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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.

When Is Two Better than One?
How Federalism Mitigates and Intensifies Imperfect Political Competition

Bryan Caplan | October 3, 1999

The Logic of Collective Belief
Bryan Caplan | October 2, 1999

Has Leviathan Been Bound?
A Theory of Imperfectly Constrained Government with Evidence from the States

Bryan Caplan | October 1, 1999

Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury
Alexander T. Tabarrok, Eric A. Helland | September 2, 1999

The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards
Alexander T. Tabarrok, Eric A. Helland | September 1, 1999

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