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1.

The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Vol. 8 Iss 2, 2015, Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 3,883
2.

Guilty by Association? Regulating Credit Default Swaps

Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2010, pp. 407-466, Mercatus Research Paper, March 2009
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2018
Accepted Paper Series
New York Law School
Downloads 2,138
3.

Removing Roadblocks to Intelligent Vehicles and Driverless Cars

Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy (2015), Vol. 5, Mercatus Research Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Niskanen Center
Downloads 1,858
4.

How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the 'Lemons Problem'

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2016, Mercatus Research Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent
Downloads 957
5.

The Sharing Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 809
6.

Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy

Mercatus Research, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 701
7.

RegData: A Numerical Database on Industry-Specific Regulations for All U.S. Industries and Federal Regulations, 1997-2012

George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 12-20
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 04 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 694
8.

Does Fair Trade Coffee Help the Poor? Evidence from Costa Rica and Guatemala

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 11
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 13 May 2018
Working Paper Series
San Jose State University
Downloads 566
9.

Making Hurricane Response More Effective: Lessons from the Private Sector and the Coast Guard During Katrina

Mercatus Policy Comment No. 17
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
Ball State University
Downloads 441
10.

Soft Law for Hard Problems: The Governance of Emerging Technologies in an Uncertain Future

Forthcoming - Colorado Technology Law Journal
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 16 Feb 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Niskanen Center, Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 411
11.

Behavior, Paternalism, and Policy: Evaluating Consumer Financial Protection

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-05, Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 14-06
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Working Paper Series
Johnson & Wales University and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 401
12.

The Entrepreneur's Role in Post-Disaster Community Recovery: Implications for Post-Disaster Recovery Policy

Mercatus Policy Primer No. 6
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 355
13.

State Power, Entrepreneurship, and Coffee: The Rwandan Experience

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 15
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Nov 2007
Working Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 328
14.

Securities Lending and the Untold Story in the Collapse of AIG

Mercatus Working Paper, May 2014
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 10 May 2014
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 322
15.

Behavioral Public Choice: The Behavioral Paradox of Government Policy

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-2
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Feb 2015
Working Paper Series
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Brookings Institution
Downloads 306
16.

Kazakhstan: Economic Transformation and Autocratic Power

Mercatus Policy Series, Country Brief No. 4
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2009
Working Paper Series
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 292
17.

Taxing Alternatives: Poverty Alleviation and the South African Taxi/Minibus Industry

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 3
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Nov 2007
Working Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 244
18.

Federalism and Federalization on the Fintech Frontier

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2017, Mercatus Working Paper, March 2017
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 09 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 240
19.

Permissionless Innovation and Immersive Technology: Public Policy for Virtual and Augmented Reality

Mercatus Research
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent
Downloads 220
20.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Arbitration Study: A Summary and Critique

Mercatus Working Paper, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-07, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-25, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 24, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 51
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Virginia - School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 206
21.

Benefits and Costs of a Higher Bank Leverage Ratio

Journal of Financial Stability (forthcoming)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2018
Accepted Paper Series
Auburn University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 201
22.

The Law and Economics of Consumer Debt Collection and Its Regulation

George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-17, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-33
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 09 Sep 2015
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 186
23.

The Role of Property Rights as an Institution: Implications for Development Policy

Mercatus Policy Series Policy Primer No. 2
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2009
Working Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 183
24.

Lessons from Business Improvement Districts: Building on Past Successes

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 5
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Mar 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy, Independent and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 161
25.

Commentary: CFPB Study of Overdraft Programs

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-60
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Nov 2013
Working Paper Series
Bretton Woods, Inc. and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 158
26.

The Impact of FEMA Reorganization: Implications for Policy

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 24
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business
Downloads 155
27.

Innovation, Investment and Competition in Broadband and the Impact on America's Digital Economy

2014 TPRC Conference Paper
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 31 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2016
Working Paper Series
Independent and Aalborg University, Center for Communication, Media and Information Studies

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Downloads 151
28.

Nominal GDP Targeting and the Taylor Rule on an Even Playing Field

AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2018-10
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2018
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and University of Mississippi
Downloads 150
29.

Why the Nutrition Label Fails to Inform Consumers

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Working Paper Series
Independent

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Downloads 150
30.

The Perils of Excessive Discretion: The Elusive Meaning of Unfairness in Section 5 of the FTC Act

Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 87-132, April 2015, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-61
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2015
Accepted Paper Series
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 145
31.

The Political Economy of State-Provided Targeted Benefits

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-18
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 May 2014 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Department of Economics and William Blair

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Downloads 142
32.

A Primer on the Evolution and Complexity of Bank Regulatory Capital Standards

James R. Barth and Stephen Matteo Miller. “A Primer on the Evolution and Complexity of Bank Regulatory Capital Standards.” Mercatus Working Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, February 2017.,
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Feb 2017
Working Paper Series
Auburn University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 141
33.

Healthcare License Turf Wars: The Effects of Expanded Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Scope of Practice on Medicaid Patient Access

Mercatus Working Paper, 2016
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2017
Working Paper Series
Saint Francis College - School of Business

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Downloads 140
34.

The Pathology of Privilege: The Economic Consequences of Government Favoritism

Mercatus Research, July 2012
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2014
Accepted Paper Series
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 133
35.

The Cumulative Cost of Regulations

Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2016-45, Mercatus Research Paper 2016
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Working Paper Series
Clemson University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Duke University - Department of Economics
Downloads 132
36.

Bottling Up Innovation in Craft Brewing: A Review of the Current Barriers and Challenges

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 130
37.

Innovations in Mobile Broadband Pricing

2014 TPRC Conference Paper, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 341, Denver University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 3, 2016
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2016
Working Paper Series
Boston College - Law School
Downloads 113
38.

Filling the Civil-Society Vacuum: Post-Disaster Policy and Community Response

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 22
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 107
39.

Regulation and the Cost of Child Care

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Feb 2015
Working Paper Series
Utah State University and Creighton University

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 105
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Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Namibia: A Case Study

Mercatus Policy Series Policy Comment No. 11
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 31 May 2012
Working Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 104
41.

The Impact of FEMA on U.S. Corruption: Implications for Policy

Mercatus Policy Comment No. 8
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business
Downloads 104
42.

The Impact of Federal Regulation on the 50 States

Number of pages: 276 Posted: 25 Mar 2017
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
Downloads 99
43.

The Invisible Green Hand

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 7
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
Working Paper Series
University of Toronto - Department of Geography and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 98
44.

Rethinking Taxi Regulations: The Case for Fundamental Reform

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Sep 2016
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 95
45.

Ensuring Disaster: State Insurance Regulation, Coastal Development, and Hurricanes

Mercatus Policy Comment No. 14
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 92
46.

Video Marketplace Regulation: A Primer on the History of Television Regulation and Current Legislative Proposals

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 May 2014
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 91
47.

Judicial Review of Regulatory Impact Analysis: Why Not the Best?

Administrative Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, 2017
Number of pages: 112 Posted: 17 Apr 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Administrative Conference of the United States and George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center

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Downloads 90
48.

Permissionless Innovation and Public Policy: A 10-Point Blueprint

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 83
49.

What Theory and the Empirical Evidence Tell Us About Proxy Access

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Volume 13, Winter 2017, No. 1, 1-38.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2017
Accepted Paper Series
R Street Institute

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Downloads 83
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Restoring Freedom of Contract between Doctor and Patient in Medicare Part B

George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-34, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-44
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Oct 2015
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 81