Weekly Top 5 Papers – September 4, 2009

Here are the top 5 papers downloaded from the SSRN eLibrary for the week ending September 4, 2009:

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

2. 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])

3. 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)

4. Global Legal Pluralism
by Paul Schiff Berman (Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Princeton University)

5. Corporate Governance and Control
by Marco Becht (Free University of Brussels – European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics; Université Libre de Bruxelles – Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; European Corporate Governance Institute) and Patrick Bolton (Columbia Business School – Department of Economics) and Ailsa Röell (Princeton University – Bendheim Center for Finance)