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Leading Social Science Research Delivered Daily

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 682,100 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 572,200 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.

SSRN also offers a range of high-visibility Advertising Opportunities for companies seeking to market their products to professionals in the social science or law areas.

SSRN's Objective and Commitments to Users

Message from Michael Jensen, SSRN Chairman, May 17, 2016

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



SSRN President's Letter

SSRN Joins Elsevier and Mendeley

SSRN Joins Mendeley

SSRN's 2015 Year-End President's Letter

SSRN's 2015 Mid-Year President's Letter


SSRN Blog


Recent Announcements

ACCESS EUROPE Joins OSN Research Centers Papers

Announcing 28th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference 2015 eJournal

Stanford University Joins ERN Public Policy Centers Research Papers

Announcing 2016 Financial Institutions, Regulation & Corporate Governance (FIRCG) Conference Online Proceedings on SSRN

Announcing 6th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference eJournal

Deutsche Bundesbank Joins ERN Government & Public Agency Research Paper Series

Announcing CAAA 2016 Annual Conference eJournal

Announcing New FEN Consumer Financial Fraud Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal

University of British Columbia Joins Law Research Centers Papers

Announcing East-West Center Workshop on Mega-Regionalism Online Proceedings on SSRN

La Trobe University Re-Joins LSN Legal Studies Research Papers Series

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Joins Law Research Centers Papers

Announcing Expansion of LSN Law & Society: Private Law Sponsored eJournal

Western Sydney University Joins Law School Research Papers - Legal Studies

Central Bank of Barbados Joins ERN Government & Public Agency Research Paper Series

University of Sussex Joins Innovation Research & Policy Network Research Centers Papers

T.M.C. Asser Institute for International & European Law Joins Law Research Centers Papers

Announcing XV International Business & Economy Conference (IBEC) Online Proceedings on SSRN

Announcing CPR LATAM - Communication Policy Research Conference 2015 Online Proceedings on SSRN

Announcing Expansion of ERN Monetary Economics eJournal

Announcing New LSN Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & eDiscovery Law & Policy Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal

Griffith University Joins Law School Research Papers - Legal Studies

Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice Joins ERN Partners in Publishing Journals

Announcing New LRN Female Leadership Challenges Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal

King's College London Joins Law Research Centers Papers



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

Anthropology & Archaeology Research Network
Louise Lamphere

Cognitive Science Network
Mark Turner

Corporate Governance Network
Lucian Bebchuk

Economics Research Network
Michael C. Jensen

Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network
Dane Stangler

Financial Economics Network
Michael C. Jensen

Health Economics Network
Thomas E. Getzen, Tor Iversen & David Cutler

Hebrew Research Network
Oren Perez & Hanan Mandel

Information Systems Network
Erik Brynjolfsson

Innovation Research & Policy Network
Scott Stern & Eric von Hippel

Leadership Research Network
Nitin Nohria & Rakesh Khurana

Legal Scholarship Network
Bernard Black & Ronald J. Gilson

Management Research Network
Michael C. Jensen

Marketing Research Network
Al Silk

Music Research & Composition Network
Andre de Quadros

Negotiations Research Network
Max H. Bazerman

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

Rhetoric & Communication Research Network
David C. Logan

Social Insurance Research Network
Janice Gregory

Sustainability Research & Policy Network
John Peters


Board of Trustees

Eugene F. Fama
Ronald J. Gilson
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 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

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