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Are a Few Huge Outcomes Distorting Financial Misconduct Research? by
A Response to “Are a Few Huge Outcomes Distorting Financial Misconduct Research?” by , , and
Is the United States an Outlier in Public Mass Shootings? A Comment on Adam Lankford by and
Confirmation That the United States Has Six Times Its Global Share of Public Mass Shooters, Courtesy of Lott and Moody’s Data by
Do Right to Carry Laws Increase Violent Crime? A Comment on Donohue, Aneja, and Weber by and
RTC Laws Increase Violent Crime: Moody and Marvell Have Missed the Target by , , and
Unforced Errors: Tennis Serve Data Tells Us Little About Loss Aversion by
Tennis Serve Data May Elude Some as Serves Get Too Fast by , , and
And the IMF Said, Let There Be Data, and There Was Data: Private Capital Stocks in the Eastern Bloc by and
Are Graphic Warning Labels Stopping Millions of Smokers? A Comment on Huang, Chaloupka, and Fong by , , , and
Reconsidering Colonial Maryland’s Bills of Credit 1767–1775 by
Colonial Maryland’s Post-1764 Paper Money: A Reply to Ron Michener by
Professional Ethics 101: A Reply to Anne Krueger’s Review of The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics by and
The Progressive Legacy Rolls On: A Critique of Steinbaum and Weisberger on Illiberal Reformers by
Will the Real Specification Please Stand Up? A Comment on Andrew Bird and Stephen Karolyi by
Response to Alex Young by and
The Impact of Right-to-Carry Laws: A Critique of the 2014 Version of Aneja, Donohue, and Zhang by and
More Gun Carrying, More Violent Crime by
Shy of the Character Limit: “Twitter Mood Predicts the Stock Market” Revisited by and
Who Knows What Willingness to Pay Lurks in the Hearts of Men? A Rejoinder to Egan, Corrigan, and Dwyer by
The Chang-Kim-Park Model of Cointegrated Density-Valued Time Series Cannot Accommodate a Stochastic Trend by
The War on Cash: A Review of Kenneth Rogoff’s The Curse of Cash by
Response to Jeffrey Rogers Hummel’s Review of The Curse of Cash by
Responding to Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf’s Attempted Defense of Their Piracy Paper by
In Memoriam: Thomas Schelling
Examination of Dr Smith’s System by
Why the Oberholzer-Gee/Strumpf Article on File Sharing Is Not Credible by
CIA Interventions, Tariff Changes, and Trade During the Cold War: A Variation and New Results by
Education Premiums in Cambodia: Dummy Variables Revisited and Recent Data by
The Welfare State and Moral Sentiments: A Smith-Hayek Critique of the Evolutionary Left by
Hayek Deserves a New Paradigm, Not Old Ideological Categories: Response to Searles by , , and
Same-Sex Marriage and Negative Externalities: A Critique, Replication, and Correction of Langbein and Yost by and
Still No Evidence of Negative Outcomes from Same-Sex Marriage by and
In Memoriam: Gordon Tullock
Replicability and Pitfalls in the Interpretation of Resampled Data: A Correction and a Randomization Test for Anwar and Fang by
One Swallow Doesn’t Make a Summer: A Comment on Zacharias Maniadis, Fabio Tufano, and John List by
One Swallow Doesn’t Make a Summer: Reply to Kataria by , , and
Should the Modernization Hypothesis Survive Acemoglu, Johnson, Robinson, and Yared? Some More Evidence by , , and
Ill-Conceived, Even If Competently Administered: Software Patents, Litigation, and Innovation—A Comment on Graham and Vishnubhakat by and
In Memoriam: Ronald Coase
In Memoriam: Armen Alchian
In Memoriam: James M. Buchanan
The Max U Approach: Prudence Only, or Not Even Prudence? A Smithian Perspective by
Model Distraction: A Comment on Daveri and Tabellini by
Did John Lott Provide Bad Data to the NRC? A Note on Aneja, Donohue, and Zhang by , , and
Substance vs. Sideshows in the More Guns, Less Crime Debate: A Comment on Moody, Lott, and Marvell by , , and
Did Jose Canseco Really Improve the Performance of His Teammates by Spreading Steroids? A Critique of Gould and Kaplan by
The Peer Effect of Jose Canseco: A Reply to J. C. Bradbury by and
Big Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries by
Why the Denial? Low-Cost Private Schools in Developing Countries and Their Contributions to Education by
Was Occupational Licensing Good for Minorities? A Critique of Marc Law and Mindy Marks by , , and
Occupational Licensing and Minorities: A Reply to Klein, Powell, and Vorotnikov by and
Freedom Versus Coercion in Industrial Ecology: A Reply to Boons by
Freedom Versus Coercion in Industrial Ecology: Mind the Gap! by
Fact Versus Conjecture in the History of Industrial Waste Utilization by
Race, Ethnicity, and Baseball Card Prices: A Replication, Correction, and Extension of Hewitt, Muñoz, Oliver, and Regoli by and
Supplement to “Race, Ethnicity, and Baseball Card Prices: A Replication, Correction, and Extension of Hewitt, Muñoz, Oliver, and Regoli” by and
Beyond Race Cards in America’s Pastime: An Appreciative Reply to Findlay and Santos by
The Unemployment Impact of the 2008 Extension of Unemployment Insurance: As High as Robert Barro Suggested? by
Adam Smith and Liberal Economics: Reading the Minimum Wage Debate of 1795-96 by
Unfortunately Unfamiliar with Robert Higgs and Others: A Rejoinder to Gauti Eggertsson on the 1930s by
Constraints on Housing Supply: Natural and Regulatory by
