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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNRECENT HITS (for all papers announced in the last 60 days) 
TOP 10 Papers for Journal of Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal 

October 27, 2011 to December 26, 2011

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 212 Incentive Contracting 
Ralph C. Nash
George Washington University - Law School, 
Date posted to database: September 16, 2011 
Last Revised: September 26, 2011
2 195 Endogenous Institutions: Law as a Coordinating Device 
Gillian HadfieldBarry R. Weingast
USC Law School and Department of Economics, Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 
Date posted to database: November 24, 2011 
Last Revised: December 8, 2011
3 176 How to Opt into the Common European Sales Law? Brief Comments on the Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation 
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
4 142 Political Risk and Sovereign Debt Contracts 
Stephen J. ChoiG. Mitu GulatiEric A. Posner
New York University (NYU) - School of Law, Duke University - School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School
5 88 Introduction: The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design 
G. Mitu GulatiRobert E. Scott
Duke University - School of Law, Columbia University - Law School
6 78 Theories of Contract Law and Enforcing Promissory Morality: Comments on Charles Fried 
Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School
7 65 Credit on Wheels: The Law and Business of Auto Title Lending 
Jim Hawkins
University of Houston Law Center
8 63 Beyond the First Amendment: Shaping the Contours of Commercial Speech in Video Games, Virtual Worlds and Social Media 
Jon Garon
NKU Chase College of Law
9 60 Subprime Mortgages and the Case for Broadening the Duty of Good Faith 
Chunlin Leonhard
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
10 59 The Holmesian Bad Man Flubs His Entrance 
Barbara H. Fried
Stanford Law School

RECENT HITS (for all papers announced in the last 60 days) 
TOP 10 Papers for Journal of LSN: Contracts (Topic)  

October 29, 2011 to December 28, 2011

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 179 How to Opt into the Common European Sales Law? Brief Comments on the Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation 
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
2 71 Contract Versus Statute in Internet Governance 
Lee A. Bygrave
University of Oslo
3 60 Subprime Mortgages and the Case for Broadening the Duty of Good Faith 
Chunlin Leonhard
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
4 59 The Holmesian Bad Man Flubs His Entrance 
Barbara H. Fried
Stanford Law School
5 58 Promissory Autonomy, Imperfect Courts, and the Immorality of the Expectation Damages Default 
George G. Triantis
Stanford Law School
6 49 Consumer Protection and the Islamic Law of Contract 
Muhammad Akbar Khan
International Islamic University
7 46 Will Firms Consider a European Optional Instrument in Contract Law? 
Gary Low
Maastricht European Private Law Institute
8 33 Acquis Principles 
Hans Christoph GrigoleitLovro Tomasic
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law
9 30 Mandatory Law: Fundamental Principles 
Hans Christoph Grigoleit
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law
10 29 In-House Counsel’s Role in the Structuring of Mortgage-Backed Securities 
Shaun BarnesKathleen G. CullySteven L. Schwarcz
Duke University - School of Law, Kathleen G. Cully PLLC, Duke University - School of Law

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