Monday, February 6, 2006
A hot new paper from the veteran duo of Choi & Gulati has rocketed up the charts this week, taking the number two spot on this week's Top 10. The rest of the list is back from last week. Following are the ten most-downloaded papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending February 5, 2006. (Last week's rank in parentheses.)
1 (1) Law and the Rise of the Firm, Henry Hansmann (Yale), Reinier Kraakman (Harvard) & Richard C. Squire (Yale).
2 (-) Contract as Statute, Stephen J. Choi (NYU) & G. Mitu Gulati (Georgetown).
3 (2) The Return of the Twenty Bishops: Toward a Subjective Theory of Contract Formation, Lawrence M. Solan (Brooklyn).
4 (3) Signals, Assent and Internet Contracting, Juliet Moringiello (Widener).
5 (4) Do Courts Matter? Rental Markets and the Law, Pablo Casas-Arce (Oxford-Economics) & Albert Saiz (Penn-Business).
6 (8) Choice, Consent, and Cycling: The Hidden Limitations of Consent, Leo Katz (Penn).
7-tie (6) Diversity of Contract Law and the European Internal Market, Jan M. Smits (Maastricht).
7-tie (5) Penalties and Optimality in Financial Contracts: Taking Stock, Michel A. Robe (American-Business), Eva-Maria Steiger (Humboldt-Business) & Pierre-Armand Michel (Liege-Management).
9 (7) 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).
10 (9) The (CISG) Road Less Traveled: Case Comment on GreCon Dimter Inc. v. J.R. Normand Inc., Antonin I. Pribetic (Steinberg Morton Frymer LLP).