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Working Papers

Working Papers are research articles that have been submitted to the Independent Institute or written by our Fellows, but have not yet been published or peer reviewed. Independent 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 Independent’s Research Director, William F. Shughart II.

Minimum Wages For Women Only
Clifford F. Thies | April 5, 2001

The Changing United States Health Care System
The Effect of Competition on Structure and Performance

Robert B. Helms | April 4, 2001

Public Health and the Placebo: The Legacy of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act
Russell S. Sobel | April 3, 2001

Political Systems, Economics of Organization, and the Information Revolution (The Supply Side of Public Choice)
Jean-Jacques Rosa | April 2, 2001

Financial Integration over Three Centuries
James R. Lothian | April 1, 2001

Do Parties Benefit from Electoral Manipulation?
Electoral Laws and Heresthetics in Poland, 1989-1993

Marek M. Kaminski | March 2, 2001

Constitutional Design and Economic Freedom
Xavier de Vanssay, Zane Spindler | March 1, 2001

Public Versus Private Initiative in Arctic Exploration
The Effects of Incentives and Organizational Structure

Jonathan M. Karpoff | June 1, 2000

Conflicts of Interest in the Hollywood Film Industry
Darren Filson, Thomas E. Borcherding | April 1, 2000

What Larry Doesn’t Get
A Libertarian Response to Lessig’s Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

David G. Post | February 1, 2000

Democracy, Spontaneous Order and Peace
Implications for the Classical Liberal Critique of Democratic Politics

Gus diZerega | January 3, 2000

Settlement and the Decline of Private Prosecution in Thirteenth-Century England
Daniel Klerman | January 2, 2000

Islands in a Sea of Obligation: Limits on the Duty To Rescue
David J. Schmidtz | January 1, 2000

Cooption and Repression in the Soviet Union
Dmitriy Gershenson, Herschel I. Grossman | December 7, 1999

Freedom of Speech, Cyberspace, Harassment Law, and the Clinton Administration
Eugene Volokh | December 6, 1999

An Introduction to Economics as a Moral Science
James E. Alvey | December 5, 1999

Freedom of Speech, Information Privacy, and the Troubling Implications of a Right to Stop People from Speaking About You
Eugene Volokh | December 4, 1999

The State: Agent or Proprietor?
Herschel I. Grossman | December 3, 1999

New Anti-Merger Theories
Edward J. López | December 2, 1999

The Statute that Time Forgot
18 U.S.C. 3501 and the Overhauling of Miranda

Paul G. Cassell | December 1, 1999

The Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescriptions
Alexander T. Tabarrok | November 1, 1999

Effects of Criminal Procedure on Crime Rates
Mapping Out the Consequences of The Exclusionary Rule

Raymond A. Atkins, Paul H. Rubin | October 7, 1999

Litigation versus Legislation
Forum Shopping by Rent-Seekers

Christopher Curran, John F. Curran, Paul H. Rubin | October 6, 1999

Rational Irrationality and the Microfoundations of Political Failure
Bryan Caplan | October 5, 1999

Standing Tiebout on His Head
Tax Capitalization and the Monopoly Power of Local Governments

Bryan Caplan | October 4, 1999

When Is Two Better than One?
How Federalism Mitigates and Intensifies Imperfect Political Competition

Bryan Caplan | October 3, 1999

The Logic of Collective Belief
Bryan Caplan | October 2, 1999

Has Leviathan Been Bound?
A Theory of Imperfectly Constrained Government with Evidence from the States

Bryan Caplan | October 1, 1999

Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury
Alexander T. Tabarrok, Eric A. Helland | September 2, 1999

The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards
Alexander T. Tabarrok, Eric A. Helland | September 1, 1999



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