Matthew D. Mitchell

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Research Fellow

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://meractus.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

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The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Vol. 8 Iss 2, 2015, Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Christopher Koopman, Matthew D. Mitchell and Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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sharing economy, collaborative economy, peer-production economy, peer-to-peer economy, ride-sharing, asymmetric information, lemons, Akerlof, Internet innovation, online innovation, rent-seeking, e-commerce, Uber, Airbnb

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The Sharing Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
Christopher Koopman, Matthew D. Mitchell and Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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sharing economy, collaborative economy, asymmetric information, lemons problem, Akerlof, online innovation, regulation, inefficiency, reputation feedback, markets, network, public interest, regulatory capture, rent-seeking, e-commerce, ride sharing

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Supreme Court Justices and Supreme Court Nominations: Do Nomination Battles Affect the Decisions of Sitting Justices?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 May 2007
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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supreme court, strategy, separation of powers, president, senate, ideological shirking

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The Pathology of Privilege: The Economic Consequences of Government Favoritism

Mercatus Research, July 2012
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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crony capitalism, rent seeking, privilege, unproductive entrepreneurship

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Bottling Up Innovation in Craft Brewing: A Review of the Current Barriers and Challenges

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Christopher Koopman
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Brewing, Barriers, Entry, Beer, Regulations, Innovation

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State Budget Gaps and State Budget Growth: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

George Mason University – Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 10-42,
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 Mar 2011
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 41 (377,658)

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State Budget Gaps, State Spending

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Ending Farm Subsidies: Unplowed Common Ground

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Farm Bill, Farm, Subsidies, Food Stamps, Distribution, Income

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A Tragedy of the Anticommons: Local Option Taxation and Cell Phone Tax Bills

Public Choice, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-60
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2015
Matthew D. Mitchell and Thomas Stratmann
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
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anticommons, fiscal federalism, overlapping tax jurisdictions, vertical externalities

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T.E.L. It Like It Is: Do State Tax and Expenditure Limits Actually Limit Spending?

George Mason University – Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 10-71,
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Mar 2011
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Tax and Expenditure Limits, State Spending, Institutions

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What Went Wrong with the Bush Tax Cuts

Mercatus Research, November 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Andrea Castillo
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 22 (423,438)

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tax cuts, fiscal policy

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A Balanced Budget Amendment: What Can We Learn From State Experience?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Balanced Budget Requirement, Constitution, State, Federal, Fiscal, Growth

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Economic Freedom and Economic Privilege

Heritage Foundation's 2013 Index of Economic Freedom
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Economic Freedom, Privilege, Regulation, Subsidies, Bailout, Monopoly

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Would More Infrastructure Spending Stimulate the Economy?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Veronique de Rugy
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Stimulus, Growth, Spending, Infrastructure, Economy, Deficit

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Wireless Taxes and Fees: A Tragedy of the Anticommons

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Thomas Stratmann
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
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Public Choice, Tragedy of the Anticommons, Rent-Seeking, Tax, Mobile Service

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In the Long Run, We Are All Crowded Out

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Jakina Rian Debnam
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University
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Crowding Out, Government Spending, Stimulus, Public Works

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How Lame are Lame Ducks?

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Christopher Koopman, Matthew D. Mitchell and Emily Washington
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Lame Duck, Congress, Legislators, Vote, Election, Special Interest

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What Can Government Do to Create Jobs?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Unemployment, Employment, Growth, Recovery, Government, Intervention

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Institutions and State Spending: An Overview

The Independent Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 35-49, Summer 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Nicholas Tuszynski
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Fiscal Policy, Budget, Spending, State, Statutes, Constitutions

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State Spending Restraint: An Analysis of the Path Not Taken

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 2 (547,546)
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State, Spending, Budget, Restraint, Growth

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Spending Restraint in Florida

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Tate Watkins
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Florida, Budget, Spending, Restraint, Fiscal, Balanced, Budget, Growth

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Overcoming the Special Interests that Have Ruined Our Tax Code

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: 30 Posted: 07 May 2018
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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tax policy, taxation, tax subsidies, tax code, government favoritism, cronyism, special interests

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Do Certificate-of-Need Laws Limit Spending?

Mercatus Working Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, September 2016
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Economics of Regulation, Certificate of Need, Supply Constraints, Regulatory Capture, Special Interests, Rent-Seeking

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Rethinking Taxi Regulations: The Case for Fundamental Reform

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Sep 2016
Michael Farren, Christopher Koopman and Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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taxis, sharing economy, regulation, regulatory capture, asymmetric information, transactions costs, platform markets

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Total Downloads: 75    Citations: 0
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Luigi Zingales, a Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 26, No. 3, February 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Luigi, Zingales, American, Capitalism, Prosperity, Loan, Guarantee, Credit, Bailout, Federal, Government, Special Interest, Monopoly