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Daniel B. Klein
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Daniel Klein is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Associate Fellow of the Ratio Institute, and Chief Editor of Econ Journal Watch. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and he has been an Associate Professor of Economics and General Director of the Civil Society Institute at Santa Clara University; a Visiting Fellow in the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University; Visiting Scholar at the City University in Stockholm; Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine; and Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Stanford University. He is co-editor with Alexander Tabarrok of the Independent Institute’s web site, FDAReview.org.

His books include Curb Rights: A Foundation for Free Enterprise in Urban Transit; What Do Economists Contribute?; Reputation: Studies in the Voluntary Elicitation of Good Conduct; A Plea to Economists Who Favor Liberty: Assist the Everyman; Assurance and Trust in a Great Society; and Three Libertarian Essays. His articles have appeared in Planning and Markets, The Independent Review, Constitutional Political Economy, Knowledge, Technology and Policy, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Economics & Philosophy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic History, Economics and Politic, Law & Society Review, and other scholarly journals.

Street Smart 2006
Entrepreneurial Economics 2002
Market Failure or Success 2002
The Voluntary City 2002
Private Solutions for Reducing Road Congestion, Fuel Costs, Travel Time, and Waste September 28, 2006

The Voluntary City: Restoring Urban Life in Crisis Times February 4, 2004
Smarter Urban Growth October 3, 2001
Independent Review Articles
Most Economists Welcome Ideological Openness Fall 2012
The Improprieties of the Pretense of Knowledge Fall 2012
Against Overlordship Fall 2011
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Off-Label Drug Awareness Saves Lives February 25, 2003
The FDA Needs a Big Dose of Economics October 25, 2002
The FDA Needs a New Head with New Ideas February 4, 2002
Economists’ Misplaced Faith in an Invisible Hand August 1, 2000
Trust and Privacy on the Net May 1, 2000
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Research Articles
Economists Against the FDA September 1, 2000
Discovery and Economic Freedom September 1, 1997
Working Papers
Do Off-Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements? October 2, 2003

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