Christopher J. Coyne

George Mason University - Department of Economics

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

http://www.ccoyne.com/

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://ppe.mercatus.org/scholars/christopher-coyne

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Scholarly Papers (135)

1.

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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
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War on Drugs, Drug Policy, Prohibition

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The Political Economy of Drones

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2015
Abigail Hall and Christopher J. Coyne
Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,396 (18,088)
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unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, political economy, public choice, military-industrial complex

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The History of a Tradition: Austrian Economics from 1871 to 2016

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-18
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 10 May 2016
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke, Christopher J. Coyne and Patrick Newman
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Florida Southern College
Downloads 1,104 (25,641)

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Austrian economics, marginal revolution, market process theory, Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek

The Debt-Inflation Cycle and the Global Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Dec 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 686 (48,904)
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Deflation, Fiscal Imbalance, Inflation, Public Debt

The Debt-Inflation Cycle and the Global Financial Crisis

Global Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 184-189, 2011, GMU Working Paper No. 11-06
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2012
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Deflation, Fiscal Imbalance, Inflation, Public Debt

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Lobotomizing the Defense Brain

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-34
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2015
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 835 (37,960)
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defense brain, military-industrial complex, national defense, public bad, public good

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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
Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 783 (41,512)
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Militarization, Paradox of Government, Bureaucracy, Crisis, War on Drugs, War on Terror

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The Overlooked Costs of the Permanent War Economy: A Market Process Approach

The Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-51
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2012
Christopher J. Coyne and Thomas K. Duncan
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Radford University - Department of Economics
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War Economy, National Defense, Economic Calculation, Interventionism

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The Identity Economics of Female Genital Mutilation

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 29 May 2011
Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Delaware State University
Downloads 513 (71,678)
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B52, D70, Z13

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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, Scott Burns and Scott Burns
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business and Ursinus CollegeSoutheastern Louisiana University
Downloads 470 (79,707)
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Afghanistan, War on Drugs, War on Terror

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The Political Economy of War and Peace

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2012
Christopher J. Coyne and Adam Pellillo
George Mason University - Department of Economics and La Salle University
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capitalist peace, civil conflict, democratic peace, institutions and conflict

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Liberalism in the Post-9/11 World

Indian Journal of Economics & Business, Special Issue, pp. 35-53, 2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 312 (126,231)

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War on terror, social change, liberal democracy

Liberalism in the Post 9/11 World

Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Special Issue, pp. 35-53, 2007
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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War on terror, terrorism, ineffective

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Methodological Individualism, Spontaneous Order and the Research Program of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 145-158
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 450 (83,997)
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... and the Pursuit of Happiness - Wellbeing and the Role of Government

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Readings 64, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-25
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2013
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, George Mason University - Department of Economics, Macquarie Law School, Volterra Consulting, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, Universidad Camilo Jose Cela, Westminster Business SchoolInstitute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Independent, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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happiness economics, wellbeing, government spending, economic theory

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The Role of the Economist in Economic Development

The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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The Revolving Door and the Entrenchment of the Permanent War Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-20
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 27 May 2015
Thomas K. Duncan and Christopher J. Coyne
Radford University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 430 (88,562)
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lobbying, military-industrial complex, national defense, revolving door, permanent war economy

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The Political Economy of Foreign Intervention

eds. Boettke, Peter J. and Christopher J. Coyne, Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming., GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-21
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2015
Thomas K. Duncan and Christopher J. Coyne
Radford University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 420 (91,005)
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central planning, foreign intervention, human reason, rational constructivism, top-down authority

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The New Comparative Political Economy

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 18, 2005
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and The Catholic University of America (CUA) - Busch School of Business
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Comparative economics, culture, economic development, institutions

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Reconstructing Weak and Failed States: Foreign Intervention and the Nirvana Fallacy

Foreign Policy Analysis, 2006, 2: 343-361.
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2009
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 398 (96,817)
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failed states, private governance, reconstruction, Somalia, weak states

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Pandemic Police States

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-25
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2020
Christopher J. Coyne and Yuliya Yatsyshina
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Independent
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coronavirus disease 2019, Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, police state, surveillance

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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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 382 (101,536)
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drones, drone strikes, terror, terrorism, War on Terror

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Economists Have No Defense: A Critical Review of National Defense in Economics Textbooks

