Benjamin Powell

Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute

Executive 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

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Scholarly Papers (29)

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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sweatshops, competition, exploitation, coercion

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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
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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 1,043 (29,931)
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anarchism, lawlessness, order, internalization of externalities, self-governance

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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
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History of thought, Austrian school of economics, heterodox approaches

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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 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2021
Benjamin Powell and Edward Peter Stringham
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Trinity College
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The Political Economy of the COVID-19 Pandemic

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-02
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2021
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Benjamin Powell
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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COVID-19, Pandemic, Political Economy, Public Choice, Transmission Externality

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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 412 (99,550)
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B53, L51, N41

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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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The Determinants of Economic Freedom: A Survey

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Nov 2018
Robert Lawson, Ryan Murphy and Benjamin Powell
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
Downloads 238 (177,291)
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Economic Freedom, Income, Growth, Democracy, Political Freedom, Inequality

The Determinants of Economic Freedom: A Survey

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 622-642, 2020
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Oct 2020
Robert Lawson, Ryan Murphy and Benjamin Powell
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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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
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child labor, employment

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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) - Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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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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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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Soviet Union, Israel, Economic Institutions, Mass Migration, Refugees, Immigration

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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Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

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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
Downloads 145 (274,656)
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Economic Growth, Economic Development, Austrian Economics

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Cultural Baggage: Do Immigrants Import Corruption?

Forthcoming at the Southern Economic Journal
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
Texas Tech University - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Immigration, Corruption

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 Murphy
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Efficiency wages, nutrition and economic development, unemployment

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

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 97, Issue 2, pp. 405-413, 2015
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Apr 2020
Benjamin Powell and Ryan Murphy
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Efficiency wages, nutrition and economic development, unemployment

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Government Failure vs. the Market Process during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Free Market Institute Research Paper No. 3919790
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2021
Benjamin Powell
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Markets as Processes of Moral Discovery

Studies In Emergent Order, vol. 7 (2014): 258-272.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2018
Benjamin Powell and Rosolino Candela
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Virtue; Self-Interest; Entrepreneurship

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'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
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The Ethics of Doing Business with Illegal Immigrants

Free Market Institute Research Paper No. 3928937, Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 3928937
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2022
Benjamin Powell and Jason Brennan
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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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
Creighton University and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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War, Economic Freedom, Size of Government, Institutional Change

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Causes and Barriers to Increases in Economic Freedom

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2015
Raymond March, Conrad Lyford and Benjamin Powell
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Economic Freedom, Economic Development, Ethnolinguistic Fractionalization, Natural Resource Curse

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Does Aid Cause Changes in Economic Freedom?

Free Market Institute Research Paper No. 3950832
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2022
Jamie Bologna Pavlik, Benjamin Powell and Andrew T. Young
Texas Tech University - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business
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foreign aid, economic freedom

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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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Do Immigrants Import Terrorism?

Cato Institute Working Paper, No. 56, 2019, Forthcoming, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Jan 2020
Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute, Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Political Science
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immigration, terrorism, MENA, Muslim Majority Middle Eastern and North African countries, immigration rates, international security

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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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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
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Anti-Sweatshop Activism and the Safety-Employment Tradeoff: Evidence from Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Disaster

Free Market Institute Research Paper No. 4141435
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Jun 2022
Kevin B. Grier, Towhid Iqram Mahmood and Benjamin Powell
Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Sweatshop, Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, Garment Industry, Synthetic Control

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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

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Sweatshops, Working Conditions, Compensating Differentials

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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 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2018
Daniel B. Klein, Benjamin Powell and Evgeny S Vorotnikov
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute and Fannie Mae

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occupational licensure, licensing, race, gender, discrimination