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1.

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, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School

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Downloads 30,709
2.

Corporate Governance and Firm Performance

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Sep 2004
Working Paper Series
Temple University - Department of Accounting and Kennesaw State University
Downloads 26,056
3.

The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime

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

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Downloads 24,585
4.

From Efficient Market Theory to Behavioral Finance

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1385
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Nov 2002
Working Paper Series
Yale University - Cowles Foundation
Downloads 14,373
5.

New Evidence and Perspectives on Mergers

Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 01-070, HBS Finance Working Paper No. 01-070
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 May 2001
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, AQR Capital Management, LLC and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 11,929
6.

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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7.

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, 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: 66 Posted: 20 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Korea University - Department of Finance and Korea University Business School

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Downloads 10,858
8.

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 9,972
9.

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, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College 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 9,937
10.

From State to Market: A Survey of Empirical Studies on Privatization

Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 39, No. 2, June 2001
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 04 Apr 2001
Accepted Paper Series
University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance and University of Oklahoma
Downloads 9,449
11.

The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 802, Columbia Law Review, Vol. 115, 2015, pp. 1085-1156, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-66
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 07 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2015
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics

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Downloads 9,296
12.

Can Individual Investors Beat the Market?

HBS Finance Working Paper No. 04-025, Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 02-45
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 9,186
13.

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, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
Downloads 9,057
14.

Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Jul 2015
Working Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center, Crime Prevention Research Center and Crime Prevention Research Center
Downloads 8,955
15.

How Important is Corporate Governance?

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 28 Sep 2004
Working Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, AQR Capital Management, LLC and London Business School
Downloads 8,781
16.

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

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 254
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 7,508
17.

Anti-Competitive Effects of Common Ownership

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1235
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 22 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2017
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra, IESE Business School, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Charles River Associates (CRA)
Downloads 7,256
18.

Ownership Structure and Corporate Performance

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Apr 2001
Working Paper Series
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

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Downloads 7,254
19.

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Conflict Between Shareholders

EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Mar 2005
Working Paper Series
Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Beedie School of Business and HEC Montreal
Downloads 7,092
20.

Performance for Pay? The Relation Between CEO Incentive Compensation and Future Stock Price Performance

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and University of Cambridge
Downloads 7,022
21.

Corporate Governance and the Returns on Investment

EFA 2002 Berlin Meetings Presented Paper; and ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 06/2003
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 Apr 2003
Working Paper Series
Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Vienna - Center for Business Studies - Department of Economics and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

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Downloads 6,992
22.

An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on the Performance of UK Firms

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Working Paper Series
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and University of St. Andrews - School of Management
Downloads 6,968
23.

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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24.

Behavioral Corporate Finance: A Survey

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2008
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and NYU Stern School of Business

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Downloads 6,878
25.

How Dramatically Did Women's Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, Number 6, Part 1, pp. 1163-1198, December 1999
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 15 Apr 1999
Accepted Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center
Downloads 6,240
26.

Accounting Discretion, Corporate Governance and Firm Performance

14th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (FEA); EFA 2003 Annual Conference Paper No. 127
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Jan 2004
Working Paper Series
University of San Diego - Department of Accountancy, Columbia Business School and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

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Downloads 6,228
27.

Governance Mechanisms and Equity Prices

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 03-15; NYU, Ctr for Law and Business Research Paper No. 03-09; AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Sep 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Notre Dame and University of Pennsylvania - Finance Department

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Downloads 6,210
28.

Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking?

World Development, 41 (1), 2013, pp. 67-82
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2012
Accepted Paper Series
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics, University of Heidelberg and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Downloads 6,064
29.

Does M&A Pay? (Chapter 3)

Robert F. Bruner, APPLIED MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Aug 2003
Accepted Paper Series
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 6,010
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The Impact of Right to Carry Laws and the NRC Report: The Latest Lessons for the Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 461
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 31 May 2014 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
Working Paper Series
Stanford University, Stanford Law School and Johns Hopkins University

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Downloads 5,638
31.

How Different are Young Adults from Older Adults When it Comes to Information Privacy Attitudes and Policies?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2014
Working Paper Series
University of California, Berkeley - School of Information, University of California, Berkeley - School of Information, University of California, Berkeley - Center for the Study of Law and Society and University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication
Downloads 5,494
32.

The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-45
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
Working Paper Series
Boston University - School of Law, Boston University - School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Downloads 5,460
33.

Does it Pay to Be Good...And Does it Matter? A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Corporate Social and Financial Performance

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 21 Jun 2011
Working Paper Series
Harvard University, Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 5,374
34.

How Copyright Keeps Works Disappeared

Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS14-07, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-54
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Working Paper Series
University of Illinois College of Law

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Cross-Country Determinants of Mergers and Acquisitions

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 25/2003; AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings; EFA 2003 Annual Conference Paper No. 251
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 May 2003
Working Paper Series
Bocconi University and City University London - Faculty of Finance

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Downloads 5,086
36.

SOX after Ten Years: A Multidisciplinary Review

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 758
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 29 May 2014
Working Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School

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37.

Corporate Governance and Accounting Scandals

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration and University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration

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Downloads 4,954
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Entrepreneurial Shareholder Activism: Hedge Funds and Other Private Investors

AAA 2007 Financial Accounting & Reporting Section (FARS) Meeting Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 140/2006, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-41, 1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2008
Working Paper Series
New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

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Downloads 4,726
39.

The Second National Risk and Culture Study: Making Sense of - and Making Progress In - The American Culture War of Fact

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 370, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 154, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 370, Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-26
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Working Paper Series
Yale University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Decision Research, Pennsylvania State University and University of Colorado - Department of Psychology
Downloads 4,636
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Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Charging and Its Sentencing Consequences

U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 12-002
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2012
Working Paper Series
University of British Columbia and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 4,557
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The Effect of SOX Internal Control Deficiencies on Firm Risk and Cost of Equity

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming 2008
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Graduate School of Management, UC-Davis, University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting and Algert Global, LLC
Downloads 4,529
42.

Startups and Patent Trolls

Stanford Technology Law Review, Forthcoming, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-12
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2013
Working Paper Series
Santa Clara University - School of Law
Downloads 4,443
43.

Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2017
Working Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary - Department of Economics
Downloads 4,431
44.

Corporate Governance and Merger Activity in the U.S.: Making Sense of the 1980s and 1990s

MIT Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 01-11
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Feb 2001
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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45.

Corporate Performance, Board Structure and its Determinants in the Banking Industry

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jun 2005
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Department of Banking and Finance and Independent
Downloads 4,403
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Does a Helping Hand Put Others At Risk?: Affirmative Action, Police Departments, and Crime

Economic Inquiry, April 2000
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Jul 2000
Accepted Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center

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47.

International Differences in the Cost of Equity Capital: Do Legal Institutions and Securities Regulation Matter?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 15/2003, Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Paper No. 17-04, AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Downloads 4,357
48.

Americans Reject Tailored Advertising and Three Activities that Enable It

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Sep 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication, University of California, Berkeley - School of Information, University of California, Berkeley - School of Information, Annenberg Public Policy Center and Annenberg Public Policy Center
Downloads 4,073
49.

Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap

82 University of Chicago Law Review, 831 (2015), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 493
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 23 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2015
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago Law School and Public Policy Institute of California
Downloads 4,017
50.

Why Do Corporate Managers Misstate Financial Statements? the Role of Option Compensation and Other Factors

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 May 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Texas at Arlington, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Texas A&M University - Mays Business School

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