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2016
Christopher J. Coyne and David Lucas
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Syracuse University
Downloads 358 (109,222)
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Undergraduate Teaching, National Defense, Public Goods, Government Failure Public Choice, Public Economics, Principles of Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics

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Hayek vs. The Neoclassicists: Lessons from the Socialist Calculation Debate

ELGAR COMPANION TO HAYEKIAN ECONOMICS, Norman Barry, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 356 (109,895)
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Empire, Foreign intervention, Foreign policy, Grand strategy, Liberal hegemon

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Contra-Whig History of Economic Ideas and the Problem of the Endogenous Past

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2013
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Whig theory, endogenous past, extended present

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Entrepreneurship and Development: Cause or Consequence?

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 67-88, 2003
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 355 (110,246)
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Economic Development, Austrian Economics, Entrepreneurship

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The Origins of the Permanent War Economy

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2015
Thomas K. Duncan and Christopher J. Coyne
Radford University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 354 (110,573)
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War Economy, National Defense, Military Keynesianism, Interventionism

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Institutional Stickiness and the New Development Economics

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
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Anarchy, Philanthropy, Public Goods, Club

Delusions of Grandeur: On the Creeping Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2011
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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3D Approach, U.S. Foreign Policy, The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual, Weak and Failed States

Delusions of Grandeur: On the Creeping Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-03
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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3D approach, U.S. foreign policy, The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual, weak and failed

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Where Economics and Philosophy Meet

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, pp. F306-F325, June 2006
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Université de Montpellier, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Philosophy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Quasimarket Failure

Public Choice, Vol. 149, pp. 209-224, 2011, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-36
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Private provision, public goods

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High Priests and Lowly Philosophers: The Battle for the Soul of Economics

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic Philosophy, Economic History, What should economists do?

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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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 317 (124,794)
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Arms Sales, Foreign Policy, Monopoly, System Effects

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Political Economy of Forgiveness

Society, Vol. 44, No. 2, January/February 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Forgiveness, Economic Development, Political Economy

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Unproductive Entrepreneurship in U.S. Military Contracting

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-50
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2016
Christopher J. Coyne, Courtney Michaluk and Rachel Reese
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 290 (137,190)
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Afghanistan, Contracting, Cronyism, Corruption, Iraq, Unproductive Entrepreneurship

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Economic Reconstruction Amidst Conflict: Insights from Afghanistan and Iraq

Defence and Peace Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Christopher J. Coyne and Adam Pellillo
George Mason University - Department of Economics and La Salle University
Downloads 286 (139,118)
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economic reconstruction, credible commitment, knowledge, political economy, bureaucracy, post-conflict reconstruction

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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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 285 (139,657)
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Foreign Intervention, Militarization, SWAT, Minority Groups

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Polycentric Defense

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-31
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2019
Christopher J. Coyne and Nathan P. Goodman
George Mason University - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
Downloads 266 (149,852)

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national security, national defense, polycentricity, collective action problems, selective incentives, public goods

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Man as Machine: The Plight of 20th Century Economics

Annals of the Society for the History of Economic Thought, , Vol. 43, pp. 1-10, June 2003
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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A14, B20, B52, B53

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Knowledge, Economics and Coordination: Understanding Hayek’s Legal Theory

NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, Vol. 1, pp. 209-223
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Mercer University and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 253 (157,696)
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Boomerang effect, Coercive foreign intervention, Drones, Militarization, NSA, Scope of government, Surveillance, SWAT

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The Continuing Relevance of F.A. Hayek’s Political Economy

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 11, 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Comparative Historical Political Economy

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2015
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 244 (163,325)
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competitiveness, comparative political economy, institutions

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The Political Economy of State Responses to Infectious Disease

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-30
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2021
Christopher J. Coyne, Thomas K. Duncan and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Radford University - Department of Economics and Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 231 (172,082)
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bureaucracy, complex systems, coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19 pandemic, economic knowledge, infectious disease, polycentricism, public choice, system effects

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The Protective State: A Grave Threat to Liberty

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2018
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 223 (178,007)
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James M. Buchanan, protective state, national security, national security state

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The Art of Seeing Like a State: State-Building in Afghanistan, the Congo, and Beyond

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
Christopher J. Coyne and Adam Pellillo
George Mason University - Department of Economics and La Salle University
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The Importance of Expectations in Economic Development

