Publications by Type: Journal Article

Miron J. “Comment on Selgin, Lastrapes, and White’s ‘Has the Fed Been a Failure?". Journal of Macroeconomics,. 2012;34 (3) :631-636. Publisher's VersionAbstract

In “Has the Fed Been a Failure?,” Selgin, Lastrapes, and White (SLW) argue that U.S. aggregate economic performance has not obviously improved since the founding of the Fed in 1914. They also suggest that alternatives to the Fed, such as a gold standard, might have generated better performance. I present additional data that challenge these conclusions.

The Case Against the Fiscal Stimulus. Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. 2010;33 (2) :519 - 529. PDF
Bailout or Bankruptcy?. Cato Journal. 2009;29 (1) :1 - 17. PDF
Miron J, Tetelbaum E. Does the Minimum Legal Drinking Age Save Lives. Economic Inquiry,. 2009;47 (2) :317-336. PDF
Miron J, Feige C. The Opium Wars, Opium Legalization, and Opium Consumption in China. Applied Economics Letters. 2008;15 :911-913. PDF
Miron J, Dills A, Jacobson M. The Effect of Alcohol Prohibition on Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from Drunkenness Arrests. Economics Letters. 2005 :279-294.
Miron J, Dills A. Alcohol Prohibition and Cirrhosis. American Law and Economics Review. 2004;6 :285-318.
The Economics of Drug Prohibition and Drug Legalization. Social Research. 2001;3 (68) :835 - 855. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The presumed justification for the special legal treatment of drugs is that drug use causes substantial harm both to drug users and to society generally. The prohibition of drugs is assumed necessary to reduce the consumption of drugs and thereby reduce the ills caused by drug consumption. Miron explains that many of the harms typically attributed to drug use are instead due to drug prohibition.
Miron J. Violence, Guns, and Drugs: A Cross-Country Analysis. Journal of Law and Economics. 2001;2 (2) :615-634.
Miron J, Basov S, Jacobson M. Prohibition and the Market for Illegal Drugs: An Overview of Recent History. World Economics. 2001;2 (4) :133-158.
Miron J. Reply to "Marijuana: The Deceptive Drug". Massachusetts News. 2000;February.
Miron J. Violence and the U.S. Prohibitions of Drugs and Alcohol. American Law and Economics Review. 1999;Fall (1-2) :78-114.
Miron J. An Economic Analysis of Alcohol Prohibition. Journal of Drug Issues. 1998;28 (3) :741-62.
Miron J, Feenberg D. Improving the Accessibility of the NBER's Historical Data. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. 1997;15 (3) :293-99.
Miron J, Lam D. The Effects of Temperature on Human Fertility. Demography. 1996;33 (3) :291-305.
Miron J, Beaulieu JJ. What Have Macroeconomists Learned About Business Cycles from the Study of Seasonal Cycles. Review of Economics and Statistics. 1996;78 (February) :54-66.
Miron J. The Economic Effects of Drug Prohibition. Economic Times. 1995;4 (1) :8-14.
Miron J, Zwiebel J. The Economic Case Against Drug Prohibition. Journal of Economic Perspectives. 1995;9 (4) :175-192.