Harvard Corporate Faculty Lead SSRN Rankings

Statistics released by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as of the end of 2010, Harvard Law School faculty members associated with the Program on Corporate Governance featured prominently on SSRN author rankings. These faculty captured six of the top 100 slots – including the number one slot – among the top 100 law school professors (in all legal areas) in terms of readers’ use of their work.

Professor Lucian Bebchuk was ranked first among all law school professors, as he was at the end of each of the preceding three calendar years. Professor Bebchuk was also ranked sixth among authors from all fields on SSRN. Bebchuk’s papers (available on his SSRN page here) have attracted a total of more than 149,000 downloads, with forty-four of his papers having been downloaded more than 1,000 times each.

In addition, the top 100 law professors on SSRN at the end of 2010 included the following faculty members associated with the Harvard Program on Corporate Governance:

  • Reinier Kraakman, ranked 14 among law school professors and 72 among all authors;
  • Allen Ferrell, 24 among law school professors, 129 among all authors;
  • Jesse Fried, 26 among law school professors, 135 among all authors;
  • Alma Cohen, 29 among law school professors, 143 among all authors; and
  • Mark Roe, 39 among law school professors, 174 among all authors.

SSRN is the leading electronic service for social science research. As of the end of 2010, its electronic library contained over 254,600 full-text documents by more than 150,000 authors.

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  • Programs Faculty & Senior Fellows

    Lucian Bebchuk
    Alon Brav
    Robert Charles Clark
    John Coates
    Alma Cohen
    Stephen M. Davis
    Allen Ferrell
    Jesse Fried
    Oliver Hart
    Ben W. Heineman, Jr.
    Scott Hirst
    Howell Jackson
    Robert J. Jackson, Jr.
    Wei Jiang
    Reinier Kraakman
    Robert Pozen
    Mark Ramseyer
    Mark Roe
    Robert Sitkoff
    Holger Spamann
    Guhan Subramanian

  • Program on Corporate Governance Advisory Board

    William Ackman
    Peter Atkins
    Joseph Bachelder
    John Bader
    Allison Bennington
    Richard Brand
    Daniel Burch
    Richard Climan
    Jesse Cohn
    Isaac Corré
    Scott Davis
    John Finley
    David Fox
    Stephen Fraidin
    Byron Georgiou
    Carl Icahn
    Jack B. Jacobs
    Paula Loop
    David Millstone
    Theodore Mirvis
    James Morphy
    Toby Myerson
    Morton Pierce
    Barry Rosenstein
    Paul Rowe
    Rodman Ward