Daniel J. Smith

Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University

Associate Professor of Economics

MTSU Box 190

1301 E. Main St.

Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001

United States

http://www.danieljosephsmith.com/

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1.

Response and Recovery after the Joplin Tornado: Lessons Applied and Lessons Learned

The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 18(2) 2013: 165-188.
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2017
Daniel J. Smith and Daniel Sutter
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and University of Oklahoma
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disasters, disaster management, recovery, tornadoes, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners in Economics: Mainline vs. Mainstream

American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5): 1219-1249, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-43
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2013
Peter J. Boettke, Alexander Fink and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics, University of Leipzig and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 758 (33,168)
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citations, SSCI, Nobel Prize in economics, mainstream, mainline

Evolving Views on Monetary Policy in the Thought of Hayek, Friedman, and Buchanan

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Peter J. Boettke and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 491 (58,084)
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Federal Reserve, monetary policy, robust political economy, Austrian economics, public choice, central bank independence

Monetary Policy and the Quest for Robust Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-08
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2015
Peter J. Boettke and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 129 (228,583)
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Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve, Robust Political Economy, Current Financial Crisis

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Been There Done That: The Political Economy of DéJà Vu

THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT, pp. 14-45, Steven Kates, ed., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2012
Peter J. Boettke, Daniel J. Smith and Nicholas A. Snow
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Wabash College - Economics
Downloads 429 (69,228)
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Financial Crisis, Keynesian Economics, Inflation, Housing Bubble, Regime Uncertainty, John Maynard Keynes

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An Episodic History of Modern Fed Independence

The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 20(1): 2015: 99-120
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Daniel J. Smith and Peter J. Boettke
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 380 (79,819)
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Federal Reserve, central bank independence, monetary policy

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Federal Reserve Independence: A Centennial Review

The Journal of Prices & Markets 1(1): 2013: 31-48, GMU Working Paper in Economics
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2017
Peter J. Boettke and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 370 (82,380)
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Federal Reserve, central bank independence, monetary policy, robust political economy

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The Theory of Social Cooperation Historically and Robustly Contemplated

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 17 May 2014
Peter J. Boettke and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 354 (86,698)

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doux commerce thesis, social cooperation, civil society

The Evolution of Economics: Where We are and How We Got Here

Long Term View, Vol. 7 No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Peter J. Boettke, Peter T. Leeson and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 329 (93,577)

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Evolution of Economics, Economic Methodology, History of Economic Thought

The Evolution of Economics: Where We are and How We Got Here

Long Term View, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2008
Posted: 21 Aug 2009
Peter J. Boettke, Peter T. Leeson and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University

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Norms in Sports Contests: The Tour De France

Journal of Sport Management 26(1): 43-52, 2012
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2012
Alexander Fink and Daniel J. Smith
University of Leipzig and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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contest theory, sports contests, norms, Tour de France, rules

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Money as Meta-Rule: Buchanan's Constitutional Economics as a Foundation for Monetary Stability

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-49, Public Choice 176(3) 2018: 529-555, AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2018-12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2018
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 265 (118,857)
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Central Banking; James M. Buchanan; Monetary Constitution; Monetary Stability; Federal Reserve; Rule

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Swindled or Served?: A Survey of Payday Lending Customers in Southeast Alabama

Southern Business and Economics Journal, 40(1) 2018: 16-32.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 16 May 2019
Christy Bronson and Daniel J. Smith
Troy University and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 249 (126,855)

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Payday Lending, Alabama, Survey

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Constraining Elites: The Self-Enforcing Constitution of the Patricians of Venice

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2017
Daniel J. Smith and Rania Al-Bawwab
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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Constitutions, Constraints, Elites, Venice

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Central Banking without Romance

European Journal of Comparative Economics, 15(2) 2018: 293-314.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 16 May 2019
Thomas L. Hogan, Daniel J. Smith and Robin Aguiar-Hicks
Rice University - Baker Institute for Public Policy, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Troy University
Downloads 229 (137,849)
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Ben Bernanke; Federal Reserve; Gold standard; Public Choice; Stability

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Heterogeneity and Exchange: Safe-Conducts in Medieval Spain

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2014
Daniel J. Smith
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 203 (154,622)
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violence, social distance, institutions, Doux-Commerce Thesis

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Soviet Sports and the Efficiency of Central Planning

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 May 2013 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2016
Daniel Sutter and Daniel J. Smith
University of Oklahoma and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 191 (163,591)
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central planning, Soviet Union, socialism, economic calculation

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Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience

THE ECONOMICS OF NATURAL AND UNNATURAL DISASTERS, pp. 87-102, William Kern, ed., Western Michigan University Press, Kalamazoo, MI, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2013
Peter J. Boettke and Daniel J. Smith
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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Natural disasters, entrepreneur, profit

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The Economic Consequences of Pension Underfunding: Evidence from the Retirement Systems of Alabama

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 15 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2018
Daniel J. Smith and John A. Dove
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Troy University - Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy
Downloads 189 (165,114)
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Public Pensions, Pension Underfunding, Transparency, Economically Targeted Investments, Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution

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Education in a Robust Political Economy

