Research Articles

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Date Title Author(s)
6/1/2004 The Greatest Privatization Ever Robert Higgs
3/1/2004 Truman’s Attempt to Seize the Steel Industry Robert Higgs
11/1/2003 How the Federal Government Got into the Ocean-Shipping Business Robert Higgs
7/1/2003 Why Grover Cleveland Vetoed the Texas Seed Bill Robert Higgs
10/1/2002 A Tale of Two Brain Trusts Robert Higgs
3/15/2002 Thank God for the Nation State? Robert Higgs
10/17/2001 In the Name of Emergency Robert Higgs
10/8/2001 World War II and the Triumph of Keynesianism Robert Higgs
9/1/1999 From Central Planning to the Market Robert Higgs
7/1/1999 How War Amplified Federal Power in the Twentieth Century Robert Higgs
9/1/1998 The Mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal Robert Higgs
4/1/1996 War and Leviathan in Twentieth-Century America Robert Higgs
5/1/1995 World War II and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Robert Higgs
12/5/1994 Nineteen Neglected Consequences of Income Redistribution Robert Higgs
7/1/1994 The Cold War Economy Robert Higgs
10/1/1993 Public Opinion: A Powerful Predictor of U.S. Defense Spending Robert Higgs
3/13/1992 Profits of U.S. Defense Contractors Robert Higgs
3/1/1992 Wartime Prosperity? A Reassessment of the U.S. Economy in the 1940s Robert Higgs
1/1/1991 Eighteen Problematic Propositions in the Analysis of the Growth of Government Robert Higgs
6/1/1989 Beware the Pork-Hawk: In Pursuit of Reelection, Congress Sells Out the Nation’s Defense Robert Higgs
1/1/1989 Do Legislators’ Votes Reflect Constituency Preference? Robert Higgs
11/1/1988 Crisis and Quasi-Corporatist Policy-Making: The U.S. Case in Historical Perspective Robert Higgs
3/1/1988 Hard Coals Make Bad Law: Congressional Parochialism Versus National Defense Robert Higgs
9/1/1987 Economic Warfare and Private Property Rights Robert Higgs
1/1/1987 National Emergency and the Erosion of Private Property Rights Robert Higgs
9/1/1986 National Emergency and Private Property Rights Robert Higgs
1/1/1985 Crisis, Bigger Government, and Ideological Change Robert Higgs
6/30/1982 Legally Induced Technical Regress in the Washington Salmon Fishery Robert Higgs
4/1/1979 Inflation and the Destruction of the Free Market Economy Robert Higgs
9/24/2009 The Bulgarian Economic Growth and Transition Project Peter J. Hill
10/1/1990 Agriculture in Bulgaria Peter J. Hill
10/1/1990 The Environment in Bulgaria Peter J. Hill
3/29/2017 Income-Expenditure Elasticities of Less-Healthy Consumption Goods Adam J. Hoffer
9/1/1997 Federal Government Growth Before the New Deal Randall G. Holcombe
10/1/1993 Public Opinion: A Powerful Predictor of U.S. Defense Spending Anthony Kilduff
6/30/2016 Armed Resistance to Crime Gary Kleck
9/1/2000 Economists Against the FDA Daniel B. Klein
9/1/1997 Discovery and Economic Freedom Daniel B. Klein
5/17/2017 Disparity of Tropospheric and Surface Temperature Trends: New Evidence Paul C. Knappenberger
4/1/1998 In Defense of Markets and Misers Dwight R. Lee
9/1/1997 The Perversity of Doing Good at Others’ Expense Dwight R. Lee
6/1/1997 Should Profits Be Shared with Workers? Dwight R. Lee
12/19/1996 The “Ism” That Isn’t (Why Social Determinism Cannot Mean What it Says) Allan Levite
10/21/2005 Is There a Basis for Global Warming Alarm? Richard S. Lindzen
2/25/1994 High-Tech Prophet Sees Chips Driving Economy’s Expansion Arthur M. Louis
6/1/1998 A Peaceful Ferment in Somalia Spencer Heath MacCallum
5/1/1983 The Dutch-American Guerrillas of the American Revolution William F. Marina
1/1/1983 Weapons, Technology and Legitimacy William F. Marina
6/15/1975 ’Brainwashing’ and Managed Group Experiences: Converging ‘New’ Techniques? William F. Marina
1/1/1975 Egalitarianism and Empire William F. Marina

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