Weekly Top 5 Papers – July 3, 2015

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

2. Portfolio Optimization for VAR, CVaR, Omega and Utility with General Return Distributions: A Monte Carlo Approach for Long-Only and Bounded Short Portfolios with Optional Robustness and a Simplified Approach to Covariance Matching by William Shaw (University College London)

3. Unlocking the Gates of Alexandria: DRM, Competition and Access to E-Books by Ana Carolina Bittar (Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo)

4. Generating Employment in Poor and Fragile States: Evidence from Labor Market and Entrepreneurship Programs by Christopher Blattman (Columbia University – School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)) and Laura Ralston (World Bank)

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