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2 Jan 1997 through 28 Mar 2015

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1 28,546 ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration
Andrew M. Francis and Hugo M. Mialon
Emory University - Department of Economics and Emory University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 27 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 27 Sep 2014
2 23,922 The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime
John J. Donohue and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 12 Aug 1999
Last Revised: 1 May 2001
3 17,905 Luck Versus Skill in the Cross Section of Mutual Fund Returns
Eugene F. Fama and Kenneth R. French
University of Chicago - Finance and Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business
Date posted to database: 10 Mar 2009
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2010
4 17,315 Executive Compensation
Kevin J. Murphy
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 May 1999
Last Revised: 30 Oct 2001
5 14,053 The 'IKEA Effect': When Labor Leads to Love
Michael I. Norton, Daniel Mochon and Dan Ariely
Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit, Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2011
Last Revised: 4 Mar 2011
6 11,777 CEO Incentives: It's Not How Much You Pay, But How
Michael C. Jensen and Kevin J. Murphy
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 12 Apr 1999
Last Revised: 10 Oct 2005
7 10,014 Compensation and Incentives: Practice vs. Theory
George P. Baker, Michael C. Jensen and Kevin J. Murphy
HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 24 Sep 1998
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2006
8 9,716 The Loser's Curse: Decision Making & Market Efficiency in the National Football League Draft
Cade Massey and Richard H. Thaler
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 5 Apr 2005
Last Revised: 5 Sep 2012
9 9,582 Performance Pay and Top Management Incentives
Kevin J. Murphy and Michael C. Jensen
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.
Date posted to database: 8 Mar 2001
Last Revised: 3 Nov 2006
10 8,739 Understanding the Effects of Violent Video Games on Violent Crime
Scott Cunningham, Benjamin Engelstätter and Michael R. Ward
Baylor University, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 9 Apr 2011
Last Revised: 5 Feb 2013

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
27 Jan 2015 through 28 Mar 2015

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1 1,244 Making Sense Out of Variable Spending Strategies for Retirees
Wade D. Pfau
The American College
Date posted to database: 17 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 17 Mar 2015
2 1,012 Does Experiential Learning Improve JD Employment Outcomes?
Jason W. Yackee
University of Wisconsin Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 1 Feb 2015
3 600 What Happened to the Class of 2010? Empirical Evidence of Structural Change in the Legal Profession
Deborah Jones Merritt
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 13 Mar 2015
4 552 Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America
Steven Horwitz
St. Lawrence University
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015
5 165 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
6 164 Managerial Overconfidence and Audit Fees
Scott Duellman, Helen Hurwitz and Yan Sun
Saint Louis University - Department of Accounting, Saint Louis University and Saint Louis University
Date posted to database: 31 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 31 Jan 2015
7 114 The Knowledge Tax
Michael Simkovic
Seton Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
8 110 Timing Law School
Frank McIntyre and Michael Simkovic
Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick and Seton Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 12 Mar 2015
9 98 Managers’ Career Concerns and Asymmetric Disclosure of Bad Versus Good News
Ashiq Ali, Ningzhong Li and Weining Zhang
University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jan 2015
10 240 Executive Compensation: A Modern Primer
Alex Edmans and Xavier Gabaix
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and New York University - Stern School of Business
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015





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