Publications by Type: Journal Article

2015
Miron J. Curtailing Subsidies for Health Insurance. CATO Institute [Internet]. 2015. Publisher's Version
2012
Miron J. “Comment on Selgin, Lastrapes, and White’s ‘Has the Fed Been a Failure?". Journal of Macroeconomics, [Internet]. 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.

2010
The Case Against the Fiscal Stimulus. Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy [Internet]. 2010;33 (2) :519 - 529. PDF
2009
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
2008
Miron J, Feige C. The Opium Wars, Opium Legalization, and Opium Consumption in China. Applied Economics Letters. 2008;15 :911-913. PDF
2005
Miron J, Dills A, Jacobson M. The Effect of Alcohol Prohibition on Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from Drunkenness Arrests. Economics Letters. 2005 :279-294.
2004
Miron J, Dills A. Alcohol Prohibition and Cirrhosis. American Law and Economics Review. 2004;6 :285-318.
2001
The Economics of Drug Prohibition and Drug Legalization. Social Research [Internet]. 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.
2000
Miron J. Reply to "Marijuana: The Deceptive Drug". Massachusetts News. 2000;February.
1999
Miron J. Violence and the U.S. Prohibitions of Drugs and Alcohol. American Law and Economics Review. 1999;Fall (1-2) :78-114.
1998
Miron J. An Economic Analysis of Alcohol Prohibition. Journal of Drug Issues. 1998;28 (3) :741-62.
1997
Miron J, Feenberg D. Improving the Accessibility of the NBER's Historical Data. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. 1997;15 (3) :293-99.
1996
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.
1995
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.

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