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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)
10/3/2003 The Ongoing Growth of Government in the Economically Advanced Countries Robert Higgs
4/2/2001 Political Systems, Economics of Organization, and the Information Revolution (The Supply Side of Public Choice) Jean-Jacques Rosa
5/4/2001 Political Yardstick Competition, Economic Integration, and Constitutional Choice in a Federation Martin R. Bodenstein
Heinrich W. Ursprung
4/6/2001 The Positive Correlation of Price and Concentration in Staples: Market Power or Indivisibility? Craig M. Newmark
12/21/2009 Private Policing in San Francisco Edward P. Stringham
9/1/2001 Privateering and National Defense: Naval Warfare for Private Profit Larry J. Sechrest
10/17/2007 Privatizing the Adjudication of Disputes Bryan Caplan
Edward P. Stringham
4/8/2004 Prostitution and Sex Crimes Kirby R. Cundiff
4/3/2001 Public Health and the Placebo: The Legacy of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act Russell S. Sobel
6/1/2000 Public Versus Private Initiative in Arctic Exploration Jonathan M. Karpoff
12/14/2006 The Radical Libertarian Political Economy of 19th Century Preacher David Lipscomb Edward P. Stringham
10/5/1999 Rational Irrationality and the Microfoundations of Political Failure Bryan Caplan
7/26/2012 Retail Innovations in American Economic History Art Carden
9/2/1999 Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury Alexander T. Tabarrok
Eric A. Helland
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
1/2/2000 Settlement and the Decline of Private Prosecution in Thirteenth-Century England Daniel Klerman
11/30/2006 Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? Benjamin W. Powell
Ryan Ford
Alex Nowrasteh
10/4/1999 Standing Tiebout on His Head Bryan Caplan
9/28/2004 State Development Planning: Did it Create an East Asian Miracle? Benjamin W. Powell
12/3/1999 The State: Agent or Proprietor? Herschel I. Grossman
12/1/1999 The Statute that Time Forgot Paul G. Cassell
9/27/2004 Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat? Benjamin W. Powell
David B. Skarbek
12/12/2006 Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees Edward P. Stringham
Benjamin W. Powell
John B. Estill
5/2/2001 Teacher Training and Texas Education Reform J. E. Stone
6/2/2003 Wartime Socialization of Investment Robert Higgs
2/1/2000 What Larry Doesn’t Get David G. Post
10/3/1999 When Is Two Better than One? Bryan Caplan
4/7/2001 You Get What You Pay For: Result-Based Compensation for Health Care David A. Hyman
Charles Silver

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