Political economy and policy analysis

Political economy and policy analysis were my first interest in economics and were, in fact, what got me involved in economics in the first place.

This page excludes articles on political economy and policy analysis that are already covered under: the Global Financial Crisis; free banking, central banking and financial regulation; monetary economics and macroeconomics, etc etc. No point merely reproducing that stuff again here so here is the rest ...


“Participation in Civil Society.” Pp. 31-43 in D. Campbell and N. D. Lewis (eds), Promoting Participation: Law or Politics? London and Sydney: Cavendish Publishing Limited, 1999.

“How the Irish Constitution Review Group Would Weaken Property Rights.”  Reflections, Summer 1998, No. 2, pp. 1-6. Edmund Burke Institute: Dublin.

 “Anarchy, Warfare and Social Order: Comment on Hirshleifer.”  Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 105, No. 3, June 1997, pp. 648-651.

The Case Against Industrial Policy.” Libertarian Alliance Economic Notes, No. 33, London: Libertarian Alliance, September 1990.

Equality in Employment.”  Libertarian Alliance Legal Notes, No. 3, London: Libertarian Alliance, l988.

“Private Property Against Economic Centralism.” Economic Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 3, February-March 1987, pp. 25-28.

“The Capital Funding of Ontario Universities: What Should be Done?” In Ontario Universities: Access, Operations, and Funding, Ontario Economic Council, 1985, pp. 345-361.

“Federal-Provincial Fiscal Relations: Some Background.” (K. Dowd and A. Sayeed) In Ottawa and the Provinces, Vol. 2, Ontario Economic Council, 1985, pp. 253-275.

“Towards a Theory of Equalization Payments.” (T. J. Courchene and K. Dowd) Printed as Chapter 5 of T. J. Courchene’s Equalization Payments: Past, Present and Future, Ontario Economic Council, 1984, pp. 81-131.