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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn_28 This week’s Top 10 includes an unusually broad and tasty buffet of papers, featuring new takes on classic cases, first-class doctrinal work, economic analyses, and empirical studies. Enjoy!

Following are the top ten most-downloaded recent papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending October 15, 2006.

1 The Promise and Perils of Credit Derivatives, David A. Skeel (Penn) & Frank Partnoy (San Diego).

2 Transaction Cost Economics: An Assessment of Empirical Research in the Social Sciences, Barak D. Richman (Duke) & Jeffrey Macher (Georgetown-Business).

3 Payment Wars: The Merchant-Bank Struggle for Control of Payment Systems, Adam Levitin (Independent).

4 The Flight from Arbitration: An Empirical Study of Ex Ante Arbitration Clauses in Publicly-Held Companies' Contracts, Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell) & Geoffrey P. Miller (NYU).

5 Expectation Damages and Contract Theory Revisited, Richard Craswell (Stanford).

6 The Law and Economics of Preliminary Agreements, Alan Schwartz (Yale) & Robert E. Scott (Columbia).

7 Restitution for Wrongs and the Restatement (Third) of the Law of Restitution, James Steven Rogers (Boston College).

8 What Do Corporate Default Rules and Menus Do? An Empirical Examination, Yair Jason Listokin (Yale).

9 Legal Origins: Reconciling Law & Finance and Comparative Law, Mathias M. Siems (Edinburgh).

10 Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores and the Myth of Precontractual Reliance, Robert E. Scott (Columbia).

[Frank Snyder]

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