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Top 10 downloads in the Working Paper Series
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As of September 2015, the top ten downloads of ECGI papers from SSRN are as follows:


Position Downloads Paper and author(s) Click paper title for further details

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Board Models in Europe. Recent Developments of Internal Corporate Governance Structures in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy by Klaus Hopt, Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg & ECGI and Patrick C. Leyens, Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg Published: January 2004
2
8271
The History of Corporate Governance by Brian Cheffins, University of Cambridge and ECGI Published: January 2012
3
7648
Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control by Marcel Kahan, School of Law, New York University and Edward Rock, School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Published: July 2006
4
7449
The Essential Elements of Corporate Law by John Armour, Oxford University and ECGI, Henry Hansmann, Yale Law School and ECGI, Reinier Kraakman, Harvard Law School and ECGI Published: November 2009
5
6583
Corporate Governance of Banks after the Financial Crisis - Theory, Evidence, Reforms by Peter Muelbert, University of Mainz and ECGI Published: August 2009. Updated version : April 2010
6
6482
Modern Company and Capital Market Problems: Improving European Corporate Governance after Enron by Klaus Hopt, Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg Published: November 2002
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5723
Financial Scandals and the Role of Private Enforcement: The Parmalat Case by Guido Ferrarini, University of Genoa, Centre for Law and Finance and ECGI, and Paolo Giudici, Free University of Bozen and Centre for Law and Finance Published: May 2005
8
5083
Taking Shareholder Protection Seriously? Corporate Governance in the United States and Germany by Theodor Baums, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and ECGI, and Kenneth Scott, Stanford Law School and Hoover Institution Published: November 2003
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4979
The Costs and Benefits of Financial Market Regulation by Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago, NBER, CEPR, and ECGI Published: April 2004
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4569
Controlling Shareholders and Corporate Governance: Complicating the Comparative Taxonomy by Ronald Gilson, Columbia Law School, Stanford Law School and ECGI Published: August 2005