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2 Jan 1997 through 16 Apr 2014

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1 137,773 '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
2 125,939 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
3 100,757 Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
4 81,072 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 69,836 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
6 57,470 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
7 51,418 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 48,111 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 45,758 A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities
Christopher Avery, Mark E. Glickman, Caroline M. Hoxby and Andrew Metrick
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Boston University - Department of Health Services, Stanford University and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 11 Oct 2004
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2006
10 46,630 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
15 Feb 2014 through 16 Apr 2014

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1 2,988 An Intermarket Approach to Beta Rotation: The Strategy, Signal, and Power of Utilities
Charles V. Bilello and Michael A. Gayed
Pension Partners, LLC and Pension Partners, LLC
Date posted to database: 31 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
2 2,811 The First Two of Five Pre-Course Readings For The 'Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model' Course
Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen and Kari L. Granger
Independent, Harvard Business School and Sunergos, LLC
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 7 Apr 2014
3 2,631 Who Believes that Astrology is Scientific?
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 2 Mar 2014
4 2,496 What Courses Should Law Students Take? Harvard's Largest Employers Weigh In
John C. Coates, IV, Jesse M. Fried and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Date posted to database: 20 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 25 Feb 2014
5 1,543 What Makes Lawyers Happy? Transcending the Anecdotes with Data from 6200 Lawyers
Lawrence S. Krieger and Kennon M. Sheldon
Florida State University College of Law and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Psychological Sciences
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2014
6 1,494 Technical Analysis and Individual Investors
Arvid O. I. Hoffmann and Hersh Shefrin
Maastricht University - School of Business and Economics - Department of Finance and Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business
Date posted to database: 27 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 13 Apr 2014
7 1,491 Rentabilidad De Los Fondos De Inversión En España 1998-2013 (Return of Mutual Funds in Spain 1998-2013)
Pablo Fernandez, Pablo Linares and Pablo Fernandez Acin
University of Navarra - IESE Business School, University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Independent
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 22 Feb 2014
8 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
9 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
10 1,068 Beyond Diversification: The Pervasive Problem of Excessive Fees and 'Dominated Funds' in 401(k) Plans
Ian Ayres and Quinn Curtis
Yale University - Yale Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2014

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