Working Papers are research articles that have been submitted to the Independent Institute or written by our Fellows, but have not yet been published or peer reviewed. Independent 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 papers abstract to Independents Research Director, William F. Shughart II.
Not Merely Perfidious but Ungrateful
The U.S. Takeover of West Florida
Robert Higgs | March 14, 2005
State Development Planning: Did it Create an East Asian Miracle?
Benjamin Powell | September 28, 2004
Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat?
Benjamin Powell, David B. Skarbek | September 27, 2004
Coasian Contracts in the Coeur dAlene Mining District
Robert Higgs | June 2, 2004
Institutional Foundations of Economic Freedom
A time-series cross-section analysis
Xavier de Vanssay, Zane Spindler, Vincent Hildebrand | May 20, 2004
Prostitution and Sex Crimes
Kirby R. Cundiff | April 8, 2004
Individual Unemployment Accounts
Stephen M. Colarelli, Lawrence Brunner | October 5, 2003
The Ongoing Growth of Government in the Economically Advanced Countries
Robert Higgs | October 3, 2003
Do Off-Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements?
Testing an Argument by Structured Conversations with Experts
Alexander T. Tabarrok, Daniel B. Klein | October 2, 2003
The Lighthouse as a Private-Sector Collective Good
Fred E. Foldvary | October 1, 2003
Wartime Socialization of Investment
A Reassessment of U.S. Capital Formation in the 1940s
Robert Higgs | June 2, 2003
International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective
James R. Lothian, Gerald P. Dwyer Jr. | May 1, 2002
The Demand for Democide
An Instrumental Variables Analysis
King Banaian | December 1, 2001
Development of the American Railroad Network During the Early 19th Century
Private versus Public Enterprise
Clifford F. Thies | October 1, 2001
Privateering and National Defense: Naval Warfare for Private Profit
Larry J. Sechrest | September 1, 2001
Economic Principles of Constitutions
An Economic Analysis of Constitutional Law
Jurgen G. Backhaus | August 2, 2001
Constitutional Causes for Technological Leadership: Why Europe?
Jurgen G. Backhaus | August 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 | June 1, 2001
Political Yardstick Competition, Economic Integration, and Constitutional Choice in a Federation
Martin R. Bodenstein, Heinrich W. Ursprung | May 4, 2001
Do Civil and Political Repression Really Boost Foreign Direct Investments?
Philipp W. Harms, Heinrich W. Ursprung | May 3, 2001
Teacher Training and Texas Education Reform
A Study in Contradiction
J. E. Stone | May 2, 2001
Homicide Rates and Substance Control Policy
Kirby R. Cundiff | May 1, 2001
Do Good Laws Make Good Citizens?
An Economic Analysis of Internalizing Legal Values
Robert D. Cooter | April 8, 2001
You Get What You Pay For: Result-Based Compensation for Health Care
David A. Hyman, Charles Silver | April 7, 2001
The Positive Correlation of Price and Concentration in Staples: Market Power or Indivisibility?
Craig M. Newmark | April 6, 2001