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As of September 2015, the top ten downloads of ECGI papers from SSRN are as follows:

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Corporate Governance and Control by Marco Becht, ECGI European Corporate Governance Institute, Patrick Bolton, Princeton University - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Ailsa Roell, Princeton University - Department of Economics Published: Revised August 2005
Remuneration: Where We've Been, How We Got to Here, What are the Problems, and How to Fix Them by Michael Jensen, Harvard Business School, Kevin Murphy, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California and Eric Wruck, Econalytics Published: July 2004
International Corporate Governance by Diane Denis, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University and John McConnell, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University Published: January 2003
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Making of Quack Corporate Governance by Roberta Romano, Yale Law School, Yale International Center for Finance, NBER and ECGI Published: September 2004
Does Corporate Governance Predict Firms' Market Values? Evidence from Korea by Bernard Black, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin and ECGI, Hasung Jang, Department of Finance, Korea University and Woochan Kim, KDI School of Public Policy and Management Published: May 2005
Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe by Marina Martynova, Department of Finance, Tilburg University and Luc Renneboog, Department of Finance, Tilburg University and ECGI Published: January 2006
Did Fair-Value Accounting Contribute to the Financial Crisis? by Christian Laux, Goethe University Frankfurt and ECGI, Christian Leuz, University of Chicago, NBER and ECGI. Published: December 2009
Agency Costs of Overvalued Equity by Michael Jensen, Harvard Business School, Monitor Group, Cambridge, Massachusetts and ECGI Published: April 2004
The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000-2008 by Lucian Bebchuk, Harvard Law School, NBER and ECGI, Alma Cohen, Tel-Aviv University, Harvard Law School and NBER, Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School Published: June 2010
The State of U.S. Corporate Governance: What's Right and What's Wrong? by Bengt Holmström, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), NBER and ECGI and Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago and NBER Published: September 2003