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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)
8/18/2009 Love's Imperative José Maria J. Yulo
5/23/2005 An Experimental Investigation of Hobbesian Jungles Bart J. Wilson
6/1/2001 Nation of Origin Bias and the Enforcement of Immigration Laws by the Immigration and Naturalization Service Peter M. Williams
William H. Wells
12/6/1999 Freedom of Speech, Cyberspace, Harassment Law, and the Clinton Administration Eugene Volokh
12/4/1999 Freedom of Speech, Information Privacy, and the Troubling Implications of a Right to Stop People from Speaking About You Eugene Volokh
5/4/2001 Political Yardstick Competition, Economic Integration, and Constitutional Choice in a Federation Heinrich W. Ursprung
5/3/2001 Do Civil and Political Repression Really Boost Foreign Direct Investments? Heinrich W. Ursprung
10/1/2001 Development of the American Railroad Network During the Early 19th Century Clifford F. Thies
4/5/2001 Minimum Wages For Women Only Clifford F. Thies
3/6/2007 Mere Economic Science David J. Theroux
10/2/2003 Do Off-Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements? Alexander T. Tabarrok
11/1/1999 The Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescriptions Alexander T. Tabarrok
9/2/1999 Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury Alexander T. Tabarrok
9/1/1999 The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards Alexander T. Tabarrok
12/21/2009 Private Policing in San Francisco Edward P. Stringham
10/17/2007 Privatizing the Adjudication of Disputes Edward P. Stringham
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
5/2/2001 Teacher Training and Texas Education Reform J. E. Stone
5/20/2004 Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom Zane Spindler
3/1/2001 Constitutional Design and Economic Freedom Zane Spindler
4/3/2001 Public Health and the Placebo: The Legacy of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act Russell S. Sobel
9/27/2004 Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat? David B. Skarbek
9/22/2010 The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Political Economy of California Water Allocation Leo K. Simon
4/7/2001 You Get What You Pay For: Result-Based Compensation for Health Care Charles Silver
11/3/2009 Keys to Economics of Global Warming Sungno Niggol Seo
8/18/2005 A Geo-Spatial Macro-Economic Analysis of Climate Change Sungno Niggol Seo
9/1/2001 Privateering and National Defense: Naval Warfare for Private Profit Larry J. Sechrest
1/1/2000 Islands in a Sea of Obligation: Limits on the Duty To Rescue David J. Schmidtz
9/22/2010 The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Political Economy of California Water Allocation Susan Stratton Sayre
5/9/2005 Development Aid and Economic Freedom: Are They Related? Matt E. Ryan
10/7/1999 Effects of Criminal Procedure on Crime Rates Paul H. Rubin
10/6/1999 Litigation versus Legislation Paul H. Rubin
4/2/2001 Political Systems, Economics of Organization, and the Information Revolution (The Supply Side of Public Choice) Jean-Jacques Rosa
8/20/2007 Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration Salvador Rivera Ph.D.
12/12/2006 Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees Benjamin W. Powell
11/30/2006 Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? Benjamin W. Powell
5/23/2005 An Experimental Investigation of Hobbesian Jungles Benjamin W. Powell
5/9/2005 Development Aid and Economic Freedom: Are They Related? Benjamin W. Powell
3/14/2005 Is Cybersecurity a Public Good? Evidence from the Financial Services Industry Benjamin W. Powell
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
2/1/2000 What Larry Doesn’t Get David G. Post
11/30/2006 Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? Alex Nowrasteh
4/6/2001 The Positive Correlation of Price and Concentration in Staples: Market Power or Indivisibility? Craig M. Newmark
10/30/2009 Internal Enforcement Keith D. Malone
5/1/2002 International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective James R. Lothian
4/1/2001 Financial Integration over Three Centuries James R. Lothian
12/2/1999 New Anti-Merger Theories Edward J. López
1/2/2000 Settlement and the Decline of Private Prosecution in Thirteenth-Century England Daniel Klerman

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