Matt E. Ryan

Journal Articles

"Frisky Business: Race, Gender and Police Activity During Traffic Stops." European Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.

"Allocating Infection: The Political Economy of the Swine Flu (H1N1) Vaccine." Economic Inquiry 52, no. 1 (2014), pp. 138-154.

"The Evolution of Legislative Tenure in the United States Congress: 1789-2004." Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice 30, no. 1 (2012), pp. 65-76.

"Information Effects and National Hockey League Betting Market Efficiency." Journal of Gambling Business and Economics 6, no. 1 (2012), pp. 79-92. (with Marshall Gramm and C. Nicholas McKinney)

"Hate Groups and Hate Crime." International Review of Law and Economics 31, no. 4 (2011), pp. 256-262. (with Peter T. Leeson)

"Think Tanks." Journal of Comparative Economics 40, no. 1 (2012), pp. 62-77. (with Peter T. Leeson and Claudia R. Williamson)

"Seniority and Anti-competitive Restrictions on the Legislative Common Pool: Tenure's Impact on the Overall Production of Legislation and the Concentration of Political Benefits." Public Choice 153, no. 1 (2012), pp. 171-190. (with Russell S. Sobel)

"Information Effects in Major League Baseball Betting Markets." Applied Economics 44, No. 6 (2012), pp. 707-716. (with Marshall Gramm and C. Nicholas McKinney)

"Do Relief Pitching and Remaining Games Create Moral Hazard Problems in Major League Baseball?" Journal of Sports Economics 12, No. 6 (December 2011), pp. 647-659. (with Kevin Baldini and Mark T. Gillis)

"With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Aiding the World's Worst Dictators." The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 14, No. 1 (Summer 2009), pp. 26-44. (with Christopher Coyne)

"What Do Bettors Want? Determinants of Parimutuel Betting Preference." American Journal of Economics and Sociology 66, No. 3 (July 2007), pp. 465-91. (with Marshall Gramm, Nicholas McKinney, and Douglas Owens)

"Does Development Aid Lead to Economic Freedom?" Journal of Private Enterprise 22, No. 1 (Fall 2006), pp. 1-21. (with Benjamin Powell)

"The Economics of Outsourcing." California Labor & Employment Review 20, No. 4 (August 2006), pp. 7-26. (with Benjamin Powell)


Teaching Pieces

"Using Economic Freedom and Statistical Analysis to Teach Principles of Macroeconomics." Journal of Private Enterprise 28, no. 1 (Fall 2012), pp. 105-111.


Edited Books

Unleashing Capitalism: Why Prosperity Stops at the West Virginia Border, and How to Fix It. Center for Economic Growth, The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV: 2007. (with Russell Sobel and Joshua Hall)


Contributions to Books

"Unifying the Favorite-Longshot Bias with Other Market Anomalies," Chapter 8 in Donald Hausch and William Ziemba (eds.), Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets (Amsterdam: North Holland-Elsevier), pp. 137-160. (with Russell Sobel)

"Electoral Pressures and the Legal System: Friends or Foes?" forthcoming in Edward Lopez (ed.), Law Without Romance: Public Choice and the U.S. Legal System (Oakland, CA: Independent Institute). (with Russell Sobel and Joshua Hall)

"What Do Bettors Want? Determinants of Parimutuel Betting Preference," Chapter 1 in Laurence Moss (ed.), Perspectives on Gambling, Lotteries, Wagers and Casinos (Blackwell Publishing), pp. 1-28. (with Marshall Gramm, Nicholas McKinney and Douglas Owens)

"The Economics of Government Housing Assistance for the Poor," forthcoming in Randall Holcombe and Benjamin Powell (eds.), Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis (Oakland, CA: Independent Institute). (with Joshua Hall)


Book Reviews

Peter H. Schuck, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better. Public Choice 162, No. 1 (2015), pp. 211-213.

Bjorn Erik Rasch and George Tsebelis (eds.), The Role of Government In Legislative Agenda Setting. Public Choice 150, No. 3 (2012), pp. 797-799.


