Monday, October 24, 2005
Few changes in this week's Top 10, although one of the papers from the recent Michigan Boilerplate conference debuts at number 10. Following are the top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending October 23, 2005. (Last week's ranking in parentheses.)
1 (1) Risk Management in Long-Term Contracts, Victor P. Goldberg (Columbia).
2 (3) Katrina's Continuing Impact on Procurement -- Emergency Procurement Powers in H.R. 3766, Christopher R. Yukins & Joshua I. Schwartz (Geo. Washington).
3 (2) Bargaining Power in Contract Theory, Daniel D. Barnhizer (Michigan State).
4 (4) Are Heuristics a Problem or a Solution?, Douglas A. Kysar (Cornell).
5 (8) Resolving the Paradox of the Consideration Doctrine: The Implications of Inefficient Signaling and of Anti-Commodification Norms, David Scott Gamage (Texas) & Allon Kedem (Law Clerk)
6 (7) Competition and the Quality of Standard Form Contracts: An Empirical Analysis of Software License Agreements, Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (NYU).
7 (6) Are 'Pay Now, Terms Later' Contracts Worse for Buyers? Evidence from Software License Agreements, Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (NYU).
8 (9) Credit Card Accountability. Samuel Issacharoff & Erin F. Delaney (NYU).
9 (10) The Myth of the Rational Borrower: Rationality, Behaviorism, and the Misguided 'Reform' of Bankruptcy Law, Susan Block-Lieb (Fordham) & Edward J. Janger(Brooklyn).
10 (-) The Hidden Roles of Boilerplate in Standard Form Contracts, David Gilo & Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv).