Weekly Top 5 Papers – October 24, 2014

ssrn_toppapersheader1. ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration by Andrew Francis (Emory University – Department of Economics) and Hugo Mialon (Emory University – Department of Economics)

2. CAPM: An Absurd Model by Pablo Fernandez (University of Navarra – IESE Business School)

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

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

5. Longevity and the Rise of the West: Lifespans of the European Elite, 800-1800 by Neil Cummins (London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) – Department of Economic History)