Steven Horwitz

Ball State University

Schnatter Distinguished Prof of Free Enterprise

Department of Economics

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

The Reality of the Wartime Economy: More Historical Evidence on Whether World War Il Ended the Great Depression

Independent Review, 2013 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Steven Horwitz and Michael McPhillips
Ball State University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Great Depression, World War II, stimulus, macroeconomic policy

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Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America

Forthcoming in Social Philosophy and Policy Spring 2015
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Feb 2015
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Public Choice, Libertarian, James Buchanan

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Contrasting Concepts of Capital: Yet Another Look at the Hayek-Keynes Debate

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Keynes, capital theory, business cycles, macroeconomics, Hayek

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Cooperation Over Coercion: The Importance of Unsupervised Childhood Play for Democracy and Liberalism

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Jun 2015
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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liberalism, democracy, childhood play, Vincent Ostrom, Elinor Ostrom, Hayek, spontaneous order

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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
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
Downloads 441 (60,669)
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Hurricane Katrina, Coast Guard, Wal-Mart, FEMA, disaster response

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Inequality: How Much Is There and Is It All Bad?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2017
Vincent Geloso and Steven Horwitz
Bates College and Ball State University
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Inequality, Public Choice, Political Economy

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Beyond Equilibrium Economics: Reflections on the Uniqueness of the Austrian Tradition

THE MARKET PROCESS: ESSAYS IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS, pp. 62-79, Peter J. Boettke and David L. Prychtiko, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 1994, Market Process, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 6-25, Fall 1986
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Steven Horwitz and David L Prychitko
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Ball State University and Northern Michigan University - Department of Economics
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Market Process, Austrian Economics

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An Appeal for Better Scholarly Discourse: How Bagus and Howden Have it Wrong on Free Banking

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 May 2011
Anthony J. Evans and Steven Horwitz
ESCP Europe and Ball State University
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business cycles, central banking, free banking, monetary equilibrium

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Do We Need a Distinct Monetary Constitution?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
Downloads 231 (124,611)
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Constitutional Political Economy, Monetary Regimes, Free Banking, Inflation

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Theory, History, and the Great Recession

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Austrian Economics, Methodology, Business Cycles, Great Recession

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Efficient Derivative Pricing and Sequestered Capital

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2018
James McClure, David Chandler Thomas and Steven Horwitz
Ball State University - Department of Economics, Ball State University - Department of Economics and Ball State University
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Efficient Market Hypothesis, Sequestered Capital, Closed-End Fund, Financial Derivative, Blind-Trust, Bubble, 1929 Stock Market Crash, Event Study, Regression Discontinuity in Time Design (RDiT)

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The Great Recession and its Aftermath from a Monetary Equilibrium Theory Perspective

George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 10-63
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Steven Horwitz and William J. Luther
Ball State University and Florida Atlantic University
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Austrian Economics, Bailout, Business Cycle, FDIC, Monetary Equilibrium Theory, Monetary Systems, Monetary Policy, Moral Hazard, Nominal Income Targeting, The Great Recession

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The Limits of Economic Expertise: Prophets, Engineers, and the State in the History of Development Economics

History of Political Economy, 2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Steven Horwitz and Peter J. Boettke
Ball State University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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From Rabbit Ears to Flat Screen: It’s Getting Better All the Time!

HOMER ECONOMICUS: THE SIMPSONS AND ECONOMICS, Josh Hall, ed., Springer, 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Steven Horwitz and Stewart Dompe
Ball State University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 123 (215,995)

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Standard of Living, American Economic History, Popular Culture

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Herbert Hoover: Father of the New Deal

Cato Institute Briefing Paper, No. 122, September 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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The Roots of Apartheid: A Book Review of 'The Colour Bar' by William H. Hutt

Critical Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 115-122, 1986
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Steven Horwitz and David L Prychitko
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Ball State University and Northern Michigan University - Department of Economics
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South Africa, Apartheid, Hutt

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The Profit Motive in Education: Continuing the Revolution

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Readings 65, 2012
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 20 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2013
Newcastle University (UK), Ball State University, Florida State University - Department of Economics, Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES), Independent, American Enterprise Institute, Independent, Independent, Westminster Business School, Ohio University - Department of Economics, West London Free School and Independent
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Apartheid and the Market: A Response to Hoffenberg

Critical Review, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 133-134, Summer 1987
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Steven Horwitz and David L Prychitko
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Ball State University and Northern Michigan University - Department of Economics
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20.

Households as Crisis Shock Absorbers

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Oct 2018
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Crises, Natural Disasters, Household Production, Human Capital, Institutions

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Three Ways State and Local Governments Can Improve the Lives of the Poor

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Behavioural Economics: A Virginia Political Economy Perspective

Economic Affairs, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 273-281, 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Austrian economics, behavioural economics, comparative institutional analysis, public choice theory, rational choice theory

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Causes and Cures of the Great Recession

Economic Affairs, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 65-69, 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Oct 2012
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Austrian economics, financial system, government intervention, housing market, Great Recession, free‐banking

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An Introduction to US Monetary Policy

Mercatus Research
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Sep 2018
Steven Horwitz
Ball State University
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Federal Reserve, monetary policy, quantitative easing, American economic history, financial institutions, inflation, deflation, gold standard, free banking