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Experimental & Empirical Studies eJournal, Archives of Vols. 1-13, 2000-12

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2 Jan 1997 through 3 Aug 2012

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1 22,549 The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime
John J. Donohue and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 12 Aug 1999
Last Revised: 1 May 2001
2 22,409 What Matters in Corporate Governance?
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Sep 2004
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
3 16,087 Corporate Governance and Firm Performance
Lawrence D. Brown and Marcus L. Caylor
Temple University - Department of Accounting and Kennesaw State University
Date posted to database: 27 Sep 2004
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2014
4 11,333 From Efficient Market Theory to Behavioral Finance
Robert J. Shiller
Yale University - Cowles Foundation
Date posted to database: 8 Nov 2002
Last Revised: 27 Nov 2003
5 9,472 Safe Storage Gun Laws: Accidental Deaths, Suicides, and Crime
John R. Lott and John E Whitley
Crime Prevention Research Center and Crime Prevention Research Center
Date posted to database: 22 May 2000
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2002
6 8,692 Does Corporate Governance Predict Firms' Market Values? Evidence from Korea
Bernard S. Black, Hasung Jang and Woochan Kim
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Korea University - Department of Finance and Korea University Business School
Date posted to database: 20 Jan 2005
Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
7 8,102 Audit Committee, Board of Director Characteristics, and Earnings Management
April Klein
New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting
Date posted to database: 22 Nov 2000
Last Revised: 30 Apr 2008
8 7,794 From State to Market: A Survey of Empirical Studies on Privatization
Jeffry M. Netter and William L. Megginson
University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance and University of Oklahoma
Date posted to database: 4 Apr 2001
Last Revised: 3 Oct 2015
9 7,362 Can Individual Investors Beat the Market?
Joshua D. Coval, David A. Hirshleifer and Tyler Shumway
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Date posted to database: 6 Jan 2003
Last Revised: 13 Dec 2008
10 7,071 IPO Underpricing: A Survey
Alexander Ljungqvist
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance
Date posted to database: 27 Oct 2004
Last Revised: 18 May 2010

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
4 Jun 2012 through 3 Aug 2012

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1 970 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), Independent and Independent
Date posted to database: 17 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
2 647 Violence Policy Center's Concealed Carry Killers: Less Than It Appears
Clayton E. Cramer
College of Western Idaho
Date posted to database: 29 Jun 2012
Last Revised: 2 May 2015
3 400 The Innocent Defendant’s Dilemma: An Innovative Empirical Study of Plea Bargaining’s Innocence Problem
Lucian E. Dervan and Vanessa Edkins
Southern Illinois University School of Law and Florida Institute of Technology
Date posted to database: 31 May 2012
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
4 395 Mobile Phones and Privacy
Jennifer M. Urban, Chris Jay Hoofnagle and Su Li
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Information and University of California, Berkeley - Center for the Study of Law and Society
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 11 Feb 2017
5 151 Law Faculty Blogs and Disruptive Innovation: The Data
J. Robert Brown
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2014
6 105 The Property-Contract Balance
Giuseppe Dari‐Mattiacci, Carmine Guerriero and zhenxing huang
Amsterdam Law School, University of Bologna - Department of Economics and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Date posted to database: 17 Jun 2012
Last Revised: 4 Nov 2015
7 96 Analyzing the Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Patent System
David L. Schwartz and Jay P. Kesan
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2014
8 95 Law and the Stable Self
Rebecca E. Hollander-Blumoff
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2012
Last Revised: 14 Jun 2012
9 91 Why Do Retail Investors Make Costly Mistakes? An Experiment on Mutual Fund Choice
Jill E. Fisch and Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan
University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Jun 2012
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2014
10 88 Ranking Law Journals and the Limits of Journal Citation Reports
Theodore Eisenberg and Martin T. Wells
Cornell University, Law School (Deceased) and Cornell University - Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jun 2012
Last Revised: 23 Jul 2012

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