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Working Papers

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)
5/20/2004 Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
Zane Spindler
Vincent Hildebrand
6/2/2004 Coasian Contracts in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District Robert Higgs
9/27/2004 Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat? Benjamin W. Powell
David B. Skarbek
9/28/2004 State Development Planning: Did it Create an East Asian Miracle? Benjamin W. Powell
3/14/2005 “Not Merely Perfidious but Ungrateful”: The U.S. Takeover of West Florida Robert Higgs
3/14/2005 Is Cybersecurity a Public Good? Evidence from the Financial Services Industry Benjamin W. Powell
4/20/2005 Government and the Economy since World War II Robert Higgs
4/20/2005 Government and the Economy: The World Wars Robert Higgs
5/9/2005 Development Aid and Economic Freedom: Are They Related? Benjamin W. Powell
Matt E. Ryan
5/23/2005 An Experimental Investigation of Hobbesian Jungles Bart J. Wilson
Benjamin W. Powell
8/18/2005 A Geo-Spatial Macro-Economic Analysis of Climate Change Sungno Niggol Seo
1/19/2006 Is Future Conflict with China Unavoidable? Ivan Eland
11/30/2006 Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? Benjamin W. Powell
Ryan Ford
Alex Nowrasteh
12/12/2006 Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees Edward P. Stringham
Benjamin W. Powell
John B. Estill
12/14/2006 The Radical Libertarian Political Economy of 19th Century Preacher David Lipscomb Edward P. Stringham
3/6/2007 Mere Economic Science David J. Theroux
8/20/2007 Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration Salvador Rivera Ph.D.
10/17/2007 Privatizing the Adjudication of Disputes Bryan Caplan
Edward P. Stringham
8/18/2009 Love's Imperative José Maria J. Yulo
10/30/2009 Internal Enforcement Keith D. Malone
11/3/2009 Keys to Economics of Global Warming Sungno Niggol Seo
12/21/2009 Private Policing in San Francisco Edward P. Stringham
9/22/2010 The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Political Economy of California Water Allocation Leo K. Simon
Susan Stratton Sayre
Rachael E. Goodhue
11/17/2010 Life Expectancy, Health Care, and Economics Kirby R. Cundiff
3/7/2011 Iraq, Afghanistan, War, and Money: A Look at Two Presidencies Anthony Gregory
4/1/2012 A Brief History of Checkpoints (And What to do About Them) Patrick Adams
7/26/2012 Retail Innovations in American Economic History Art Carden
2/5/2015 Of Arms, Freedom , and Capitalism Charles A. Breiterman

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