Weekly Top 5 Papers – February 26, 2010

Here are the top 5 papers downloaded from the SSRN eLibrary for the week ending February 26, 2010:

1. Manufacturing Tail Risk: A Perspective on the Financial Crisis of 2007-09
by Viral V. Acharya (Stern School of Business; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)) and Thomas F. Cooley (Leonard N. Stern School of Business – Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)) and Matthew P. Richardson (New York University – Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)) and Ingo Walter (New York University – Stern School of Business)

2. An Empirical Study of the Role of the Written Description Requirement in Patent Prosecution
by Dennis D. Crouch (University of Missouri School of Law)

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

4. Cultural Cognition of Scientific Consensus
by Dan M. Kahan (Yale University – Law School) and Hank Jenkins-Smith (University of Oklahoma) and Donald Braman (Cultural Cognition Project; George Washington University – Law School)

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