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Working Papers

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 paper’s abstract to Independent’s Research Director, William F. Shughart II.

Minimum Wages For Women Only
The Changing United States Health Care System
The Effect of Competition on Structure and Performance
Public Health and the Placebo
The Legacy of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act
Political Systems, Economics of Organization, and the Information Revolution (The Supply Side of Public Choice)
Financial Integration over Three Centuries
Do Parties Benefit from Electoral Manipulation?
Electoral Laws and Heresthetics in Poland, 1989-1993
Constitutional Design and Economic Freedom
Public Versus Private Initiative in Arctic Exploration
The Effects of Incentives and Organizational Structure
Conflicts of Interest in the Hollywood Film Industry
What Larry Doesn’t Get
A Libertarian Response to Lessig’s Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
Democracy, Spontaneous Order and Peace
Implications for the Classical Liberal Critique of Democratic Politics
Settlement and the Decline of Private Prosecution in Thirteenth-Century England
Islands in a Sea of Obligation: Limits on the Duty To Rescue
Cooption and Repression in the Soviet Union
Freedom of Speech, Cyberspace, Harassment Law, and the Clinton Administration
An Introduction to Economics as a Moral Science
Freedom of Speech, Information Privacy, and the Troubling Implications of a Right to Stop People from Speaking About You
The State: Agent or Proprietor?
New Anti-Merger Theories
The Statute that Time Forgot
18 U.S.C. Section 3501 and the Overhauling of Miranda
The Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescriptions
Effects of Criminal Procedure on Crime Rates
Mapping Out the Consequences of The Exclusionary Rule
Litigation versus Legislation
Forum Shopping by Rent-Seekers
Rational Irrationality and the Microfoundations of Political Failure
Standing Tiebout on His Head
Tax Capitalization and the Monopoly Power of Local Governments


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