Weekly Top 5 Papers – July 15, 2011

1. Government Size and Growth: A Survey and Interpretation of the Evidence
by Andreas Bergh (Lund University – Department of Economics; Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)) and Magnus Henrekson (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

2. What is Marriage?
by Sherif Girgis (Princeton University Department of Philosophy) and Robert George (Princeton University – Department of Politics) and Ryan T. Anderson (University of Notre Dame Department of Political Science)

3. The Tragedy of the Risk-Perception Commons: Culture Conflict, Rationality Conflict, and Climate Change
by Dan M. Kahan (Yale University – Law School; Harvard Law School) and Maggie Wittlin (Yale University – Law School) and Ellen Peters (Psychology Department; Decision Research; University of Oregon) and Paul Slovic (Decision Research; University of Oregon – Department of Psychology) and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette (Yale University – Law School) and Donald Braman (Cultural Cognition Project; George Washington University – Law School) and Gregory N. Mandel (Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law)

4. A Generation of Software Patents
by James E. Bessen (Research on Innovation; Boston University – School of Law)

5. Rhetoric and Reality in Early American Legal History: A Reply to Gordon Wood
by Alison L. LaCroix (University of Chicago Law School)

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