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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 6 May 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 147,532 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
2 106,956 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 90,463 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 82,839 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 51,673 Company Valuation Methods
Pablo Fernandez
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2001
Last Revised: 20 Jan 2015
6 50,788 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 41,773 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 38,201 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 36,505 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 34,908 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
7 Mar 2015 through 6 May 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,167 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 2,709 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
3 1,965 Equity Risk Premiums (ERP): Determinants, Estimation and Implications – The 2015 Edition
Aswath Damodaran
New York University - Stern School of Business
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
4 1,709 The New Stock Market: Sense and Nonsense
Merritt B. Fox, Lawrence R. Glosten and Gabriel V. Rauterberg
Columbia University - Law School, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Apr 2015
5 1,687 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
6 1,598 Market Timing with Moving Averages: Anatomy and Performance of Trading Rules
Valeriy Zakamulin
University of Agder - Faculty of Economics
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
7 1,531 Corporate Speech and the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 9 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 9 Mar 2015
8 1,205 Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality
Mozaffar Khan, George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon
Harvard Business School, Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 11 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 11 Mar 2015
9 696 How Often Should You Take Tactical Asset Allocation Decisions?
Byeong-Je An, Andrew Ang and Pierre Collin-Dufresne
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Finance Institute
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 16 Mar 2015
10 659 Momentum Crash Management
Mahdi Heidari
Stockholm School of Economics
Date posted to database: 15 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015





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