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

Bill Sjostrom —  16 November 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 November 16, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (number of downloads)):

1 – 2 (322) Corporate Governance and the New Hedge Fund Activism: An Empirical Analysis by Thomas W. Briggs.

2 – 6 (229) Who Writes the Rules for Hostile Takeovers, and Why? The Peculiar Divergence of US and UK Takeover Regulation by John Armour & David A. Skeel.

3 – 7 (174) Gap Filling, Hedge Funds, and Financial Innovation by Randall S. Thomas & Frank Partnoy.

4 – NR (131) Options Backdating, Tax Shelters, and Corporate Culture by Victor Fleischer.

5 – 8 (123) The Prime Directive by Robert K. Rasmussen & Douglas G. Baird.

6 – NR (85) The Policy Foundations of Delaware Corporate Law by Lawrence A. Hamermesh.

7 – NR (71) Disney, Good Faith, and Structural Bias by Claire A. Hill & Brett McDonnell.

8 – NR (60) EU Company Law Convergence Possibilities after Centros by Paul Rose.

9 – NR (58) The Legal Penalties for Financial Misrepresentation by Jonathan M. Karpoff, D. Scott Lee & Gerald S. Martin.

10 – NR (36) Economic View on Corporate Law in Europe by Christoph Van der Elst.

Top 10 most-downloaded corporate governance law papers announced during the 60 day period ended November 16, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (number of downloads)):

1 – 1 (428) Some Observations on the Stock Option Backdating Scandal of 2006 by David I. Walker.

2 – 3 (322) Corporate Governance and the New Hedge Fund Activism: An Empirical Analysis by Thomas W. Briggs.

3 – 10 (230) Who Writes the Rules for Hostile Takeovers, and Why? The Peculiar Divergence of US and UK Takeover Regulation by John Armour & David A. Skeel.

4 – NR (209) The Social Construction of Sarbanes-Oxley by Donald C. Langevoort.

5 – 7T (205) Corporate Social Responsibility as a Conflict Between Shareholders by Amir Barnea & Amir Rubin.

6 – NR (174) Gap Filling, Hedge Funds, and Financial Innovation by Randall S. Thomas & Frank Partnoy.

7 – NR (172) An Analysis of Insiders’ Use of Prepaid Variable Forward Transactions by Alan D. Jagolinzer, Steven R. Matsunaga & Eric Yeung.

8 – NR (131) Options Backdating, Tax Shelters, and Corporate Culture by Victor Fleischer.

9 – NR (123) The Prime Directive by Robert K. Rasmussen & Douglas G. Baird.

10 – NR (98) Prediction Markets for Corporate Governance by Michael Abramowicz & M. Todd Henderson.

Top 10 most-downloaded securities law papers announced during the 60 day period ended November 16, 2006 (current ranking – previous ranking (total number of downloads)):

1 – 2 (428) Some Observations on the Stock Option Backdating Scandal of 2006 by David I. Walker.

2 – 4 (322) Corporate Governance and the New Hedge Fund Activism: An Empirical Analysis by Thomas W. Briggs.

3 – 6 (230) Who Writes the Rules for Hostile Takeovers, and Why? The Peculiar Divergence of US and UK Takeover Regulation by John Armour & David A. Skeel.

4 – 8 (209) The Social Construction of Sarbanes-Oxley by Donald C. Langevoort.

5 – 9 (174) Gap Filling, Hedge Funds, and Financial Innovation by Randall S. Thomas & Frank Partnoy.

6 – 7 (172) An Analysis of Insiders’ Use of Prepaid Variable Forward Transactions by Alan D. Jagolinzer, Steven R. Matsunaga & Eric Yeung.

7 – NR (158) Institutional Activism through Litigation: An Empirical Analysis of Public Pension Fund Participation in Securities Class Actions by Michael A. Perino.

8 – NR (156) The Economic Impact of Backdating of Executive Stock Options by M.P. Narayanan, Cindy A. Schipani & Hasan Nejat Seyhun.

9 – NR (131) Options Backdating, Tax Shelters, and Corporate Culture by Victor Fleischer.

10 – NR (75) The Public Responsibility of Structured Finance Lawyers by Steven L. Schwarcz.