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Postal address:Department of Economics George Mason University, MSN 3G4 Fairfax, VA 22030
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Working Papers

2013

  1. Billionaires
    Working Papers, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (2012) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in Industrial and Corporate Change (2013)

2011

  1. Quasimarket failure
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (2011)

2009

  1. The Political Economy of FEMA: Did Reorganization Matter?
    Working Papers, Department of Economics, West Virginia University Downloads View citations (3)

2006

  1. Comparing Apples: Normalcy, Russia, and the Remaining Post-Socialist World
    (Comparing Apples: Normalcy, Russia, and the Remaining Post-Socialist World)
    Working Papers, Department of Economics, West Virginia University Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Contagious Capitalism
    (Contagious Capitalism)
    Working Papers, Department of Economics, West Virginia University Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The Use of Knowledge in Natural Disaster Relief Management
    (The Use of Knowledge in Natural Disaster Relief Management)
    Working Papers, Department of Economics, West Virginia University Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Weathering Corruption
    (Weathering Corruption)
    Working Papers, Department of Economics, West Virginia University Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Law and Economics (2008)

Journal Articles

2014

  1. A Note on the Market Provision of National Defense
    Journal of Private Enterprise, 2014, 29, (Spring 2014), 51-55 Downloads
  2. Human Sacrifice
    Review of Behavioral Economics, 2014, 1, (1-2), 137-165 Downloads
  3. Pirates, prisoners, and preliterates: anarchic context and the private enforcement of law
    European Journal of Law and Economics, 2014, 37, (3), 365-379 Downloads
  4. The costs of conflict
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2014, 97, (C), 61-71 Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. Billionaires
    Industrial and Corporate Change, 2013, 22, (1), 313-337 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. Comparative historical political economy
    Journal of Institutional Economics, 2013, 9, (03), 285-301 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Gypsy law
    Public Choice, 2013, 155, (3), 273-292 Downloads
  4. The Amplification Effect: Foreign Aid's Impact on Political Institutions
    Kyklos, 2013, 66, (2), 208-228 Downloads View citations (2)
  5. Vermin Trials
    Journal of Law and Economics, 2013, 56, (3), 811 - 836 Downloads

2012

  1. An Austrian approach to law and economics, with special reference to superstition
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2012, 25, (3), 185-198 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Chicken Soup for the Out-of-Step Scholar's Soul
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2012, 71, (5), 1157-1168 Downloads
  3. Comparing the spread of capitalism and democracy
    Economics Letters, 2012, 114, (1), 139-141 Downloads
  4. Hooligans
    Revue d'économie politique, 2012, 122, (2), 213-231 Downloads
  5. Ordeals
    Journal of Law and Economics, 2012, 55, (3), 691 - 714 Downloads
  6. Purpose – This paper seeks to examine how productive entrepreneurial activities, such as innovation, influence unproductive entrepreneurial activities, such as regulatory rent seeking. Design/methodology/approach – To investigate the argument the authors consider Bavaria's brewing industry in the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries using an analytic narrative approach. Findings – The example of Bavaria's brewing industry suggests that productive entrepreneurial activities may increase unproductive entrepreneurial activities. Confronted with a situation in which innovation erodes their monopoly returns, legally protected producers and policymakers reregulate industry to recapture lost rents. Regulation policy under such reregulation tends to be more encompassing, and thus produces more unproductive entrepreneurial activity, than pre-innovation regulation policy. This reflects the greater number or variety of producers that new regulation policy must encompass for reregulation to recreate rents. Originality/value – The paper builds on Thomas’ work, which suggests that innovation can undermine existing regulatory institutions and result in deregulation. This paper identifies an alternative channel through which productive entrepreneurial innovation may influence unproductive entrepreneurial rent seeking. It argues that productive entrepreneurial innovation by legally unprotected producers in an industry can also increase, rather than decrease, the extent of unproductive entrepreneurship in that industry
    Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 2012, 1, (4), 84-95 Downloads
  7. Sassywood
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012, 40, (4), 608-620 Downloads
  8. The irrelevance of normative considerations for founding an Austrian law and economics: Reply to Marciano
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2012, 25, (4), 355-357 Downloads
  9. Think tanks
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012, 40, (1), 62-77 Downloads
  10. Wisdom, Alterability, and Social Rules
    Managerial and Decision Economics, 2012, 33, (5-6), 441-451

