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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 29 Jun 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 176,403 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
2 118,834 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: 26 Sep 2015
3 116,358 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
4 84,575 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 57,827 Company Valuation Methods
Pablo Fernandez
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2001
Last Revised: 17 Mar 2016
6 53,249 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 NYU-Tandon School of Engineering
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2007
Last Revised: 16 Nov 2012
7 42,366 Understanding the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Yuliya S. Demyanyk and Otto Van Hemert
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and IMC Asset Management
Date posted to database: 10 Oct 2007
Last Revised: 20 Jun 2009
8 40,509 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 37,749 Corporate Governance and Control
Marco Becht, Patrick Bolton and Ailsa Röell
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), 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 37,140 Agency Cost Of Free Cash Flow, Corporate Finance, and Takeovers
Michael C. Jensen
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 1999
Last Revised: 7 Aug 2006

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Apr 2016 through 29 Jun 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,364 My Factor Philippic
Clifford S. Asness
AQR Capital Management, LLC
Date posted to database: 25 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2016
2 1,131 Behavioral Economics: Past, Present and Future
Richard H. Thaler
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Date posted to database: 8 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 20 Jun 2016
3 824 The Value of Offshore Secrets – Evidence from the Panama Papers
James O'Donovan, Hannes F. Wagner and Stefan Zeume
INSEAD, Bocconi University - Department of Finance and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Date posted to database: 28 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 14 May 2016
4 611 Why Do We Tenure? Analysis of a Long Standing Risk-Based Explanation
Jonathan Brogaard, Joseph Engelberg and Edward Dickersin Van Wesep
University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance
Date posted to database: 23 May 2016
Last Revised: 23 May 2016
5 602 The History and Economics of Safe Assets
Gary B. Gorton
Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 27 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 27 Apr 2016
6 525 Implied Distributions from GBPUSD Risk-Reversals and Implication for Brexit Scenarios
Iain Clark and Saeed Amen
Efficient Frontier Consulting Ltd and Thalesians Ltd
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 14 Jun 2016
7 487 The Effects of Usury Laws on Higher-Risk Borrowers
Colleen Honigsberg, Robert J. Jackson and Richard Squire
Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 May 2016
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
8 456 Google's 'Alphabet Soup' in Delaware
Bret N. Bogenschneider and Ruth Heilmeier
Vienna University of Economics and Business and Cologne Graduate School in Management
Date posted to database: 23 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
9 533 Causal Empiricism in Quantitative Research
Cyrus Samii
New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics
Date posted to database: 8 May 2016
Last Revised: 13 May 2016
10 589 Market Risk Premium Used in 71 Countries in 2016: A Survey with 6,932 Answers
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: 9 May 2016
Last Revised: 9 May 2016

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