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Monday, October 17, 2005

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn_logo_28 This week's Top 10 is marked by few changes, with the top three papers staying in place and only one new paper joining the list.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending October 16, 2005.  (Parentheses indicate last week's position.)

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

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

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

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

5 (4) Is Forum-Shopping Corrupting America's Bankruptcy Courts?, Todd J. Zywicki (Geo. Mason).

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

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

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

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

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

[Frank Snyder]

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