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1.

Governance Matters VI: Governance Indicators for 1996-2006

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4280
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 11 Jul 2007
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 22,614
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Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4654
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 20 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2008
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 18,059
3.

Governance Matters Iii: Governance Indicators for 1996-2002

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3106
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 18 Jun 2003
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 9,400
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Governance Matters IV: Governance Indicators for 1996-2004

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series No. 3630
Number of pages: 135 Posted: 05 May 2005
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 9,376
5.

Systemic Risk

Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 163, Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 97, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 8,453
6.

A Concise Guide to the Rule of Law

FLORENCE WORKSHOP ON THE RULE OF LAW, Neil Walker, Gianluigi Palombella, eds., Hart Publishing Company, 2007, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-0082
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Sep 2007
Accepted Paper Series
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 6,809
7.

An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 74, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Working Paper No. 11-05
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Dec 2005
Working Paper Series
Center for Global Development, Birk Consulting and Cornell University
Downloads 5,719
8.

Comparative Company Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 77/2006, THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE LAW, Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann, eds., p. 1161-1191, Oxford University Press, 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2011
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Downloads 4,571
9.

Measuring the Rule of Law

Number of pages: 120 Posted: 01 Dec 2011
Working Paper Series
World Justice Project and The World Justice Project
Downloads 4,191
10.

The Banking System in Emerging Economies: How Much Progress Has Been Made?

BIS Paper No. 28
Number of pages: 382 Posted: 01 Aug 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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11.

Why Do Countries Matter so Much for Corporate Governance?

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 50/2004, Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2004-16 and Fisher College of Business Working Paper No. 2006-03-008
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Aug 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance

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Downloads 4,022
12.

Human Nature and Institutional Analysis

NEW INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS: A GUIDEBOOK, Eric Brousseau and Jean-Michel Glachant, eds., pp. 81-99, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UPF Economics and Business Working Paper No. 822
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2008
Working Paper Series
Pompeu Fabra University
Downloads 3,829
13.

China's Financial System: Past, Present, and Future

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Aug 2005
Working Paper Series
Imperial College London, Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University and Australian National University (ANU) - College of Business and Economics
Downloads 3,806
14.

Governance and Corruption in Public Health Care Systems

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 78
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 May 2007
Working Paper Series
World Bank
Downloads 3,630
15.

How to Restructure Venezuelan Debt (¿Cómo restructurar la deuda venezolana?)

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-52
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - New York Office and Duke University School of Law
Downloads 3,621
16.

The Independent Director in Chinese Corporate Governance

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 125-228, 2006, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 204, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 204
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 15 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2014
Accepted Paper Series
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 3,607
17.

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Issues Paper

International Labour Office Working Paper No. 27
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Jul 2006
Working Paper Series
International Labour Organization (ILO) - Policy Integration Department
Downloads 3,600
18.

Country Risk Components, the Cost of Capital, and Returns in Emerging Markets

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Nov 2004
Working Paper Series
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 3,534
19.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria: Western Mimicry or Indigenous Influences?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Apr 2006
Working Paper Series
University of Edinburgh Business School, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University - Lagos Business School and University of Sussex Law School

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Downloads 3,489
20.

International Law, Dignity, Democracy, and the Arab Spring

46 Cornell International Law Journal 1 (2013), U of Houston Law Center No. 2012-A-3
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2014
Accepted Paper Series
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 3,396
21.

The Economic Consequences of Legal Origins

Journal of Economic Literature, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 09 Nov 2007
Accepted Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, SKEMA Business School and Harvard University - Department of Economics

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Downloads 3,202
22.

Mutual Funds Fees Around the World

HBS Finance Working Paper No. 901023
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Georgia Institute of Technology - Finance Area, London Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 3,134
23.

A Comparative Study of Insider Trading Regulation Enforcement In the U.S. and China

Journal of Business & Securities Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, Fall 2008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Downloads 3,107
24.

Hard vs. Soft Law: Alternatives, Complements and Antagonists in International Governance

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 94, pp. 706-99, 2010, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-23
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 03 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of California, Irvine School of Law and Temple University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 3,095
25.

Global Data Privacy Laws: 89 Countries, and Accelerating

Privacy Laws & Business International Report, Issue 115, Special Supplement, February 2012, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 98/2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2017
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law
Downloads 3,086
26.

