Statistics released publicly by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as was the case for each of the six preceding years, Professor Lucian Bebchuk led SSRN citation rankings at the end of 2013. As of the end of December 2013, Bebchuk ranked first among all law school professors in all fields both in terms of the total number of citations to his work and in terms of the total number of downloads of his work on SSRN.
Bebchuk’s papers (available on his SSRN page here) have attracted a total of more than 4,000 citations. His top ten papers in terms of citations are as follows:
- What Matters in Corporate Governance? (with Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell) (441 citations)
- Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation (with Jesse Fried) (310 citations)
- Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem (with Jesse Fried) (285 citations)
- Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation (with Jesse Fried and David Walker) (230 citations)
- Stock Pyramids, Cross-Ownership, and Dual Class Equity: The Creation and Agency Costs of Separating Control from Cash Flow Rights (with Reinier Kraakman and George Triantis) (177 citations)
- A Theory of Path Dependence in Corporate Ownership and Governance (with Mark Roe) (174 citations)
- A Rent-Protection Theory of Corporate Ownership and Control (153 citations)
- The Costs of Entrenched Boards (with Alma Cohen) (150 citations)
- The Case for Increasing Shareholder Power (124 citations)
- The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Theory, Evidence, and Policy (with John Coates and Guhan Subramanian) (98 citations)
SSRN is the leading electronic service for social science research, and its electronic library contains (as of December 2013) over 426,000 full-text documents by more than 242,000 authors. SSRN’s rankings in terms of citations are available here and SSRN’s rankings in terms of downloads are available here.