Book Project: The Puzzle of Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World
What makes signals credible?
A Guide to Qualitative Methods for Institutional Economists
Gresham Sykes and the New Jersey Prison Gangs of 1830
Deaths and Disappearances in the Pinochet Regime: A New Dataset
Review of WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird, by Peter T. Leeson Public Choice
Review of Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail, by Marcus Rediker Journal of Economic History 74(4) 2014: 1238-1239
Review of The Modern Prison Paradox: Politics, Punishments, and Social Community, by Amy E. Lerman Public Choice 161(3-4) 2014: 537-539.
Review Essay of Prisonomics: Behind Bars in Britain's Failing Prisons, by Vicky Pryce Economic Affairs 34(3) 2014: 411-321.
Review of Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories, by Federico Varese Public Choice 151(1-2) 2012: 405-407.
"Varieties of Prison Social Order: Extra-legal Governance Behind Bars" The Political Economist Newsletter, Fall 2017
"Prisoner's Law" Legal Systems Very Different From Ours. By David D. Friedman
“Self-Governance, Property Rights, and Illicit Commerce” Research Handbook on Austrian Law & Economics. Peter Boettke and Todd Zywicki (eds). Edward Elgar Publishing.
“Prison Gangs” (with D. Freire) Handbook of Corrections in the United States.Hayden Griffin and Vanessa Woodward (eds).Routledge. Forthcoming.
"Polycentrism and Prison Gangs" (with A. Marcum) The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations. Upton Forum. 2012.
"Restricting Reconstruction: Occupational Licensing and Natural Disasters" The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound Emily Chamlee-Wright and Virgil Henry Storr (eds). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publisher. 2010: 72-83.
"Adam's Apple: Using Johnny Appleseed to Teach the Invisible Hand'' (with J. Hall) Expanding Teaching and Learning Horizons in Economic Education Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. and Richard J. Cebula (eds). New York: Nova Science Publishers. 2009: 199-206.
“The Decline and Rise of Institutions” (with Liya Palagashvili and E. Piano) Cambridge Elements. 2017.
Covenants without the Sword? Comparing Prison Self-Governance Globally American Political Science Review 110(4) 2016: 845-862.
Criminal Rituals (with P. Wang) Global Crime, 16(4) 2015: 288-305.
Prison Gangs and the Community Responsibility System (with M. Garrett Roth) Review of Behavioral Economics 1(3) 2014: 223-243.
The Effect of Prison Gang Membership on Recidivism (with B. Dooley and A. Seals) Journal of Criminal Justice 42(3) 2014: 267-275.
Why Didn't Slaves Revolt More Often During the Middle Passage? (with A. Marcum) Rationality & Society 26(2) 2014: 232-262.
The Governance Institutions of a Drug Trafficking Organization (with J. Kostelnik) Public Choice 156(1-2) 2013: 95-103.
The Industrial Organization of Street Gangs (with R. Sobel) Journal of Gang Research 20(1) 2012: 1-17.
Anarchy, Groups, and Conflict: An Experiment on the Emergence of Protective Associations (with A. Smith and B. Wilson) Social Choice & Welfare 38(2) 2012: 325-353.
Prison Gangs, Norms, and Organizations Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 82(1) 2012: 96-109.
Sweatshops, Opportunity Costs, and Non-Monetary Compensation: Evidence from El Salvador (with Skarbek et al) American Journal of Economics & Sociology 71(3) 2012: 539-561.
Governance and Prison Gangs American Political Science Review 105(4) 2011: 702-716.
What Aid Can't Do: Reply to Ranis (with P. Leeson) The Cato Journal 31(1) 2011: 83-86.
Putting the "Con" into Constitutions: The Economics of Prison Gangs The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 26(2) 2010: 183-211.
Criminal Constitutions (with P. Leeson) Global Crime11(3) 2010: 279-298.
Self-Governance in San Pedro Prison The Independent Review 14(4) 2010: 569-585.
Alertness, Local Knowledge, and Johnny Appleseed Review of Austrian Economics 22(4) 2009: 415-424.
What Can Aid Do? (with P. Leeson) The Cato Journal 29(3) 2009: 391-397.
F.A. Hayek's Influence on Nobel Prize Winners Review of Austrian Economics 22(1) March 2009: 109-112.
Market Failure and Natural Disasters: A Reexamination of Anti-Gouging Laws Public Contract Law Journal 37(4) 2008: 771-780.
The Price is Right: Regulation, Reputation, and Recovery (with B. Skarbek) Dartmouth Law Journal 6(2) 2008: 235-276.
Occupational Licensing and Asymmetric Information: Post-Hurricane Evidence from Florida The Cato Journal 28(1) 2008: 71-80.
Sweatshops Wages and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat? (with B. Powell) Journal of Labor Research 27(2) 2006: 263-274.