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  • Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis, edited by Randall G. Holcombe and Benjamin Powell
  • Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821, by George Selgin, with a foreword by Charles A. E. Goodhart
  • Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit, edited by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, with a foreword by James D. Gwartney
  • Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice, edited by Edward P. Stringham
  • Electric Choices: Deregulation and the Future of Electric Power, edited by Andrew N. Kleit, with a foreword by Pat Wood, III
  • Making Poor Nations Rich, edited by Benjamin Powell, with a foreword by Deepak Lal
  • Street Smart: Competition, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Roads, edited by Gabriel Roth, with a foreword by Mary E. Peters
  • Depression, War, and Cold War: Challenging the Myths of Conflict and Prosperity, by Robert Higgs
  • Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture, by Ernest C. Pasour, Jr., and Randal R. Rucker, with a foreword by Bruce L. Gardner
  • Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science, edited by Alexander Tabarrok, with a foreword by Steven Landsburg
  • Market Failure or Success: The New Debate, edited by Tyler Cowen and Eric Crampton
  • The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society, by David T. Beito, Peter T. Gordon, and Alexander Tabarrok, with a foreword by Paul Johnson
  • Winners, Losers & Microsoft: Competition and Antitrust in High Technology, by Stan J. Liebowitz and Steven E. Margolis, with a foreword by Jack Hirshleifer
  • Taxing Choice: The Predatory Politics of Fiscal Discrimination, edited by William F. Shughart II, with a foreword by Paul W. McCracken
  • Private Rights and Public Illusions, by Tibor R. Machan, with a foreword by Nicholas Rescher
  • Beyond Politics: Markets, Welfare and the Failure of Bureaucracy, by William C. Mitchell and Randy T. Simmons, with a foreword by Gordon Tullock
  • Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America, by Lowell E. Gallaway and Richard K. Vedder, with a foreword by Martin Bronfenbrenner
  • Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure, by Dominick T. Armentano, with a foreword by Yale Brozen
  • Regulation and the Reagan Era: Politics, Bureaucracy and the Public Interest, edited by Roger E. Meiners and Bruce Yandle, with a foreword by Robert W. Crandall

  • Articles

  • Articles by Robert Higgs
  • Articles by Randall G. Holcombe
  • Articles by Benjamin Powell
  • Articles by Gabriel Roth
  • Articles by John Semmens
  • Articles by William Shughart
  • Articles by Alexander Tabarrok
  • Articles by Richard Vedder

  • Open Letters

  • Open Letter on Immigration June 19, 2006
  • Open Letter on Health Care Policy Reform March 1, 2000
  • Open Letter on Antitrust Protectionism June 2, 1999
  • Open Letter on Healthcare Reform March 16, 1994

  • Policy Reports

  • Insurance Regulation in the United States and the European Union: A Comparison by Robert W. Klein, Martin Eling, and Joan T. Schmit, November 5, 2009
  • Watery Marauders: How the Federal Government Obstructed the Development of Private Flood Insurance by Eli Lehrer, October 19, 2009
  • Credit-Based Scoring in Insurance Markets by Lawrence S. Powell, October 1, 2009
  • Alternative Frameworks for Insurance Regulation in the United States by Martin F. Grace and Robert W. Klein, September 14, 2009
  • Catastrophes and Performance in Property Insurance: A Comparison of Personal and Commercial Lines by Patricia H. Born and Barbara Klimaszewski-Blettner, September 2009
  • Anatomy of a Train Wreck by Stan J. Liebowitz, October 3, 2008
  • Below-Market Housing Mandates as Takings: Measuring their Impact by Edward J. Lopez, Edward P. Stringham, Tom Means, November 9, 2007
  • The Planning Penalty: How Smart Growth Makes Housing Unaffordable, by Randal O'Toole, May 12, 2006