Dropping the Geographic-Constraints Variable Makes Only a Minor Difference: Reply to Cox by and
Troubling Research on Troubled Assets: Charles Zheng on the U.S. Toxic Asset Auction Plan by
Growth Accelerations Revisited by
A Reply to Steven Horwitz’s Commentary on “Great Expectations and the End of the Depression” by
Econometric Errors in an Applied Economics Article by
Outliers and the Halloween Effect: Comment on Maberly and Pierce by
Great Apprehensions, Prolonged Depression: Gauti Eggertsson on the 1930s by
The Debate on Shall Issue Laws, Continued by and
More Guns, Less Crime Fails Again: The Latest Evidence from 1977–2006 by and
Goldin and Katz and Education Policy Failings in Historical Perspective by and
Some Anomalies Arising from Bandwagons that Impart Upward Sloping Segments to Market Demand by , , , and
Yet Another Refutation of the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis—With Some Help From Moody and Marvell by and
The Debate on Shall-Issue Laws by and
The Soviet Economic Decline Revisited by
Reply to Brendan Beare by and
The Diluted Economics of Casinos and Crime: A Rejoinder to Grinols and Mustard’s Reply by
Connecting Casinos and Crime: More Corrections of Walker by and
Smoking in Restaurants: Rejoinder to Alamar and Glantz by
Externalities in the Workplace: A Response to a Rejoinder to a Response to a Response to a Paper by and
Do Casinos Really Cause Crime? by
Correctly Critiquing Casino-Crime Causality by and
Highway Penetration of Central Cities: Not a Major Cause of Suburbanization by , , and
Reply to Cox, Gordon, and Redfearn’s Comment on “Did Highways Cause Suburbanization?” by
Growth Accelerations and Regime Changes: A Correction by and
The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Dr. Hilary Hoynes by
Gulphs in Mankind’s Career of Prosperity: A Critique of Adam Smith on Interest Rate Restrictions by
Smoking in Restaurants: Who Best to Set the House Rules? by
Smoking in Restaurants: A Reply to David Henderson by and
Deposit Insurance and Moral Hazard: Capital, Risk, Malfeasance, and Mismanagement by
Quantifying Moral Hazard: A Reply to Gary Richardson by and
The EITC Disincentive: The Effects on Hours Worked from the Phase-out of the Earned Income Tax Credit by
The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Paul Trampe by
Symposium Introduction: Trailblazers Too Lightly Mentioned? by
The Economic Analysis of Constitutions: Fatalism Versus Vitalism by and
The Empirical Institutions-Growth Literature: Is Something Amiss at the Top? by
Peter Bauer: Blazing the Trail of Development by
In Memoriam: Milton Friedman
Empire: Public Goods and Bads by and
Death and Taxes, Including Inflation: the Public versus Economists by
Textbooks and Pure Fiscal Policy: The Neglect of Monetary Basics by and
Handling Economic Freedom in Growth Regressions: Suggestions for Clarification by and
Handling Economic Freedom in Growth Regressions: A Reply to Cole and Lawson by and
On Testing the Connection Between Economic Freedom and Growth by
How to Handle Economic Freedom: Reply to Lawson by and
Assume the Positional: Comment on Robert Frank by and
Taking Libertarian Concerns Seriously: Reply to Kashdan and Klein by
Work Incentives and Employment Are the Wrong Explanation of Sweden’s Success by
Second Reply to Bergh by
A Little More Liberty: What the JEL Omits in Its Account of What the Economic Report of the President Omits by and
Benjamin Franklin and Colonial Money: A Reply to Michener and Wright—Yet Again by
Is the Swedish Welfare State A Free Lunch? by
The Welfare State Is the Wrong Target: A Reply to Bergh by
Farley Grubb’s Noisy Evasions on Colonial Money: A Rejoinder by and
Miscounting Money of Colonial America by and
Theory, Evidence, and Belief—The Colonial Money Puzzle Revisited: Reply to Michener and Wright by
Rejoinder to Wittman: True Myths by
Second Reply to Caplan: The Power and the Glory of the Median Voter by
From Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy by
Reply to Caplan: On the Methodology of Testing for Voter Irrationality by
Rejoinder to Pesendorfer by , , and
Second Reply to Coelho, Klein, and McClure by
Adam Smith’s Invisible Hands by
“Credibility” in Context: Do Central Bankers and Economists Interpret the Term Differently? by
Identity and Politics in School Reform Research by
Fashion Cycles in Economics by , , and
Response to “Fashion Cycles in Economics” by
Rate of Economic Growth, Level of Development, and Income Inequality: Rejoinder to the Reply by Edwards and McGuirk by and
Does Economic Performance Correlate with Big Government? by and
Kuznets Curveball: Missing the Regional Strike Zone by and
Response to Edwards and McGuirk: Income Level, Economic Growth, and Inequality: Flawed Methodology and Inaccurate Inference by and
Reply to Chang and Ram: Statistical Adequacy and the Reliability of Inference by and
Statist Quo Bias by
Response to Klein by
Reply to Sunstein by
Rejoinder to De Alessi by
Overlooking the Obvious in Africa by
How to Get Real About Organs by
Response to Tabarrok by and
Reply to Byrne and Thompson by
Stock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle by and
An Ivory-Tower Take on the Ivory Trade by
Response to De Alessi by
Reply to Kremer by