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Tuesday, August 28, 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 28, 2012 to August 27, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 1452 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
2 168 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)
3 159 What Can Be Wrong with an Option? An Optional Common European Sales Law as a Regulatory Tool 
Horst Eidenmueller
University of Munich
4 141 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 School
5 139 Featuring People in Ads 
Eric GoldmanRebecca Tushnet
Santa Clara University - School of Law, Georgetown University - Law Center
6 135 Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts for Hard Markets 
Jonathan Barnett
USC Gould School of Law
7 113 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
8 82 Autonomy, Pluralism, and Contract Theory 
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
9 82 The Importance of Fault in Contract Law 
Robert A. Hillman
Cornell Law School
10 78 Do Promises Distinguish Contract from Tort? 
Curtis BridgemanJohn C. P. Goldberg
Florida State University - College of Law, Harvard Law School

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

June 28, 2012 to August 27, 2012

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 168 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)
2 159 What Can Be Wrong with an Option? An Optional Common European Sales Law as a Regulatory Tool 
Horst Eidenmueller
University of Munich
3 135 Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts for Hard Markets 
Jonathan Barnett
USC Gould School of Law
4 82 Autonomy, Pluralism, and Contract Theory 
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
5 82 The Importance of Fault in Contract Law 
Robert A. Hillman
Cornell Law School
6 75 The Return-Reducing Ripple Effects of the 'Carried Interest' Tax Proposals 
Heather M. Field
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
7 73 Reflections on the Two-Handed Lawyer: Thinking versus Action in Business Lawyering 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University - Law School
8 62 The Proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law: Deficits of the Most Recent Textual Layer of European Contract Law 
Horst EidenmuellerNils JansenEva-Maria KieningerGerhard WagnerReinhard Zimmermann
University of Munich, University of Muenster, University of Wuerzburg, University of Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
9 56 Contracts, Treaties and Umbrella Clauses: Some Jurisdictional Issues in International Investment Arbitration 
Velimir Zivkovic
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Law
10 52 The Contract that Neither Party Intends 
David McLauchlan
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

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