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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)
2/5/2015 Of Arms, Freedom , and Capitalism Charles A. Breiterman
7/26/2012 Retail Innovations in American Economic History Art Carden
4/1/2012 A Brief History of Checkpoints (And What to do About Them) Patrick Adams
3/7/2011 Iraq, Afghanistan, War, and Money: A Look at Two Presidencies Anthony Gregory
11/17/2010 Life Expectancy, Health Care, and Economics Kirby R. Cundiff
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
12/21/2009 Private Policing in San Francisco Edward P. Stringham
11/3/2009 Keys to Economics of Global Warming Sungno Niggol Seo
10/30/2009 Internal Enforcement Keith D. Malone
8/18/2009 Love's Imperative José Maria J. Yulo
10/17/2007 Privatizing the Adjudication of Disputes Bryan Caplan
Edward P. Stringham
8/20/2007 Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration Salvador Rivera Ph.D.
3/6/2007 Mere Economic Science David J. Theroux
12/14/2006 The Radical Libertarian Political Economy of 19th Century Preacher David Lipscomb Edward P. Stringham
12/12/2006 Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees Edward P. Stringham
Benjamin W. Powell
John B. Estill
11/30/2006 Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? Benjamin W. Powell
Ryan Ford
Alex Nowrasteh
1/19/2006 Is Future Conflict with China Unavoidable? Ivan Eland
8/18/2005 A Geo-Spatial Macro-Economic Analysis of Climate Change Sungno Niggol Seo
5/23/2005 An Experimental Investigation of Hobbesian Jungles Bart J. Wilson
Benjamin W. Powell
5/9/2005 Development Aid and Economic Freedom: Are They Related? Benjamin W. Powell
Matt E. Ryan
4/20/2005 Government and the Economy: The World Wars Robert Higgs
4/20/2005 Government and the Economy since World War II Robert Higgs
3/14/2005 Is Cybersecurity a Public Good? Evidence from the Financial Services Industry Benjamin W. Powell
3/14/2005 “Not Merely Perfidious but Ungrateful”: The U.S. Takeover of West Florida Robert Higgs
9/28/2004 State Development Planning: Did it Create an East Asian Miracle? Benjamin W. Powell
9/27/2004 Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat? Benjamin W. Powell
David B. Skarbek
6/2/2004 Coasian Contracts in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District Robert Higgs
5/20/2004 Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
Zane Spindler
Vincent Hildebrand
4/8/2004 Prostitution and Sex Crimes Kirby R. Cundiff
10/5/2003 Individual Unemployment Accounts Stephen M. Colarelli
Lawrence Brunner
10/3/2003 The Ongoing Growth of Government in the Economically Advanced Countries Robert Higgs
10/2/2003 Do Off-Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements? Alexander T. Tabarrok
Daniel B. Klein
10/1/2003 The Lighthouse as a Private-Sector Collective Good Fred E. Foldvary
6/2/2003 Wartime Socialization of Investment Robert Higgs
5/1/2002 International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective James R. Lothian
Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.
12/1/2001 The Demand for Democide King Banaian
10/1/2001 Development of the American Railroad Network During the Early 19th Century Clifford F. Thies
9/1/2001 Privateering and National Defense: Naval Warfare for Private Profit Larry J. Sechrest
8/2/2001 Economic Principles of Constitutions Jurgen G. Backhaus
8/1/2001 Constitutional Causes for Technological Leadership: Why Europe? Jurgen G. Backhaus
6/1/2001 Nation of Origin Bias and the Enforcement of Immigration Laws by the Immigration and Naturalization Service Jim F. Couch
Brett A. King
William H. Wells
Peter M. Williams
5/4/2001 Political Yardstick Competition, Economic Integration, and Constitutional Choice in a Federation Martin R. Bodenstein
Heinrich W. Ursprung
5/3/2001 Do Civil and Political Repression Really Boost Foreign Direct Investments? Philipp W. Harms
Heinrich W. Ursprung
5/2/2001 Teacher Training and Texas Education Reform J. E. Stone
5/1/2001 Homicide Rates and Substance Control Policy Kirby R. Cundiff
4/8/2001 Do Good Laws Make Good Citizens? Robert D. Cooter
4/7/2001 You Get What You Pay For: Result-Based Compensation for Health Care David A. Hyman
Charles Silver
4/6/2001 The Positive Correlation of Price and Concentration in Staples: Market Power or Indivisibility? Craig M. Newmark
4/5/2001 Minimum Wages For Women Only Clifford F. Thies
4/4/2001 The Changing United States Health Care System Robert B. Helms

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