The Relationship Between Law and Development: Optimists versus Skeptics

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2008, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-14, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-24
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 23 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2009
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Downloads 3,062
27.

The Use and Interpretation of Tax Treaties in the Emerging World: Theory and Implications

British Tax Review, No. 4, 2008
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Sep 2008
Accepted Paper Series
London School of Economics - Law Department
Downloads 2,952
28.

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Overview of Principles and Practice

International Labour Office Working Paper No. 34
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Jul 2006
Working Paper Series
La Trobe Law School
Downloads 2,874
29.

What is Law and Development?

Revista Argentina de Teoria Juridica, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Aug 2011
Accepted Paper Series
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Downloads 2,832
30.

Constitutional Courts Vs. Religious Fundamentalism: Three Middle Eastern Tales

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming, U Toronto, Public Law Research Paper No. 04-08
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Toronto
Downloads 2,720
31.

From Talk to Walk: The Emergence of Human Rights Responsibilities for Corporations at International Law

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 931-1023, 2004
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 15 Aug 2006
Accepted Paper Series
The University of Sydney Law School and NYU Law School
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32.

Why Does Corporate Governance Affect Firm Value: Evidence on a Self-Dealing Channel from a Natural Experiment in Korea

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 51, 2015, pp. 131-150, EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 103/2005, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 51, McCombs Research Paper No. 01-05, KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 08/19
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Korea University Business School, Korea University - Department of Finance and Korea University - Department of Finance

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33.

The Web of Law

San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-11
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Jan 2005
Working Paper Series
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 2,508
34.

A Self Enforcing Model of Corporate Law

As published in Harvard Law Review, vol. 109, pp. 1911-1982, 1996
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 Jul 1998
Accepted Paper Series
Downloads 2,480
35.

Police Structure: A Comparative Study of Policing Models

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 May 2010 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2010
Working Paper Series
Kerala Judicial Service
Downloads 2,440
36.

The Lethal Injection Quandary: How Medicine Has Dismantled the Death Penalty

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 49-128, 2007, Fordham Legal Studies Research Paper No. 983732
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 01 May 2007 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Fordham University School of Law
Downloads 2,436
37.

The Unresolved Equation of Espionage and International Law

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 28, No. 597, 2007, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 75
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Jul 2007
Accepted Paper Series
William Mitchell College of Law
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38.

China’s Turn Against Law

American Journal of Comparative Law, 2011, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-03-01
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Fordham University - School of Law
Downloads 2,320
39.

The Foundations of Securities Law

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
Durham University - Durham Law School
Downloads 2,282
40.

Voluntary Winding Up in India - A Comparative Analysis

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Jan 2014
Working Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 2,272
41.

The History and Elements of the Rule of Law

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-02-07
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2013
Working Paper Series
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

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42.

Trade Liberalization, Food Security and the Environment: The Neoliberal Threat to Sustainable Rural Development

Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 14, p. 419, Fall 2004, Seattle University School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 18 May 2007 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Seattle University School of Law
Downloads 2,226
43.

Microfinance and Financial Development

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, p. 271, 2005
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 May 2005
Accepted Paper Series
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 2,178
44.

Shareholder Protection and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Test of the Legal Origins Hypothesis

University of Cambridge, CBR Working Paper, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 108/2008
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge, Durham University - Durham Law School and United Nations
Downloads 2,163
45.

Unitizing Oil and Gas Fields Around the World: A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Private Contracts

Houston Journal of International Law, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2006, U of Houston Law Center No. 2006-A-05
Number of pages: 197 Posted: 13 May 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Baker Botts, LLP and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 2,156
46.

Toward a Human Rights Framework for Intellectual Property

U.C. Davis Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 971, 2007, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-03
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Duke University School of Law
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47.

The Objectives and Principles of the TRIPs Agreement

Houston Law Review, Vol. 46, pp. 797-1046, 2009
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 06 May 2009 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 2,106
48.

Can Corporate Governance Reforms Increase Firm Market Values? Event Study Evidence from India

as published in 4 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, pp. 749-796 (2007), 1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 159/2007, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 07-002, University of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 86
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Accepted Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 2,086
49.

Rethinking Governance: Empirical Lessons Challenge Orthodoxy

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Jun 2003
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Downloads 2,020
50.

Currents and Crosscurrents in the International Intellectual Property Regime

MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 02-12
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Nov 2004
Accepted Paper Series
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 1,974