Weekly Top 5 Papers – August 14, 2009

Here are the top 5 papers downloaded from the SSRN eLibrary for the week ending August 14, 2009:

1. Flash Cookies and Privacy
by Ashkan Soltani (University of California, Berkeley – School of Information) and Shannon Canty (Clemson University) and Quentin Mayo (Jacksonville State University) and Lauren Thomas (Louisiana State University) and Chris Jay Hoofnagle (University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology)

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

3. “I’ve Got Nothing to Hide” and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
by Daniel J. Solove (George Washington University Law School)

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. Understanding the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
by Yuliya S. Demyanyk (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) and Otto Van Hemert (New York University – Department of Finance)