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Corporate, Securities & Finance Law eJournals

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 20 Feb 2017

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1 81,486 Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
2 30,115 What Matters in Corporate Governance?
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Sep 2004
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
3 25,517 Separation of Ownership and Control
Eugene F. Fama and Michael C. Jensen
University of Chicago - Finance and Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 1998
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2006
4 24,202 The Subprime Crisis: Cause, Effect and Consequences
Richard Christopher Whalen
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
5 22,875 Remuneration: Where We've Been, How We Got to Here, What are the Problems, and How to Fix Them
Michael C. Jensen, Kevin J. Murphy and Eric G. Wruck
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc., University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Fisher College of Business
Date posted to database: 5 Jul 2004
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2004
6 19,937 Economic Consequences of Financial Reporting and Disclosure Regulation: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research
Christian Leuz and Peter D. Wysocki
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Miami - School of Business Administration
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 7 May 2008
7 14,220 Corporate Governance and Equity Prices
Paul A. Gompers, Joy L. Ishii and Andrew Metrick
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 12 Sep 2001
Last Revised: 22 Jan 2009
8 14,026 Executive Compensation
Kevin J. Murphy
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 May 1999
Last Revised: 30 Oct 2001
9 13,197 Board Models in Europe - Recent Developments of Internal Corporate Governance Structures in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy
Klaus J. Hopt and Patrick C. Leyens
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jan 2004
Last Revised: 28 Feb 2006
10 12,352 A Stakeholder Approach to Strategic Management
R. Edward Freeman and John McVea
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Date posted to database: 16 Mar 2001
Last Revised: 27 Jun 2001

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
22 Dec 2016 through 20 Feb 2017

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1 399 Appraising the 'Merger Price' Appraisal Rule
Albert H. Choi and Eric L. Talley
University of Virginia School of Law and Columbia University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 18 Feb 2017
2 386 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
3 355 Short-Termism and Capital Flows
Jesse M. Fried and Charles C. Y. Wang
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 10 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 11 Feb 2017
4 331 Accounting for Behavioral Considerations in Business Tax Reform: The Case of Expensing
Lily L. Batchelder
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 5 Feb 2017
5 330 The Irrelevance of Brexit for the European Financial Market
Wolf-Georg Ringe
Copenhagen Business School - Department of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 6 Feb 2017
6 299 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: 2 Feb 2017
7 290 The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Date posted to database: 21 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
8 256 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
9 229 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
10 202 Brexit and Financial Services
John Armour
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 6 Jan 2017





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