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Corporate Governance & Law eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 1 Mar 2017

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 12,209 The History of Corporate Governance
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Dec 2011
Last Revised: 20 May 2013
2 9,208 The Essential Elements of Corporate Law
John Armour, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2009
Last Revised: 18 Nov 2009
3 8,630 The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav and Wei Jiang
Harvard Law School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2013
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2015
4 8,527 How and Why Credit Rating Agencies are Not Like Other Gatekeepers
Frank Partnoy
University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 May 2006
Last Revised: 24 May 2006
5 8,013 Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control
Marcel Kahan and Edward B. Rock
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 21 May 2009
6 7,465 Corporate Governance of Banks after the Financial Crisis - Theory, Evidence, Reforms
Peter O. Mülbert
University of Mainz - Center for German and International Law of Financial Services and Faculty
Date posted to database: 17 Aug 2009
Last Revised: 4 Apr 2010
7 7,114 Beyond Profit: Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility and Greenwashing After the BP Oil Disaster
Miriam A. Cherry and Judd F. Sneirson
Saint Louis University - School of Law and Savannah Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Sep 2010
Last Revised: 28 Apr 2013
8 6,689 The Evolution of Fintech: A New Post-Crisis Paradigm?
Douglas W. Arner, Janos Nathan Barberis and Ross P. Buckley
University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Oct 2015
Last Revised: 7 Sep 2016
9 6,481 Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Jesse M. Fried
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2004
Last Revised: 5 May 2009
10 6,125 Secret Liens and the Financial Crisis of 2008
Michael Simkovic
Seton Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2009
Last Revised: 16 Oct 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
31 Dec 2016 through 1 Mar 2017

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 444 Brexit and Corporate Citizenship
John Armour, Holger Fleischer, Vanessa Jane Knapp and Martin Winner
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Queen Mary University of London and Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Business Law
Date posted to database: 12 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
2 317 Corporate Power is Corporate Purpose I: Evidence from My Hometown
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 27 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 28 Feb 2017
3 287 Foundations of Corporate Law
John Armour, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Mariana Pargendler
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
Date posted to database: 26 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 2 Feb 2017
4 284 Why Do Boards Exist? Governance Design in the Absence of Corporate Law
Mike Burkart, Salvatore Miglietta and Charlotte Ostergaard
Swedish House of Finance, BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Finance and BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Finance
Date posted to database: 23 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2017
5 240 The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History
John Morley
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 25 Jan 2017
6 198 The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests of Shareholders as a Class
John Armour, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann and Reinier Kraakman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2017
7 167 Corporate Power is Corporate Purpose II: An Encouragement for Future Consideration from Professors Johnson and Millon
Leo E. Strine
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware
Date posted to database: 28 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 2 Feb 2017
8 161 Using the Deal Price for Determining ‘Fair Value’ in Appraisal Proceedings
Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2017
9 141 The Rise of Corporate Governance
Alon Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson
Data Lab, Columbia Law School and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Oct 2016
Last Revised: 18 Jan 2017
10 116 Vindicating the Duty of Loyalty: Using Data Points of Successful Stockholder Litigation as a Tool for Reform
Joel Edan Friedlander
Friedlander & Gorris, P.A.
Date posted to database: 11 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 21 Feb 2017





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