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Alexander Tabarrok

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First Name:Alexander
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Last Name:Tabarrok
RePEc Short-ID:pta201
Twitter: @atabarrok
Terminal Degree:1994 Economics Department; George Mason University (from RePEc Genealogy)


Economics Department
George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia (United States)
RePEc:edi:edgmuus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Amrita Ahuja & Susan Athey & Arthur Baker & Eric Budish & Juan Camilo Castillo & Rachel Glennerster & Scott Duke Kominers & Michael Kremer & Jean Nahrae Lee & Canice Prendergast & Christopher M. Snyde, 2021. "Preparing for a Pandemic: Accelerating Vaccine Availability," NBER Working Papers 28492, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Klein, Daniel & Tabarrok, Alexander, 2003. "Do Off-Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements? Testing an Argument by Structured Conversations with Experts," Ratio Working Papers 28, The Ratio Institute.
  3. Helland, Eric & Tabarrok, Alex, 2002. "The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards," Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series qt8rm9358c, Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics.
  4. Jonathan Klick & Alexander Tabarrok, "undated". "Using Terror Alert Levels to Estimate the Effect of Police on Crime," American Law & Economics Association Annual Meetings 1042, American Law & Economics Association.


  1. Alex Tabarrok, 2020. "Janek Wasserman: The Marginal Revolutionaries: how Austrian economists fought the war of ideas," Business Economics, Palgrave Macmillan;National Association for Business Economics, vol. 55(3), pages 166-168, July.
  2. Michael D. Makowsky & Thomas Stratmann & Alex Tabarrok, 2019. "To Serve and Collect: The Fiscal and Racial Determinants of Law Enforcement," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 48(1), pages 189-216.
  3. Nathan Goldschlag & Alex Tabarrok, 2018. "Is regulation to blame for the decline in American entrepreneurship?," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 33(93), pages 5-44.
  4. Pizzola, Brandon & Tabarrok, Alexander, 2017. "Occupational licensing causes a wage premium: Evidence from a natural experiment in Colorado’s funeral services industry," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 50-59.
  5. Tyler Cowen & Alex Tabarrok, 2016. "A Skeptical View of the National Science Foundation's Role in Economic Research," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 30(3), pages 235-248, Summer.
  6. Alex Tabarrok, 2016. "Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Reduces Offending? , by P. J. Cook , S. Machin , O. Marie and G. Mastrobuoni (eds) ( The MIT Press , Cambridge, Massachusetts , 2013 ), pp. 240 ," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 92(298), pages 501-503, September.
  7. Eli Dourado & Alex Tabarrok, 2015. "Public choice perspectives on intellectual property," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 163(1), pages 129-151, April.
  8. Alex Tabarrok, 2015. "James Buchanan as Intellectual Entrepreneur," Journal of Private Enterprise, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, vol. 30(Summer 20), pages 111-115.
  9. Alex Tabarrok, 2014. "Thomas Piketty's terrifying vision. A review essay of Thomas Piketty, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", transl. by Arthur Goldhammer, Cambridge (MA), Belknap-Harvard University Press, 2," History of Economic Ideas, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa - Roma, vol. 22(2), pages 155-162.
  10. Briggs, Justin Thomas & Tabarrok, Alexander, 2014. "Firearms and suicides in US states," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 180-188.
  11. Tyler Cowen & Alex Tabarrok, 2014. "The Industrial Organization of Online Education," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 519-522, May.
  12. Shawn P. Miller & Alexander Tabarrok, 2014. "Ill-Conceived, Even If Competently Administered: Software Patents, Litigation, and Innovation—A Comment on Graham and Vishnubhakat," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 11(1), pages 37-45, January.
  13. Alexander Tabarrok, 2013. "Private Education In India: A Novel Test Of Cream Skimming," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 31(1), pages 1-12, January.
  14. Eric A. Helland & Alexander Tabarrok, 2012. "Product Liability and Moral Hazard: Evidence from General Aviation," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55(3), pages 593-630.
  15. Alex Tabarrok, 2010. "Reviews: Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed – and What to Do About It," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 86(274), pages 458-459, September.
  16. Tabarrok Alexander & Helland Eric, 2009. "Measuring Criminal Spillovers: Evidence from Three Strikes," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 5(1), pages 251-268, May.
  17. Daniel B. Klein & Alexander Tabarrok, 2008. "Do Off‐Label Drug Practices Argue Against FDA Efficacy Requirements? A Critical Analysis of Physicians' Argumentation for Initial Efficacy Requirements," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 67(5), pages 743-775, November.
  18. Tabarrok, Alexander, 2008. "The hot-toy problem," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 512-516, August.
  19. Eric Helland & Alexander Tabarrok, 2007. "Does Three Strikes Deter?: A Nonparametric Estimation," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 42(2).
