Research

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

“The Political Economy of Australian Regulatory Reform.” With Darcy Allen, Chris Berg, and Aaron Lane. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 2020 (online)/forthcoming (print).

“The Cumulative Cost of Regulation.” With Bentley Coffey and Pietro Peretto. Review of Economic Dynamics. Vol. 38, pp. 1-21. 2020.

Bootleggers, Baptists, and the Risks of Rent-Seeking.” With Adam C. Smith and Russell S. Sobel. Constitutional Political Economy. Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 211-234. 2019.

“RegData 2.2: A Panel Dataset on US Federal Regulations.” With Oliver Sherouse. Public Choice. Vol. 180, No. 1-2, pp. 43-55. 2019.

“Regulation and Poverty: An Empirical Examination of the Relationship Between the Incidence of Federal Regulation and the Occurrence of Poverty Across the US States.” With Dustin Chambers and Laura Stanley. Public Choice. Vol. 180, No. 1-2, pp. 131-144. 2019.

“Barriers to Prosperity: The Harmful Impact of Entry Regulations on Income Inequality.” With Dustin Chambers and Laura Stanley. Public Choice. Vol. 180, No. 1-2, pp. 165-190. 2019.

“Legislative Impact Accounting: Incorporating Prospective and Retrospective Review into a Regulatory Budget.” With Jason J. Fichtner and Adam N. Michel. Public Budgeting & Finance. Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 40-60. 2018.

The Regulatory Determinants of Railroad Safety.” With Jerry Ellig. Review of Industrial Organization, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s11151-016-9525-0

RegData: A Numerical Database on Industry-specific Regulations for All US Industries and Federal Regulations, 1997 – 2012.” With Omar Al-Ubaydli.  Regulation & Governance, 2015 (online)/2017 (print). doi: 10.1111/rego.12107.

The Effect on Lawyers’ Income of Gender Information Contained in First Names.” With Bentley Coffey.  Review of Law and Economics. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 57-76. 2016

A Hidden Cost of War: The Impact of Mobilizing Reserve Troops on Emergency Response Times.” With Christopher Coyne, Abigail Hall, and Ann Zerkle.  Public Choice. Vol. 161, No. 3-4, pp. 289-303. 2014.

Regulatory Reform in Florida: An Opportunity for Greater Competitiveness and Economic Efficiency.” With Jerry Ellig and Dima Yazji Shamoun.  Florida State University Business Review. Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 95-130. 2014.

Continuity, Change, and Priorities: The Quality and Use of Regulatory Analysis Across US Administrations.” With Jerry Ellig and John Morrall III.  Regulation & Governance. Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 153-173. 2013.

The Quality and Use of Regulatory Analysis in 2008.” With Jerry Ellig. Risk Analysis, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 855-880.  2012.

Regulators and Redskins.” With Bentley Coffey and Robert D. Tollison.  Public Choice, Vol. 153, Nos. 1-2. pp. 191-204. 2012.

Does OIRA Review Improve the Quality of Regulatory Impact Analysis?  Evidence from the Final Year of the Bush II Administration.” With Jerry Ellig. Administrative Law Review, Vol. 63, SE, pp. 179-205. 2011.

Something in the Water?  Testing for Groundwater Quality Information in the Housing Market.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 36, No.2, pp. 375-394.  August 2011.

The Consequences of Midnight Regulations and Other Surges in Regulatory Activity.” Public Choice, Vol. 147, No. 3, pp. 395-412. 2011.

Ignoring Implementation Costs of the Clean Air Act: A Costly Mistake.” Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy.  Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 119-136. 2010.

Do Masculine Names Help Female Lawyers Become Judges? Evidence from South Carolina.” With Bentley Coffey. American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 112-133.  2009.

Do Economic Integration Agreements Actually Work? Issues in Understanding the Causes and Consequences of the Growth of Regionalism.” With Scott Baier, Jeffrey Bergstrand, and Peter Egger.  The World Economy, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 461-497.  2008.

BOOK CHAPTERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

“Quantifying and Projecting Dodd-Frank’s Restrictions.” With Robert W. Greene. In Hester Peirce and James Broughel, eds., Dodd-Frank: What It Does and Why It’s Flawed. December 2012.

“Environmental Liability and Stewardship in Railroad Stock Prices.” Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference. April 2010.

“Regional and Inter-regional Trade Agreements: Examining Their Role for the Middle East.” With Scott Baier and Jeffrey Bergstrand.  In ECSSR, eds., Globalization in the 21st Century: How Interconnected is the World?  November 2008.

WORKING PAPERS

“The Consequences of Regulatory Accumulation and a Proposed Solution.” With Richard Williams.  http://ssrn.com/abstract=2403602

“Does Haste Make Waste in Regulatory Analysis?” With Jerry Ellig. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1646743

“Trade Flow Consequences of the European Union’s Regionalization of Environmental Regulations.” With Bentley Coffey and William Hauk.  http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413834


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