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Monday, January 30, 2006

Weekly Top 10

Ssrn_logo_42 Three new papers have made this week's Weekly Top 10.  Following are the ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending January 29, 2006.  (Last week's rank in parentheses; t = tie.)

1  (1) Law and the Rise of the Firm, Henry Hansmann (Yale), Reinier Kraakman (Harvard) & Richard C. Squire (Yale).

2 (5) The Return of the Twenty Bishops: Toward a Subjective Theory of Contract Formation, Lawrence M. Solan (Brooklyn).

3 (7) Signals, Assent and Internet Contracting, Juliet Moringiello (Widener).

4 (6) Do Courts Matter? Rental Markets and the Law, Pablo Casas-Arce (Oxford-Economics) & Albert Saiz (Penn-Business).

5 (9) Penalties and Optimality in Financial Contracts: Taking Stock, Michel A. Robe, (American-Business), Eva-Maria Steiger (Humboldt Berlin-Business) & Pierre-Armand Michel (Liege-Management).

6 (10) Diversity of Contract Law and the European Internal Market, Jan M. Smits (Maastricht).

7 (8) A Bridge, a Tax Revolt, and the Struggle to Industrialize: The Story and Legacy of Rockingham County v. Luten Bridge Co., Barak D. Richman (Duke), Jordi Weinstock (Duke) & Jason Mehta (Harvard).

8 (-) Choice, Consent, and Cycling: The Hidden Limitations of Consent, Leo Katz (Penn).

9-t (-) Courts and Contractual Innovation: A Preliminary Analysis, Mitchell Berlin & Yaron Leitner (Federal Reserve-Philadelphia).

9-t (-) The (CISG) Road Less Travelled: Case Comment on GreCon Dimter Inc. v. J.R. Normand Inc., Antonin I. Pribetic (Steinberg Morton Frymer LLP).

[Frank Snyder]

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