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John A. Dove

Manuel H. Johnson Professor of Economics

Associate Professor of Economics

Troy University



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(30) “Opportunity Entrepreneurship and Regulation: A State-Level Analysis.”  Forthcoming at Applied Economics Letters
(29) “Do Tax and Expenditure Limits Influence Federal Lobbying by State and Local Governments?  Evidence from a Panel Dataset.”  (2019).  Public                              Finance & Management.  Vol. 19, No. 1, Pg. 128-150.

(28) “US State Constitutional Entrenchment and Default in the Nineteenth Century.”  (2019).  Journal of Institutional Economics.  Vol. 15, No. 6, Pg. 963-                      982.

(27) "Is There a Relationship Between TELs and Default?  Evidence from US Municipalities." (2019).  Papers in Regional Science.  Vol. 98, No. 1, Pg. 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.   Vol. 46, No. 4, Pg. 1062-1081.

(25) "Is There a Tradeoff Between Economic Development Incentives and Economic Freedom?  Evidence from the US States."  Review of Regional Studies.                   Vol. 48, No. 1, Pg. 55-69.

(24) "The Politics of Beer: Analysis of the Congressional Votes for the Beer Bill of 1933."  (2018).  Public Choice.  Vol. 174, No. 1-2, Pg. 81-106.

(23) "The Impact of Public Pension Governance Structures on State Bond Ratings."  (2018).  Economics of Governance.  Vol. 19, No. 1, Pg. 51-73.

(22) "The Relationship between Local Government Economic Freedom and Bond Ratings."  (2017).  Journal of Financial Economic Policy.  Vol. 9, No. 4,                   Pg. 435-449.

(21) "Judicial Independence and US State Bond Ratings: An Empirical Investigation."  (2017).  Public Budgeting & Finance​.  Vol. 37, No. 3, Pg. 24-46.

​(20) "Property Tax Limits, Balanced-Budget Rules and Line-Item Vetoes: A Long-Run View." (2017).  Eastern Economic Journal.  Vol. 43, No. 2, Pg. 288-                   317.

(19) "Some Additional Evidence on the Interplay between Corruption, Taxes, and Firm Entry Using US States."  (2017).  Applied Economics Letters.  ​Vol.                  24, ​No. 18, Pg. 1307-1310.

(18) “Local Government Type and Municipal Bond Ratings: What’s the Relationship?”  (2017).  Applied Economics.  Vol. 49, No. 24, Pg. 2339-2351

(17) "Voter Preferences, Institutions, and Economic Freedom."  With George R. Crowley and Daniel Sutter.  (2017).  Contemporary Economic Policy.​                              Vol.35,  No. 1, Pg. 76-92.

(16) "The Economic Effects of Judicial Selection"  (2016).  Faulkner Law Review.  Vol. 8, No. 1, Pg. 157-173.

(15) ​“U.S. State Fiscal Constraints and Railroad Development through the 19th  Century.”  (2016).  Scandinavian Economic History Review.  Vol. 64, No. 3,            Pg. 243-257.

(14) "​Do Fiscal Constraints Prevent Default? Historical Evidence from U.S. Municipalities."  (2016).  Economics of Governance.  Vol. 17, No. 2, Pg. 185-                209.

(13) "Judicial Independence and Economic Freedom in the US States."  (2016).  Applied Economics Letters.  Vol. 23, No. 1, Pg. 78-83.

(12) "Analyzing the Effectiveness of State Regulatory Review."  With Russell S. Sobel. (2016).  Public Finance Review.  Vol. 44, No. 4, Pg. 446-477.

(11) "The Impact of Contracting and Property Rights Institutions on Entrepreneurship in the United States." (2015). American Journal of                                       Entrepreneurship. Vol. 8, No. 1, Pg. 78-83.

(10) "The Effect of Judicial Independence on Entrepreneurship in the U.S. States."  (2015).  Economic Systems.  Vol. 39, No. 1, Pg. 72-96.

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

        Vol. 16, No. 2, Pg. 291-312.

(8) "An Examination of Multistate Antitrust Enforcement by U.S. State Attorneys General."  With Laura R. Dove.  (2014).  Journal of Applied                              Economics and Policy.  Vol. 32, No. 1, Pg. 45-71.

​(7) "The Michigan Free Bank Experience: Wild Cat Banking or Interference with Contract?"  With Gary M. Pecquet and Clifford F. Thies.  (2014).                     Essays in Economic and Business History.  Vol. 32, Pg. 47-79.

(6) ​Financial Markets, Fiscal Constraints, and Municipal Debt: Lessons and Evidence from the Panic of 1873."  (2014).  Journal of Institutional                            Economics​. Vol. 10, No. 1, Pg. 71-106.

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

​(4) "Analyzing Electoral Timing and Outcomes through Georgia's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax."  With Courtney A. Collins.  Public Finance               and Management.  Vol. 13, No. 4, Pg. 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.  Vol. 28, No. 2-3, Pg. 115-132.

(2) "Credible Commitments and Constitutional Constraints: State Debt Repudiation and Default in Nineteenth Century America."  (2012).                                   Constitutional Political Economy.  Vol. 23, No. 1, Pg. 66-93.

(1) "The Non-Productive Entrepreneurial Process."  (2010).  With Christopher J. Coyne and Russell S. Sobel.  Review of Austrian Economics.  Vol. 23,                No. 4, Pg. 333-346.