  20. Eric Helland & Jonathan Klick & Alexander Tabarrok, 2005. "Data Watch: Tort-uring the Data," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 19(2), pages 207-220, Spring.
  21. Klick, Jonathan & Tabarrok, Alexander, 2005. "Using Terror Alert Levels to Estimate the Effect of Police on Crime," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 48(1), pages 267-279, April.
  22. Alexander Tabarrok, 2004. "How to Get Real About Organs," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 1(1), pages 11-18, April.
  23. Helland, Eric & Tabarrok, Alexander, 2004. "The Fugitive: Evidence on Public versus Private Law Enforcement from Bail Jumping," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 47(1), pages 93-122, April.
  24. Helland Eric & Tabarrok Alexander, 2004. "Using Placebo Laws to Test "More Guns, Less Crime"," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 1-9, January.
  25. Alexander Tabarrok, 2004. "Reply to Byrne and Thompson," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 1(1), pages 26-28, April.
  26. Eric Helland & Alexander Tabarrok, 2003. "Race, Poverty, and American Tort Awards: Evidence from Three Data Sets," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 32(1), pages 27-58, January.
  27. Tabarrok Alexander, 2002. "Patent Theory versus Patent Law," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 1(1), pages 1-26, October.
  28. Eric Helland & Alexander Tabarrok, 2002. "The Effect of Electoral Institutions on Tort Awards," American Law and Economics Review, Oxford University Press, vol. 4(2), pages 341-370.
  29. Tabarrok, Alexander, 2001. "President Perot or Fundamentals of Voting Theory Illustrated with the 1992 Election," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 106(3-4), pages 275-297, March.
  30. Tyler Cowen & Alexander Tabarrok, 2000. "An Economic Theory of Avant-Garde and Popular Art, or High and Low Culture," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 67(2), pages 232-253, July.
  31. Alexander Tabarrok, 2000. "Believe in Pascal's Wager? Have I Got a Deal for You!," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 48(2), pages 123-128, March.
  32. Helland, Eric & Tabarrok, Alexander T, 2000. "Runaway Judges? Selection Effects and the Jury," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 16(2), pages 306-333, October.
  33. Tabarrok, Alexander & Helland, Eric, 1999. "Court Politics: The Political Economy of Tort Awards," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 42(1), pages 157-188, April.
  34. Alexander Tabarrok & Lee Spector, 1999. "Would the Borda Count Have Avoided the Civil War?," Journal of Theoretical Politics, , vol. 11(2), pages 261-288, April.
  35. Tabarrok, Alexander, 1999. "Book Review," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 8(4), pages 479-481, November.
  36. Tabarrok, Alexander, 1998. "The Private Provision of Public Goods via Dominant Assurance Contracts," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 96(3-4), pages 345-362, September.
  37. Alexander Tabarrok & Tyler Cowen, 1998. "Who Benefits from Progress?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 51(3), pages 379-397, August.
  38. Alex Tabarrok, 1998. "V. A. Ginsburgh and P.-M. Menger (eds.), Economics of the Arts: Selected Essays," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 22(4), pages 285-287, December.
  39. Alexander Tabarrok, 1997. "A simple model of crime waves, riots, and revolutions," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 25(3), pages 274-288, September.
  40. Tabarrok, Alexander, 1996. "Genetic testing and human welfare: reply to Hall," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 381-384, June.
  41. Alexander Tabarrok, 1995. "Irrelevance Propositions are Irrelevant," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(3), pages 409-417, August.
  42. Cowen, Tyler & Tabarrok, Alexander, 1995. "Good Grapes and Bad Lobsters: Applying the Alchian and Allen Theorem," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 33(2), pages 253-256, April.
  43. Tabarrok, Alexander, 1994. "Genetic testing: An economic and contractarian analysis," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 75-91, March.
  44. Alexander Tabarrok, 1994. "A Survey, Critique, and New Defense of Term Limits," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, vol. 14(2), pages 333-350, Fall.


  1. Shruti Rajagopalan & Alexander Tabarrok, 2014. "Lessons from Gurgaon, India’s private city," Chapters, in: David Emanuel Andersson & Stefano Moroni (ed.), Cities and Private Planning, chapter 10, pages 199-231, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Alexander Tabarrok & Paul Heaton & Eric Helland, 2010. "The Measure of Vice and Sin: A Review of the Uses, Limitations and Implications of Crime Data," Chapters, in: Bruce L. Benson & Paul R. Zimmerman (ed.), Handbook on the Economics of Crime, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  3. Jonathan Klick & Alexander Tabarrok, 2010. "Police, Prisons, and Punishment: The Empirical Evidence on Crime Deterrence," Chapters, in: Bruce L. Benson & Paul R. Zimmerman (ed.), Handbook on the Economics of Crime, chapter 6, Edward Elgar Publishing.


  1. Tabarrok, Alexander (ed.), 2002. "The Entrepreneurial Economist: Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195145038.

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  1. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (3) 2004-01-18 2021-02-22 2021-03-08
  2. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (1) 2004-01-18
  3. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2004-01-18


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