Recent Top Papers (60 days)

As of: 27 Apr 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
Rank Paper Downloads
1.

Optimal Entrenchment of Legal Rules

University of Virginia School of Law
68
2.

Delegating for Trust

Cornell University - Law School
57
3.

For Legal Principles

University of Pennsylvania Law School
57
4.

Working for the Weekend: A Response to Kessler & Pozen

University of Virginia School of Law
51
5.

Why Adopt a Federal Constitution? And Why Decentralize? – Determinants Based on a New Dataset

University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
38
6.

Amendment Power, Constituent Power, and Popular Sovereignty: Linking Unamendability and Amendment Procedures

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya - Radzyner School of Law
37
7.

Chapter 2: What Courts Do . . . And How to Model It

Princeton University - Department of Political Science and New York University School of Law
36
8.

Chapter 3: What Do Judges Want? How to Model Judicial Preferences

Princeton University - Department of Political Science and New York University School of Law
34
9.

Toward an Intra-Agency Separation of Powers

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
20
10.

President-Shopping for a New Scalia: The Illegitimacy of ‘McConnell Majorities’ in Supreme Court Decision-Making

Albany Law School
18

All Time Top Papers

As of: 02 Jan 1997 - 26 Jun 2017
Rank Paper Downloads
1.

Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
17,987
2.

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

Center for Global Development, Birk Consulting and Cornell University
5,319
3.

Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy

University of Tennessee College of Law
4,351
4.

Human Rights in the Emerging World Order

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
4,036
5.

Measuring the Rule of Law

World Justice Project and The World Justice Project
3,947
6.

Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study

University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
3,324
7.

Voting Squared: Quadratic Voting in Democratic Politics

University of Chicago - Law School and Microsoft Research
3,310
8.

Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions

Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
3,165
9.

The Evolution and Ideology of Global Constitutionalism

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
3,003
10.

Professionals or Politicians: The Uncertain Empirical Case for an Elected Rather Than Appointed Judiciary

New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
2,851