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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 20 Aug 2014

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1 21,695 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
2 12,223 The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Date posted to database: 15 Mar 2006
Last Revised: 27 Jul 2007
3 12,086 Existence and Efficiency of Nash Equilibria under Deterministic Voting
Aristotelis Boukouras and Kostas Koufopoulos
University of Leicester and University of Warwick - Finance Group
Date posted to database: 24 Jul 2008
Last Revised: 24 Jul 2008
4 9,557 Top Marginal Effective Tax Rates by State and by Source of Income, 2012 Tax Law vs. 2013 Tax Law (as enacted in ATRA)
Gerald T. Prante and Austin John
Lynchburg College, School of Business and Economics and Lynchburg College, School of Business and Economics
Date posted to database: 17 Nov 2012
Last Revised: 22 Apr 2013
5 9,515 The Theory and Practice of Corporate Finance: Evidence from the Field
John R. Graham and Campbell R. Harvey
Duke University and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Date posted to database: 12 Apr 2000
Last Revised: 4 Nov 2000
6 9,179 Hedge Funds, Systemic Risk, and the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008: Written Testimony for the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Hedge Funds
Andrew W. Lo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 17 Nov 2008
Last Revised: 2 Mar 2009
7 8,045 How to Restructure Greek Debt
Lee C. Buchheit and G. Mitu Gulati
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - New York Office and Duke University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 May 2010
Last Revised: 9 May 2010
8 7,839 Understanding the Effects of Violent Video Games on Violent Crime
Scott Cunningham, Benjamin Engelst├Ątter and Michael R. Ward
Baylor University, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) - Information and Communication Technologies Research Group 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
9 7,716 Governance Matters IV: Governance Indicators for 1996-2004
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
The Brookings Institution, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Date posted to database: 5 May 2005
Last Revised: 3 Feb 2006
10 7,219 Public Schooling, Indoctrination, and Totalitarianism
John R. Lott
Crime Prevention Research Center
Date posted to database: 3 May 1999
Last Revised: 24 May 2000

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
21 Jun 2014 through 20 Aug 2014

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1 142 The Most Critical Issue Facing Tax Administration Today -- And What to Do About It
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2014
2 127 Is the Deadweight Actually Dead: Real Option Value and the Taxation of Oil and Gas
Adi Libson
Bar-Ilan University
Date posted to database: 13 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
3 126 The Affirmative Duties of Property Owners
Robert C. Ellickson
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 11 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
4 99 Ronald Coase and the Fabian Society: Competitive Discussion in Liberal Ideology
David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart
George Mason University - Center for Study of Public Choice and University of Richmond - Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Date posted to database: 27 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 27 Jul 2014
5 94 The Rise and Rise of the One Percent: Getting to Thomas Piketty's Wealth Dystopia
Shi-Ling Hsu
Florida State University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 15 Aug 2014
6 93 An Analysis of Default Risk in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program
Stephanie Moulton, Donald R. Haurin and Wei Shi
Ohio State University (OSU) - John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 20 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2014
7 73 From Coke to Coors: A Field Study of a Fat Tax and its Unintended Consequences
Brian Wansink, Andrew S. Hanks, John Cawley and David R. Just
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
8 68 Political Activity Limits and Tax Exemption: A Gordian's Knot
Roger Colinvaux
Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 5 Aug 2014
9 63 Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments: The Case for Levying (all of) Labor-Income Taxes, Value-Added Taxes, Capital-Income Taxes, and Wealth Taxes
David Gamage
University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2014
10 62 Public Pressure and Corporate Tax Behavior
Scott Dyreng, Jeffrey L. Hoopes and Jaron H. Wilde
Duke University, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business
Date posted to database: 1 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 1 Aug 2014

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