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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 25 Jan 2015

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1 145,751 'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
Daniel J. Solove
George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2007
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
2 141,871 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
3 104,804 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 85,235 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
5 82,390 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
6 71,861 What is Marriage?
Sherif Girgis, Robert George and Ryan T. Anderson
Princeton University Department of Philosophy, Princeton University - Department of Politics and University of Notre Dame Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 11 Dec 2010
Last Revised: 23 Nov 2012
7 51,769 Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws: Contrasting Private and Public Law Enforcement
John R. Lott and William M. Landes
Crime Prevention Research Center and University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Apr 1999
Last Revised: 15 Jan 2014
8 50,146 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
9 49,080 Company Valuation Methods
Pablo Fernandez
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2001
Last Revised: 20 Jan 2015
10 47,100 Virtual Worlds: A First-Hand Account of Market and Society on the Cyberian Frontier
Edward Castronova
Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Telecommunications
Date posted to database: 14 Jan 2002
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2004

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Nov 2014 through 25 Jan 2015

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1 2,975 Challenging the Empirical Contribution of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century
Phillip W. Magness and Robert P. Murphy
George Mason University - Institute for Humane Studies and Institute for Energy Research
Date posted to database: 28 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2015
2 1,813 CAPM: The Model and 305 Comments About It
Pablo Fernandez
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Date posted to database: 14 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 8 Jan 2015
3 1,355 Equity Risk Premiums (ERP): Determinants, Estimation and Implications – The 2012 Edition
Aswath Damodaran
New York University - Stern School of Business
Date posted to database: 22 Mar 2012
Last Revised: 20 Apr 2012
4 1,169 Dash for Cash: Month-End Liquidity Needs and the Predictability of Stock Returns
Kalle Rinne, Matti Suominen and Lauri Vaittinen
Luxembourg School of Finance, Aalto University, Department of Finance and Independent
Date posted to database: 22 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 22 Nov 2014
5 1,105 The Rise of Contingent Fee Representation in Patent Litigation
David L. Schwartz
Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2012
Last Revised: 29 Nov 2012
6 1,014 Did Harvard Violate Federal Securities Law? The Campaign Against Classified Boards of Directors
Daniel M. Gallagher and Joseph Grundfest
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Stanford University Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
7 970 Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2012: Applying Leiter Scores to Rank the Top Third
Gregory C. Sisk, Valerie Aggerbeck, Debby Hackerson and Mary Wells
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
Date posted to database: 17 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2013
8 963 Poisoning the Next Apple? The America Invents Act and Individual Inventors
David Abrams and R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2011
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2014
9 871 The Ethics of Nudging
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 22 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
10 855 A Practical Guide to Quantitative Portfolio Trading
Daniel Alexandre Bloch
Université Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie
Date posted to database: 31 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 15 Jan 2015





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