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Monday, July 18, 2005

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn_logo_16 There's a new paper at the top of this weeks Top 10 chart, but not a new name.  Government contracts continues to be hot, with a new paper by Christopher Yukins grabbing the top spot in its first week on the chart.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending July 17, 2005.

• 1 (-) Understanding the Current Wave of Procurement Reform - Devolution of the Contracting Function, Christopher R. Yukins (Geo. Washington).

2 (5) Contracts and the Division of Labor, Daron Acemoglu (MIT Econ), Pol Antras (Harvard Econ) & Elhanan Helpman (Tel Aviv Econ)

3 (4) The Political Economy of International Sales Law, Clayton P. Gillette (NYU) & Robert E. Scott (Virginia).

4 (6) Trust as 'Uncorporation': A Research Agenda, Robert H. Sitkoff (Northwestern).

5 (7) Juries, Judges, and Punitive Damages: Empirical Analyses using the Civil Justice Survey of State Courts 1992, 1996, and 2001 Data, Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell), Michael Heise (Cornell), Martin T. Wells (Cornell Stats), Paula Hannaford-Agor (National Center for State Courts), Neil LaFountain (NCSC), G. Thomas Munsterman (NCSC), & Brian Ostrom (NCSC).

• 6 (10) The Comparative Law and Economics of Pure Economic Loss, Francesco Parisi (Geo. Mason), Vernon V. Palmer (Tulane) & Mauro Bussani (Trieste).

7 (8) Harnessing Litigation by Contract Design, Robert E. Scott & George G. Triantis (Virginia).

8 (9) Private Contractual Alternatives to Malpractice Liability, Jennifer Arlen (NYU).

9 (-) The Lurking Rule Against Accumulations of Income, Robert H. Sitkoff (Northwestern).

10 (-) Decisionmaking & the Limits of Disclosure: The Problem of Predatory Lending, Lauren E. Willis (Loyola-Los Angeles).

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