Weekly Top 5 Papers – October 22, 2010

1. Are State Public Pensions Sustainable? Why the Federal Government Should Worry About State Pension Liabilities
by Joshua D. Rauh (Northwestern University – Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER))

2. Two Faces: Demystifying the Mortgage Electronic Registration System’s Land Title Theory
by Christopher Lewis Peterson (University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law)

3. Expenditure Cascades
by Adam Seth Levine (Vanderbilt University
) and Robert H. Frank (Cornell University – Department of Economics) and Oege Dijk (European University Institute – Economics Department (ECO); Bocconi University – Department of Economics (DEP))

4. Explaining the Housing Bubble
by Adam J. Levitin (Georgetown University Law Center) and Susan M. Wachter (University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School – Real Estate Department)

5. Deposition Tricks: The Dirty Dozen
by Neil Joel Dilloff (University of Baltimore – School of Law)