Awarded to Shawn Everett Kantor and Price V. Fishback for their book, A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers Compensation, based in part on their article, How Minnesota Adopted Workers Compensation, in the Independent Institutes quarterly journal, The Independent Review (Spring 1998, vol. II, no. 4, pp. 557-578)
Awarded in 2000 by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, University of Santa Clara to the Independent Institute.
- One of the Five Best Books on Health Care
Awarded by the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) to Bruce L. Benson, Independent Institute Senior Fellow and author of To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice, for his paper, Market Alternatives for Crime Control: Entrepreneurial Responses to Government Failure, Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 1998, pages 1-19.
- #1 Bestseller in Antitrust
Awarded to Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow in Political Economy, the Independent Institute; author, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government.
Awarded to Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow in Political Economy, the Independent Institute; author, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
2000 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award (Awarded by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation)
- Winner in Old Institute Category
1994 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award (Awarded by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation)
- Third Place
1994 Mencken Award
- Finalist for Best Book
Awarded by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to E. C. Pasour, Jr., Independent Institute Research Fellow; Author, Agriculture and the State: Market Processes and Bureaucracy.