Anthony Sanders, distinguished professor of finance at George Mason University School of Business, was recently recognized in the top 10% of authors on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) by all-time downloads. SSRN tracked Sanders with 14,539 SSRN downloads and 4,708 Google scholar cites.
SSRN is an elibrary hosting more than 750,000 research papers from more than 350,000 researchers across 30 disciplines. They are devoted to quick distribution of scholarly research.
Sanders said, “I have been on SSRN since the 1990s, because it offers enormous benefits to faculty and improves the reputation of the school. SSRN downloads are highly correlated with journal citations, the most important indicator of research exposure.”
The school recently partnered with SSRN to feature faculty research through a branded online repository, customized homepage, and associated eJournal, with the goal of increasing research awareness, reach, and impact. Nearly 40 business faculty are currently posting papers on SSRN.
Richard Klimoski, director of faculty research at the school said, “Our partnership with SSRN emphasizes our strong commitment to research of significance that has the potential for making a positive impact in both intellectual fields and society. I am pleased that one of our own faculty is now being featured for his sustained research productivity and impact.”
SSRN has 2.2 million registered users and is considered the leading repository for economics, finance, law, and other social sciences. Downloads from the SSRN elibrary in the past 12 months total more than 13.2 million, with more than 116.2 million downloads since inception.
Sanders has been with the school since 2009. He has received six teaching awards and three research awards, and serves as an associate editor for several leading journals. His research and teaching focuses on corporate finance and banking with particular emphasis on real estate finance and investment. He has published articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Housing Economics, and other journals.