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Varying the intensity of competition in a multiple prize rent seeking experiment
We experimentally test a rent seeking model under five levels of competition. At one extreme, a subject’s probability of winning a prize is equal to her share of the total expenditures. At lowerExpand
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Religious participation and risky health behaviors among adolescents.
Previous studies have shown that adolescent religious participation is negatively associated with risky health behaviors such as cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and illicit drug use. OneExpand
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Judicial Discretion and Sentencing Behavior: Did the Feeney Amendment Rein in District Judges?
This research studies the impact of changes to judicial discretion on criminal sentencing outcomes. The 2003 Feeney Amendment restricted federal judges' ability to impose sentences outside of theExpand
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Arrest Avoidance: Law Enforcement and the Price of Cocaine
Contrary to one goal of drug law enforcement, cocaine prices decreased between the years 1986 and 2000. This paper discusses how arrest avoidance behavior may affect cocaine consumer and dealerExpand
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Competition and Crowding Out in the Market for Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
U.S. markets for outpatient substance abuse treatment (OSAT) include for�?profit, nonprofit, and public clinics. We study OSAT provision using new methods on equilibrium market structure inExpand
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Economics at the FTC: Physician Acquisitions, Standard Essential Patents, and Accuracy of Credit Reporting
Economists at the Federal Trade Commission pursue the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions. In this year’s essay, with respect to antitrust we discuss the analysis that is used inExpand
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Erratum to: Varying the intensity of competition in a multiple prize rent seeking experiment
In Anderson and Freeborn (2009) we inadvertently made a coding error in estimating the effects of risk preferences on subjects’ rent seeking expenditures. In models 2 through 5 of Table 5, we includeExpand
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Substance Abuse Treatment and Motor Vehicle Fatalities
The danger of alcohol- and drug-impaired driving implies that policies that reduce substance abuse can save lives. We study this issue in small U.S. counties where access to substance abuse treatmentExpand
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Risk Aversion and Tacit Collusion in a Bertrand Duopoly Experiment
Recent research has found significant differences in the ability of subjects tacitly to collude, depending on the nature of the strategic interaction (e.g., Cournot vs. Bertrand or substitutes vs.Expand
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Determinants of Tacit Collusion in a Cournot Duopoly Experiment
We contribute to a growing literature that examines the relationship between the nature of strategic interaction and collusive behavior. We present results from a repeated Cournot duopoly experimentExpand
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