Popular Publications

"PUC moves to protect Pittsburgh taxi monopoly." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 3, 2014. [html]

"Free market's vaccine against the flu." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 15, 2012. [html] The Detroit News, October 9, 2012. [html]

"The Pony Express and other tales of rent-seeking in America." The Washington Examiner, September 4, 2012. [html]

"NFL players unions on wrong side of RTW." The Indianapolis Star, January 18, 2012. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: Innovation Can't Be Legislated." The State Journal, March 13, 2009. [html]

"White Strums Up Entrepreneurship in West Virginia." The State Journal, February 6, 2009. [html]

"Don't Expect to Hear About Upside of Downturn." The State Journal, November 14, 2008. [html]

"Stopping Interest Groups Will Take More Than Words." The State Journal, October 17, 2008. [html]

"Imposed Economic Diversity is Imposed Economic Death." The State Journal, September 19, 2008. [html]

"State Engages Private Solutions to Public Problems." The State Journal, August 22, 2008. [html]

"Taking Another Look at Economic Freedom." The State Journal, August 8, 2008. [html]

"Worker's Compensation Reform Shows Power of Privatization." The State Journal, July 25, 2008. [html]

"Federal Spending Receives a Closer Examination." The State Journal, July 11, 2008. [html]

"Your (Accurate) Map to the West Virginia Budget." The State Journal, June 27, 2008. [html]

"Consumers Reward Best Values; Wal-Mart Wins." The State Journal, June 20, 2008. [html]

"West Virginia Supreme Court Keeps Us Poor." The State Journal, June 6, 2008. [html]

"This Week's Growth Fallacy: Welfare." The State Journal, May 30, 2008. [html]

"We Must Cope With the Burden of Federal Spending." The State Journal, May 16, 2008. [html]

"Atlas Unleashes Award On West Virginia Book." The State Journal, May 2, 2008. [html]

"Municipal Annexation...Without Representation?" The State Journal, April 25, 2008. [html]

"Tax Freedom Day Is Rapidly Approaching." The State Journal, April 18, 2008. [html]

"The Year in Wasted West Virginia Legislation." The State Journal, April 4, 2008. [html]

"As Government Increases, So Do Economic Woes." The State Journal, March 21, 2008. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: Lawmakers Missed Opportunities." The State Journal, March 14, 2008. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: Time, Opportunity Run Short." The State Journal, March 7, 2008. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: Bill Proposes Teaching Capitalism." The State Journal, February 29, 2008. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act Earns an A." The State Journal, February 22, 2008. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: Nonpartisan Judicial Elections = A+." The State Journal, February 15, 2008. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: Expanding Government...Again." The State Journal, February 8, 2008. [html]

"Grading the Legislature: A Look at Selected Bills." The State Journal, February 1, 2008. [html]

"Ticket Scalping Is a Victimless Crime." Charleston Daily Mail, September 7, 2007.

"Consumers Ultimately Drive These Issues." Charleston Daily Mail, August 29, 2007.

"Education Alone Will Not Help West Virginia." Charleston Daily Mail, August 8, 2007.

"Coercing Others to Work Is Just Wrong." Charleston Daily Mail, July 31, 2007.

"Capitalism: Don't Believe the Myths." Charleston Daily Mail, June 20, 2007.

"Finally, Relief for Businesses Can't Come Soon Enough." Charleston Gazette, July 16, 2006. (with Russell Sobel)

"Stop Aiding Dictators." Press-Enterprise, The Providence Journal, February 27, 2006. (with Benjamin Powell) [html]

"Higher Minimum Wage Would Hurt, Not Help, West Virginia." The State Journal, February 17, 2006. (with Russell Sobel)

"U.S. Money Aids World's Worst Dictators.", February 13, 2006. (with Benjamin Powell) [html]

"BB&T Takes a Stand on Issue of Eminent Domain." The State Journal, February 9, 2006. (with Russell Sobel)

"Capitalism Under Attack in West Virginia." Charleston Gazette, January 22, 2006. (with Russell Sobel)

"Take the Politics Out of Disaster Relief.", September 30, 2005. [html]

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