Weekly Top 5 Papers – September 18, 2009

Here are the top 5 papers downloaded from the SSRN eLibrary for the week ending September 18, 2009:

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

2. The Equity Premium in 150 Textbooks
by Pablo Fernandez (University of Navarra – IESE Business School)

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

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. 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)