Weekly Top 5 Papers – September 11, 2009

Here are the top 5 papers downloaded from the SSRN eLibrary for the week ending September 11, 2009:

1. Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization
by Paul Ohm (University of Colorado Law School)

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

3. The Ethical Responsibility to Reduce Energy Consumption
by John C. Dernbach (Widener University – School of Law) and Donald A. Brown (Pennsylvania State University)

4. Anatomy of an Entrepreneur: Family Background and Motivation
by Vivek Wadhwa (Duke University – Pratt School of Engineering; Harvard University – Labor and Worklife Program) and Krisztina Holly (University of Southern California) and Raj Aggarwal (University of Akron – Department of Finance) and Alex Salkever (Duke University – Pratt School of Engineering)

5. 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)