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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.

Principled Independence
Jordan Paul Smith | October 7, 2009

The Bulgarian Economic Growth and Transition Project
Peter J. Hill, Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. | September 24, 2009

Who Needs One Big Market?
Joseph R. Stromberg | March 18, 2009

“Arms in the Hands of Jews Are a Danger to Public Safety”: Nazism, Firearm Registration, and the Night of the Broken Glass
Stephen P. Halbrook | March 2, 2009

Banning a Risky Product Cannot Improve Any Consumer’s Welfare (Properly Understood), with Applications to FDA Testing Requirements
Robert Higgs | February 13, 2009

A Revealing Window on the U.S. Economy in Depression and War
Hours Worked, 1929–1950

Robert Higgs | February 2, 2009

Guilty as Charged
George A. Selgin | November 7, 2008

Economic Science and the Poverty of Naturalism
C. S. Lewis’s “Argument from Reason”

David J. Theroux | July 25, 2008

The Dehumanizing Impact of Modern Thought
Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Their Followers

Richard Weikart | July 21, 2008

The Second Amendment Upholds an Individual Right
Amici Curiae Brief in D.C. v. Heller for 55 Senators, the Senate President, and 250 Members of the House of Representatives

Stephen P. Halbrook | March 10, 2008

If Men Were Angels
The Basic Analytics of the State versus Self-government

Robert Higgs | June 11, 2007

The Gospel According to Conservation Biology
Robert H. Nelson | June 1, 2007

St. George Tucker’s Second Amendment: Deconstructing “The True Palladium of Liberty,”
Stephen P. Halbrook | April 1, 2007

Military-Economic Fascism: How Business Corrupts Government, and Vice Versa
Robert Higgs | January 22, 2007

Nazism, the Second Amendment, and the NRA: A Reply to Professor Harcourt
Stephen P. Halbrook | December 23, 2006

From the Armistice to the Great Depression
Robert Higgs | December 1, 2006

Knowledge and Naturalism
Dallas A. Willard | May 18, 2006

Is There a Basis for Global Warming Alarm?
Richard S. Lindzen | October 21, 2005

Fear: The Foundation of Every Government’s Power
Robert Higgs | May 17, 2005

How the Western Cattlemen Created Property Rights
Robert Higgs | March 1, 2005

Homeland Security: Learning from Japan
Edward A. Olsen | November 18, 2004

The Greatest Privatization Ever
Robert Higgs | June 1, 2004

Truman’s Attempt to Seize the Steel Industry
Robert Higgs | March 1, 2004

How the Federal Government Got into the Ocean-Shipping Business
Robert Higgs | November 1, 2003

Connections Between the Austrian School of Economics and Christian Faith
A Personalist Approach

Paul A. Cleveland | September 1, 2003

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