Russell S. Sobel

The Citadel - School of Business

Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship

171 Moultrie St.

Charleston, SC 29409

United States

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Scholarly Papers (37)

Has Wal-Mart Buried Mom and Pop?: The Impact of Wal-Mart on Self Employment and Small Establishments in the United States

Regulation, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 38-45, Spring 2008
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 May 2007
Russell S. Sobel and Andrea M. Dean
The Citadel - School of Business and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics
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Wal-Mart, Walmart, mom and pop, creative destruction, spatial econometrics

Has Wal-Mart Buried Mom and Pop?: The Impact of Wal-Mart on Self-Employment and Small Establishments in the United States

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 676-695, October 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Oct 2008
Russell S. Sobel and Andrea M. Dean
The Citadel - School of Business and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics
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Youth Gangs as Pseudo-Governments: Implications for Violent Crime

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 May 2007
Russell S. Sobel and Brian J. Osoba
The Citadel - School of Business and University of Texas at El Paso
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gangs, violence, government failure, youth, violent crime

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Entrepreneurship and Political Risk

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Jan 2013
Nabamita Dutta, Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, The Citadel - School of Business and World Bank
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The Impact of FEMA Reorganization: Implications for Policy

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 24
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter T. Leeson and Russell S. Sobel
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business
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FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, disaster relief

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The Impact of FEMA on U.S. Corruption: Implications for Policy

Mercatus Policy Comment No. 8
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Feb 2009
Peter T. Leeson and Russell S. Sobel
George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business
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Hurricane Katrina, FEMA, disaster relief, corruption

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Beyond Borders: Is Media Freedom Contagious?

Kyklos, 63 (1), 123 - 133
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2013
Russell S. Sobel, Nabamita Dutta and Sanjukta Roy
The Citadel - School of Business, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and World Bank Institute
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Media Freedom, Contagion, Domino Effect

Beyond Borders: Is Media Freedom Contagious?

Kyklos, 2009, 63 (1), 123-133
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Russell S. Sobel, Nabamita Dutta and Sanjukta Roy
The Citadel - School of Business, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and World Bank
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C2, L82, O12

Beyond Borders: Is Media Freedom Contagious?

Kyklos, Vol. 63, Issue 1, pp. 133-143, February 2010
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Russell S. Sobel, Nabamita Dutta and Sanjukta Roy
The Citadel - School of Business, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and World Bank Institute
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Recovery and Reinvestment Act Spending at the State Level: Keynesian Stimulus or Distributive Politics?

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Sep 2010
Andrew T. Young and Russell S. Sobel
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and The Citadel - School of Business
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Fiscal Stimulus, Fiscal Policy, Political Economy, Public Choice, Congressional

Does Cultural Diversity Increase the Rate of Entrepreneurship?

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Russell S. Sobel, Nabamita Dutta and Sanjukta Roy
The Citadel - School of Business, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and World Bank
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cultural diversity, entrepreneurship

Does Cultural Diversity Increase the Rate of Entrepreneurship?

Review of Austrian Economics,Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 269-286, 2010
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 May 2011
Russell S. Sobel, Nabamita Dutta and Sanjukta Roy
The Citadel - School of Business, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and World Bank Institute
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Cultural Diversity, Entrepreneurship

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Occupational Safety and Profit Maximization: Friends or Foes?

Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Oct 2010
Pavel A. Yakovlev and Russell S. Sobel
Duquesne University and The Citadel - School of Business
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Injury, Occupational Safety, Cost, Profit, Risk, Compensating Wage Differential

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Freedom, Barriers to Entry, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Progress

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Mar 2016
J. R. Clark, Dwight Lee and Russell S. Sobel
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business
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Entrepreneurship, Creative destruction, Economic freedom, Barriers to entry

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The Rise and Decline of Nations: The Dynamic Properties of Institutional Reform

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Mar 2017
Russell S. Sobel
The Citadel - School of Business
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Economic Freedom, Institutions, Transitional Economies, Policy Reform

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Fractionalization & Entrepreneurship: Does Cultural Diversity Increase the Rate of Entrepreneurial Activity?

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 23, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 May 2011
Nabamita Dutta, Russell S. Sobel and Sanjukta Roy
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, The Citadel - School of Business and World Bank Institute
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Cultural Diversity, Entrepreneurship

Does Fiscal Decentralization Result in a Better Business Climate?

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Russell S. Sobel, Nabamita Dutta and Sanjukta Roy
The Citadel - School of Business, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and World Bank
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Decentralization, Fiscal Federalism, Business Climate, Growth

Does Fiscal Decentralization Result in a Better Business Climate?

Posted: 23 Aug 2010
Russell S. Sobel, Nabamita Dutta and Sanjukta Roy
The Citadel - School of Business, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and World Bank Institute

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Fiscal Federalism, Business Climate, Economic Growth

Does Fiscal Decentralization Result in a Better Business Climate?

Applied Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Posted: 17 Sep 2012
Sanjukta Roy, Nabamita Dutta and Russell S. Sobel
World Bank, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and The Citadel - School of Business

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fiscal federalism, business climate, economic growth

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In Loco Parentis: A Paternalism Ranking of the States

Excerpt from Adam J. Hoffer and Todd Nesbit, eds., For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2018.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 May 2018
Russell S. Sobel and Joshua C. Hall
The Citadel - School of Business and West Virginia University
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paternalism, statism, taxation, tax policy, ranking, behavioral economics, California, New York, Wyoming, New Jersey, sin taxes

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Does a Free Press Nurture Entrepreneurship?

Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, 2011, 4 (1), 71- 91
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Nabamita Dutta, Sanjukta Roy and Russell S. Sobel
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, World Bank and The Citadel - School of Business
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L26, L82, O43

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The Revenue Impact of Repeated Tax Amnesties

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 19-38, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Hari Sharan Luitel and Russell S. Sobel
Saint Cloud State University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business
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The Impact of State Rainy Day Funds in Easing State Fiscal Crises During the 1990-1991 Recession

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Dec 2003
Russell S. Sobel and Randall G. Holcombe
The Citadel - School of Business and Florida State University - Department of Economics
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How Effective are Expert TV Hosts at Saving Failing Businesses?

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 9-24, 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
The Citadel - School of Business, College of Charleston, College of Charleston and College of Charleston - Department of Economics and Finance
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The Use of Knowledge in Technology Entrepreneurship: A Theoretical Foundation

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 07 Aug 2017
Russell S. Sobel and J. R. Clark
The Citadel - School of Business and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Entrepreneurship, Technology venturing, Embodied knowledge, Local knowledge, Truthful revelation, Reputational information and technology, Spontaneous order, Network effects, Path-dependence

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Interest Group Activity and Government Growth: A Causality Analysis

Posted: 14 Oct 2016
Russell S. Sobel and J. R. Clark
The Citadel - School of Business and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Preference Formation, Choice Sets, and the Creative Destruction of Preferences

The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, July 2014
Posted: 12 Nov 2014
Russell S. Sobel and J. R. Clark
The Citadel - School of Business and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Does Cultural Diversity Increase the Rate of Entrepreneurial Activity?

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2010
Posted: 18 Sep 2012
Sanjukta Roy, Nabamita Dutta and Russell S. Sobel
World Bank, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and The Citadel - School of Business

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Cultural Diversity, Entrepreneurship

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Cointegrating Institutions: The Time-Series Properties of Country Institutional Measures

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 30 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2010
Russell S. Sobel and Christopher J. Coyne
The Citadel - School of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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co-integration, institutions, institutional reform

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The Political Economy of FEMA: Did Reorganization Matter?

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Vol. 17, Nos. 2-3, pp. 49-65, 2007
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Russell S. Sobel, Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
The Citadel - School of Business, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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The Political, Economic, and Social Aspects of Katrina

Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 74, No. 2, 2007
Posted: 21 Jan 2008
Beloit College - Department of Economics and Management, George Mason University - Department of Economics, University of Southern California - Sol Price School of Public Policy, George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business

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Testing Baumol: Institutional Quality and the Productivity of Entrepreneurship

Journal of Business Venturing, Forthcoming
Posted: 16 May 2007
Russell S. Sobel
The Citadel - School of Business

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entrepreneurship, Baumol, institutional quality, economic freedom, economic growth

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The Political Economy of FEMA Disaster Payments

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 469-509, July 2003
Posted: 16 May 2007
Thomas A. Garrett and Russell S. Sobel
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division and The Citadel - School of Business

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FEMA, government failure, election year, private diaster relief, Red Cross

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Automobile Safety Regulation and the Incentive to Drive Recklessly: Evidence from NASCAR

Southern Economic Journal, Forthcoming
Posted: 15 May 2007
Russell S. Sobel and Todd Nesbit
The Citadel - School of Business and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics

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NASCAR, safety regulations, reckless driving, peltzman

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Race, Politics, and Punishment

European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2011
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2011
Peter T. Leeson and Russell S. Sobel
George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business

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The Use of Knowledge in Natural Disaster Relief Management

Independent Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 12 Oct 2006
Russell S. Sobel and Peter T. Leeson
The Citadel - School of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Comparing the Spread of Capitalism and Democracy

Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2011
Peter T. Leeson, Russell S. Sobel and Andrea M. Dean
George Mason University - Department of Economics, The Citadel - School of Business and West Virginia University - College of Business & Economics

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Weathering Corruption

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2008
Posted: 22 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2010
Peter T. Leeson and Russell S. Sobel
George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business

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Weathering Corruption

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 51, 2008
Posted: 26 Aug 2007
Peter T. Leeson and Russell S. Sobel
George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business

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Costly Price Discrimination

Economics Letters, Vol. 93, No. 1, 2008
Posted: 02 Mar 2006
Peter T. Leeson and Russell S. Sobel
George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Citadel - School of Business

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Government's Response to Hurricane Katrina: A Public Choice Analysis

Public Choice, Forthcoming
Posted: 29 Dec 2005
Russell S. Sobel and Peter T. Leeson
The Citadel - School of Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Cyclical Variability in State Government Revenue: Can Tax Reform Reduce it?

Posted: 22 Aug 2003
Russell S. Sobel and Gary A. Wagner
The Citadel - School of Business and University of Louisiana-Lafayette

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Theory and Evidence on the Political Economy of the Minimum Wage

Posted: 23 Aug 1999
Russell S. Sobel
The Citadel - School of Business

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Optimal Taxation in a Federal System of Governments

Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 64, No. 2, October 1997
Posted: 10 Feb 1998
Russell S. Sobel
The Citadel - School of Business

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