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Financial Economics Network

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 1 Jun 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 148,725 A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation
Mebane T. Faber
Cambria Investment Management
Date posted to database: 11 Feb 2007
Last Revised: 3 Mar 2014
2 107,473 Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
3 91,724 A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory
Matthew O. Jackson
Stanford University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2011
Last Revised: 25 Oct 2013
4 82,953 Market Efficiency, Long-Term Returns, and Behavioral Finance
Eugene F. Fama
University of Chicago - Finance
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 1997
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2002
5 51,988 Company Valuation Methods
Pablo Fernandez
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2001
Last Revised: 20 Jan 2015
6 50,948 Option Traders Use (very) Sophisticated Heuristics, Never the Black–Scholes–Merton Formula
Espen Gaarder Haug and Nassim Nicholas Taleb
affiliation not provided to SSRN and New York University-Poly School of Engineering
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2007
Last Revised: 16 Nov 2012
7 41,813 Understanding the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Yuliya S. Demyanyk and Otto Van Hemert
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and IMC Asset Management
Date posted to database: 10 Oct 2007
Last Revised: 20 Jun 2009
8 38,327 Value Maximization, Stakeholder Theory, and the Corporate Objective Function
Michael C. Jensen
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.
Date posted to database: 11 Apr 2000
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2012
9 36,588 Corporate Governance and Control
Marco Becht, Patrick Bolton and Ailsa Röell
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Columbia Business School - Department of Economics and Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Date posted to database: 31 Oct 2002
Last Revised: 1 Jul 2011
10 34,974 Value Versus Growth: The International Evidence
Eugene F. Fama and Kenneth R. French
University of Chicago - Finance and Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business
Date posted to database: 1 May 1997
Last Revised: 27 Jul 2000

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
2 Apr 2015 through 1 Jun 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,595 Fact, Fiction, and Value Investing
Clifford S. Asness, Andrea Frazzini, Ronen Israel and Tobias J. Moskowitz
AQR Capital Management, LLC, AQR Capital Management, LLC, AQR Capital Management, LLC and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2015
2 2,393 Discount Rate (Risk-Free Rate and Market Risk Premium) Used for 41 Countries in 2015: A Survey
Pablo Fernandez, Alberto Ortiz Pizarro and Isabel Fernández Acín
University of Navarra - IESE Business School, University of Navarra, IESE Business School and University of Navarra
Date posted to database: 25 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
3 1,019 How Smart are 'Smart Beta' ETFs? Analysis of Relative Performance and Factor Timing
Denys Glushkov
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 23 Apr 2015
4 963 What Do Private Equity Firms Say They Do?
Paul A. Gompers, Steven N. Kaplan and Vladimir Mukharlyamov
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Harvard University
Date posted to database: 1 May 2015
Last Revised: 1 May 2015
5 838 Facts About Factors
Paula Cocoma, Megan Czasonis, Mark Kritzman and David Turkington
State Street Corporation, State Street Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and State Street Associates
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2015
6 781 Expected Skewness and Momentum
Heiko Jacobs, Tobias Regele and Martin Weber
University of Mannheim - Department of Business Administration and Finance, Especially Banking, University of Mannheim - Department of Business Administration and Finance, especially Banking and University of Mannheim - Department of Banking and Finance
Date posted to database: 29 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 4 May 2015
7 694 Uncovering Trend Rules
Paul Beekhuizen and Winfried G. Hallerbach
Robeco Asset Management and Robeco Asset Management, Quantitative Strategies
Date posted to database: 12 May 2015
Last Revised: 12 May 2015
8 659 Accruals, Cash Flows, and Operating Profitability in the Cross Section of Stock Returns
Ray Ball, Joseph Gerakos, Juhani T. Linnainmaa and Valeri V. Nikolaev
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 1 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2015
9 627 Which Trend Is Your Friend?
Ari Levine and Lasse Heje Pedersen
AQR Capital Management and New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance
Date posted to database: 10 May 2015
Last Revised: 12 May 2015
10 617 Heterotic Risk Models
Zura Kakushadze
Quantigic Solutions LLC
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 15 May 2015





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