The Economics department working paper series collects drafts of research in progress.

Working papers are not yet peer reviewed, but are circulated for discussion and comment.

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Working Papers from 2022

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Scholarly Activity among Economists at Liberal Arts Colleges: A Life Cycle Analysis, Jenny Bourne, Nathan Grawe, Michael Hemesath, and Maya Jensen

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The efficiency of occupational licensing during the Gilded and Progressive eras: Evidence from judicial reviews, Mark T. Kanazawa

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Shadow Rate Models and Monetary Policy, Ethan Struby and Michael F. Connolly

Working Papers from 2019

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THE OTHER AMERICA: Inequality, Taxes, and the Very Rich, Jenny Bourne

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Transaction Costs in Water Transfers: The issue of local control, Mark T. Kanazawa

Working Papers from 2018

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Living a Lie: Theory and Evidence on Public Preference Falsification, John Duffy and Jonathan Lafky

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Judicial Deference and the Efficiency of the Common Law, Mark T. Kanazawa

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Quantity Versus Quality: Experimenting with the Margins for Social Information, Jonathan Lafky and Alistair Wilson

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Macroeconomic Disagreement in Treasury Yields, Ethan Struby

Working Papers from 2017

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Who Actually Benefits from Changes in Legal Standards? Evidence from Water Disputes in 19th Century California?, Mark Kanazawa

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Explaining Changes in Sri Lanka’s Wage Distribution, 1992-2014: A Quantile Regression Analysis, Prathi Seneviratne

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Female Labour Force Participation and Economic Development in Labour Abundant Countries: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Prathi Seneviratne

Working Papers from 2016

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Local consequences of climate change: State park visitations on the North Shore of Minnesota, Mark Kanazawa

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Precedent and the content of the law: Lessons from the evolution of groundwater law in early 20th century California, Mark Kanazawa

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A Work vs. Perk Model of Leadership and Organizational Culture, Benjamin Keefer

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Sensitization and Extraordinary Persistence, Benjamin Keefer

Working Papers from 2015

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Offshoring, Productivity, and Labor Income Risk, Prathi Seneviratne