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Research Articles

These articles, written by Independent Institute Research Fellows, were originally published in other publications, and are republished here. For other research articles, please see our Policy Reports, Working Papers, and The Independent Review.

The Golden Age of Risk
Bruce Yandle | December 1, 1998

The Common Law Solution to Water Pollution
The Path Not Taken

Bruce Yandle | April 1, 1992

Knowledge and Naturalism
Dallas A. Willard | May 18, 2006

Truth in the Fire: C.S. Lewis and Pursuit of Truth Today
Dallas A. Willard | July 21, 1998

The Spread of Education Before Compulsion
Britain and America in the Nineteenth Century

Edwin G. West | July 1, 1996

The Dehumanizing Impact of Modern Thought
Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Their Followers

Richard Weikart | July 21, 2008

Reflections on the Current State of Political Economy
Richard K. Vedder | March 4, 2016

Constitutional Counterrevolution
Charlotte Twight | October 1, 2000

Economic Warfare and Private Property Rights
Recent Episodes and their Constitutionality

Charlotte Twight | September 1, 1987

National Emergency and the Erosion of Private Property Rights
Charlotte Twight | January 1, 1987

National Emergency and Private Property Rights
Historical Relations and Present Conditions

Charlotte Twight | September 1, 1986

Foreword to the First Edition of Beyond Politics
Gordon Tullock | October 28, 2011

The Reserve Requirement Debacle of 1935–1938
Richard H. Timberlake, Jr. | June 1, 1999

Gold Policy in the 1930s
Richard H. Timberlake, Jr., Mark Thornton | May 1, 1999

The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban
Margo Thorning | June 3, 2015

Gold Policy in the 1930s
Thomas J. Thompson | May 1, 1999

Income-Expenditure Elasticities of Less-Healthy Consumption Goods
Michael D. Thomas | March 29, 2017

Mere Friendship
C.S. Lewis on a Great Joy

David J. Theroux | June 19, 2013

Secular Theocracy
The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny

David J. Theroux | January 11, 2012

C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism
David J. Theroux | August 23, 2010

Economic Science and the Poverty of Naturalism
C. S. Lewis’s “Argument from Reason”

David J. Theroux | July 25, 2008

Property Rights vs. Environmental Ruin
David J. Theroux | August 1, 1994

Rationing Health Care
Price Controls Are Hazardous to Our Health

David J. Theroux | February 1, 1994

The Promise and Sensibility of Integrative Dualism
Charles Taliaferro | August 30, 2013

The Blessed Monopolies
Does pediatric exclusivity drug legislation benefit children? What about their parents?

Alexander T. Tabarrok | December 1, 2001

Monopolies for Children? Pediatric Exclusivity and the Orphan Drug Act
Alexander T. Tabarrok | December 13, 2000

Quartering Species
Richard L. Stroup | October 1, 2000

An Environment Without Property Rights
Richard L. Stroup | February 1, 1997

Who Needs One Big Market?
Joseph R. Stromberg | March 18, 2009

Mere “Isolationism”: The Foreign Policy of the “Old Right”
Joseph R. Stromberg | February 1, 2000

Keeping It Simple
The Value of an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon | August 6, 2015

Why Models Run Hot
Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon | January 8, 2015

Climate Consensus and “Misinformation”
A Rejoinder to Agnotology, Scientific Consensus, and the Teaching and Learning of Climate Change

Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon | August 30, 2013

Principled Independence
Jordan Paul Smith | October 7, 2009

Disparity of Tropospheric and Surface Temperature Trends: New Evidence
S. Fred Singer | May 17, 2017

A Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions
S. Fred Singer | May 15, 2017

Law, Custom, and the Commons
Randy T Simmons | February 1, 1997

Income-Expenditure Elasticities of Less-Healthy Consumption Goods
William F. Shughart II | March 29, 2017

The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban
William F. Shughart II | June 3, 2015

Barbarians at Bill Gates
William F. Shughart II | April 1, 2000

An Environment Without Property Rights
Jane S. Shaw | February 1, 1997

Guilty as Charged
George A. Selgin | November 7, 2008

Rationing Health Care
Price Controls Are Hazardous to Our Health

Simon Rottenberg | February 1, 1994

Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, and the Division of Labor
Murray N. Rothbard | April 23, 2018

New Light on the Prehistory of the Austrian School
Murray N. Rothbard | April 10, 2017

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature
Murray N. Rothbard | December 12, 2016

The American Drug War: Anatomy of a Futile and Costly Police Action
David W. Rasmussen | July 10, 2000

Foreword to The Civilian and the Military, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition

Ralph Raico | April 4, 2011

FDR: The Man, the Leader, the Legacy
Ralph Raico | April 1, 2001