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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Monday, October 24, 2005

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn_logo_29 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).

[Frank Snyder]

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