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2 Jan 1997 through 29 Jul 2014

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1 140,842 '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
2 130,263 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
3 102,225 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 81,539 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 70,611 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 63,970 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 51,599 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 48,859 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 46,792 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
10 45,986 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 May 2014 through 29 Jul 2014

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1 2,558 Market Risk Premium Used in 88 Countries in 2014: A Survey with 8,228 Answers
Pablo Fernandez, Pablo Linares and Isabel Fernández Acín
University of Navarra - IESE Business School, University of Navarra, IESE Business School and University of Navarra
Date posted to database: 15 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014
2 2,296 The (True) Legacy of Two Really Existing Economic Systems
Dan Ariely, Ximena Garcia-Rada, Lars Hornuf and Heather Mann
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Date posted to database: 22 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 22 Jul 2014
3 2,253 Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem
Dan M. Kahan
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 27 Jul 2014
4 2,170 Ranking Law Schools with LSATs, Employment Outcomes, and Law Review Citations
Alfred L. Brophy
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 10 Jul 2014
5 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
6 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
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
9 897 Price Theory: A Short Summary
E. Glen Weyl
Microsoft Research New England
Date posted to database: 2 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014
10 824 The Euro Area Crisis: Politics Over Economics
Athanasios Orphanides
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014





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