Grand Strand Investment Professional Cited By Social Science Research Network (SSRN) In Top 10% of Economists in World

June 20, 2017

Congratulations Laurie!

You are in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months.


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The Social Science Research Network (, the world’s largest repository of scholarly economic articles, with articles from over 340,000 economists, and more than 1.7 million users, announced its latest 12 month rankings for article downloads on their global academic platform.


Total New Downloads # of New Papers New Downloads per paper

Grand Strand economist and investment professional, Laurie Thomas Vass, was cited in the top 10% of all authors by SSRN.

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“I always appreciate Michael Jensen’s efforts to release the data on article downloads,” said Vass. “He is the world’s top rated economist on the SSRN platform, and I am astonished at his multi-tasking abilities to both write articles and also manage the SSRN platform.”

Vass writes about the relationship between an increase in the supply of venture capital in a metro region, and the regional rate of technology commercialization.

“In recent years, I have shifted my focus away from capital markets to an area called “constitutional economics” because I am so concerned about the direction of this nation towards a centralized socialist system,” she said.

She is currently writing her 8th book, entitled “A Civil Dissolution: Solving America’s Intractable Problem of Socialism By Partitioning America Into Free and Slave States. (forthcoming at

About Laurie Thomas:

Laurie Thomas Vass is a regional economist and a registered investment advisor representative of Investment Management & Insurance Advisors, Inc., a North Carolina registered investment advisory firm. Vass is a professional money manager, and is the inventor and holder of a research method patent on selecting technology stocks for investment accounts.