Top Papers of 2013

339912423_4416699c99_o2014 is right around the corner and it’s about that time to highlight our most downloaded papers from the past year. These articles covered it all – organ transplants, game theory, asset management, government surveillance and privacy and beyond.

Congrats and cheers from all of us at SSRN!

Top Papers January-June 2013

1. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory
by Matthew Jackson (Stanford University – Department of Economics)

2. Do Defaults Save Lives?
by Eric Johnson (Columbia Business School – Marketing) and Daniel Goldstein (Microsoft Research New York City)

3. The Dishonesty of Honest People: A Theory of Self-Concept Maintenance
by Nina Mazar (University of Toronto – Joseph L. Rotman School of Management) and On Amir (University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Rady School of Management) and Dan Ariely (Duke University – Fuqua School of Business)

4. Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime
by Glenn Reynolds (University of Tennessee College of Law)

5. ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
by Daniel Solove (George Washington University Law School)

Top 5 Papers July-December 2013

1. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory
by Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University – Department of Economics)

2. Legal Regulation of the Multimodal Carriage of Goods
by Nadezda Alexandrovna Butakova (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))

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

4. Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government
by Dan M. Kahan (Yale University – Law School) and Ellen Peters (Ohio State University – Psychology Department) and Erica Cantrell Dawson (Cornell University) and Paul Slovic (Decision Research)

5. Constitution-Making in Islamic Countries – A Theoretical Framework
by Ebrahim Afsah (University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Law)

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