texas - McCombs School of Business, Stanford Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and CBO

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Downloads 6,934
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A Team Production Theory of Corporate Law

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 23 Jul 2003
Accepted Paper Series
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute (deceased)

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Downloads 6,910
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The Uncertain Relationship between Board Composition and Firm Performance

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Oct 1997
Accepted Paper Series
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 6,862