Weekly Top 5 Papers – December 9, 2011

1. Econometric Measures of Connectedness and Systemic Risk in the Finance and Insurance Sectors

by Monica Billio (Ca Foscari University of Venice – Department of Economics) and Loriana Pelizzon (University of Venice – Department of Economics) and Andrew Lo (MIT Sloan School of Management) and Mila Getmansky (University of Massachusetts at Amherst – Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management – Department of Finance & Operations Management)

2. ‘Thank God for the Lawyers’: Some Thoughts on the (Mis)Regulation of Scientific Misconduct

by Glenn Reynolds (University of Tennessee College of Law)

3. Updating History

by Rüdiger Stucke (University of Oxford – Said Business School)

4. A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation

by Mebane T. Faber (Cambria Investment Management)

5. How the British Gun Control Program Precipitated the American Revolution

by David Kopel (Independence Institute)