Edward J. Lopez

Western Carolina University

Professor of Economics and BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism

College of Business

Forsyth 224C

Cullowhee, NC 28723

United States

http://www.edwardjlopez.com

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Ideas:
“  I am a public choice economist focusing on institutional entrepreneurship. I have papers going on informal institutions, U.S. fiscal history, bottom-up socialism, coordination between think tanks & academia, eminent domain in Michigan cf. North Carolina, campaign finance, and James Buchanan. On my horizon at some point, I have in mind a popular book that mixes the work of William Baumol, Armen Alchian, and Henry Manne to reframe design copyists as adaptive-imitative entrepreneurs.  ”

Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Pass a Law, Any Law, Fast! State Legislative Responses to the Kelo Backlash

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
Edward J. Lopez, R. Todd Jewell and Noel D. Campbell
Western Carolina University, Texas State University, San Marcos - Department of Finance and Economics and University of Central Arkansas
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eminent domain, state legislation, property rights, Kelo v. City of New London, limited dependent variables, duration analysis

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The Problem with the Holdout Problem

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Mar 2013
Edward J. Lopez and J. R. Clark
Western Carolina University and University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Downloads 175 (218,289)

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holdouts, eminent domain, takings, market failure, government failure, Kelo

The Problem with the Holdout Problem

Review of Law and Economics, Volume 9, Issue 2 (Sep 2013)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2014
Edward J. Lopez and J. R. Clark
Western Carolina University and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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holdouts, eminent domain, takings, market failure, government failure

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The Political Economy of Congressional Term Limits

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Mar 1998
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
Downloads 153 (244,236)
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Is Political Ideology Endogenous? Evidence from the Business Cycle

University of North Texas Working Paper No. 00-05
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Feb 2001
Edward J. Lopez and Carlos D. Ramirez
Western Carolina University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 148 (251,017)
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Legislator Ideology, Political Party Ideology, Legislator Voting

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The Cognitive Dimension of Institutions

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Aug 2018
James Caton and Edward J. Lopez
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Western Carolina University
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Economic Methodology, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making, Search, Learning, Information and Knowledge, Communication, Belief, Unawareness

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Paying Teachers for Advanced Degrees: Evidence on Student Performance from Georgia

The Journal of Private Enterprise, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Noel D. Campbell and Edward J. Lopez
University of Central Arkansas and Western Carolina University
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teacher pay, student performance, cost benefit analysis

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Socialism from the Bottom Up: Where Lawson and Powell Meet Hayek and Buchanan

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Mar 2020
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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socialism, paternalism, parentalism

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Who Will Deregulate the Deregulators?

Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Feb 2008
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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deregulation, natural monopoly, entrerepeurship, institutions, institutional change

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Kelo and its Discontents: The Worst (or Best?) Thing to Happen to Property Rights

The Independent Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp.397-416, Winter 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Jun 2010
Edward J. Lopez and Sasha M. Totah
Western Carolina University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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property rights, takings, eminent domain, kelo

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Divided We Vote

Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2010
Peter Calcagno and Edward J. Lopez
College of Charleston - Department of Economics and Western Carolina University
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divided government, limited government, midterm cycles, split ticket voting, American states

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Informal Norms Trump Formal Constraints: The Evolution of Fiscal Policy Institutions in the United States

The Journal of Institutional Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
Peter Calcagno and Edward J. Lopez
College of Charleston - Department of Economics and Western Carolina University
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Deficits, Fiscal Norms, Institutions, Informal Institutions

Property Takings in Developed Versus Developing Countries: Economics, Politics, and the Limits of the Holdout Problem

The Annual Proceedings of The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Jun 2010
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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Property Takings in Developed Versus Developing Countries: Economics, Politics, and the Limits of the Holdout Problem

THE ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS, p. 109, Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Beloit College, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Oct 2011
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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property taking, institutional difference, holdout problem

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Third-Degree Price Discrimination: Apology Not Necessary

Atlantic Economic Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Aug 2010
Edward J. Lopez and David J. Molina
Western Carolina University and University of North Texas
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price discrimination, third-degree, consumer surplus, monopoly regulation

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Mr. Smith and the Economy: The Influence of Economic Conditions on Individual Legislator Voting

Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Dec 2007
Edward J. Lopez and Carlos D. Ramirez
Western Carolina University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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legislator voting, political polarization, macroeconomic aspect of political economy

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A Cognitive Framework for the Social Sciences

NDSU Public Choice and Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 18-5
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Nov 2018
James Caton and Edward J. Lopez
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Western Carolina University
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Rediscovering Buchanan’s Rediscovery: Non-Market Exchange Versus Antiseptic Allocation

Forthcoming, Public Choice, 2020.
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 May 2020
Nicolas Cachanosky and Edward J. Lopez
Metropolitan State University of Denver and Western Carolina University
Downloads 39 (535,693)

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Buchanan, catallactics, collective action, public choice

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The Lost Republic? A Review of Lawrence Lessig's Republic, Lost

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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Corruption, Campaign Finance, Congress

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Individual Sovereignty and Coproduction of Knowledge Governance

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Dec 2020
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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knowledge commons, institutional entrepreneurship, individual sovereignty

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Introduction to the Public Choice Society at 50 Years Symposium

Public Choice, Vol. 163, No. 1-2, 2015
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Oct 2016
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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Public Choice Society, Virginia Political Economy, Experimental Economics, Bloomington Political Economy, Social Choice

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New Anti-Merger Theories

Cato Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2001
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Apr 2021
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
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antitrust policy, merger guidelines, unilateral effects, innovation markets

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Congressional Voting on Term Limits

Public Choice 112: 405-431, 2002.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2020
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University
Downloads 2 (790,521)
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Term limits, legislator voting, vote switching

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I, Vaccine: Or, How to Appreciate the Beautifully Simple

Posted: 10 May 2021
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University

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Below-Market Housing Mandates as Takings: Measuring Their Impact

in "Property Wrongs: The Law and Economics of Takings," ed. Bruce Benson, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, Independent Policy Report, 2007
Posted: 08 Mar 2021
Tom Means, Edward Peter Stringham and Edward J. Lopez
The Independent Institute, Trinity College and Western Carolina University

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Price controls, below market housing mandates, exclusionary zoning, inclusionary zoning

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Term Limits: Causes and Consequences

Posted: 22 Oct 2001
Edward J. Lopez
Western Carolina University

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Price Theory, Vote Scores, and Campaign Expenditures: Signaling or Ideology?

George Mason University Working Paper 98.06
Posted: 24 Apr 1998
Edward J. Lopez and Noel D. Campbell
Western Carolina University and University of Central Arkansas

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