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Working Papers are research articles that have been submitted to the Institute or written by our Fellows, but have not yet been published or peer reviewed. The Institute maintains this index of working papers in order to help disseminate, discuss, and improve important ideas. Authors welcome informed comments. If you would like to submit your paper for possible inclusion please email the paper’s abstract to the Institute’s research director, William F. Shughart.

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Date Title Author(s)
9/1/1999 The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards Alexander T. Tabarrok
Eric A. Helland
9/2/1999 Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury Eric A. Helland
Alexander T. Tabarrok
10/1/1999 Has Leviathan Been Bound? Bryan Caplan
10/2/1999 The Logic of Collective Belief Bryan Caplan
10/3/1999 When Is Two Better than One? Bryan Caplan
10/4/1999 Standing Tiebout on His Head Bryan Caplan
10/5/1999 Rational Irrationality and the Microfoundations of Political Failure Bryan Caplan
10/6/1999 Litigation versus Legislation Christopher Curran
John F. Curran
Paul H. Rubin
10/7/1999 Effects of Criminal Procedure on Crime Rates Paul H. Rubin
Raymond A. Atkins
11/1/1999 The Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescriptions Alexander T. Tabarrok
12/1/1999 The Statute that Time Forgot Paul G. Cassell
12/2/1999 New Anti-Merger Theories Edward J. López
12/3/1999 The State: Agent or Proprietor? Herschel I. Grossman
12/4/1999 Freedom of Speech, Information Privacy, and the Troubling Implications of a Right to Stop People from Speaking About You Eugene Volokh
12/5/1999 An Introduction to Economics as a Moral Science James E. Alvey
12/6/1999 Freedom of Speech, Cyberspace, Harassment Law, and the Clinton Administration Eugene Volokh
12/7/1999 Cooption and Repression in the Soviet Union Herschel I. Grossman
Dmitriy Gershenson
1/1/2000 Islands in a Sea of Obligation: Limits on the Duty To Rescue David J. Schmidtz
1/2/2000 Settlement and the Decline of Private Prosecution in Thirteenth-Century England Daniel Klerman
1/3/2000 Democracy, Spontaneous Order and Peace Gus diZerega
2/1/2000 What Larry Doesn’t Get David G. Post
4/1/2000 Conflicts of Interest in the Hollywood Film Industry Darren Filson
Thomas E. Borcherding
6/1/2000 Public Versus Private Initiative in Arctic Exploration Jonathan M. Karpoff
3/1/2001 Constitutional Design and Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
Zane Spindler
3/2/2001 Do Parties Benefit from Electoral Manipulation? Marek M. Kaminski
4/1/2001 Financial Integration over Three Centuries James R. Lothian
4/2/2001 Political Systems, Economics of Organization, and the Information Revolution (The Supply Side of Public Choice) Jean-Jacques Rosa
4/3/2001 Public Health and the Placebo: The Legacy of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act Russell S. Sobel
4/4/2001 The Changing United States Health Care System Robert B. Helms
4/5/2001 Minimum Wages For Women Only Clifford F. Thies
4/6/2001 The Positive Correlation of Price and Concentration in Staples: Market Power or Indivisibility? Craig M. Newmark
4/7/2001 You Get What You Pay For: Result-Based Compensation for Health Care David A. Hyman
Charles Silver
4/8/2001 Do Good Laws Make Good Citizens? Robert D. Cooter
5/1/2001 Homicide Rates and Substance Control Policy Kirby R. Cundiff
5/2/2001 Teacher Training and Texas Education Reform J. E. Stone
5/3/2001 Do Civil and Political Repression Really Boost Foreign Direct Investments? Heinrich W. Ursprung
Philipp W. Harms
5/4/2001 Political Yardstick Competition, Economic Integration, and Constitutional Choice in a Federation Martin R. Bodenstein
Heinrich W. Ursprung
6/1/2001 Nation of Origin Bias and the Enforcement of Immigration Laws by the Immigration and Naturalization Service William H. Wells
Peter M. Williams
Jim F. Couch
Brett A. King
8/1/2001 Constitutional Causes for Technological Leadership: Why Europe? Jurgen G. Backhaus
8/2/2001 Economic Principles of Constitutions Jurgen G. Backhaus
9/1/2001 Privateering and National Defense: Naval Warfare for Private Profit Larry J. Sechrest
10/1/2001 Development of the American Railroad Network During the Early 19th Century Clifford F. Thies
12/1/2001 The Demand for Democide King Banaian
5/1/2002 International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.
James R. Lothian
6/2/2003 Wartime Socialization of Investment Robert Higgs
10/1/2003 The Lighthouse as a Private-Sector Collective Good Fred E. Foldvary
10/2/2003 Do Off-Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements? Daniel B. Klein
Alexander T. Tabarrok
10/3/2003 The Ongoing Growth of Government in the Economically Advanced Countries Robert Higgs
10/5/2003 Individual Unemployment Accounts Lawrence Brunner
Stephen M. Colarelli
4/8/2004 Prostitution and Sex Crimes Kirby R. Cundiff

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