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Mar 2009
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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development community, economic development, expectations, weak and failed states

The Importance of Expectations in Economic Development

THE ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS, p. 63, Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Beloit College, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Oct 2011
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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development constraints, expectations, incentives

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Learning as an Emergent, Creative Process: A Review Essay on Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald's Creating a Learning Society

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-51
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2015
Christopher J. Coyne and Vipin P. Veetil
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Indian Institute of Technology Madras
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Creating a Learning Society, Knowledge, Learning, Neo-Walrasian, Neo-Mengerian, Competition, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth

The Political Economy of State-Provided Targeted Benefits

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-18
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 May 2014 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
Christopher J. Coyne and Lotta Moberg
George Mason University - Department of Economics and William Blair
Downloads 182 (214,305)
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target benefits, economic calculation, cronyism

The Political Economy of State-Provided Targeted Benefits

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Christopher J. Coyne and Lotta Moberg
George Mason University - Department of Economics and William Blair
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Book Review, International Relations, Military Armaments, Economic Armaments

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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 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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
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Empire, Imperialism Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Robust Political Economy

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Saving Government Failure Theory from Itself: Recasting Political Economy from an Austrian Perspective

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 127-143, 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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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
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke, Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 181 (215,301)
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War on Drugs; police militarization

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Perverse Consequences of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Mar 2021
Christopher J. Coyne and Yahya Alshamy
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Arms race, Artificial intelligence, AI, drones, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, LAWS, militarism, peace, Robotic warfare

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The Forgotten Contribution: Murray Rothbard on Socialism in Theory and Practice

Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 71-89, 2004
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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Infectious Diseases and Government Growth

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-40
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2020
Nathan P. Goodman, Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Devereaux
New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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apartheid, bubonic plague, compulsory vaccination, COVID-19, crises, infectious disease, growth of government, pandemics, ratchet effect, smallpox, zoning laws

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Flaws and Ceilings: Price Controls and the Damage They Cause

Flaws and Ceilings: Price Controls and the Damage They Cause, Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Hobart Paperback 179, ISBN: 978-0-255-36702-8
Number of pages: 227 Posted: 26 Feb 2018
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University, IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K., Business School, University of Birmingham, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), University of Surrey - Department of Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Brunel University London and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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minimum pricing, price controls, rent controls, shortages

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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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
Downloads 162 (236,528)
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end-state reforms, Institutional bottlenecks, Middle East, unblocking reforms

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Immigration Reform Is Key in the Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis

Mercatus COVID-19 Response Policy Brief Series
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Sep 2020
Christopher J. Coyne and Yuliya Yatsyshina
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Independent
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immigration, visas, education, COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus, workforce, economic growth

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The Fatal Conceit of Foreign Intervention: Evidence from the Afghanistan Papers

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-12
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
Karras Lambert, Christopher J. Coyne and Nathan P. Goodman
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
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Afghanistan, Afghanistan Papers, fatal conceit, foreign intervention, nation building

62.

The Problem of Credible Commitment in Reconstruction

Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-23, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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credible commitment, institutions, military occupation, reconstruction, reform

63.

The Many Faces of the Market

Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2012
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Markets, institutional environments, entrepreneurial activity, evolving institutions

64.

Gene Sharp: The 'Clausewitz of Nonviolent Warfare'

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-10
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2018
Joshua Ammons and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Collective Action, Gene Sharp, Nonviolent Action

65.

Does the Market Self-Correct? Asymmetrical Adjustment and the Structure of Economic Error

Review of Political Economy, Vol 18, No. 1, pp. 79-90, January 2006
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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Imperfect information, equilibration, entrepreneurship

66.

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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
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cronyism, ideal capitalism, real capitalism, military, military-industrial complex

67.

The Economic Logic Behind the Ultimate Resource

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-17
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2021
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic development; environment; innovation; immigration; Julian Simon; market process; population; ultimate resource

68.

The Economic Reconstruction of Iraq

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2010
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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economic reconstruction, Iraq

69.

Knowledge and Power: Hayek’s Dual Problems with Planning

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-12
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2019
Byron Carson and Christopher J. Coyne
Hampden-Sydney College - Economics and Business Department and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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F.A. Hayek, knowledge problem, power problem

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American Spies, Unwarranted, Policing, Surveillance, Police State, Patriot Act

71.

