Weekly Top 5 Papers – April 2, 2010

Here are the top 5 papers downloaded from the SSRN eLibrary for the week ending April 2, 2010:

1. How the Disciple Became the Guru
by Vivek Wadhwa (Duke University – Pratt School of Engineering; Harvard University – Labor and Worklife Program) and Una Kim de Vitton (Harvard Business School, Department of Organizational Behavior; Harvard University, Department of Sociology) and Gary Gereffi (Duke University – Department of Sociology – Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness)

2. Is Novelty Obsolete? Chronicling the Irrelevance of the Invention Date in U.S. Patent Law
by Dennis D. Crouch (University of Missouri School of Law)

3. How are Shorts Informed? Short Sellers, News, and Information Processing
by Joseph Engelberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School) and Adam V. Reed (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Finance Area) and Matthew Ringgenberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School)

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

5. Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Why and When?
by Paul L. Caron (University of Cincinnati – College of Law) and Jennifer M. Kowal (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) and Katherine Pratt (Loyola Law School Los Angeles)