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The Institute for Justice produces original research and its legal experts write reports to inform public policy debates on economic liberty. 

Strategic Research - Social science and policy research on IJ issues; often published and cited in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and other policy and legal publications

Studies on Barriers to Entrepreneurship - Reports by IJ attorneys on city and state regulations that hold back entrepreneurs

Power of One Entrepreneur Studies - Studies of the impacts current and past IJ clients have had on their communities

Legal and Policy Studies - Reports and commentaries on legal and policy issues by IJ legal experts

Scholarly, Law Review and Policy Articles - Articles by IJ legal and policy experts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Research

Social science and policy research on IJ issues; often published and cited in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and other policy and legal publications

 

Street Eats, Safe Eats: How Food Trucks and Carts Stack Up to Restaurants on Sanitation
Angela C. Erickson
June 2014 


White Out: How Dental Industry Insiders Thwart Competition from Teeth-whitening Entrepreneurs
By Angela C. Erickson
April 2013

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing
By Dick M. Carpenter II, Ph.D., Lisa Knepper, Angela C. Erickson and John K. Ross
May 2012
 

Streets of Dreams: How Cities Can Create Economic Opportunity by Knocking Down Protectionist Barriers to Street Vending
By Erin Norman, Robert Frommer, Bert Gall and Lisa Knepper
July 2011


Blooming Nonsense: Experiment Reveals Louisiana's Florist Licensing Scheme as Pointless and Anti-Competitive
By Dick M. Carpenter II 
March 2010

Designed to Exclude: How Interior Design Insiders Use Government Power to Exclude Minorities & Burden Consumers By David E. Harrington & Jaret Treber
February 2009

Designed to Mislead:  How Industry Insiders Mislead the Public About the Need for Interior Design Regulation
By Dick M. Carpenter II
September 2008


Misinformation & Interior Design Regulation: How the Interior Design Cartel's Attack on IJ's Designing Cartels Misses the Mark
By Dick M. Carpenter II
July 2008


Designing Cartels: How Industry Insiders Cut Out Competition
By Dick M. Carpenter II
November 2007

 

 

 

Studies on Barriers to Entrepreneurship

Reports by IJ attorneys on city and state regulations that hold back entrepreneurs
Regulatory Field: Home of Chicago Laws
By Elizabeth Milnikel and Emily Satterthwaite
November 2010

Houston, We Have a Problem
By Wesley Hottot
November 2010

L.A. vs. Small Business
By Michael Bindas
November 2010

Miami’s Vice; Overregulating Entrepreneurs
By Paul Sherman
November 2010

Unhappy Days for Milwaukee Entrepreneurs
By Jason Adkins
November 2010

No Work in Newark
By Jeff Rowes
November 2010

No Brotherly Love for Entrepreneurs
By Robert McNamara
November 2010


Washington, DC vs. Entrepreneurs
By Robert Frommer
November 2010

Bureaucratic Barbed Wire: How Occupational Licensing Fences Out Texas Entrepreneurs
By Wesley Hottot
October 2009

Regulatory Field: Burdensome Laws Strike
Out Chicago Entrepreneurs

By Elizabeth Milnikel and Emily Satterthwaite
May 2009

The Land of 10,000 Lakes Drowns Entrepreneurs in Regulations
By Nick Dranias
May 2006

Entrepreneurship in the Emerald City: Regulations Cloud the Sparkle of Small Businesses
By Jeanette M. Petersen
2004

Burdensome Barriers: How Excessive Regulations Impede Entrepreneurship in Arizona
By Timothy D. Keller
December 2003


Baltimore: No Harbor For Entrepreneurs
By Scott Bullock
1997

Running Boston's Bureaucratic Marathon
By Dana Berliner
1997

Entrepreneurship in Charlotte: Strong Spirit, Serious Barriers
By Clint Bolick
1997

How Detroit Drives Out Motor City Entrepreneurs
By Dana Berliner
1997

Entrepreneurship in San Antonio: Much to Celebrate, Much to Fight For
By Donna G. Matias
1997

Brightening the Beacon: Removing Barriers to Entrepreneurship in San Diego
By Clint Bolick
1997

Is New York City Killing Entrepreneurship?
By William Mellor
1996

 

 

 

Power of One Entrepreneur Studies

Studies of the impacts current and past IJ clients have had on their communities
The Power of One Entrepreneur - Kim Powers Bridges
By Michael Burgin
July 2010

The Power of One Entrepreneur - Thane Hayhurst
By Paul K. Harral
July 2010

The Power of One Entrepreneur - Hector Ricketts
By Robert Heisler
July 2010

The Power of One Entrepreneur - Dennis Ballen
By Booker Stallworth
July 2010

The Power of One Entrepreneur - Melony Armstrong
By Dick M. Carpenter II and John K. Ross
October 2009

 

 

 

Legal and Policy Studies

Reports and commentaries on legal and policy issues by IJ legal experts
Untangling Regulations: Natural Hair Braiders Fight Against Irrational Licensing
Paul Avelar and Nick Sibilla
July 2014

Florida's Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs,and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better
By Ari Bargil and Claudia Murray Edenfield
February 2014

Food-Truck Freedom: How to Build Better Food-Truck Laws in Your City
By Robert Frommer and Bert Gall
November 2012 


Seven Myths and Realities about Food Trucks: Why the Facts Support Food-Truck Freedom
By By Bert Gall & Lancée Kurcab
November 2012 


The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
Produced by the Center for the American Experiment
By Robert A. Levy
September 2009

A Dream Deferred: Legal Barriers to African Hairbraiding Nationwide
By Valerie Bayham
December 2005

Slaughter-House Cases

 

Perspectives on Economic Liberty

Independently authored reports published by IJ
The Attack on Food Freedom
By Baylen Linnekin & Michael Bachmann
June 2014

 

 

Scholarly, Law Review and Policy Articles

Articles by IJ legal and policy experts
Blooming Nonsense: Do Claims About the Consumer Benefit of Licensure Withstand Empirical Scrutiny?
Dick M. Carpenter II
Regulation, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2011

Regulation Through Titling Laws: A Case Study of Occupational Regulation
Dick M. Carpenter II
Regulation and Governance, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2008

Designing Cartels Through Censorship
Dick M. Carpenter and John K. Ross
Regulation, Summer 2008

One Test, Two Standards: The One-and-Off Role of "Plausibility" in Rational Basis Review
Clark Neily
Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 2006

No Such Thing: Litigating Under the Rational Basis Test
Clark Neily
NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Volume 1, Number 2, 2005

 

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