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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 25 May 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
SSRN and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
2 30,456 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 SSRN
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 1998
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2006
4 24,363 The Subprime Crisis: Cause, Effect and Consequences
Richard Christopher Whalen
Economic Advisory Committee of FINRA
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
5 23,421 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
SSRN, 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 20,352 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 12,565 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Mar 2017 through 25 May 2017

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 602 From FinTech to TechFin: The Regulatory Challenges of Data-Driven Finance
Dirk A. Zetzsche, Ross P. Buckley, Douglas W. Arner and Janos Nathan Barberis
ADA Chair in Financial Law / Inclusive Finance, University of Luxembourg, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 5 May 2017
2 457 The Deregulation of Private Capital and the Decline of the Public Company
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 18 May 2017
3 422 An Activist View of CEO Compensation
Alex Baum, David Robert Hale, Mason Morfit, David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan
ValueAct Capital, ValueAct Capital, ValueAct Capital, Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 25 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 9 May 2017
4 382 The Untenable Case for Perpetual Dual-Class Stock
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Kobi Kastiel
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 6 May 2017
5 301 The Path of the Blockchain Lexicon (and the Law)
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 23 Apr 2017
6 280 Contested Visions: The Value of Systems Theory for Corporate Law
Tamara Belinfanti and Lynn A. Stout
New York Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 11 May 2017
7 244 Corporate Scandals and Regulation
Luzi Hail, Ahmed Tahoun and Clare Wang
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, London Business School and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Date posted to database: 2 May 2017
Last Revised: 2 May 2017
8 235 Registered Charities and Governance Standard 5: An Evaluation
Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster
Melbourne Law School - University of Melbourne and Melbourne Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2017
9 265 Is the SEC Captured? Evidence from Comment-Letter Reviews
Jonas Heese, Mozaffar Khan and Karthik Ramanna
Harvard Business School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2017
10 270 Section 501(C)(3) Organizations, Single Member Limited Liability Companies, and Fiduciary Duties
Ellen P. Aprill
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Date posted to database: 5 Apr 2017
Last Revised: 15 Apr 2017





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