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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Weekly Top 10

Ssrn_logo_44 Three new papers join our Weekly Top 10 list this week, including an impressive fourth-place debut by a new piece from NYU's Oren Bar-Gill.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the sixty days ending February 12, 2006.  (Last week's ranking in parentheses.)

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

2 (2) Contract as Statute, Stephen J. Choi (NYU) & G. Mitu Gulati (Georgetown).

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

Oren_bar_gill 4 (-) Bundling and Consumer Misperception, Oren Bar-Gill (NYU) (left).

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

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

7 (9) 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 (-) Legal Infrastructure, Judicial Independence, and Economic Development, Daniel Klerman (Southern California).

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

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

[Frank Snyder]

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