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Monday, October 31, 2005

Weekly Top 10

Ssrn_logo_30 There are quite a few treats but no tricks on this week's Top Ten.  The list is little changed from last week, with the top three papers holding their own.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending October 30, 2005.  (Last week's rank in parentheses.)

1 (1) Risk Management in Long-Term Contracts, Victor P. Goldberg (Columbia).

2 (2) Katrina's Continuing Impact on Procurement - Emergency Procurement Powers in H.R. 3766, Christopher R. Yukins & Joshua I. Schwartz (Geo. Washington).

3 (3) Bargaining Power in Contract Theory, Daniel D. Barnhizer (Michigan State).

4 (6) Competition and the Quality of Standard Form Contracts: An Empirical Analysis of Software License Agreements, Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (NYU).

5 (7) Are 'Pay Now, Terms Later' Contracts Worse for Buyers? Evidence from Software License Agreements, Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (NYU).

6 (5) Resolving the Paradox of the Consideration Doctrine: The Implications of Inefficient Signaling and of Anti-Commodification Norms, David Scott Gamage (Texas) & Allon Kedem (Independent).

7 (4) Are Heuristics a Problem or a Solution?, Douglas A. Kysar (Cornell).

8 (8) Credit Card Accountability, Samuel Issacharoff & Erin F. Delaney (NYU).

9 (9) The Myth of the Rational Borrower: Rationality, Behaviorism, and the Misguided 'Reform' of Bankruptcy Law, Susan Block-Lieb (Fordham) & Edward J. Janger (Brooklyn).

10 (10) The Hidden Roles of Boilerplate in Standard Form Contacts, David Gilo & Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv).

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