Five articles on corporate law subjects by Harvard Law School faculty appear in the list of the most-cited law review articles (in all legal fields) just published in a study on the subject by Fred R. Shapiro and Michelle Pearse in the Michigan Law Review. The study is available here.
This study updates two classic earlier studies from 1985 and 1996 by Fred Shapiro, and uses new research tools and databases to create accurate lists. The study includes two lists: A list of the 100 most-cited articles of all time, and a list of the 100 most-cited articles from the last twenty years, consisting of a list of the five most-cited articles for each year.
An examination of these two lists indicates that there are five articles on corporate law topics authored or coauthored by Harvard Law School faculty:
- The Case for Increasing Shareholder Power, authored by Lucian Bebchuk;
- The Myth of the Shareholder Franchise, authored by Lucian Bebchuk;
- The Mechanisms of Market Efficiency, coauthored by Reinier Kraakman (with Ronald Gilson);
- The End of History for Corporate Law, coauthored by Reinier Kraakman (with Henry Hansmann); and
- Delaware’s Competition, authored by Mark Roe.