April 5, 2007
Director of Research, The Independent
Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University
in a lively conversation
The Long Arm of the Law
Alexander Tabarrok is associate professor of economics at George Mason University and director of research for
The Independent Institute.
Tabarrok's recent research
examines issues such as how race and poverty impact trial decisions by juries, how judges compare to juries when awarding damages, the influence of judicial electoral systems on the decisions of judges and how bounty hunters compare with police in arresting fugitives from the law. Other research examines patent system reform, methods to increase the supply of human organs for transplant and the regulation of pharmaceuticals.
Professor Tabarrok is co-author of the web
site FDAReview.org, an extensive resource on the history, policies, and potential reform of the FDA. He is also the editor of the books
Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal
Science, The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil
Society (with David Beito and Peter Gordon), and Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime. His papers have appeared in the
Journal of Law and Economics, Public Choice, Economic
Inquiry, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Theoretical
Politics, The American Law and Economics Review, Kyklos, and many other journals. Popular articles by Professor Tabarrok have appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States,
and he writes regularly for the blog MarginalRevolution.
Tabarrok previously spoke at Junto in October
more information on this Junto event, including time,
location, and other features of the meeting see the April