SSRN Top Tens for Corporate, Corporate Governance, and Securities Law

Bill Sjostrom —  2 August 2006

The current SSRN top tens for corporate, corporate governance, and securities law are after the jump.

Top 10 most-downloaded corporate law papers announced during the 60 day period ended August 2, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (number of downloads)):

1 – NR (188) Devolution of Authority: The DOJ’s Corporate Charging Policies by Lawrence D. Finder & Ryan D. McConnell.

2 – 1 (166) The Case Against Mandatory Annual Director Elections and Shareholders’ Meetings by William K. Sjostrom.

3 – 2 (144) The New Vote Buying: Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership by Henry T.C. Hu & Bernard S. Black.

4 – 4 (119) The Sarbanes-Oxley Debacle: What We’ve Learned; How to Fix It by Henry N. Butler & Larry E. Ribstein.

5 – 3 (117) Legal Origins and Modern Stock Markets by Mark J. Roe.

6 – NR (103) Capital Structure, Payout Policy, and Financial Flexibility by Harry DeAngelo & Linda DeAngelo.

7 – NR (86) Lost in Translation? Corporate Legal Transplants in China by Donald C. Clarke.

8 – 6 (57) Intellectual Capital Reporting: A User Perspective by Suresh Cuganesan, Richard Petty & Nigel Finch.

9 – 9 (55) The Strategy of Boilerplate by Robert B. Ahdieh.

10 – 7 (47) Old Rule, New Theory: Revising the Personal Benefit Requirement for Tipper/Tippee Liability Under the Misappropriation Theory of Insider Trading by David T. Cohen.

Top 10 most-downloaded corporate governance law papers announced during the 60 day period ended August 2, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (number of downloads)):

1 – NR (188) Devolution of Authority: The DOJ’s Corporate Charging Policies by Lawrence D. Finder & Ryan D. McConnell.

2 – 8 (166) The Case Against Mandatory Annual Director Elections and Shareholders’ Meetings by William K. Sjostrom.

3 – 6 (164) Corporate Mobility and the Costs of Regulation by Marco Becht, Colin Mayer & Hannes F. Wagner.

4 – 9 (144) The New Vote Buying: Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership by Henry T.C. Hu & Bernard S. Black.

5 – 10 (128) Timing of Employee Stock Option Exercises and the Valuation of Stock Option Expense by Chris Armstrong, Alan D. Jagolinzer & David F. Larcker.

6 – NR (119) The Sarbanes-Oxley Debacle: What We’ve Learned; How to Fix It by Henry N. Butler & Larry E. Ribstein.

7T – NR (117) The Effect of Internal Control Deficiencies and Their Remediation on Accrual Quality by Hollis Ashbaugh-Skaife, Daniel W. Collins, William R. Kinney, Jr. & Ryan LaFond.

7T – NR (117) Legal Origins and Modern Stock Markets by Mark J. Roe.

9 – NR (114) Corporate Governance and the Reinvention of Finance by Stuart I. Greenbaum.

10 – NR (105) The One-Share-One-Vote Controversy in the EU by Arman Khachaturyan.

Top 10 most-downloaded securities law papers announced during the 60 day period ended August 2, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (total number of downloads)):

1 – NR (188) Devolution of Authority: The DOJ’s Corporate Charging Policies by Lawrence D. Finder & Ryan D. McConnell.

2 – 4 (166) The Case Against Mandatory Annual Director Elections and Shareholders’ Meetings by William K. Sjostrom.

3 – 5 (144) The New Vote Buying: Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership by Henry T.C. Hu & Bernard S. Black.

4 – 10 (119) The Sarbanes-Oxley Debacle: What We’ve Learned; How to Fix It by Henry N. Butler & Larry E. Ribstein.

5 – 7 (117) Legal Origins and Modern Stock Markets by Mark J. Roe.

6 – 6 (107) The Limits of Enron: Counterparty Risk in Bankruptcy Claims Trading by Adam Levitin.

7 – NR (106) Capital Structure, Payout Policy, and Financial Flexibility by Harry DeAngelo & Linda DeAngelo.

8 – 9 (89) Credit Derivatives & the Future of Chapter 11 by Stephen Lubben.

9 – NR (69) Predicting Corporate Governance Risk: Evidence from the Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Market by Tom Baker & Sean J. Griffith.

10 – NR (68) Securities Litigation and its Lawyers: Changes During the First Decade After PSLRA by Stephen J. Choi & Robert B. Thompson.

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