2011

  1. Government, clubs, and constitutions
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2011, 80, (2), 301-308 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Hate groups and hate crime
    International Review of Law and Economics, 2011, 31, (4), 256-262 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Quasimarket failure
    Public Choice, 2011, 149, (1), 209-224 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  4. Was privateering plunder efficient?
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2011, 79, (3), 303-317 Downloads View citations (1)
  5. What Aid Can't Do: Reply to Ranis
    Cato Journal, 2011, 31, (1), 83-86 Downloads

2010

  1. Pirates
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2010, 23, (3), 315-319 Downloads
  2. Pirational choice: The economics of infamous pirate practices
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2010, 76, (3), 497-510 Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Racial Fractionalization and School Performance
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2010, 69, (2), 736-758 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Rational choice, Round Robin, and rebellion: An institutional solution to the problems of revolution
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2010, 73, (3), 297-307 Downloads View citations (2)
  5. The Political Economy of Peter Boettke
    Journal of Private Enterprise, 2010, 26, (Fall 2010), 47-55 Downloads View citations (1)
  6. The Unimportance of Spending: How Fractionalization Affects School Performance
    International Advances in Economic Research, 2010, 16, (1), 130-131 Downloads

2009

  1. Anarchy and Development: An Application of the Theory of Second Best
    The Law and Development Review, 2009, 2, (1), 77-96 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Media as a Mechanism of Institutional Change and Reinforcement
    Kyklos, 2009, 62, (1), 1-14 Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Scott Gehlbach: Representation Through Taxation: Revenue, Politics, and Development in Postcommunist States
    Public Choice, 2009, 141, (3), 523-525 Downloads
  4. The Laws of Lawlessness
    The Journal of Legal Studies, 2009, 38, (2), 471-503 Downloads View citations (22)
  5. The calculus of piratical consent: the myth of the myth of social contract
    Public Choice, 2009, 139, (3), 443-459 Downloads View citations (15)
  6. Two-tiered entrepreneurship and economic development
    International Review of Law and Economics, 2009, 29, (3), 252-259 Downloads View citations (13)
  7. What Can Aid Do?
    Cato Journal, 2009, 29, (3), 391-397 Downloads View citations (5)

2008

  1. C.C. Gibson, K. Andersson, E. Ostrom and S. Shivakumar, The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2005) ISBN 0-19-927884-9 264Â +Â xxi pp., index, $35.00
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2008, 66, (2), 437-440 Downloads
  2. Coordination without command: Stretching the scope of spontaneous order
    Public Choice, 2008, 135, (1), 67-78 Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Costly price discrimination
    Economics Letters, 2008, 99, (1), 206-208 Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Escaping Poverty: Foreign Aid, Private Property, and Economic Development
    Journal of Private Enterprise, 2008, 23, (Spring 2008), 39-64 Downloads View citations (3)
  5. Government intervention and the structure of social capital
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2008, 21, (2), 209-218 Downloads View citations (2)
  6. How Important is State Enforcement for Trade&quest
    American Law and Economics Review, 2008, 10, (1), 61-89 Downloads View citations (12)
  7. Institutional Stickiness and the New Development Economics
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2008, 67, (2), 331-358 Downloads View citations (31)
  8. Media Freedom, Political Knowledge, and Participation
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2008, 22, (2), 155-169 Downloads View citations (21)
  9. Social Distance and Self-Enforcing Exchange
    The Journal of Legal Studies, 2008, 37, (1), 161-188 Downloads View citations (29)
  10. Weathering Corruption
    Journal of Law and Economics, 2008, 51, (4), 667-681 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2007

