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Research Articles

These articles, written by Independent Institute Research Fellows, were originally published in other publications, and are republished here. For other research articles, please see our Policy Reports, Working Papers, and The Independent Review.

Infectious Diseases and Government Growth
Christopher J. Coyne, Nathan P. Goodman, Abigail Devereaux | October 6, 2020

Police Unions and Officer Privileges
Tate Fegley | August 25, 2020

A Lesson in Humility, A Lesson for Our Times: Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed
Alberto Mingardi | April 27, 2020

A Better Path Forward: Re-Thinking Government Student Loans and Grants
Richard K. Vedder | April 8, 2020

To Bear Arms for Self-Defense
A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? Part 2

Stephen P. Halbrook | March 31, 2020

To Bear Arms for Self-Defense
A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? Part 1

Stephen P. Halbrook | March 23, 2020

Taking Heller Seriously
Where Has the Roberts Court Been, and Where Is it Headed, on the Second Amendment?

Stephen P. Halbrook | June 18, 2019

Benefits of the American Revolution
An Exploration of Positive Externalities

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel | July 11, 2018

The Non-Sustainability of Rwanda’s Economic Miracle
George B. N. Ayittey | October 30, 2017

The Right to Bear Arms in the Virginia Constitution and the Second Amendment
Historical Development and Precedent in Virginia and the Fourth Circuit

Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

The Empire Strikes Back
The District of Columbia’s Post-Heller Firearm Registration System

Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

New York’s Not So ‘SAFE’ Act
The Second Amendment in an Alice-In-Wonderland World Where Words Have No Meaning

Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

Reality Check: The “Assault Weapon” Fantasy and Second Amendment Jurisprudence
Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

Firearm Sound Moderators: Issues of Criminalization and the Second Amendment
Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

Disparity of Tropospheric and Surface Temperature Trends: New Evidence
S. Fred Singer, Benjamin D. Pearson, Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger, David H. Douglass | May 17, 2017

A Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions
Benjamin D. Pearson, David H. Douglass, John R. Christy, S. Fred Singer | May 15, 2017

New Light on the Prehistory of the Austrian School
Murray N. Rothbard | April 10, 2017

Income-Expenditure Elasticities of Less-Healthy Consumption Goods
William F. Shughart II, Adam J. Hoffer, Michael D. Thomas, Rejeana Gvillo | March 29, 2017

The Constitutional Right to Hunt
New Recognition of an Old Liberty in Virginia

Stephen P. Halbrook | March 23, 2017

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature
Murray N. Rothbard | December 12, 2016

Armed Resistance to Crime
The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun

Marc Gertz, Gary Kleck | June 30, 2016

Reflections on the Current State of Political Economy
Richard K. Vedder | March 4, 2016

Keeping It Simple
The Value of an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

David R. Legates, Christopher Monckton, William M. Briggs | August 6, 2015

The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban
Margo Thorning, William F. Shughart II | June 3, 2015

Why Models Run Hot
Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

David R. Legates | January 8, 2015

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