Ryan Murphy

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom

United States

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

Psychopathy by U.S. State

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Jun 2018
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Psychopathy, Personality Psychology, Geographical Psychology, Big Five Personality Traits

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The Rationality of Literal Tide Pod Consumption

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2018
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Tide Pods, Veblen Good, Conspicuous Consumption, Handicap Principle

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Assessing State Capacity Libertarianism

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Ryan Murphy and Colin O'Reilly
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Creighton University
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Economic Freedom, Institutional Quality, State Capacity, State Building

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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) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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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) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
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Economic Freedom of the Worlds in the 1950s and 1960s

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Dec 2016
Ryan Murphy and Robert Lawson
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Edwin L. Cox School of Business
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Economic Freedom, Economic Growth, Institutions

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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) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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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) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Immigration, Institutions

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Aggregate Demand Shortfalls and Economic Institutions

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Ryan Murphy and Taylor Smith
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Texas Tech University
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Economic Institutions; Voting Behavior; Economic Freedom; Macroeconomic Political Economy

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The State Economic Modernity Index: An Index of State Building, State Size and Scope, and State Economic Power

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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State Building, State Capacity, Economic Freedom, Economic Institutions, Governance, Social Capital

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A New Measure of State Capacity, 1789-2018

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Aug 2020
Colin O'Reilly and Ryan Murphy
Creighton University and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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State Capacity, Fiscal Capacity, Legal Capacity, Rule of Law, Varieties of Democracy, Institutional Development, The Narrow Corridor

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Applying Panel Vector Autoregression to Institutions, Human Capital, and Output

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Mar 2015
Ryan Murphy and Colin O'Reilly
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Creighton University
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Economic Growth, Political Institutions, Economic Institutions, Human Capital

The Deep Roots of Economic Development in the U.S. States

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Aug 2016
Ryan Murphy and Alex Nowrasteh
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Deep Roots, State History, Agricultural History, Institutions, Economics of Migration

The Deep Roots of Economic Development in the U.S. States

CATO Working Paper No. 44
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Ryan Murphy and Alex Nowrasteh
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Economic Development, Deep Roots Variables, Economic Institutions

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) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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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) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Efficiency wages, nutrition and economic development, unemployment

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A Simple Empirical Investigation into the Optimal Size of the NGDP Target and Level Targeting

Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2017
Ryan Murphy and Jiawen Chen
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Suffolk University - Department of Economics
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Market Monetarism, NGDP Targeting, Level Targeting, Misery Index

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Governance and the Dimensions of Autocracy

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Apr 2018
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Democracy, Autocracy, Governance, Executive Constraint

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Do Economic and Political Institutions Mitigate the Risk of Natural Resource Conflicts?

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2015
Colin O'Reilly and Ryan Murphy
Creighton University and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Conflict, Civil War, Oil, Natural Resources, Institutions, Conflict Resolution

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The Impact of Economic Inequality on Economic Freedom

Cato Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 May 2014 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2015
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Inequality, Institutions

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Immigration Causes American Businesses to Fail and that is a Good Thing

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 5, no. 1: 63-72, 2016
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 04 May 2016
Ryan Murphy and Rick Weber
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Farmingdale State College
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Immigration, Entrepreneurship, Business Failure

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The Diseconomies of Do-it-Yourself

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Mar 2016
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Do-It-Yourself, Behavioral Economics, Social Economics, Rational Irrationality

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Exogenous Resource Shocks and Economic Freedom

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2016
Colin O'Reilly and Ryan Murphy
Creighton University and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Resource Curse, Economic Freedom, Economic Institutions

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The Clear Expectation of Cultural Betterment in the Face of Rising Living Standards

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Apr 2021
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Living Standards, Cultural Economics

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A Call for Out-of-Sample Testing in Macroeconomics

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Feb 2016
Robert Gelfond and Ryan Murphy
MQS Management LLC. and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Out-of-Sample Testing, Macroeconomics, Fiscal Multipliers

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Liberalizing, State Building, and Getting to Denmark: Analyzing Twenty-First Century Institutional Change

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Jan 2019
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Institutions, Economic Freedom, State Capacity, State Economic Modernity

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Exploring Non-Linear Effects of Political Institutions on Economic Institutions

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Feb 2017
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Political Institutions, Economic Institutions, Economic Freedom of the World, Polity IV, Democracy

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Economic Freedom of North America at State Borders

Journal of Institutional Economics 12, no. 4: 885-893, 2016
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2016
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom of North America, Economic Institutions, Regional Economics

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The Perils of Buying Social Capital Locally

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Aug 2015
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Buy Local, Social Capital, Trust

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Corporations as the Outgroup?

