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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)
4/7/2001 You Get What You Pay For: Result-Based Compensation for Health Care David A. Hyman
Charles Silver
10/3/1999 When Is Two Better than One? Bryan Caplan
2/1/2000 What Larry Doesn’t Get David G. Post
6/2/2003 Wartime Socialization of Investment Robert Higgs
5/2/2001 Teacher Training and Texas Education Reform J. E. Stone
12/12/2006 Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees Edward P. Stringham
Benjamin W. Powell
John B. Estill
9/27/2004 Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat? Benjamin W. Powell
David B. Skarbek
12/1/1999 The Statute that Time Forgot Paul G. Cassell
12/3/1999 The State: Agent or Proprietor? Herschel I. Grossman
9/28/2004 State Development Planning: Did it Create an East Asian Miracle? Benjamin W. Powell
10/4/1999 Standing Tiebout on His Head Bryan Caplan
11/30/2006 Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? Benjamin W. Powell
Ryan Ford
Alex Nowrasteh
1/2/2000 Settlement and the Decline of Private Prosecution in Thirteenth-Century England Daniel Klerman
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
9/2/1999 Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury Alexander T. Tabarrok
Eric A. Helland
7/26/2012 Retail Innovations in American Economic History Art Carden
10/5/1999 Rational Irrationality and the Microfoundations of Political Failure Bryan Caplan
12/14/2006 The Radical Libertarian Political Economy of 19th Century Preacher David Lipscomb Edward P. Stringham
6/1/2000 Public Versus Private Initiative in Arctic Exploration Jonathan M. Karpoff
4/3/2001 Public Health and the Placebo: The Legacy of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act Russell S. Sobel
4/8/2004 Prostitution and Sex Crimes Kirby R. Cundiff
10/17/2007 Privatizing the Adjudication of Disputes Bryan Caplan
Edward P. Stringham
9/1/2001 Privateering and National Defense: Naval Warfare for Private Profit Larry J. Sechrest
12/21/2009 Private Policing in San Francisco Edward P. Stringham
4/6/2001 The Positive Correlation of Price and Concentration in Staples: Market Power or Indivisibility? Craig M. Newmark
5/4/2001 Political Yardstick Competition, Economic Integration, and Constitutional Choice in a Federation Martin R. Bodenstein
Heinrich W. Ursprung
4/2/2001 Political Systems, Economics of Organization, and the Information Revolution (The Supply Side of Public Choice) Jean-Jacques Rosa
10/3/2003 The Ongoing Growth of Government in the Economically Advanced Countries Robert Higgs
12/2/1999 New Anti-Merger Theories Edward J. López
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
4/5/2001 Minimum Wages For Women Only Clifford F. Thies
3/6/2007 Mere Economic Science David J. Theroux
8/18/2009 Love's Imperative José Maria J. Yulo
10/2/1999 The Logic of Collective Belief Bryan Caplan
10/6/1999 Litigation versus Legislation Christopher Curran
John F. Curran
Paul H. Rubin
10/1/2003 The Lighthouse as a Private-Sector Collective Good Fred E. Foldvary
11/17/2010 Life Expectancy, Health Care, and Economics Kirby R. Cundiff
11/3/2009 Keys to Economics of Global Warming Sungno Niggol Seo
8/20/2007 Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration Salvador Rivera Ph.D.
1/1/2000 Islands in a Sea of Obligation: Limits on the Duty To Rescue David J. Schmidtz
1/19/2006 Is Future Conflict with China Unavoidable? Ivan Eland
3/14/2005 Is Cybersecurity a Public Good? Evidence from the Financial Services Industry Benjamin W. Powell
3/7/2011 Iraq, Afghanistan, War, and Money: A Look at Two Presidencies Anthony Gregory
12/5/1999 An Introduction to Economics as a Moral Science James E. Alvey
5/1/2002 International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective James R. Lothian
Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.
10/30/2009 Internal Enforcement Keith D. Malone
5/20/2004 Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
Zane Spindler
Vincent Hildebrand
10/5/2003 Individual Unemployment Accounts Stephen M. Colarelli
Lawrence Brunner
5/1/2001 Homicide Rates and Substance Control Policy Kirby R. Cundiff
10/1/1999 Has Leviathan Been Bound? Bryan Caplan

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