This series includes preprints and other working papers authored by faculty members of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy.

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Submissions from 2014

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Equity Commitment under Uncertainty: A Hierarchical Model of Real Option Entry Mode Choices, Luisa Blanco, Rossitza Wooster, and W. Charles Sawyer

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Unintended Consequences of Enforcement in Illicit Markets, James E. Prieger and Jonathan D. Kulick

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Violence in Illicit Markets: Unintended Consequences and the Search for Paradoxical Effects of Enforcement, James Prieger and Jonathan D. Kulick

Submissions from 2013

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Economic Growth and the Optimal Level of Entrepreneurship, Catherine Bampoky, Luisa Blanco, Aolong Liu, and James Prieger

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A Qualitative Analysis of the Use of Financial Services and Saving Behavior among Older African Americans and Latinos in the Los Angeles Area, Luisa Blanco, Maria Ponce, Arturo Gongora, and O. Kenrik Duru

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The Impact of Research and Development on Economic Growth and Productivity in the US States, Luisa Blanco, James Prieger, and Ji Gu

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Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation and Regulation, Angela Hawken, Jonathan D. Kulick, and James Prieger

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The Broadband Digital Divide and the Benefits of Mobile Broadband for Minorities, James Prieger

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The Impact of Government Policies on Access to Broadband, James Prieger

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A Basic Analysis of Entry and Exit in the US Broadband Market, 2005-2008, James Prieger and Michelle Connolly

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A Basic Analysis of Entry and Exit in the US Broadband Market, 2005-2008: More Detail and Additional Results, James Prieger and Michelle Connolly

Submissions from 2012

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Effects of Natural Resource Abundance on Institutions: Which, Where and When?, Luisa Blanco, Jeffrey Nugent, and Graham Veenstra

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Making American Places: Civic Engagement Rightly Understood, Ted McAllister

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What Does Burke Have to Do with America?, Ted McAllister

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The Broadband Digital Divide and the Economic Benefits of Mobile Broadband for Rural Areas, James Prieger

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The Economic Benefits of Mobile Broadband, James Prieger

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Civic Engagement in California: Why Do We Lag?, James Prieger and Kelly Faltis

Submissions from 2011

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The Finance–Growth Link Revisited and the Role of Institutions as a Source of Finance in Latin America, Luisa Blanco

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The Impact of Insecurity on Democracy and Trust in Institutions in Mexico, Luisa Blanco

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The impact of spatial interdependence on FDI in Latin America, Luisa Blanco

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Immigration Regulation, Luisa Blanco and Odinakachi Anyanwu

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In the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis of 2008: What Have We Learned?, Luisa Blanco and Michael Crouch

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The Impact of FDI on CO₂ Emissions in Latin America, Luisa Blanco, Fidel Gonzalez, and Isabel Ruiz

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Explaining the Rise of the Left in Latin America, Luisa Blanco and Robin Grier

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The (non) effect of natural resource dependence on capital accumulation in Latin America, Luisa Blanco and Robin Grier

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Competition between Tax Havens: Does Proximity Matter?, Luisa Blanco and Cynthia Rogers

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Do Tax Havens Really Flourish? Accounting for Endogeneity in Growth Regressions, Luisa Blanco and Cynthia Rogers

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Tax Havens and FDI Spillovers: Implications for LDCs, Luisa Blanco and Cynthia Rogers

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Material Support: Counternarcotics vs. Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, Jonathan D. Kulick, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Mark A. R. Kleiman

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A Dreadful Emancipation: Walter Lippmann’s Critique of Modernity, Ted McAllister

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Deployment of Mobile Broadband Service in the United States, James Prieger and Thomas V. Church

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Oust the Louse: Does Political Pressure Discipline Regulators?, James Prieger, Janice A. Hauge, and Mark A. Jamison

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Verifiable and Non-Verifiable Anonymous Mechanisms for Regulating a Polluting Monopolist, James Prieger and Nicholas J. Sanders

Submissions from 2010

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Powering America: The Impact of Ethanol Production in the Corn Belt States, Luisa Blanco and Michelle Isenhouer

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Demand-Side Programs to Stimulate Adoption of Broadband: What Works?, James Prieger and Janice A. Hauge

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Applications Barriers to Entry and Exclusive Vertical Contracts in Platform Markets, James Prieger and Wei-Min Hu

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French Automobiles and the Chinese Boycotts of 2008: Politics Really Does Affect Commerce, James Prieger, Wei-Min Hu, Canhui Hong, and Dongming Zhu

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The Broadcasters’ Transition Date Roulette: Strategic Aspects of the DTV Transition, James Prieger and James Miller

Submissions from 2009

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Life is Unfair in Latin America, But Does it Matter for Growth?, Luisa Blanco

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The Finance–Growth Link in Latin America, Luisa Blanco

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Long Live Democracy: The Determinants of Political Instability in Latin America, Luisa Blanco and Robin Grier

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America’s Vital Interests, Ted McAllister

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Economics at the FCC, 2008-2009: Broadband and Merger Review, James Prieger and Michelle Connolly

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The Macroeconomic Impacts of E-Business on the Economy, James Prieger and Daniel Heil

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The Microeconomic Impacts of E-Business on the Economy, James Prieger and Daniel Heil

Submissions from 2008

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The Rules of the Road or Roadblocks on the Information Highway? Regulation and Innovation in Telecommunications, James Prieger and Daniel Heil

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The Broadband Digital Divide and the Nexus of Race, Competition, and Quality, James Prieger and Wei-Min Hu

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The Empirics of the Digital Divide: Can Duration Analysis Help?, James Prieger and Wei-Min Hu

Submissions from 2007

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Product Innovation, Signaling, and Endogenous Regulatory Delay, James Prieger

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Are Drivers Who Use Cell Phones Inherently Less Safe?, James Prieger and Robert W. Hahn

Submissions from 2005

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What’s Wrong with the Right: A Conservative Vision For the Twenty-First Century, Ted McAllister

Submissions from 2003

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Marshall v Madison: The Supreme Court and Original Intent, 1803-1835, Gordon Lloyd