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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

A hit!  A palpable hit!  At the top of the SSRN list, we have a new article that has vaulted to #1 out of nowhere.  312 downloaders can't be wrong!

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

November 18, 2011 to January 17, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 312 The Scope and Implications of Stern v. Marshall, 131 S. Ct. (2011) 
Michael St. Patrick BaxterElizabeth GibsonRandal C. PickerR. Patrick Vance
Covington & Burling LLP, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School, Unaffiliated Authors - affiliation not provided to SSRN
2 229 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
3 187 In or Out of Mortgage Trouble? A Study of Bankrupt Homeowners 
Melissa B. JacobyDaniel T. McCueEric S. Belsky
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law, Unaffiliated Authors - affiliation not provided to SSRN, Harvard University
4 168 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
5 145 The Rome I Regulation Rules on Party Autonomy for Choice of Law: A U.S. Perspective 
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
6 88 Theories of Contract Law and Enforcing Promissory Morality: Comments on Charles Fried 
Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School
7 69 Competition and Consumer Protection: A Behavioral Economics Account 
Oren Bar-Gill
New York University (NYU) - School of Law
8 65 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 64 How to Judge Shari'a Contracts: A Guide to Islamic Marriage Agreements in American Courts 
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
10 61 Bankruptcy, Backwards: The Problem of Quasi-Sovereign Debt 
Anna Gelpern
American University Washington College of Law

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

November 18, 2011 to January 17, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 145 The Rome I Regulation Rules on Party Autonomy for Choice of Law: A U.S. Perspective 
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
2 58 Consumer Protection and the Islamic Law of Contract 
Muhammad Akbar Khan
International Islamic University
3 58 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
4 43 Das neue Internationale Privatrecht der Volksrepublik China: Nach den Steinen tastend den Fluss überqueren (The New Private International Law of the People's Republic of China: Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones) 
Knut Benjamin Pissler
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
5 42 A Dual Approach to Contract Remedies 
Michael D. Knobler
Yale University - Law School
6 38 Non-State Law in the (Proposed) Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts 
Genevieve SaumierLauro Gama
McGill University - Faculty of Law, PUC-Rio,
7 37 Full Harmonization in European Private Law: A Two-Track Concept 
Vanessa Mak
Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School
8 29 Private Law and Moral Practices Part 1: Contract 
Prince SapraiGeorge Letsas
University College London - Faculty of Laws , University College London - Faculty of Laws
9 28 Beyond Ex Post Expediency - An Ex Ante View of Rescission and Restitution 
Richard R. W. BrooksAlexander Stremitzer
Yale University - Law School, UCLA School of Law
10 25 Interactive Contracting in Social Networks 
Mark Chen
Cornell Law Review

 

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