Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

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Description

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. It has hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions in Partners in Publishing and in academic and other Cooperating Institutions 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 242,800 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 199,600 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications. For more information about SSRN, go to documentation or the vendor site.

Data Year

  • SSRN databases by Journal/Topic: Top ten for last 60 days or all time.

Update Schedule

  • SSRN updated daily.

 

File Descriptions

The SSRN eLibrary contains information about working and accepted papers in the fields of financial economics, accounting research, legal scholarship, economic research and management research. It may be accessed from the SSRN home page (http://www.ssrn.com) by selecting 'SSRN eLibrary' or by choosing 'Search and Download Papers' on the function bar. MCoB subscribes to the following SSRN network: 

Accounting Research Network (ARN) 
      The Accounting Research Network publishes quality research in accounting topics including financial accounting, managerial accounting and audit, tax and litigation. 
       
Economics Research Network (ERN) 
      The Economics Research Network publishes quality research in economics currently covering 44 subject areas. ERN is directed by Martin Feldstein and Michael C. Jensen. Feldstein is George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Jensen is the Jesse Isidor Strauss Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School, and Chairman of Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. 

Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN) 
      The Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network includes research from Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Unit and Now Publishers' Foundation and Trends - Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Change. The Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network is directed by Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 

Financial Economics Network (FEN) 
      The Financial Economics Network publishes quality research in financial economics including corporate finance, banking and financial institutions, capital markets, derivatives and real estate. FEN is directed by Michael C. Jensen. Jensen is the Jessie Isidor Strauss Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School, and Chairman, SSEP, Inc. 

Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) 
    The Financial Economics Network is directed by Bernard Black and Ronald J. Gilson. Jensen is the Jessie Isidor Strauss Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School, and Chairman, SSEP, Inc. Black is Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, Professor of Finance at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, and Fellow at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Gilson is Meyers Professor of Law and Business at the Stanford Law School, and Marc & Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business at the Columbia Law School.
   

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Issues or Changes

    Usage Policy: SSRN highly values the personal information of its authors and users. No user of the SSRN website is allowed to use it to create e-mail lists to send bulk e-mails. SSRN block automated harvesting of email addresses by "spider" programs. The e-mail addresses posted on SSRN have never and will never be given or sold as a list. 
   
   

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Access & Installation

SSRN may be accessed from the SSRN home page (http://www.ssrn.com) by selecting 'SSRN eLibrary' or by choosing 'Search and Download Papers' on the function bar. SSRN also provides electronic delivery of papers by email for current subscribers. 
   
The Mendoza College of Business has a site license subscription for the SSRN networks ARN, ERN, ERPN, FEN and LSN that renews annually so subscription is at no additional cost. Create an account with SSRN by clicking on the link below:    Subscribe to SSRN        Once an account is created, you can log into your account and link it with University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business subscriptions. 
       
To Unsubscribe to SSRN, or to change your journal selections or personal information, click here.        

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Documentation 

        SSRN support contact 
  • For general questions or comments: 
    contact Professor Michael Jensen, SSRN Chairman at (617) 510.3363 or Gregg Gordon, President (585) 442.8170
  • About new site subscriptions to SSRN: 
    contact SSRN subscription
  • About SSRN's web site: 
    contact (585) 442.8170 or toll free 877-SSRNHELP (877.777.6435) for individual subscriptions or other services.
                       

           

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