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1.

The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime

Quarterly Journal of Economics
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Aug 1999
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago

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Downloads 24,592
2.

The Theory and Practice of Corporate Finance: Evidence from the Field

AFA 2001 New Orleans; Duke University Working Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Apr 2000
Working Paper Series
Duke University and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 13,612
3.

Corporate Social Responsibility - An Economic and Financial Framework

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Jan 2005
Working Paper Series
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Downloads 10,465
4.

Governance Matters IV: Governance Indicators for 1996-2004

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series No. 3630
Number of pages: 135 Posted: 05 May 2005
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 9,331
5.

Seize the State, Seize the Day: State Capture, Corruption and Influence in Transition

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2444
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Oct 2000
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Governance and Public Sector Reform, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Downloads 8,176
6.

Payout Policy in the 21st Century

Tuck Contemporary Corporate Finance Issues III Conference Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Aug 2004
Working Paper Series
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Johnson@Cornell Tech, Cornell University

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7.

Public Schooling, Indoctrination, and Totalitarianism

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, Number 6, Part 2, pp. S127-S157, December 1999,
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 May 1999
Accepted Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center
Downloads 7,610
8.

Abortion and Crime: Unwanted Children and Out-of-Wedlock Births

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 254
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 May 2001
Working Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center and Crime Prevention Research Center

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9.

The Economic Implications of Corporate Financial Reporting

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 25 Jan 2004
Working Paper Series
Duke University, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School

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10.

An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 74, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Working Paper No. 11-05
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Dec 2005
Working Paper Series
Center for Global Development, Birk Consulting and Cornell University
Downloads 5,445
11.

Foreign Direct Investment in India: A Critical Analysis of FDI from 1991-2005

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Oct 2005
Working Paper Series
Centre for Civil Society
Downloads 5,311
12.

Tax Evasion and Tax Compliance

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Nov 1998 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics

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13.

Taxes and Corporate Finance

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 10 Apr 2001
Working Paper Series
Duke University
Downloads 4,832
14.

Corruption, Governance and Security: Challenges for the Rich Countries and the World

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Oct 2004
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Downloads 3,826
15.

Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 72
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 27 May 1999
Working Paper Series
Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School

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16.

Experience with Market-Based Environmental Policy Instruments

FEEM Working Paper No. 52.2002; KSG Working Paper No. 00-004
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 21 Dec 1999
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 3,508
17.

Measuring Poverty

Princeton Research Program in Development Studies Working Paper
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Jul 2004
Working Paper Series
Princeton University
Downloads 3,386
18.

Taxes and Corporate Finance: A Review

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 03 Mar 2003
Accepted Paper Series
Duke University
Downloads 3,357
19.

Corporate Tax Avoidance and Firm Value

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Mar 2005
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and University of Chicago Law School

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Downloads 3,340
20.

Economic Analysis of Law

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 316, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 536
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Nov 2005
Working Paper Series
Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,199
21.

The Irrelevance of the MM Dividend Irrelevance Theorem

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
Downloads 3,145
22.

Economic Analysis of Law

Harvard Law School, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Discussion Paper No. 251
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 02 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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23.

The Economic Costs of Corruption: A Survey and New Evidence

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Jun 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Heidelberg and IAMO
Downloads 3,130
24.

Do Older Investors Make Better Investment Decisions?

Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Miami and University of Miami - School of Business Administration
Downloads 3,056
25.

Is Tax Evasion Unethical?

Policy Analysis Paper No. 11
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 May 1998
Working Paper Series
Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 3,035
26.

The Ethics of Tax Evasion: A Survey of International Business Academics

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Sep 2005
Working Paper Series
Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 3,015
27.

Fractionalization

Harvard Institute Research Working Paper No. 1959
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Jul 2002
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Department of Economics, New York University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank and UCLA Anderson School of Management

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28.

Social and Economic Rights? Lessons from South Africa

U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 12; U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 124
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 May 2001
Working Paper Series
Harvard Law School
Downloads 2,966
29.

Auctions: Theory and Practice

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Apr 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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30.

The New Comparative Economics

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2002; Yale SOM Working Paper No. ES-24; World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3054
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics, SKEMA Business School, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

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31.

Tax Shelters and Corporate Debt Policy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Dec 2004
Working Paper Series
Duke University and Pace University - Lubin School of Business
Downloads 2,808
32.

Investment and Saving in China

World Bank Policy Research Paper Series No. 3633
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank
Downloads 2,790
33.

The Bad, the Weak, and the Ugly: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Instrumental Variables Estimation

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Nov 2005
Working Paper Series
Bates College
Downloads 2,782
34.

Small- and Medium-Size Enterprise Financing in Eastern Europe

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2933
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, IAE Business School - Universidad Austral and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 2,500
35.

Payout Policy Irrelevance and the Dividend Puzzle

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Apr 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department
Downloads 2,479
36.

Corporate Tax Avoidance and High Powered Incentives

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and University of Chicago Law School

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37.

Dividend Policy, Agency Costs, and Earned Equity

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Jun 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance

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38.

Measuring Education Inequality: Gini Coefficients of Education

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2525
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Jan 2001
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Brazil, Peking University and The World Bank
Downloads 2,471
39.

Conceptualizing the 'Fat Tax': The Role of Food Taxes in Developed Economies

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 286
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 05 Jul 2004
Working Paper Series
Stanford Law School
Downloads 2,461
40.

Can Taxes and Bonds Finance Government Spending?

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 244
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Aug 1998
Working Paper Series
University of Missouri at Kansas City - Economics
Downloads 2,430
41.

Political Coase Theorem

Public Choice, Vol. 115, Nos. 1-2, pp. 1-36, April 2003, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 01-05
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 03 Nov 2003
Accepted Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Law School
Downloads 2,378
42.

Firms' Decisions Where to Incorporate

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 46, pp. 383-425, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 351, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 003
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics

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43.

Vanishing Vaccinations: Why Are So Many Americans Opting Out of Vaccinating Their Children?

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 353-440 (2004)
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 14 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2015
Accepted Paper Series
University of Washington - School of Law
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44.

The Effects of Infrastructure Development on Growth and Income Distribution

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3400
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Central Bank of Chile and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
Downloads 2,269
45.

Terrorism and the Stock Market

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Oct 2005
Working Paper Series
Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management and Barclays Global Investors
Downloads 2,268
46.

Financial Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung: The 1953 London Debt Agreement

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 880
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Working Paper Series
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,255
47.

Lessons from Behavioral Finance for Retirement Plan Design

PRC Working Paper No. 2003-6
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Nov 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research
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48.

Competition Policy in Network Industries: An Introduction

NET Institute Working Paper No. 04-24, NYU, Ctr for Law and Business Research Paper No. 03-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Dec 2004
Working Paper Series
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,157
49.

Decentralization and Service Delivery

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3603
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Jun 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 2,136
50.

Dictators and Their Viziers: Endogenizing the Loyalty-Competence Trade-Off

Journal of European Economic Association, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 903–930, October 2011,
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2011
Working Paper Series
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Downloads 2,126