Benjamin Powell

Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute

Director

Box 45059

Lubbock, TX 79409-5059

United States

http://www.fmi.ttu.edu

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Professor of Economics

Lubbock, TX 79409

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

23

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical Assessment

Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 107, No. 4 (2012), pp. 449-472
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 06 May 2012
Benjamin Powell and Matt Zwolinski
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and University of San Diego
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Abstract:

sweatshops, competition, exploitation, coercion

2.

Public Choice and the Economic Analysis of Anarchy: A Survey

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 08 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2009
Benjamin Powell and Edward Peter Stringham
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Trinity College
Downloads 759 (21,396)
Citation 7

Abstract:

anarchism, lawlessness, order, internalization of externalities, self-governance

3.

Housing Supply and Affordability: Do Affordable Housing Mandates Work?

Reason Foundation Policy Study 318, pp. i-v, pp. 1-45, Los Angeles: Reason Public Policy Institute, April 2004
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Sep 2010
Benjamin Powell and Edward Peter Stringham
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Trinity College
Downloads 462 (28,384)
Citation 3

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4.

Economics in Defense of Liberty: The Contribution of Murray Rothbard

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Sep 2010
Benjamin Powell and Edward Peter Stringham
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Trinity College
Downloads 275 (77,820)

Abstract:

History of thought, Austrian school of economics, heterodox approaches

5.

The Economics of Inclusionary Zoning Reclaimed: How Effective are Price Controls?

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 33, p. 471, 2005
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Sep 2010
Benjamin Powell and Edward Peter Stringham
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Trinity College
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Does Immigration Impact Economic Freedom?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Oct 2014
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Downloads 62 (302,178)

Abstract:

Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

Does Immigration Impact Institutions?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Abstract:

Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

Does Mass Immigration Destroy Institutions? 1990s Israel as a Natural Experiment

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Nov 2016
Benjamin Powell, J. R. Clark and Alex Nowrasteh
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Abstract:

Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

Does Mass Immigration Destroy Institutions? 1990s Israel As a Natural Experiment

Cato Institute Working Paper No. 41
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Feb 2017
Benjamin Powell, J. R. Clark and Alex Nowrasteh
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Abstract:

Soviet Union, Israel, Economic Institutions, Mass Migration, Refugees, Immigration

8.

Dynamics of Intervention in the War on Drugs: The Build-Up to the Harrison Act of 1914

The Independent Review, Spring 2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 15 May 2016
Audrey Redford and Benjamin Powell
Western Carolina University - College of Business and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
Downloads 62 (124,992)

Abstract:

B53, L51, N41

9.

A Case Against Child Labor Prohibitions

Cato Institute Economic Development Bulletin No. 21
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Oct 2014
Benjamin Powell
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
Downloads 55 (212,609)

Abstract:

child labor, employment

10.

Meet the Old Sweatshops: Same as the New

The Independent Review, v. 19, n. 1, Summer 2014, pp. 109-122
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Aug 2014
Benjamin Powell
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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11.

War and the Growth of Government

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
Colin O'Reilly and Benjamin Powell
University of Wisconsin - Stout and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
Downloads 32 (325,119)

Abstract:

War, Economic Freedom, Size of Government, Institutional Change

12.

'Affordable' Housing Laws Make Homes More Expensive

Economic Education Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 1-8, December 2003
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Sep 2010
Benjamin Powell and Edward Peter Stringham
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Trinity College
Downloads 31 (362,474)

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13.

Markets as Processes of Moral Discovery

Studies in Emergent Order, 7: 258-272
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 11 May 2016
Benjamin Powell and Rosolino A. Candela
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Brown University
Downloads 20 (349,325)

Abstract:

Virtue; Self-Interest; Entrepreneurship

14.

Affordable Housing in Monterey County: Analyzing the General Plan Update and Applied Development Economics Report

Reason Foundation Policy Study 323, pp. i-iv, pp. 1-22, Los Angeles: Reason Public Policy Institute, August 2004
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Sep 2010
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, Trinity College and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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15.

Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees

Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, No. 16, 2006, Independent Institute Working Paper No. 65
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Sep 2010
Benjamin Powell, Edward Peter Stringham and John B. Estill
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, Trinity College and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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16.

Nutritional Efficiency Wages and Unemployment: Where's the Beef?

American Journal of Agricultural Economics Advance Access, September 2014
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Sep 2014
Benjamin Powell and Ryan H. Murphy
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Downloads 14 (369,502)

Abstract:

Efficiency wages, nutrition and economic development, unemployment

17.

Housing

THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ECONOMICS, ed. David Henderson, pp. 245-248, Liberty Fund: Indianapolis, 2008
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Sep 2010
Benjamin Powell and Edward Peter Stringham
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Trinity College
Downloads 12 (454,465)

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18.

Causes and Barriers to Increases in Economic Freedom

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2015
Raymond J. March, Conrad Lyford and Benjamin Powell
San Jose State University, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
Downloads 5 (359,068)

Abstract:

Economic Freedom, Economic Development, Ethnolinguistic Fractionalization, Natural Resource Curse

19.

Real Estate Continuing Education: Rent Seeking or Improvement in Service Quality?

Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 38, Issue 1, pp. 57-73, 2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Dec 2011
Benjamin Powell and Evgeny S Vorotnikov
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Applied Economics
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20.

Corruption and the Institutional Environment for Growth

Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 351-378, 2010
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Oct 2010
Jac C. Heckelman and Benjamin Powell
Wake Forest University - Department of Economics and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Citation 5
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Capital Theory and the Process of Inter Temporal Coordination: The Austrian Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth

Atlantic Economic Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
G.P. Manish and Benjamin Powell
Troy University and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Abstract:

Economic Growth, Economic Development, Austrian Economics

Sweatshop Working Conditions and Employee Welfare: Say it Ain't Sew

Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pp. 343-357, 2013
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Jun 2013
J. R. Clark and Benjamin Powell
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Sweatshop Working Conditions and Employee Welfare: Say it Ain't Sew

Comparative Economics Studies, Volume 55, Issue 2 (June 2013)
Posted: 12 Nov 2014
J. R. Clark and Benjamin Powell
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute

Abstract:

Sweatshops, Working Conditions, Compensating Differentials

23.

Was Occupational Licensing Good for Minorities? A Critique of Mark Law and Mindy Marks

Econ Journal Watch, Vol. 9(3): 210-233, 2012
Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Daniel B. Klein, Benjamin Powell and Evgeny S Vorotnikov
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Applied Economics

Abstract:

occupational licensure, licensing, race, gender, discrimination