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

Bill Sjostrom —  13 September 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 September 13, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (number of downloads)):

1 – 1 (440) Capital Structure, Payout Policy, and Financial Flexibility by Harry DeAngelo & Linda DeAngelo.

2 – 2 (254) Devolution of Authority: The DOJ’s Corporate Charging Policies by Lawrence D. Finder & Ryan D. McConnell.

3 – 4 (168) Lost in Translation? Corporate Legal Transplants in China by Donald C. Clarke.

4 – NR (112) Federal Corporate Law: Lessons from History by Lucian Arye Bebchuk & Assaf Hamdani.

5 – 5 (93) Managers’ Fiduciary Duties in Financially Distressed Corporations: Chaos in Delaware (and Elsewhere) by Rutheford B. Campbell & Christopher W. Frost.

6 – 9 (89) Law, Norms, and the Breakdown of the Board: Promoting Accountability in Corporate Governance by Renee Jones.

7 – 6 (87) Ex Ante Choices of Law and Forum: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Merger Agreements by Theodore Eisenberg & Geoffrey P. Miller.

8 – 7 (83) Placing Election Bylaws on the Corporate Ballot by Lucian Arye Bebchuk, Allen Ferrell, Reinier Kraakman, Mark J. Roe & Guhan Subramanian.

9 – 10 (76) Regulating Executive Remuneration: International Developments in the Post-Scandal Era by Jennifer G. Hill.

10 – NR (57) Ethics and Corruption in Business and Government: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble and the Bank of the United States by Richard W. Painter.

Top 10 most-downloaded corporate governance law papers announced during the 60 day period ended September 13, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (number of downloads)):

1 – 1 (305) Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control by Marcel Kahan & Edward B. Rock.

2 – 2 (254) Devolution of Authority: The DOJ’s Corporate Charging Policies by Lawrence D. Finder & Ryan D. McConnell.

3 – 5 (183) Predicting Corporate Governance Risk: Evidence from the Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Market by Tom Baker & Sean J. Griffith.

4 – 6 (168) Lost in Translation? Corporate Legal Transplants in China by Donald C. Clarke.

5 – 10 (130) After the Scandals: Changing Relationships in Corporate Governance by Cary Coglianese, Cary Coglianese & Michael L. Michael.

6 – 9 (128) The One-Share-One-Vote Controversy in the EU by Arman Khachaturyan.

7 – NR (120) The Oligopolistic Gatekeeper: The U.S. Accounting Profession by James D. Cox.

8 – NR (112) Federal Corporate Law: Lessons from History by Lucian Arye Bebchuk & Assaf Hamdani.

9 – NR (111) After Enron: Improving Corporate Law and Modernising Securities Regulation in Europe and the US by John Armour & Joseph A. McCahery.

10 – NR (108) Labor Unions: A Corporatist Institution in a Competitive World by Michael L. Wachter.

Top 10 most-downloaded securities law papers announced during the 60 day period ended September 13, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (total number of downloads)):

1 – 1 (642) Spam Works: Evidence from Stock Touts and Corresponding Market Activity by Laura Frieder & Jonathan Zittrain.

2 – 2 (440) Capital Structure, Payout Policy, and Financial Flexibility by Harry DeAngelo & Linda DeAngelo.

3 – 3 (254) Devolution of Authority: The DOJ’s Corporate Charging Policies by Lawrence D. Finder & Ryan D. McConnell.

4 – 6 (213) The Information Role of Conservative Financial Statements by Ryan LaFond & Ross L. Watts.

5 – 7 (183) Predicting Corporate Governance Risk: Evidence from the Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Market by Tom Baker & Sean J. Griffith.

6 – 8 (135) Securities Litigation and its Lawyers: Changes During the First Decade After PSLRA by Stephen J. Choi & Robert B. Thompson.

7 – 9 (111) After Enron: Improving Corporate Law and Modernising Securities Regulation in Europe and the US by John Armour & Joseph A. McCahery.

8 – 10 (105) Regulating Hedge Funds by Dale A. Oesterle.

9 – NR (89) Law, Norms, and the Breakdown of the Board: Promoting Accountability in Corporate Governance by Renee Jones.

10 – NR (87) Ex Ante Choices of Law and Forum: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Merger Agreements by Theodore Eisenberg & Geoffrey P. Miller.