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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, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Downloads 34,754
2.

Remuneration: Where We've Been, How We Got to Here, What are the Problems, and How to Fix Them

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 04-28; ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 44/2004
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 05 Jul 2004
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Fisher College of Business
Downloads 27,272
3.

Economic Consequences of Financial Reporting and Disclosure Regulation: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 13 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 07 May 2008
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Boston University Questrom School of Business
Downloads 23,705
4.

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 22,017
5.

Board Models in Europe - Recent Developments of Internal Corporate Governance Structures in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 18/2004, European Company and Financial Law Review, pp. 135-168, 2004, Company & Securities Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 217-245, 2005, VOC 1602-2004: 400 YEARS OF COMPANY LAW, Ella Gepken-Jager, Gerard van Solinge, Levinus Timmerman, eds., Deventer (Kluwer), 2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jan 2004
Accepted Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and University of Bremen
Downloads 19,714
6.

International Corporate Governance

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 30 Jul 2002
Working Paper Series
University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business and Purdue University
Downloads 19,074
7.

The History of Corporate Governance

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Mike Wright, Donald Siegel, Kevin Keasey and Igor Filatotchev, eds., Oxford University Press, 2013, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 54/2011, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 184/2012
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 20 May 2013
Accepted Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 18,641
8.

Corporate Governance and Earnings Management

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jun 2001
Working Paper Series
University of Sfax, Université Laval - École de comptabilité and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano - Faculty of Economics and Management
Downloads 17,139
9.

The Crisis of Fair Value Accounting: Making Sense of the Recent Debate

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 33, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 34, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Vienna University of Economics and Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 15,118
10.

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 14,745
11.

Global Accounting Convergence and the Potential Adoption of IFRS by the United States: An Analysis of Economic and Policy Factors

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 11 Mar 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Boston University Questrom School of Business

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Downloads 13,553
12.

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 13,384
13.

Mandatory IFRS Reporting Around the World: Early Evidence on the Economic Consequences

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 198/2008, Chicago GSB Research Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 25 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Accounting and Taxation, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Downloads 13,277
14.

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 12,967
15.

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 12,683
16.

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 12,682
17.

Insider Trading: An Overview

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Oct 1998
Working Paper Series
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Downloads 12,492
18.

Backdating

Business Lawyer, 2008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Mar 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Harrison & Held, LLP
Downloads 11,218
19.

Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance in the United States

As published in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, vol. 3, pp. 459-465, 1998
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Dec 1997
Accepted Paper Series
Downloads 10,992
20.

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 10,639
21.

Did Fair-Value Accounting Contribute to the Financial Crisis?

Chicago Booth Research Paper 09-38, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 266/2009, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2009
Working Paper Series
Vienna University of Economics and Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Downloads 10,607
22.

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 10,281
23.

Corporate Governance in China: An Overview

Donald C. Clarke, "Corporate Governance in China: An Overview", China Economic Review, vol. 14, 2003, pp. 494-507
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
Accepted Paper Series
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 10,227
24.

How and Why Credit Rating Agencies are Not Like Other Gatekeepers

FINANCIAL GATEKEEPERS: CAN THEY PROTECT INVESTORS?, Yasuyuki Fuchita, Robert E. Litan, eds., Brookings Institution Press and the Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-46
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 May 2006
Accepted Paper Series
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 10,121
25.

Beyond Profit: Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility and Greenwashing After the BP Oil Disaster

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 4, p. 983, 2011
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 02 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2013
Working Paper Series
Saint Louis University - School of Law and Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 9,891
26.

Agency Costs of Overvalued Equity

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 39/2004, Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 04-26, Financial Management, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 06 May 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School

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Downloads 9,554
27.

Conservatism in Accounting - Part I: Explanations and Implications

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Jun 2003
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 9,492
28.

Executive Compensation: Where We are, and How We Got There

George Constantinides, Milton Harris, and René Stulz (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Finance. Elsevier Science North Holland (Forthcoming), Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. FBE 07.12
Number of pages: 179 Posted: 17 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 9,303
29.

Incentives or Standards: What Determines Accounting Quality Changes Around IFRS Adoption?

European Accounting Review Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2015
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Downloads 8,651
30.

Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 17, pp. 71-92, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 421
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Downloads 7,969
31.

Audit Committee Characteristics and the Perceived Quality of Financial Reporting: An Empirical Analysis

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Jun 2003
Working Paper Series
Nova Southeastern University, North Carolina State University - Poole College of Management and University of Scranton - Kania School of Management
Downloads 7,913
32.

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 7,812
33.

Conservatism in Accounting

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 7,799
34.

Financial Scandals and the Role of Private Enforcement: The Parmalat Case

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 40/2005
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 27 May 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance and Free University of Bozen, Bolzano - School of Economics and Management
Downloads 7,711
35.

Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation

Harvard University Press, 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 7,354
36.

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 7,159
37.

Modern Company and Capital Market Problems: Improving European Corporate Governance after Enron

AFTER ENRON, IMPROVING CORPORATE LAW AND MODERNISING SECURITIES REGULATION IN EUROPE AND THE U.S., pp. 445-496, J. Armour, J. A. McCahery, eds., Oxford (Hart), 2006, ECGI Law Working Paper No. 05/2002, ECGI Finance Working Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2009
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Downloads 7,064
38.

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 6,988
39.

The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance

Cornell Law Review, Volume 106, 2020, pp. 91-178, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No.1052, Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance Working Paper 2020-1
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 27 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2021
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 6,774
40.

Conservatism in Accounting - Part Ii: Evidence and Research Opportunities

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Aug 2003
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 6,528
41.

Coin-Operated Capitalism

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 119, p. 591, 2019, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-37
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 18 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 31 May 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Princeton University - Center for Information Technology Policy, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School - Student/Alumni/Adjunct and University of Pennsylvania - Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
Downloads 6,441
42.

Madoff: A Riot of Red Flags

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2012
Working Paper Series
SUNY College at Plattsburgh and Kedge Capital Fund Management
Downloads 6,248
43.

Director Primacy: The Means and Ends of Corporate Governance

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 17 Feb 2002
Working Paper Series
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Downloads 6,222
44.

The Death of Big Law

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2010, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 04 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Illinois College of Law (deceased)
Downloads 6,091
45.

Identifying Overvalued Equity

Johnson School Research Paper Series No. #09-09
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 May 2008 Last Revised: 12 May 2014
Working Paper Series
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Accounting and Syracuse University
Downloads 5,983
46.

The AIG Bailout

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 66, p. 943, 2009
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2015
Accepted Paper Series
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Downloads 5,937
47.

Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does Difference Make?

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 39, No. 2 pp. 377-426, 2014
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Law School and Stanford Law School
Downloads 5,912
48.

The Law and Economics of Insider Trading: A Comprehensive Primer

Number of pages: 84 Posted: 13 Mar 2001
Working Paper Series
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Downloads 5,896
49.

The Myth of the Shareholder Franchise

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 675-732, 2007, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 567, October 2005
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School
Downloads 5,888
50.

Enron and Andersen - What Went Wrong and Why Similar Audit Failures Could Happen Again

ENRON: CORPORATE FIASCOS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS, pp. 155-168, Nancy B. Rapoport, Bala G. Dharan, eds., Foundation Press 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Sep 2005
Accepted Paper Series
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 5,851