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Monday, November 14, 2005

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn_logo_32 Four papers have joined this edition of the Weekly Top Ten, led by a return to the charts of Gilo and Porat's look at boilerplate.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending November 13, 2005.

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 (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).

4 (7) In Memoriam, John Cibinic, Jr., Ralph C. Nash (Geo. Washington), et al.

5 (8) Rethinking Spyware: Questioning the Propriety of Contractual Consent to Online Surveillance, Wayne Barnes (Texas Wesleyan).

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

7 (-) The Hidden Roles of Boilerplate and Standard Form Contracts: Strategic Imposition of Transaction Costs, Segmentation of Consumers and Anticompetitive Effects, David Gilo & Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv).

8 (-) Contracting in the Shadow of the Law, Nicola Gennaioli (IIES-Stockholm).

9 (-) Effective vs. Nominal Valuations in Venture Capital Investing, Michael Woronoff (Proskauer Rose) & Jonathan Rosen (Shelter Capital).

10 (-) The Evolution of Boilerplate Contracts: Evidence from the Sovereign Debt Market, Stephen J. Choi (NYU) & G. Mitu Gulati (Georgetown).

[Frank Snyder]

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