Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Better late than never -- here's this week's top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending December 19, 2005. (Last week's ranking in parentheses; t = tie.)
1 (1) Taking Information Seriously: Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure in Contract Law and Elsewhere, Richard Craswell (Stanford).
2 (2) Contracting in the Shadow of the Law, Nicola Gennaioli (IIES-Stockholm).
3 (3) Rethinking Spyware: Questioning the Propriety of Contractual Consent to Online Surveillance, Wayne Barnes (Texas Wesleyan).
4 (4) In Memoriam, John Cibinic, Jr., Ralph C. Nash (Geo. Washington) et al.
5 (5) One-Sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets, Lucian Arye Bebchuk (Harvard) & Richard A. Posner (Chicago).
6 (6) From St. Ives to Cyberspace: The Modern Distortion of the Medieval 'Law Merchant,' Stephen E. Sachs (Yale-Student).
7 (10) How Law Affects Lending, Rainer F.H. Haselmann (Leipzig-Business), Katharina Pistor (Columbia), & Vikrant Vig (Columbia-Business).
8 (8) An Embedded Options Theory of Indefinite Contracts, George S. Geis (Alabama).
9-t (-) Reason, Self-Deception and Rational Frogs: Reconciling Comprehension and Responsibility in Law and Business Ethics, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw (Indiana-Indianapolis).
9-t (10) The Strategy of Boilerplate, Robert B. Ahdieh (Emory).