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Tuesday, August 21, 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 

June 21, 2012 to August 20, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 1302 A Transactional Genealogy of Scandal: From Michael Milken to Enron to Goldman Sachs 
William W. BrattonAdam J. Levitin
University of Pennsylvania - Law School, Georgetown University - Law Center
2 197 The Optional Instrument of European Contract Law: Opting-in through Standard Terms – A Reply to Simon Whittaker 
Jürgen Basedow
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
3 164 You Definitely Should Have: A Contractual Look at Israeli Wedding Gift Culture 
Zvi H. Triger
Striks School of Law, The College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN)
4 150 What Can Be Wrong with an Option? An Optional Common European Sales Law as a Regulatory Tool 
Horst Eidenmueller
University of Munich
5 132 Featuring People in Ads 
Eric GoldmanRebecca Tushnet
Santa Clara University - School of Law, Georgetown University - Law Center
6 132 The Dynamics of Contract Evolution 
Stephen J. ChoiG. Mitu GulatiEric A. Posner
New York University (NYU) - School of Law, Duke University - School of Law, University of Chicago - Law Schoo
7 122 Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts for Hard Markets 
Jonathan Barnett
USC Gould School of Law
8 102 Affirmatively Inefficient Jurisprudence?: Confusing Contractors’ Rights to Raise Affirmative Defenses with Sovereign Immunity 
Steven L. SchoonerPamela Kovacs
George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School
9 99 Contract and Innovation: The Limited Role of Generalist Courts in the Evolution of Novel Contractual Terms 
Ronald J. GilsonCharles F. SabelRobert E. Scott
Stanford Law School, Columbia University - Law School, Columbia University - Law School
10 96 Law and the Stable Self 
Rebecca E. Hollander-Blumoff
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

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

June 21, 2012 to August 20, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 197 The Optional Instrument of European Contract Law: Opting-in through Standard Terms – A Reply to Simon Whittaker 
Jürgen Basedow
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
2 164 You Definitely Should Have: A Contractual Look at Israeli Wedding Gift Culture 
Zvi H. Triger
Striks School of Law, The College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN)
3 150 What Can Be Wrong with an Option? An Optional Common European Sales Law as a Regulatory Tool 
Horst Eidenmueller
University of Munich
4 122 Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts for Hard Markets 
Jonathan Barnett
USC Gould School of Law 
5 96 Law and the Stable Self 
Rebecca E. Hollander-Blumoff
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
6 81 Autonomy, Pluralism, and Contract Theory 
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
7 73 The Return-Reducing Ripple Effects of the 'Carried Interest' Tax Proposals 
Heather M. Field
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
8 70 The Importance of Fault in Contract Law 
Robert A. Hillman
Cornell Law School
9 69 Reflections on the Two-Handed Lawyer: Thinking versus Action in Business Lawyering 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University - Law School
10 53 The Renegotiating Clause in Petroleum International Joint Venture Agreements 
Talal Abdulla Al-Emadi
University of Qatar

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