Journal of Applied Economics & Policy


Vol. 32, No. 1, Winter

Agglomeration Economies and Business Startups on Native American Tribal Areas
I. IntroductionRecent scholarship has demonstrated increased interest in business growth in rural regions of the United States (Isserman, Feser, and Warren, 2010; Bruce, Deskins, Hill, and Rork, 2009). Part of this interest stems from the fact that poverty...
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Obesity and the College Dining Commons
I. IntroductionObesity is recognized as a serious health problem facing Americans today. Although the rate of increase in adult obesity may be slowing, this good news comes after decades of steady increases (Ogden et al., 2012). A CDC / NCHS study found...
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An Examination of Multistate Antitrust Enforcement by U.S. State Attorneys General
I. IntroductionFor decades after the passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act, public antitrust enforcement was by-and-large conducted at the federal level. Although many states over that period had enacted statutes similar to the Sherman Antitrust Act,...
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Vol. 31, No. 1, Summer

The Impact of Institutional Enforcement Mechanisms on Perceived Intellectual Property Protection
AbstractThe Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement has effectively bundled a country's adoption of a minimum standard of intellectual property (IP) protection with their membership in the World Trade Organization. This bundling...
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The Determinants of Congressional Franking: Evidence from the 110th Congress
AbstractIncumbent politicians tend to have an enormous advantage when running for reelection. One of these advantages is their privilege to mass mail constituents with campaign literature free of postage ("franking"). Despite being an advantage over...
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An Empirical Investigation into the Local Decision to Ban Smoking
AbstractLittle has been done toward understanding the political economy of local smoking bans. This study uses variation in the timing and location of county and sub-county smoking bans to estimate the relationships between the presence of these policies...
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