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(Last Updated July 2022)

John A. Dove

Manuel H. Johnson Professor of Economics

Associate Professor of Economics

Troy University




(36) "Factors Influencing the Timing and Type of State-Level Prohibitions Prior to 1920."  Forthcoming.  Public Choice.

(35) "Judicial Independence and Lynching in Historical Context: An Analysis of US States."  Forthcoming.  Cliometrica.

(34) "What is a Classical Liberal Constitution?"  The Independent Review.  26(3): 385-405.

(33) "Dismantling the South-West Coalition: Further Evidence of Distributive Politics in Preemption Legislation."  (2021).  Economics of Governance.                   22(3): 193-214.

(32) "Detroit: A Microcosm of Municipal Finance, Bankruptcy, and Recovery."  Essays in Economic and Business History.  38(1): 335-342.

​(31) "US State Tort Liability Reform and Entrepreneurship."  (2020).  Review of Law & Economics.  16(3). ​​

(30) “Opportunity Entrepreneurship and Regulation: A State-Level Analysis.”  (2020).  Applied Economics Letters.  27(12): 987-991.
(29) “Do Tax and Expenditure Limits Influence Federal Lobbying by State and Local Governments?  Evidence from a Panel Dataset.”  (2019).  Public                              Finance & Management.  19(1): 128-150.

(28) “US State Constitutional Entrenchment and Default in the Nineteenth Century.”  (2019).  Journal of Institutional Economics.  15(6): 963-982.

(27) "Is There a Relationship Between TELs and Default?  Evidence from US Municipalities." (2019).  Papers in Regional Science.  98(1): 433-450.  

(26) "It's Easier to Contract than to Pay: Judicial Independence and U.S. Municipal Default in the 19th Century."  (2018).  The Journal of Comparative                        Economics.   46(4): 1062-1081.

(25) "Is There a Tradeoff Between Economic Development Incentives and Economic Freedom?  Evidence from the US States."  Review of Regional Studies.                   48(1): 55-69.

(24) "The Politics of Beer: Analysis of the Congressional Votes for the Beer Bill of 1933."  (2018).  Public Choice.  174(1-2): 81-106.

(23) "The Impact of Public Pension Governance Structures on State Bond Ratings."  (2018).  Economics of Governance.  19(1): 51-73.

(22) "The Relationship between Local Government Economic Freedom and Bond Ratings."  (2017).  Journal of Financial Economic Policy.  9(4): 435-449.

(21) "Judicial Independence and US State Bond Ratings: An Empirical Investigation."  (2017).  Public Budgeting & Finance​.  37(3): 24-46.

​(20) "Property Tax Limits, Balanced-Budget Rules and Line-Item Vetoes: A Long-Run View." (2017).  Eastern Economic Journal.  43(2): 288-317.

(19) "Some Additional Evidence on the Interplay between Corruption, Taxes, and Firm Entry Using US States."  (2017).  Applied Economics Letters.                        24(18): 1307-1310.

(18) “Local Government Type and Municipal Bond Ratings: What’s the Relationship?”  (2017).  Applied Economics.  49(24): 2339-2351

(17) "Voter Preferences, Institutions, and Economic Freedom."  (2017).  Contemporary Economic Policy. 35(1): 76-92.

(16) "The Economic Effects of Judicial Selection"  (2016).  Faulkner Law Review.  8(1): 157-173.

(15) ​“U.S. State Fiscal Constraints and Railroad Development through the 19th  Century.”  (2016).  Scandinavian Economic History Review.  64(3): 243-257.

(14) "​Do Fiscal Constraints Prevent Default? Historical Evidence from U.S. Municipalities."  (2016).  Economics of Governance.  17(2): 185-209.

(13) "Judicial Independence and Economic Freedom in the US States."  (2016).  Applied Economics Letters.  23(1): 78-83.

(12) "Analyzing the Effectiveness of State Regulatory Review."  (2016).  Public Finance Review.  44(4): 446-477.

(11) "The Impact of Contracting and Property Rights Institutions on Entrepreneurship in the United States." (2015). American Journal of                                       Entrepreneurship. 8(1): 78-83.

(10) "The Effect of Judicial Independence on Entrepreneurship in the U.S. States."  (2015).  Economic Systems.  39(1): 72-96.

(9) "Antitrust Enforcement by State Attorneys General: Institutional, Legal and Political Considerations."  (2014).  Business and Politics.  16(2): 291-312.

(8) "An Examination of Multistate Antitrust Enforcement by U.S. State Attorneys General."  (2014).  Journal of Applied Economics and Policy.  32(1): 45-            71.

​(7) "The Michigan Free Bank Experience: Wild Cat Banking or Interference with Contract?"  (2014).  Essays in Economic and Business History.  32: 47-79.

(6) ​Financial Markets, Fiscal Constraints, and Municipal Debt: Lessons and Evidence from the Panic of 1873."  (2014).  Journal of Institutional                            Economics​. 10(1): 71-106.

(5) "Policing the Chain Gang: Panel Cointegration Analysis of the Stability of the Suffolk System, 1825-1858."  (2013).  Journal of Macroeconomics.  37:           182-196.

​(4) "Analyzing Electoral Timing and Outcomes through Georgia's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax."  Public Finance and Management.  13(4): 288-       304.

(3) "Public Protection versus Public Choice: An Analysis of Merger Enforcement Behavior by State Attorneys General."  (2012).  Journal of Public                       Finance and Public Choice.  28(2-3): 115-132.

(2) "Credible Commitments and Constitutional Constraints: State Debt Repudiation and Default in Nineteenth Century America."  (2012).                                   Constitutional Political Economy.  23(1): 66-93.

(1) "The Non-Productive Entrepreneurial Process."  (2010).  Review of Austrian Economics.  23(4): 333-346.