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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 28 Jul 2016

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1 17,860 Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2008
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2008
2 4,584 An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa
Todd J. Moss, Gunilla Pettersson Gelander and Nicolas van de Walle
Center for Global Development, Birk Consulting and Cornell University
Date posted to database: 3 Dec 2005
Last Revised: 7 May 2007
3 4,223 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
4 3,804 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
5 3,406 Measuring the Rule of Law
Juan Carlos Botero and Alejandro Ponce
World Justice Project and The World Justice Project
Date posted to database: 1 Dec 2011
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2011
6 3,249 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
7 3,142 Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions
Alan Gerber, Dean S. Karlan and Daniel Bergan
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
Date posted to database: 24 May 2006
Last Revised: 25 May 2006
8 2,834 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
9 2,710 Voting Squared: Quadratic Voting in Democratic Politics
Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl
University of Chicago - Law School and Microsoft Research New York City
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2013
Last Revised: 15 May 2014
10 2,688 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: 25 Dec 2014

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
29 May 2016 through 28 Jul 2016

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1 191 Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?
Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast
USC Law School and Department of Economics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 29 May 2016
Last Revised: 19 Jul 2016
2 144 Sober Second Thoughts: Evaluating the History of Horizontal Judicial Review by the U.S. Supreme Court
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 11 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2016
3 119 The Medieval Expansion of Long-Distance Trade: Adam Smith on the Town's Escape from the Violent and Low-Growth Feudal Equilibrium
Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 5 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 21 Jun 2016
4 102 Inside the Taft Court: Lessons from the Docket Books
Barry Cushman
Notre Dame Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 6 Jul 2016
5 52 Uncertainty, Complexity, and Regulatory Design
Adam I. Muchmore
Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 28 Jul 2016
6 18 Bipartisanship and Idea Brokerage in Education Policy Networks
Sarah Reckhow, Sarah Galey and Joseph J. Ferrare
Michigan State University, Michigan State University and University of Kentucky
Date posted to database: 24 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 13 Jul 2016
7 16 Forces of Federalism, Safety Nets, and Waivers
Edward Stiglitz
Cornell University - Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 23 Jul 2016





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