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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 30 Sep 2014

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1 17,324 Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
The Brookings Institution, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2008
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2008
2 3,736 Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy
Benjamin H. Barton
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2005
Last Revised: 2 Nov 2005
3 3,318 An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa
Todd J. Moss, Gunilla Pettersson and Nicolas van de Walle
Center for Global Development, University of Sussex - Department of Economics and Cornell University
Date posted to database: 3 Dec 2005
Last Revised: 7 May 2007
4 3,089 Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2009
5 3,072 Human Rights in the Emerging World Order
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 4 Dec 2013
6 2,331 Knowledge About Ignorance: New Directions in the Study of Political Information
Ilya Somin
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 10 Apr 2011
7 2,286 The Evolution and Ideology of Global Constitutionalism
David S. Law and Mila Versteeg
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 2010
Last Revised: 24 Oct 2011
8 2,277 Professionals or Politicians: The Uncertain Empirical Case for an Elected Rather Than Appointed Judiciary
Stephen J. Choi, G. Mitu Gulati and Eric A. Posner
New York University School of Law, Duke University - School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Aug 2007
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2009
9 2,186 Soft Law
Jacob E. Gersen and Eric A. Posner
Harvard University and University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2009
10 2,112 A Theory of Judicial Power and Judicial Review
David S. Law
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
1 Aug 2014 through 30 Sep 2014

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1 228 Contract as Empowerment: A New Theory of Contract
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
2 212 Economic Growth and Judicial Independence, a Dozen Years On: Cross-Country Evidence Using an Updated Set of Indicators
Stefan Voigt, Jerg Gutmann and Lars P. Feld
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
Date posted to database: 20 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 12 Sep 2014
3 200 Linguistics and Legislative Intent
Timothy W. Grinsell
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
4 178 City Replanning
Roderick M. Hills, Jr. and David Schleicher
New York University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014
5 103 Social Norms and the Enforcement of Laws
Daron Acemoglu and Matthew O. Jackson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 19 Sep 2014
6 40 The Federal Experiment with Evidence-Based Funding: Lessons from the Home Visiting Program
Philip G. Peters Jr.
University of Missouri at Columbia - School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2014
7 40 Partial Constitutional Codes
Rosalind Dixon
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 20 Aug 2014
8 30 The Incomprehensible Post-Communist Privatisation
Liviu Damsa
University of Warwick - School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
9 29 State Architecture: Subsidiarity, Devolution, Federalism and Independence
Christopher McCrudden
Queen's University Belfast - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 26 Aug 2014
10 18 Partisan Control of Government and Public Policy
David R Jones
CUNY Baruch College
Date posted to database: 9 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014





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