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Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. We have received several excellence awards for our web site.

Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by distributing Submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. We now have hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions in Partners in Publishing that provide working papers for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary and abstracts for publication in SSRN's electronic journals.

The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 571,400 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 473,100 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

The Networks encourage readers to communicate directly with authors and other subscribers concerning their own and others' research. To facilitate this we publish detailed author contact information including email addresses for authors of each paper. We also provide electronic delivery of the papers when authors wish us to do so from the SSRN eLibrary. You may also Browse the SSRN eLibrary, view our current Top Papers or search the electronic library for papers by Title, Author, or Journal/Topic.

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SSRN's Objective and Commitments to Users

20th Anniversary Message from:
Michael C. Jensen, SSRN Chairman


Recent Announcements

Announcing Paris December 2014 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - AFFI eJournal

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London School of Economics Law Department Joins Law School Research Papers - Legal Studies

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Announcing 1st International Workshop on Engineering EHR Solutions (WEES) on SSRN

Announcing Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Fourth Biennial Global Conference on SSRN


Announcing New Hebrew Research Network

Temple University Joins MRN Business School Research Papers


SSRN President's Letter

SSRN's 2014 Mid-Year President's Letter

SSRN's 2013 Year-End President's Letter

SSRN Blog


SSRN In The News

The New York Times on SSRN
(Monday, June 9, 2008)

Growthology Blog Posts Interview with SSRN Chairman Michael Jensen
(Thursday, June 5, 2008)

Napster for Nerds
(Montreal Gazette, January 13, 2004)

David Warsh on SSRN
(Excerpted from "The Publisher", November 30, 2003)

Network Directors

Accounting Research Network
Ross Watts

Cognitive Science Network
Mark Turner

Corporate Governance Network
Lucian Bebchuk

Economics Research Network
Michael C. Jensen

Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network
Robert Litan

Financial Economics Network
Michael C. Jensen

Health Economics Network
Thomas E. Getzen

Information Systems Network
Erik Brynjolfsson

Leadership Research Network
Nitin Nohria & Rakesh Khurana

Legal Scholarship Network
Bernard Black & Ronald Gilson

Management Research Network
Michael C. Jensen

Marketing Research Network
Al Silk

Negotiations Research Network
Max H. Bazerman

Political Science Network
David A. Lake & Mathew D. McCubbins

Social Insurance Research Network
Janice Gregory

Music Research & Composition Network
Andre de Quadros

Rhetoric & Communication Research Network
David C. Logan


Board of Trustees

Eugene F. Fama
Ronald J. Gilson
J. Richard Hackman
Michael C. Jensen
Richard Quandt
William F. Sharpe
Hal Varian

Stanford Law School Korea University European Corporate Governance Institute Chicago GSB


About the Board of Trustees

Professor Eugene F. Fama

Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chairman, Center for Research in Security at Chicago Booth, Advisory Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Director of Research, Dimensional Fund Advisors, and Chairman of Social Science Electronic Publishing

Professor Ronald J. Gilson

Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School and Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia University School of Law

Professor J. Richard Hackman

Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Professor Michael C. Jensen

Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School; Founding Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Chairman, Social Science Electronic Publishing, Past President of the American Finance Association, and of the Western Economics Association International.

Professor Richard Quandt

Hughes-Rogers Professor Emeritus, Princeton University and Senior Advisor, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Professor William F. Sharpe

The STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Graduate School of Business, Stanford Business School, Past President of the American Finance Association, 1990 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Professor Hal Varian

Professor, School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California at Berkeley, Professor of Economics in the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Chief Economist at Google

For general questions or comments about SSRN, email management@ssrn.com or contact 877-SSRNHelp (877.777.6435 or 585.442.8170), Gregg Gordon , SSRN President (585) 442.8170, or Michael C. Jensen , SSRN Chairman (617) 510.3363.