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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.

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The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 84,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 58,900 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

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Network Directors

Accounting Research Network
Ross Watts

Economics Research Network
Martin Feldstein & Michael C. Jensen

Financial Economics Network
Michael C. Jensen

Legal Scholarship Network
Bernard Black, Mitchell Polinsky & Ronald Gilson

Management Research Network
Michael C. Jensen

Social Insurance Research Network
Jerry Mashaw

Board of Trustees

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


About the Board of Trustees

Professor Eugene F. Fama

Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business University of Chicago, Advisory Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, and Chairman of Social Science Electronic Publishing

Professor J. Richard Hackman

Cahners-Rabb Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, Harvard University

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 Michael C. Jensen

Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Founding Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, President of 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, Graduate School of Business, Stanford Business School, Past President of the American Finance Association, 1990 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Professor Hal Varian

Dean of the 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.


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