The Political Economy of the Virtual Wall

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-03
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2020
Christopher J. Coyne and Nathan P. Goodman
George Mason University - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
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border security, surveillance, virtual walls, rent seeking, civil liberties, cronyism, immigration

Overlooked Costs of War-Related Public Research: A Comment on Nicholas Rescher's 'Early RAND as a Talent Incubator'

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-17
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2017
Brittany Bills and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Public science, RAND Corporation, War-related science

Overlooked Costs of War-Related Public Research: A Comment on Nicholas Rescher's 'Early RAND as a Talent Incubator'

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-17
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Apr 2017
Brittany Bills and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Public science, RAND Corporation, War-related science

73.

Earw(h)ig: I Can't Hear You Because Your Ideas are Old

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2013, vol. 38, pp. 531-544
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Dec 2015
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Extended present, Whig and contra-Whig theories of the history of ideas

74.

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
Christopher J. Coyne, Nathan P. Goodman and Abigail Hall
George Mason University - Department of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics and Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
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Democratic Politics, Information Asymmetries, Whistleblowing, Principal-Agent Problem, U.S. National Security State

75.

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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
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Cold War, Biological Agent Testing, Human Rights, Nuclear Experiments, Radiation Experiments, Project Paperclip, World War II

76.

James M. Buchanan (1919-)

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 2005
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2012
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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James Buchanan

77.

Frank H. Knight (1885-1972)

DICTIONARY OF MODERN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHERS, James R. Shook, ed., pp. 1322-1325, Thoemmes Press
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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78.

Converting Social Conflict: Focal Points and the Evolution of Cooperation

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2/3, pp. 137-147, 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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Focal points, Robustness, Cooperation, Conflict

79.

Constitutions and Crisis

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jul 2010
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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constitution, crisis, political economy, protective state, productive state, rules

80.

Ludwig von Mises on War and the Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-11
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2019
Christopher J. Coyne and Anne Rathbone Bradley
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
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liberal peace, Ludwig von Mises, war economy, war socialism

81.

Institutions, Immigration and Identity

NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 1-18, 2005
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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Non-Violent Action

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-28
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2018
Joshua Ammons and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Non-violent action, Gene Sharp, protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, non-cooperation

83.

The Role of Media as a Supporting Institution: Implications for Development Policy

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 3
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Mar 2009
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic development, media, network effects, democracy,

84.

The Political Economy of Human Rights Scandals

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-47
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2013
Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Delaware State University
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Abu Ghraib prison, Dehumanization, Human rights, Human rights scandal, rules

85.

Police State, U.S.A.

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-11
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 24 May 2021
Christopher J. Coyne and Yuliya Yatsyshina
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Independent
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border patrol, civil asset forfeiture, militarized police, No-fly lists, material witness law, police state, September 11 attacks, surveillance state, war on terror

86.

Drones, Development, and Discovery

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 2020, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-31
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2020
Christopher J. Coyne and Nathan P. Goodman
George Mason University - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
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Africa, Development, Drones, regulatory policy, Unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs

87.

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 Bellarmine University - W. Fielding Rubel School for Business
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knowledge problem, national defense, power problem

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Best Case, Worst Case, and the Golden Mean in Political Economy: An Introduction to a Symposium on Tim Besley’s Principled Agents? The Political Economy of Good Government

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 22, 2009
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Political Economy, Pricipled Agents, Tim Besley

89.

Foreign Intervention: A Case for Humility

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-19
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2015
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Foreign interventions, war, conflict, nation building, F.A. Harper

90.

Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992)

DICTIONARY OF MODERN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHERS, p. 300, J. Shook, ed, Thoemmes Continuum, 2005
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 28 Oct 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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F. A. Hayek

91.

Takings

Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 327-338, 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 29 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Entrepreneurship, Market Process, Eminent Domain

92.

U.S. Border Militarization and Foreign Policy: A Symbiotic Relationship

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-35
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2022
Nathan P. Goodman and Christopher J. Coyne
New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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border security, foreign interventions, foreign policy, militarization, U.S.-Mexican border

93.

Hayek's Nobel after 40 Years

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2015, pp. 221-223
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 22 Dec 2015
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Austrian school, F.A. Hayek, Nobel memorial prize in economic science

94.