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Nov 2018
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Ingroups, Outgroups, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Psychopathy, Ethics & Economics, Armen Alchian

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The Quality of Legal Systems and Property Rights by State: A Ranking and Their Implications for Economic Freedom

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Oct 2019
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of North America, Institutional Economics

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Minimum Wages and Appropriation of Quasi-Rents

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Jun 2016
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Minimum Wages, Quasi-Rents

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The Soft Stuff of Institutional Development: Culture, Cohesion, and Economic Institutions

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Mar 2019
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Institutions, Culture, Social Capital, Social Trust, Deep Roots, Migration, Economic Freedom, State Economic Modernity, State Capacity

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The Economic Gains from Eliminating U.S. Travel Visas

Cato Institute Economic Development Bulletin No. 19
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 24 Sep 2014
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, Capital University - School of Management and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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tourism, tourist visas, visa restrictions

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Declines in NGDP, Autocratization, and the Failure to Democratize: A Descriptive Analysis

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2019
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Democracy, Democratization, Market Monetarism, Behavioral Political Economy, Populism

The Long-Run Effect of Government Ideology on Economic Freedom

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Economic Institutions, Political Ideology

The Long‐Run Effect of Government Ideology on Economic Freedom

Economic Affairs, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 101-114, 2019
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Mar 2019
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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economic freedom, economic institutions, political ideology

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The Soft Stuff of Institutional Development

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Mar 2019
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Institutions, Culture, Social Capital, Social Trust, Deep Roots, Migration, Economic Freedom, State Economic Modernity, State Capacity

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U.S. Immigration Levels, Urban Housing Values, and Their Implications for Capital Share

Cato Working Paper, 2016
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Sep 2016
Ryan Murphy and Alex Nowrasteh
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Urban Housing, Immigration, Housing Prices

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Wise Technocrats or Black Helicopters? Intergovernmental Organizations and Economic Freedom

Economic Affairs Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 145-154, June 2016
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2016
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Economic Institutions, European Union, NATO, World Trade Organization, United Nations, OECD, World Bank, IMF

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Plausibly Exogenous Causes of Economic Freedom

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Aug 2020
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Institutions, Economic Freedom, Environment, Legal Origins, Parasite-Stress Theory, Education

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Aging Populations and the Size of Government

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2018
Ryan Murphy and Meg Tuszynski
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Size of Government, Public Finance, Demographics, Demographic Burden

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State Capacity for Anarchists: Some Remarks which Clarify or Complicate

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Sep 2021
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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State Capacity, Classical Liberalism, New Institutional Economics, Economic Freedom, Anarchy

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Distilling Institutions? On the Principal Components of Liberal and Other Measures of Governance

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Dec 2020
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Worldwide Governance Indicators; Principal Component Analysis; the Size of Government

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Economic Freedom Variables Endogenous to Business Cycles

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Jan 2019
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Economic Institutions, Robustness, Business Cycles

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Guesstimating is Superior to Omitting: A Better Way of Addressing Sparse Data in Economic Freedom of the World

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom of the World, Economic Indexes

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The Constitution of Ambiguity: Is the Link between Economic Freedom and Constitutions Weaker than Thought?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Sep 2021
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Economic Freedom, Economic Institutions, Constitutional Economics, Political Institutions, Political Economy

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Does Democracy Die in Recessions? A Descriptive Analysis of Aggregate Demand Shortfalls and Regime Transition

Economic Affairs, Vol. 40, Issue 1, pp. 63-76, 2020
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 May 2020
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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autocracy, behavioural political economy, democracy, democratisation, market monetarism

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Intergovernmental Organisations and Economic Freedom: Wise Technocrats or Black Helicopters?

Economic Affairs, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 145-154, 2016
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Jun 2016
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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economic freedom, economic institutions, European Union, IMF, NATO, OECD, United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization

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US Immigration Levels, Urban Housing Values, and Their Implications for Capital Share

Economic Affairs, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 411-421, 2017
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Oct 2017
Ryan Murphy and Alex Nowrasteh
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and Cato Institute - Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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capital share, housing, immigration, Piketty, Rognlie

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Do Institutions Mitigate the Risk of Natural Resource Conflicts?

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 532-541, 2017
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 May 2017
Colin O'Reilly and Ryan Murphy
Creighton University and Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
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Beggaring Thy Neighbor at the State and Local Level

Journal of Financial Economic Policy 8, no. 4: 532-539, 2016
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2016
Ryan Murphy
Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom

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Fiscal Policy, Local Multipliers, Fiscal Federalism