Abigail Hall

University of Tampa

Assistant Professor in Economics

George Mason University

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

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1.

The Political Economy of Drones

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2015
Abigail Hall and Christopher J. Coyne
University of Tampa and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, political economy, public choice, military-industrial complex

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The Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing

The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-50
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2012
Abigail Hall and Christopher J. Coyne
University of Tampa and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Militarization, Paradox of Government, Bureaucracy, Crisis, War on Drugs, War on Terror

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The War on Drugs in Afghanistan: Another Failed Experiment with Interdiction

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-37
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2016
Christopher J. Coyne, Abigail Hall and Scott Burns
George Mason University - Department of Economics, University of Tampa and Ursinus College
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Afghanistan, War on Drugs, War on Terror

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Drones: Public Interest, Public Choice, and the Expansion of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Sep 2014
Abigail Hall
University of Tampa
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Political Economy, Public Interest, Public Choice, Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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Four Decades and Counting: The Continued Failure of the War on Drugs

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 811
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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War on Drugs, Drug Policy, Prohibition

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Empire State of Mind: The Illiberal Foundations of Liberal Hegemony

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-06
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2016
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Empire, Foreign intervention, Foreign policy, Grand strategy, Liberal hegemon

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Anarchy, Philanthropy, and the Provision of Public Goods in a Free Society

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-22
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Anarchy, Philanthropy, Public Goods, Club

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The Case Against a U.S.-Arms Monopoly

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-32
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2013
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Arms Sales, Foreign Policy, Monopoly, System Effects

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The Drone Paradox: Fighting Terrorism with Mechanized Terror

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-29
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2017
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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drones, drone strikes, terror, terrorism, War on Terror

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Mountains of Disappointment: The Failure of State-Led Development Aid in Appalachia

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2013
Abigail Hall
University of Tampa
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Appalachia, Appalachian Regional Commission, Development Aid, Economic Calculation, Political Economy

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Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control

The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-11
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2014
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Boomerang effect, Coercive foreign intervention, Drones, Militarization, NSA, Scope of government, Surveillance, SWAT

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Foreign Intervention, Police Militarization, and the Impact on Minority Groups

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-09
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2016
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Foreign Intervention, Militarization, SWAT, Minority Groups

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The Empire Strikes Back: Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, and the Robust Political Economy of Empire

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Feb 2013
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Empire, Imperialism Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Robust Political Economy

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Institutional Bottlenecks: What Can Be Done?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2013
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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end-state reforms, Institutional bottlenecks, Middle East, unblocking reforms

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Keep Off the Grass: The Economics of Prohibition and U.S. Drug Policy

Oregon Law Review, 2013, Vol. 91, No. 4, pp. 1069-1096
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Dec 2015
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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War on Drugs; police militarization

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Calculating Bandits: Quasi-Corporate Governance and Institutional Selection in Autocracies

Advances in Austrian Economics 19 2015: 193-213
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2015
Alexander William Salter and Abigail Hall
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and University of Tampa
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Autocracy, Development, Economic Growth, Institutional Selection, Stationary Bandit, Singapore, United Arab Emirates

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Cronyism: Necessary for the Minimal, Protective State

The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-26
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2018
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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cronyism, ideal capitalism, real capitalism, military, military-industrial complex

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War and Human Rights Abuses in the United States

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-12
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2018
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Cold War, Biological Agent Testing, Human Rights, Nuclear Experiments, Radiation Experiments, Project Paperclip, World War II

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Sounding the Alarm: The Political Economy of Whistleblowing in the U.S. Security State

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-29
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2018
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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Democratic Politics, Information Asymmetries, Whistleblowing, Principal-Agent Problem, U.S. National Security State

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State-Provided Defense as Non-Comprehensive Planning

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-27
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2018
Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tampa
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knowledge problem, national defense, power problem

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Policing for 'Profit:' The Political Economy of Private Prisons and Asset Forfeiture

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Aug 2017
Abigail Hall and Veronica Mercier
University of Tampa and The University of Tampa - Department of Finance and Economics
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War on Drugs, War on Terror, Civil Asset Forfeiture, Private Prisons, Private Enterprise, Economics of Bureaucracy

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Why Development Programmes Fail: William Easterly and the Political Economy of Intervention

Economic Affairs, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 175-183, 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Jun 2016
Abigail Hall
University of Tampa
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economic development, foreign intervention, incentives, knowledge problems, William Easterly