The Unproductive Protective State: The U.S. Defense Sector as a Fiscal Commons

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-06
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2018
Christopher J. Coyne and Thomas K. Duncan
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Radford University - Department of Economics
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common pool resource, defense, defense budget, defense sector, Elinor Ostrom, fiscal commons, James Buchanan, protective state, productive state, unproductive state

95.

Swedish Influences, Austrian Advances: The Contributions of the Swedish and Austrian Schools to Market Process Theory

THE EVOLUTION OF THE MARKET PROCESS: AUSTRIAN AND SWEETISH ECONOMICS, Michel Bellet, Sandye Gloria-Palermo, Abdallah Zouache, (eds.), pp. 20-31, Routledge Publishing, 2004
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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The Continuing Relevance of F.A. Hayek's Political Economy

Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 11, pp. 79-98, 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2012
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Hayek, Political Economy

97.

Wisdom, Alterability, and Social Rules

Managerial and Decision Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2012
Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Alterability, Legislation, Norms, Private Rules, Wisdom of Crowds

98.

Lessons from the Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Dec 2010
Christopher J. Coyne and Jayme S. Lemke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Cultural Toolkit, Disaster Recovery, Polycentricism, Quantitative Methods

99.

Concerting Enterepreneurship: An International Public Good

STRUCTURAL PARTNERING FOR A NEW ECONOMY: COMPLEMENTARY ENTRENEURSHIP FOR BALANCED INTERDEPENDENCE, Pier Carlo Padoan, Gavin Boyd, eds., pp. 199-226, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University
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Humanitarian Action: Harming Those in Need - A Review of The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action.

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Dec 2014
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Humanitarian action, unintended consequences, instrumentalization

Read All About it! Understanding the Role of Media in Economic Development

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Apr 2004
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Read All About it! Understanding the Role of Media in Economic Development

Kyklos, Vol. 57, 2004
Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Noxious Government Markets: Evidence From the International Arms Trade

Number of pages: 40
Yahya Alshamy, Christopher J. Coyne and Nathan P. Goodman
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics
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arms sales, arms trade, commodification, equality, markets and morality, noxious markets, commodification

103.

Context Matters: Institutions and Entrepreneurship

Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 135-209, 2009
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 16 Jun 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Institutional Economics, Social Entrepreneurship, Political Entrepreneurship

104.

War and Liberty: Wisdom from Leonard E. Read and F. A. ‘Baldy’ Harper

Economic Affairs, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 51-53, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Oct 2011
Christopher J. Coyne and Nicholas A. Snow
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Wabash College - Economics
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Communism, freedom, ideology, war

Media as a Mechanism of Institutional Change and Reinforcement

Kyklos, Vol. 62, Issue 1, pp. 1-14, February 2009
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jan 2009
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Media as a Mechanism of Institutional Change and Reinforcement

Kyklos, 2009, 62(1): 1-14.
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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106.

Sassywood

Journal of Comparative Economics, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-24
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 14 May 2012
Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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107.

An Austrian Inquiry into the Wealth of Nations

Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Nov 2011
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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108.

The Law and Economics of Rule Reform

Posted: 08 May 2011
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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credible commitment, rule reform, stickiness

109.

Polycentrism and Gargantua

Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2012
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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education, gargantua, polycentrism

110.

Rituals: An Economic Interpretation

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Posted: 02 Nov 2010
Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Delaware State University

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Capabilities, Development, Identity, Rituals

111.

Trade Openness and Cultural Creative Destruction

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy, Forthcoming
Posted: 26 Oct 2010
Christopher J. Coyne and Claudia R. Williamson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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creative destruction, economic culture, entrepreneurship, informal institutions, trade openness

112.

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

113.

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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114.

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Aiding the World's Worst Dictators

The Independent Review: The Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2009
Christopher J. Coyne and Matt Ryan
George Mason University - Department of Economics and West Virginia University

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dictatorship, military aid, official development assistance, weak and failed states

115.

The 'New' Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Foreign Intervention

Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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fatal conceit, foreign aid, foreign intervention

116.

Foreign Intervention and Global Public Bads

Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Christopher J. Coyne and Matt Ryan
George Mason University - Department of Economics and West Virginia University

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foreign intervention, foreign aid, foreign military intervention, global public goods, global public bads, unintended consequences

117.

