Claudia R. Williamson, PHD.

 

Research

Journal Articles:


“Securing Private Property: Formal versus Informal Institutions," (with Carrie B. Kerekes). 2010. Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.


“Grey Dawn: New Evidence on Intergenerational Conflict in Education Spending.” (with Mehmet Serkan Tosun and Pavel Yakovlev). 2011. Public Budgeting and Finance, forthcoming.


“Think Tanks” (with Peter Leeson and Matt Ryan). 2011. Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming. 


“Trade Openness and Cultural Creative Destruction," (with Christopher J. Coyne),  Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, forthcoming.


”Civilizing Society,” 2010. Journal of Private Enterprise, forthcoming.


“Disagreement Between Direct and Overall Liberty: Even Less Troubling than Suggested?” 2011. Reason Papers, forthcoming.


“Rhetoric versus Reality: The Best and Worst of Aid Agency Practices.” (with William Easterly). 2011. World Development, 39(11): 1930-1949.


“Economic Freedom, Culture and Growth.” (with Rachel Mathers). 2011. Public Choice,

148(3-4): 313-335.


“Cultural Context: The Productivity of Capitalism.” (with Rachel Mathers). 2011. Kyklos, 64(2): 231-252.


Propertyless in Peru, Even With a Government Land Title,” (with Carrie B. Kerekes). 2009. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69(3): 1011-1033.


“Exploring the failure of foreign aid: The Role of Incentives and Information," 2009. Review of Austrian Economics, 23(1): 17-33.


“Anarchy and Development:" An Application of the Theory of Second Best,” (with Peter T. Leeson). 2009. Law and Development Review, 2(1), Article 4.


“Informal Institutions Rule: Institutional Arrangements and Economic Performance.” 2009. Public Choice, 139(3): 371-387.


The (Lack of) Impact of Government Land Titling: Case Study Evidence from Rural Peru,”(English Version), (Spanish Version) (with Carrie B. Kerekes). 2008. Revista de Economía y Derecho, 5(20): 107-119.


Unveiling de Soto's Mystery: Property Rights, Capital Formation, & Economic Develoment," (with Carrie B. Kerekes). 2008. Journal of Institutional Economics, 4(3): 299-325.


“Foreign Aid and Human Development: The Impact of Foreign Aid to the Health Sector.”  2008.  Southern Economic Journal, 75(1) 188-207.


"Is Codification of Informal Property Institutions Necessary for Economic Development?" (with Carrie B. Kerekes).  2006.  Journal for the New Europe 3(2): 27-57.


“Introduction: Ideas Matter: The Relevance of Deirdre McCloskey’s Bourgeois Society.” 2012. Journal of Socio-Economics, forthcoming. 


“Dignity and Development.” 2012. Journal of Socio-Economics, forthcoming. 

 

“New Evidence on Intergenerational Conflict in Education Spending.” (with Mehmet Serkan Tosun and Pavel Yakovlev). 2012. Public Budgeting and Finance, 32(2): 25-39. 

 

“Trade Openness and Cultural Creative Destruction.” (with Christopher J. Coyne). 2012. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 1(1): 22-49. 


“Think Tanks.” (with Peter Leeson and Matt Ryan). 2012. Journal of Comparative Economics, 40(1): 62-77. 

 

Securing Private Property: Formal versus Informal Institutions.” (with Carrie B. Kerekes). 2011. Journal of Law and Economics, 54(3): 537-572.

 

“Civilizing Society.” 2011. Journal of Private Enterprise, 27(1): 99-120. 

(Winner of Association of Private Enterprise Education Best Paper Award)


“Disagreement Between Direct and Overall Liberty: Even Less Troubling than Suggested?” 2011. Reason Papers, 33: 107-109.


Book Chapters:


“Can International Aid Improve Health?” (with Christopher J. Coyne), in Garrett Brown, Gavin Yamey and Sarah Wamala, eds., The Handbook of Global Health Policy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, forthcoming. 