  • Press Releases

  • Stagnating US Insurance Markets Could Get Boost from European Union Model November 5, 2009
  • National Flood Insurance Obstructs Development, Eliminates Options October 19, 2009
  • Can Good Credit Scores Decrease Insurance Premiums? October 1, 2009
  • Avoiding Waste in Insurance Regulation September 14, 2009
  • Hurricane Season Sure to Devastate, Property Insurance Doesn't Have To September 2, 2009
  • Housing Market Rebound? Don't Bank On It August 31, 2009
  • Two Independent Institute Books Win 2009 “IPPY” Awards from Independent Publisher Magazine May 18, 2009
  • Did the New Deal and World War II End the Great Depression? March 10, 2009
  • Causing the Housing Crisis All Over Again Februrary 24, 2009
  • How and Why the Federal Government Created the Mortgage Meltdown October 3, 2008
  • Independent Institute to Honor Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Andy Garcia, and William K. Bowes, Jr. at A Gala for Liberty in San Francisco August 25, 2008
  • How Private Money Ended a Financial Crisis August 6, 2008
  • Why the Treasury’s Plan for “Overhauling” the Fed Will Be Disastrous April 4, 2008
  • Economists Propose Proven Strategies for Eradicating Poverty November 14, 2007
  • New Study Shows “Inclusionary Zoning” Hinders Development and Makes Housing Less Affordable November 12, 2007
  • Are Government Police, Courts, and Law Really Ideal? May 21, 2007
  • Is A Congestion Tax The Answer For Commuters? February 7, 2007
  • New Book Points to Brighter Future for Electricity Customers January 29, 2007
  • New Secretary of Transportation, Mary Peters, faces Transportation Safety and Congestion Issues October 9, 2006
  • New Book Offers Solutions to Relieve Traffic Congestion and Enhance Highway Safety July 25, 2006
  • 500-Plus Economists Sign Open Letter Reminding President Bush of the Benefits of Immigration June 19, 2006
  • May 1st Immigrant Boycott Aims to Push Congress to Act April 28, 2006
  • New Report Says Restrictive Land-Use Rules Add Billions to Housing Costs April 4, 2006
  • Independent Institute Economist Benjamin Powell Says Bush’s Economic Proposals Will Not Reduce Size of Government February 4, 2005
  • New Study Examines Government-Created Alcohol Monopolies November 1, 2004
  • Economist Benjamin Powell Joins Independent Institute to Head Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation September 13, 2004

  • Events

  • Out of the Storm: A Conference on Property Insurance Reform (9/30/09)
  • Lessons from the Poor: The Power of Entrepreneurship (11/13/08)
  • A Gala for Liberty: The Independent Institute’s Gala Reception and Dinner: Presentation of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award (9/16/08)
  • The Secret to Making Poor Nations Rich (2/21/08)
  • Why Are Politicians Always Trying to Scare Us? (12/6/07)
  • Is Wal-Mart Good or Bad for America? A Debate (5/8/07)
  • P.J. O’Rourke “On the Wealth of Nations” (2/9/07)
  • The 2006 Thomas S. Szasz Awards and An Evening With Robert Higgs (12/6/2006)
  • Private Solutions for Reducing Road Congestion, Fuel Costs, Travel Time, and Waste (9/28/06)
  • Eminent Domain: Abuse of Government Power? (1/31/06)

  • Working Papers

  • Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees, by Edward P. Stringham, Benjamin Powell, Jack Estill
  • Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? by Benjamin Powell, Ryan Ford, Alex Nowrasteh
  • An Experimental Investigation of Hobbesian Jungles by Bart J. Wilson, Benjamin Powell
  • Development Aid and Economic Freedom: Are They Related? by Benjamin Powell, Matt Ryan
  • Is Cybersecurity a Public Good? Evidence from the Financial Services Industry by Benjamin Powell
  • State Development Planning: Did it Create an East Asian Miracle? by Benjamin Powell
  • Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat? by Benjamin Powell, David Skarbek

  • Other Resources (archives of articles and studies)

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  • Banking and Finance
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  • Government Waste/Pork
  • Labor and Employment
  • Free Market Economics
  • Privatization
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