Asset Values and the Sustainability of Peace Prospects

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2010
Posted: 16 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 30 May 2014
Christopher J. Coyne, Gregory M. Dempster and Justin P. Isaacs
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Hampden-Sydney College and Hampden-Sydney College

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Capital Markets, Credible Commitment, Peace Agreements, Sri Lanka

118.

Land Grab: Takings, the Market Process, and Regime Uncertainty

PROPERTY WRONGS: THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF TAKINGS, Bruce L. Benson, ed., New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Posted: 16 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Eminent Domain, Takings, Entrepreneurship, Regime Uncertainty

119.

Entrepreneurship and the Taste for Discrimination

Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 16 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2009
Christopher J. Coyne, Justin P. Isaacs and Jeremy T. Schwartz
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Hampden-Sydney College and Youngstown State University - Department of Accounting and Finance

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entrepreneurship, discrimination, integration, Major League Baseball

120.

The Politics of Bureaucracy and the Failure of Post-War Reconstruction

Public Choice, 2008, 135: 11-22.
Posted: 27 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2009
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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bureaucracy, reconstruction, spontaneous order

121.

Media as a Mechanism of Institutional Change

Posted: 05 Jul 2007
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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122.

Empire: Public Goods and Bads

Econ Journal Watch, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 3-45, 2007
Posted: 26 May 2007
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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empire, imperialism, global public goods, global public bads, Roosevelt Corollary

123.

The Political Economy of Forgiveness

Society, Forthcoming
Posted: 29 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2010
Peter J. Boettke, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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transitional justice

124.

Reconstructing Weak and Failed States: Insights from Tocqueville

Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 2006, 31(2): 143-162.
Posted: 29 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2009
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Postwar Reconstruction: Some Insights from Public Choice and Institutional Economics

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 16, pp. 31-48, 2005
Posted: 10 Mar 2006
Tyler Cowen and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Conflict, coordination, culture, postwar reconstruction

126.

The Institutional Prerequisites for Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 18, Nos. 3/4, pp. 325-342
Posted: 09 Mar 2006
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Nation building, post-conflict reconstruction, social capital, social change, state building

127.

Economics and Happiness Research: Insights from Austrian and Public Choice Economics

HAPPINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY: THEORY, CASE STUDIES, AND IMPLICATIONS, Yew-Kwang Ng, Lok-Sang Ho, eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Posted: 06 Mar 2006
Christopher J. Coyne, Peter J. Boettke and Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University

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Behavioral Economics, Economics and Happiness, Austrian Economics, Public Choice

128.

Liberalism in the Middle East: Prospects and Mechanisms of Change

Posted: 02 Mar 2006
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Middle East, Social Change, Free Trade

129.

The Reformers' Dilemma: Media, Policy Ownership and Reform

European Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 03 Feb 2006
Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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130.

How Do Rulers Choose? Dual Domains of Discretion in Political Decision Making

Journal of Economic Issues, Forthcoming
Posted: 03 Feb 2006
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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131.

Who's to Protect Cyberspace?

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Forthcoming
Posted: 12 Dec 2005
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Cyber security, self-enforcement

132.

Government Intervention and the Structure of Social Capital

Review of Austrian Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 12 Dec 2005
Anthony M. Carilli, Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
Hampden-Sydney College, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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133.

The Plight of Underdeveloped Countries

Cato Journal, Forthcoming
Posted: 12 Dec 2005
Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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134.

The Economics of Computer Hacking

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Forthcoming
Posted: 07 Dec 2005
Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Computer hacking

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Manipulating the Media

Institutions and Economic Development, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2005
Posted: 07 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2011
Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Media, development

Other Papers (4)

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Sacerdotes Supremos Y Filósofos Humildes: La Batalla Por El Alma De La Economía

Revista de Economia y Derecho (Journal of Law and Economics), No. 10, 2006
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Oct 2010
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsMercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic Philosophy, Economic History, What should economists do?

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Review of Alfred W. McCoy, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of Us Global Power. New York: Haymarket Books, 2017. Pp. 359. $18 Paperback.

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2020
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Alfred McCoy, American century, American empire

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foreign intervention, military, unintended consequences

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Review of Michael Beschloss, Presidents of War: The Epic Story, From 1807 to Modern Times, New York, NY: Crown, 2018. Pp. 752. $35.00 hardcover.

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Mar 2020
Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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American constitution, growth of governemnt, war