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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)
4/1/2012 A Brief History of Checkpoints (And What to do About Them) Patrick Adams
12/5/1999 An Introduction to Economics as a Moral Science James E. Alvey
10/7/1999 Effects of Criminal Procedure on Crime Rates Raymond A. Atkins
8/2/2001 Economic Principles of Constitutions Jurgen G. Backhaus
8/1/2001 Constitutional Causes for Technological Leadership: Why Europe? Jurgen G. Backhaus
12/1/2001 The Demand for Democide King Banaian
5/4/2001 Political Yardstick Competition, Economic Integration, and Constitutional Choice in a Federation Martin R. Bodenstein
4/1/2000 Conflicts of Interest in the Hollywood Film Industry Thomas E. Borcherding
2/5/2015 Of Arms, Freedom , and Capitalism Charles A. Breiterman
10/5/2003 Individual Unemployment Accounts Lawrence Brunner
10/17/2007 Privatizing the Adjudication of Disputes Bryan Caplan
10/5/1999 Rational Irrationality and the Microfoundations of Political Failure Bryan Caplan
10/4/1999 Standing Tiebout on His Head Bryan Caplan
10/3/1999 When Is Two Better than One? Bryan Caplan
10/2/1999 The Logic of Collective Belief Bryan Caplan
10/1/1999 Has Leviathan Been Bound? Bryan Caplan
7/26/2012 Retail Innovations in American Economic History Art Carden
12/1/1999 The Statute that Time Forgot Paul G. Cassell
10/5/2003 Individual Unemployment Accounts Stephen M. Colarelli
4/8/2001 Do Good Laws Make Good Citizens? Robert D. Cooter
6/1/2001 Nation of Origin Bias and the Enforcement of Immigration Laws by the Immigration and Naturalization Service Jim F. Couch
11/17/2010 Life Expectancy, Health Care, and Economics Kirby R. Cundiff
4/8/2004 Prostitution and Sex Crimes Kirby R. Cundiff
5/1/2001 Homicide Rates and Substance Control Policy Kirby R. Cundiff
10/6/1999 Litigation versus Legislation Christopher Curran
John F. Curran
5/20/2004 Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
3/1/2001 Constitutional Design and Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
1/3/2000 Democracy, Spontaneous Order and Peace Gus diZerega
5/1/2002 International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.
1/19/2006 Is Future Conflict with China Unavoidable? Ivan Eland
12/12/2006 Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees John B. Estill
4/1/2000 Conflicts of Interest in the Hollywood Film Industry Darren Filson
10/1/2003 The Lighthouse as a Private-Sector Collective Good Fred E. Foldvary
11/30/2006 Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? Ryan Ford
12/7/1999 Cooption and Repression in the Soviet Union Dmitriy Gershenson
9/22/2010 The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Political Economy of California Water Allocation Rachael E. Goodhue
3/7/2011 Iraq, Afghanistan, War, and Money: A Look at Two Presidencies Anthony Gregory
12/7/1999 Cooption and Repression in the Soviet Union Herschel I. Grossman
12/3/1999 The State: Agent or Proprietor? Herschel I. Grossman
5/3/2001 Do Civil and Political Repression Really Boost Foreign Direct Investments? Philipp W. Harms
9/2/1999 Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury Eric A. Helland
9/1/1999 The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards Eric A. Helland
4/4/2001 The Changing United States Health Care System Robert B. Helms
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 “Not Merely Perfidious but Ungrateful”: The U.S. Takeover of West Florida Robert Higgs
6/2/2004 Coasian Contracts in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District Robert Higgs
10/3/2003 The Ongoing Growth of Government in the Economically Advanced Countries Robert Higgs
6/2/2003 Wartime Socialization of Investment Robert Higgs
5/20/2004 Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom Vincent Hildebrand

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