“The Two Sides of de Soto: Property Rights, Land Titling, and Development.” in Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations, Volume 2 (Beloit College Press), 2009-2010.


“Can’t we all just get along? Fractionalization, Institutions, and Economic Consequences.”  (with Peter T. Leeson) in Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel Mathers, eds., The Handbook on the Political Economy of War. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2011.


“Retirees and Economic Development in West Virginia.” (with Mehmet Tosun, Arzu Sen, and Pavel Yakovlev). in Pavel E. Gordeev, ed., Demographic Economics Research  Perspectives.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers, 2008.


“The Cultural Opposition to Capitalism: Mythbusting Through our Past,” in Russell S. Sobel, ed., Unleashing Capitalism: Why Prosperity Stops at the West Virginia State Line, and How to Fix It.  Morgantown, WV: Center for Economic Growth, The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia, 2007.


Book Reviews:


Review of Timothy Besley and Torsten Person, Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters. 2012. Public Choice, 153(1/2): 253-255.


Review of Samia Waheed Altaf, So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan. 2011. Regional Studies, 45(9): 1289-1290. 


Review of Edward J. Lopez, ed. “The Pursuit of Justice: Law and Economics of Legal

Institutions.” 2011. Public Choice, 146(1/2): 265-267.


Review of James T. Bennett, “Stifling Political Competition: How Government Has Rigged the System to Benefit Demopublicans and Exclude Third Parties.” 2009. Public Choice, 141(3): 527-529.


Review of Samia Waheed Altaf, So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan. 2011. Regional Studies, forthcoming. 


Policy Papers:


“Retirees and Economic Development in West Virginia.” (with Mehmet Serkan Tosun, Arzu Sen, and Pavel Yakovlev). May 2006.


Other Publications:


“Focus on West Virginia County Comparison.” with George Hammond in West Virginia

Economic Outlook 2005.  Morgantown, WV: Bureau of Business and Economic

Research, West Virginia University, 2005.


“Focus on West Virginia Internationally.” with George Hammond in West Virginia Economic Outlook 2005.  Morgantown, WV: Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University, 2005.


“Focus on West Virginia State Comparison.” in West Virginia Economic Outlook 2005. 

Morgantown, WV: Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University,2005.


Working Papers:


Eroding the Culture of Contracting: Aid, Not Trade?” (with Christopher Coyne). 2010. Under Review.


“Discovering Law: Hayekian Competition in Medieval Iceland.” (with Carrie B. Kerekes). 2012. Griffith Law Review, conditionally accepted.   


“Disentangling Institutional Determinants of Entrepreneurship.” 2012. American Journal of Entrepreneurship, conditionally accepted.


“Erosion of Culture: Aid, Not Trade?” (with Christopher Coyne). 2012. Eastern Economic Journal, revise and resubmit. 


“The Amplification Effect: Foreign Aid’s Impact on Political Institutions.” (with Peter Leeson and Nabamita Dutta). 2011. Under Review.  


“Contracting Institutions.” 2012. Revising. 


“Can Aid Buy Media Freedom?” (with Nabamita Dutta). 2012. Work in Progress. 


“Efficient Private Governance in Medieval Iceland.” (with Carrie B. Kerekes). Work in Progress. 


“Think Tank Expenditures and Interest Group Activity: A Dynamic Panel Granger Causality 

Test.” (with Todd M. Nesbit and Joseph Palardy). Work in Progress. 


“Culture and Development.” (with William Easterly). 2011. Work in Progress. 


“Public Opinion and Aid Donor Motivation.” (with William Easterly). 2011. Work in Progress.


“The Punitive Consequences of Colonial Origins.” (with Daniel J. D’Amico). 2011. Work in 

Progress.


“Do States Promote Development?” (with Adam Martin) 2011. Work in Progress. 


“Putting Geography in Its Place: Exchange, Culture, and Development.” 2009. Work in Progress. 


“UFOs.” (with Peter Leeson). 2008. Work in Progress.