  1. An-arrgh-chy: The Law and Economics of Pirate Organization
    Journal of Political Economy, 2007, 115, (6), 1049-1094 Downloads View citations (51)
  2. Anarchy, Monopoly, and Predation
    Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), 2007, 163, (3), 467-482 Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Balkanization and assimilation: Examining the effects of state-created homogeneity
    Review of Social Economy, 2007, 65, (2), 141-164 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Better off stateless: Somalia before and after government collapse
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2007, 35, (4), 689-710 Downloads View citations (37)
  5. Democratic Constitutional Design and Public Policy: Analysis and Evidence
    Public Choice, 2007, 130, (1), 245-247 Downloads
  6. Edward P. Stringham, ed., Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice
    Public Choice, 2007, 133, (1), 253-256 Downloads View citations (1)
  7. Efficient anarchy
    Public Choice, 2007, 130, (1), 41-53 Downloads View citations (22)
  8. Good for the Goose, Bad for the Gander: International Labor Standards and Comparative Development
    Journal of Labor Research, 2007, 28, (4), 658-676 Downloads View citations (11)
  9. Saving government failure theory from itself: recasting political economy from an Austrian perspective
    Constitutional Political Economy, 2007, 18, (2), 127-143 Downloads View citations (11)
  10. The Political, Economic, and Social Aspects of Katrina
    Southern Economic Journal, 2007, 74, (2), 363-376 View citations (7)
  11. The reformers’ dilemma: media, policy ownership, and reform
    European Journal of Law and Economics, 2007, 23, (3), 237-250 Downloads View citations (1)
  12. Trading with Bandits
    Journal of Law and Economics, 2007, 50, 303-321 Downloads View citations (32)

2006

  1. Converting social conflict: Focal points and the evolution of cooperation
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2006, 19, (2), 137-147 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Does the market self-correct? Asymmetrical adjustment and the structure of economic error
    Review of Political Economy, 2006, 18, (1), 79-90 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Government's response to Hurricane Katrina: A public choice analysis
    Public Choice, 2006, 127, (1), 55-73 Downloads View citations (31)
  4. Robust political economy
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2006, 19, (2), 107-111 Downloads View citations (7)
  5. Self-Enforcing Arrangements and Heterogeneous Groups
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2006, 65, (4), 891-907 Downloads View citations (10)
  6. Was Mises right?
    Review of Social Economy, 2006, 64, (2), 247-265 Downloads

2005

  1. Alexander J. Field (2001) Altruistically Inclined? The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory, and the Origins of Reciprocity. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ISBN0-472-11224-4. x-373 pp
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2005, 18, (2), 223-226 Downloads
  2. Endogenizing fractionalization
    Journal of Institutional Economics, 2005, 1, (01), 75-98 Downloads View citations (26)
  3. Gary H. Stern and Ron J. Feldman, Too Big To Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC (2004) 230 + xiii pp., index, US$ 32.95, ISBN 0-8157-8152-0
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2005, 56, (3), 448-450 Downloads
  4. Self-enforcing arrangements in African political economy
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2005, 57, (2), 241-244 Downloads View citations (7)
  5. The New Comparative Political Economy
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2005, 18, (3), 281-304 Downloads View citations (9)

2004

  1. Read All About It! Understanding the Role of Media in Economic Development
    Kyklos, 2004, 57, (1), 21-44 Downloads View citations (11)
  2. The Many Faces of the Market
    Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, 2004, 14, (2), 1-18 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The Plight of Underdeveloped Countries
    Cato Journal, 2004, 24, (3), 235-249 Downloads View citations (21)

2003

  1. Contracts Without Government
    Journal of Private Enterprise, 2003, 18, (Spring 2003), 35-54 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Is the transition to the market too important to be left to the market?
    Economic Affairs, 2003, 23, (1), 33-39 Downloads View citations (2)

Books

2014

  1. Anarchy Unbound
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press
 
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