School System Reform Journal 2016: 1-34
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Mercer University, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Troy University
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Education, Robust Political Economy

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The Impact of Public Pension Board of Trustee Composition on State Bond Ratings

Economics of Governance, 19(1) 2018: 51-73.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 16 May 2019
John A. Dove, Courtney Collins and Daniel J. Smith
Troy University - Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Rhodes College and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 170 (181,490)
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Unfunded Liabilities, Public Pensions, Pension Governance, Board of Directors, Bond Ratings, Public Finance, Corporate Governance

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Political Economists or Political Economists? The Role of Political Environments in the Formation of Fed Policy Under Burns, Greenspan, and Bernanke

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 71(1) 2019: 1-13, AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2018-04
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 16 May 2019
Alexander William Salter and Daniel J. Smith
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 166 (185,229)
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Central banking, monetary policy, public choice, political economy

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Knowledge Problems in Monetary Policy

Contemporary Economic Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2017
Alexander William Salter and Daniel J. Smith
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 136 (219,138)
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Central banking, free banking, Hayek, knowledge problem, monetary policy, NGDP targeting

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Knowledge Problems in Monetary Policy

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 505-517, 2017
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 May 2017
Alexander William Salter and Daniel J. Smith
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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Recovery, Fast or Slow? The Cost of Post-Disaster Planning to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
Daniel J. Smith and Daniel Sutter
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and University of Oklahoma
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natural disasters, planning, harzards, resiliency, recovery

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Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: A Framework for the Intimate and Extended Orders

Studies in Emergent Order 7 2014: 239-257.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Daniel J. Smith
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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Intimate Order, Extended Order

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Been There Done that: The Political Economy of Déjà Vu

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-13
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 14 May 2012
Peter J. Boettke, Daniel J. Smith and Nicholas A. Snow
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Wabash College - Economics
Downloads 103 (268,025)
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Financial Crisis, Keynesian Economics, Inflation, Housing Bubble, Regime Uncertainty, John Maynard Keynes

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The Demoralizing Trap of Keynesianism

Journal of Markets & Morality, 20(1) 2017: 55-68.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 16 May 2019
Daniel J. Smith and Sean Patrick Alvarez
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Troy University - Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy
Downloads 87 (298,976)
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Keynes, Keynesian economics, cronyism, rent-seeking, doux commerce thesis

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Functional, Overlapping, Competing Jurisdictions Among Fractionalized Agents: Medieval Spain

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2011
Daniel J. Smith
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 78 (319,452)
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FOCJ, Ethno-Linguistic Fractionalization, Legal Systems

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Breaking Bad: Public Pensions and the Loss of that Old-Time Fiscal Religion

The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2019
Daniel J. Smith and Rania Al-Bawwab
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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public pensions, budget constraints, old-time fiscal religion, public choice

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The Undertaker's Cut: Challenging the Rational Basis for Casket Licensing

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 May 2016 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2016
Daniel J. Smith and Noah Trudeau
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and West Virginia University, College of Business & Economics, Department of Economics, Students
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Occupational licensing, funeral directors, casket sellers, public choice

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War, Money, & Economy: Economic Performance in the Fed and Pre-Fed Periods

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Thomas L. Hogan and Daniel J. Smith
Rice University - Baker Institute for Public Policy and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 65 (356,108)
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Federal Reserve, Inflation, GDP growth, Stability, Volatility

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Coordination in Disaster: Nonprice Learning and the Allocation of Resources after Natural Disasters

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 May 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Daniel Sutter and Daniel J. Smith
University of Oklahoma and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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Nonprice coordination, natural disasters, in-kind donations, recovery, price gouging

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Long Live the Doge? Death as a Term Limit on Executives in Middle Age and Renaissance Venice

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2019
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University, Troy University - Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and Western Kentucky University
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Economic History; Public Choice; Term Limits; Venice

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Technology and the Architecture of Emergent Orders

Studies in Emergent Order 5 2012: 157-176
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2017
Scott Alex Beaulier, Daniel J. Smith and Daniel Sutter
Mercer University, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and University of Oklahoma
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spontaneous order, emergent order, technology, elites, architecture

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Occupational Licensing in Alabama

Labour & Industry, 27(2) 2017: 77-94.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 16 May 2019
Daniel J. Smith
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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Occupational Licensing, Alabama, Labor Policy, Regional Economics

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The Emergence, Restoration, and Resiliency of Self-Governance

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Nov 2017
William Miller and Daniel J. Smith
Troy University, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Students and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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self-governance, spontaneous order, civil society

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Turn-taking in Office

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
Daniel J. Smith
Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
Downloads 17 (556,555)

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Public Choice; Term Limits; Venice; Economic History

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Alabama at the Crossroads: An Economic Guide to a Fiscally Sustainable Future

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
John A. Dove and Daniel J. Smith
Troy University - Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Develop!

Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 30 Sep 2012
Scott Alex Beaulier and Daniel J. Smith
Mercer University and Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University

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Economic Development, Leadership, Economic Growth, Reform, Political Economy

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Hooligans

Review d'Economie Politique, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2012
Peter T. Leeson, Daniel J. Smith and Nicholas A. Snow
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University and Wabash College - Economics

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