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2 Jan 1997 through 25 Mar 2017

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1 17,952 Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2008
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2008
2 5,107 An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa
Todd J. Moss, Gunilla Pettersson Gelander and Nicolas van de Walle
Center for Global Development, Birk Consulting and Cornell University
Date posted to database: 3 Dec 2005
Last Revised: 7 May 2007
3 4,317 Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy
Benjamin H. Barton
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2005
Last Revised: 2 Nov 2005
4 3,974 Human Rights in the Emerging World Order
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 4 Dec 2013
5 3,786 Measuring the Rule of Law
Juan Carlos Botero and Alejandro Ponce
World Justice Project and The World Justice Project
Date posted to database: 1 Dec 2011
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2011
6 3,298 Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2009
7 3,156 Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions
Alan Gerber, Dean S. Karlan and Daniel Bergan
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
Date posted to database: 24 May 2006
Last Revised: 25 May 2006
8 3,147 Voting Squared: Quadratic Voting in Democratic Politics
Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl
University of Chicago - Law School and Microsoft Research
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2013
Last Revised: 15 May 2014
9 2,954 The Evolution and Ideology of Global Constitutionalism
David S. Law and Mila Versteeg
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 2010
Last Revised: 24 Oct 2011
10 2,806 Professionals or Politicians: The Uncertain Empirical Case for an Elected Rather Than Appointed Judiciary
Stephen J. Choi, G. Mitu Gulati and Eric A. Posner
New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Aug 2007
Last Revised: 25 Dec 2014

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
24 Jan 2017 through 25 Mar 2017

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1 315 Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act
David Pozen
Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2017
2 90 Subdelegating Powers
Jennifer Nou
University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 21 Feb 2017
3 75 Local Democracy on the Ballot
Joshua A. Douglas
University of Kentucky - College of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 19 Jan 2017
4 70 Competing Sovereignty and Laws' Domains
Paul B. Stephan
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 25 Jan 2017
5 65 War, Trade, and Mercantilism: Reconciling Adam Smith's Three Theories of the British Empire
Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2017
6 48 Our Regionalism
Jessica Bulman-Pozen
Columbia University - Law School
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2017
7 48 Tax Planning and Policy Drift
Sloan G. Speck
University of Colorado Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 19 Jan 2017
8 34 Judicial Behavior under Austerity: An Empirical Analysis of Behavioral Changes in the Portuguese Constitutional Court, 2002-2016
Susana Coroado, Nuno M. Garoupa and Pedro C. Magalhães
University of Lisbon - Institute of Social Science, Texas A&M University School of Law and Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 7 Mar 2017
9 28 Institutional Fracture in Intellectual Property Law: The Supreme Court versus Congress
Gregory N. Mandel
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Mar 2017
Last Revised: 17 Mar 2017





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