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Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed - and What to Do About It
The article reviews the book "Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed: And What to Do About It," by Josh Lerner.
Using Terror Alert Levels to Estimate the Effect of Police on Crime*
Changes in the terror alert level set by the Department of Homeland Security provide a shock to police presence in Washington, D.C. Using daily crime data during the period the terror alert systemExpand
Genetic testing: an economic and contractarian analysis.
  • A. Tabarrok
  • Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1 March 1994
TLDR
A new form of insurance, genetic insurance, can eliminate issues such as consent laws and create adverse selection problems and allow everyone to be insured. Expand
The private provision of public goods via dominant assurance contracts
Many types of public goods can be produced privately by profit seeking entrepreneurs using a modified form of assurance contract, called a dominant assurance contract. I model the dominant assuranceExpand
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System Does Three Strikes Deter ? A Nonparametric Estimation
We take advantage of the fortuitous randomization of trial outcome to provide a novel strategy to identify the deterrent effect exclusive of incapacitation. We compare the post-sentencing criminalExpand
Does Three Strikes Deter?
We take advantage of the fortuitous randomization of trial outcome to provide a novel strategy to identify the deterrent effect exclusive of incapacitation. We compare the post-sentencing criminalExpand
Is Regulation to Blame for the Decline in American Entrepreneurship?
Mounting evidence suggests that economic dynamism and entrepreneurial activity are declining in the United States. Over the past 30 years, the annual number of new business startups and the pace ofExpand
Preparing for a Pandemic: Accelerating Vaccine Availability
Vaccinating the world’s population quickly in a pandemic has enormous health and economic benefits. We analyze the problem faced by governments in determining the scale and structure of procurementExpand
Using Placebo Laws to Test "More Guns, Less Crime"
Abstract We reexamine Mustard and Lott’s controversial study on the effect of “shall-issue” gun laws on crime using an empirical standard error function randomly generated from “placebo” laws. WeExpand
An Economic Theory of Avant-Garde and Popular Art, or High and Low Culture
Artists face choices between the pecuniary benefits of selling to the market and the nonpecuniary benefits of creating to please their own tastes. We examine how changes in wages, lump-sum income,Expand
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