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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)
3/14/2005 “Not Merely Perfidious but Ungrateful”: The U.S. Takeover of West Florida Robert Higgs
11/1/1999 The Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescriptions Alexander T. Tabarrok
4/1/2012 A Brief History of Checkpoints (And What to do About Them) Patrick Adams
4/4/2001 The Changing United States Health Care System Robert B. Helms
6/2/2004 Coasian Contracts in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District Robert Higgs
4/1/2000 Conflicts of Interest in the Hollywood Film Industry Darren Filson
Thomas E. Borcherding
8/1/2001 Constitutional Causes for Technological Leadership: Why Europe? Jurgen G. Backhaus
3/1/2001 Constitutional Design and Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
Zane Spindler
12/7/1999 Cooption and Repression in the Soviet Union Dmitriy Gershenson
Herschel I. Grossman
12/1/2001 The Demand for Democide King Banaian
1/3/2000 Democracy, Spontaneous Order and Peace Gus diZerega
5/9/2005 Development Aid and Economic Freedom: Are They Related? Benjamin W. Powell
Matt E. Ryan
10/1/2001 Development of the American Railroad Network During the Early 19th Century Clifford F. Thies
5/3/2001 Do Civil and Political Repression Really Boost Foreign Direct Investments? Philipp W. Harms
Heinrich W. Ursprung
4/8/2001 Do Good Laws Make Good Citizens? Robert D. Cooter
10/2/2003 Do Off-Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements? Alexander T. Tabarrok
Daniel B. Klein
3/2/2001 Do Parties Benefit from Electoral Manipulation? Marek M. Kaminski
8/2/2001 Economic Principles of Constitutions Jurgen G. Backhaus
9/1/1999 The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards Alexander T. Tabarrok
Eric A. Helland
10/7/1999 Effects of Criminal Procedure on Crime Rates Raymond A. Atkins
Paul H. Rubin
5/23/2005 An Experimental Investigation of Hobbesian Jungles Bart J. Wilson
Benjamin W. Powell
4/1/2001 Financial Integration over Three Centuries James R. Lothian
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
8/18/2005 A Geo-Spatial Macro-Economic Analysis of Climate Change Sungno Niggol Seo
4/20/2005 Government and the Economy since World War II Robert Higgs
4/20/2005 Government and the Economy: The World Wars Robert Higgs
10/1/1999 Has Leviathan Been Bound? Bryan Caplan
5/1/2001 Homicide Rates and Substance Control Policy Kirby R. Cundiff
10/5/2003 Individual Unemployment Accounts Stephen M. Colarelli
Lawrence Brunner
5/20/2004 Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom Xavier de Vanssay
Zane Spindler
Vincent Hildebrand
10/30/2009 Internal Enforcement Keith D. Malone
5/1/2002 International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective James R. Lothian
Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.
12/5/1999 An Introduction to Economics as a Moral Science James E. Alvey
3/7/2011 Iraq, Afghanistan, War, and Money: A Look at Two Presidencies Anthony Gregory
3/14/2005 Is Cybersecurity a Public Good? Evidence from the Financial Services Industry Benjamin W. Powell
1/19/2006 Is Future Conflict with China Unavoidable? Ivan Eland
1/1/2000 Islands in a Sea of Obligation: Limits on the Duty To Rescue David J. Schmidtz
8/20/2007 Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration Salvador Rivera Ph.D.
11/3/2009 Keys to Economics of Global Warming Sungno Niggol Seo
11/17/2010 Life Expectancy, Health Care, and Economics Kirby R. Cundiff
10/1/2003 The Lighthouse as a Private-Sector Collective Good Fred E. Foldvary
10/6/1999 Litigation versus Legislation Christopher Curran
John F. Curran
Paul H. Rubin
10/2/1999 The Logic of Collective Belief Bryan Caplan
8/18/2009 Love's Imperative José Maria J. Yulo
3/6/2007 Mere Economic Science David J. Theroux
4/5/2001 Minimum Wages For Women Only Clifford F. Thies
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
12/2/1999 New Anti-Merger Theories Edward J. López
2/5/2015 Of Arms, Freedom , and Capitalism Charles A. Breiterman

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