Student Notes R.I.P. or Survive on SSRN?

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4 Responses

  1. If they accept working papers, why shouldn’t they accept non-published student notes? Or better, why can’t one post their student note prior to acceptance/publication as a working paper?

  2. Zvi Rosen says:

    Even if the piece isn’t particularly useful for its conclusions and/or argument, it’s still possible that the research that went into the piece and the footnotes would be…

  3. Dave! says:

    I’ve been working on a paper (as a student) that I had planned on posting to SSRN when I have the draft ready. I don’t see any reason why students who are motivated enough to do the work and who are interested enough in potential feedback should not be able to participate in SSRN.

  4. Deven Desai says:

    Please know that I am not saying students should not be able to participate in SSRN. The questions began as I wondered whether and/or how many students post and then thought about the impact large numbers of posts would have if any. Also note that I do not think nor am I saying that SSRN prohibits posts. I am wondering whether the site has any rules on who may post.