Weekly Top 5 Papers – July 10, 2009

Here are the top 5 papers downloaded from the SSRN eLibrary for the week ending July 10, 2009:

1. Governance Matters VIII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2008
by Daniel Kaufmann (Brookings Institution) and Aart Kraay (World Bank – Development Research Group) and Massimo Mastruzzi (World Bank Institute)

2. A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation
by Mebane T. Faber (Cambria Investment Management)

3. Heller and the Triumph of Originalist Judicial Engagement: A Response to Judge Harvie Wilkinson
by Alan Gura (Gura & Possessky, P.L.L.C.)

4. Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
by Michael C. Jensen (Harvard Business School; The Monitor Company; Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.) and William H. Meckling (University of Rochester Simon School [deceased])

5. Why We Have Never Used the Black-Scholes-Merton Option Pricing Formula (fifth version)
by Espen Gaarder Haug (affiliation not provided to SSRN) and Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NYU-Poly Institute)