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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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 

November 11, 2011 to January 10, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 224 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
2 158 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
3 147 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
4 114 Rome I’s Rules on Party Autonomy for Choice of Law: A U.S. Perspective 
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
5 81 Theories of Contract Law and Enforcing Promissory Morality: Comments on Charles Fried 
Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School
6 72 The Holmesian Bad Man Flubs His Entrance 
Barbara H. Fried
Stanford Law School
7 68 Subprime Mortgages and the Case for Broadening the Duty of Good Faith 
Chunlin Leonhard
Loyola University New Orleans College 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 59 Three Letters that Move the Markets: Credit Ratings between Market Information and Legal Regulation 
Ulrich G. Schroeter
University of Freiburg (Germany) - Faculty of Law
10 55 Consumer Protection and the Islamic Law of Contract 
Muhammad Akbar Khan
International Islamic University

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

November 11, 2011 to January 10, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 114 Rome I’s Rules on Party Autonomy for Choice of Law: A U.S. Perspective 
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
2 72 The Holmesian Bad Man Flubs His Entrance 
Barbara H. Fried
Stanford Law School
3 68 Subprime Mortgages and the Case for Broadening the Duty of Good Faith 
Chunlin Leonhard
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
4 55 Consumer Protection and the Islamic Law of Contract 
Muhammad Akbar Khan
International Islamic University
5 38 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
6 36 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
7 30 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
8 29 Full Harmonization in European Private Law: A Two-Track Concept 
Vanessa Mak
Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School
9 27 A Dual Approach to Contract Remedies 
Michael D. Knobler
Yale University - Law School
10 23 Interactive Contracting in Social Networks 
Mark Chen
Cornell Law Review

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