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DR. JOHN COBIN
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PAPERS AND WORK IN PROGRESS
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Academic Journals and Scholarly Publications

“Market Provision of Highways: Lessons from Costanera Norte”, Planning and Markets, vol. 2, no. 1 (September 1999). See the online journal page or view the article online.

“Allodialism as Economic Policy”, 1999, Commentaries on Law & Economics, vol. 3 (soon to be online), forthcoming in Estudios Públicos (it is also chapter 15 of my textbook A Primer and Ensayos). Read the abstract of "Allodialism as Economic Policy" published online.

“Fire Safety and Building Regulation in Eastern Santiago, Chile”, forthcoming in Planning and Markets, vol. 3, no. 1 (September 2000). See a report on the article by El Mercurio in February 2000 on this page.

“Siegan brought Up-to-Date: A Critical View of the Expansion of Zoning in Santiago”, 1997-1998.  Working papers series of the Mises Institute; also forthcoming in Estudios Públicos and will presented at the meetings of the European Association of Law and Economics on September 14, 2000 in Brussels, Belgium.

“A Note on Altering Regulation of Higher Education in Chile”, 1998, The Spanish translation was published as “Modificaciones a la Regulación de la Educación Superior en Chile”, Serie Informe Social of Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, no. 56, December 1999, pp. 1-35. (Click here to read the abstract).

“Price Disparity and Imperfect Information in Major Supermarkets in Santiago, Chile”, 2000

“Murray N. Rothbard and Israel M. Kirzner: Recent "Deans" of the Modern Austrian School of Economics”, 2000, a compendium compiled and edited by Dr. Cobin under the auspices of Centro de Estudios Públicos, Santiago, Chile in order to provide Spanish speakers with access to some key portions of the work of Murray Rothbard and Israel Kirzner (forthcoming in Estudios Públicos in 2000 or 2001). The English version is on the Working papers page of the Mises Institute.

James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock: A Compendium of a Half Century of Thought”, 2000, a compendium compiled and edited by Dr. Cobin under the auspices of Centro de Estudios Públicos, Santiago, Chile in order to provide Spanish speakers with access to some key portions of the "public choice" work of James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock (forthcoming in Estudios Públicos in 2000 or 2001). English version is on the Buchanan Project page.

“Abortion and Market Failure Theory”, 1999. Click here to read it.
Comment by Jim Sedlak of the American Life League: "We know that abortion is wrong. It is always surprising how many people do not know that automatically. For those who may think it is okay, we must continually find new ways of expressing why abortion is wrong. Professor Cobin's article takes a novel approach to that question. He begins and ends with the premise that abortion is wrong "morally and theoretically." He presents his market analysis in a manner that may be convincing to some who have never thought of it in the way he describes."

“Rape in a Free Market”, 2000. Read it by clicking here.

“The Andean Altiplano: Lessons for the Mises-Tullock View of Development”, 2000. Read it by clicking here.

Is New Zealand Really the 3rd Freest Place in the World?” (2000), Business Quest. Also read it by clicking here.

Newspapers and Magazines

“Faculty and Universities in a Free Market (Chile): Comment by a Fallen Free Market Academic” (May 15, 2000). Read it by clicking here.

“¿Es Realmente Nueva Zelandia el Tercer País más Libre en el Mundo?” (2000), Portada, no. 59, April, pp. 14-18. To read it in Spanish click here.

Letter to the Editor of Liberty magazine defending homeschooling (March 29, 2000), published in the June 2000 issue. Read it by clicking here.

“Los Nuevos Presidentes Socialistas”, published in various papers in Latin America: GESTIÓN, the newspaper of economics and business, Lima, Perú, February 3, 2000, "Opinion" section; La Prensa, Managua, Nicaraugua, February 4, 2000, "Opinion" section; and in El Panamá América, Panamá, February 5, 2000, "Opinion" section. Click here to read it (Spanish).

“Teoria de Elección Pública”, El Mercurio, September 1, 1997, p. A2. Read it (Spanish) by clicking here.

“El Aborto y la Teoría del Fracaso del Mercado”, Portada, vol. 30, no. 56 (December 1999), pp. 28-32. Click here to read it.

“Will They Now Crucify the Man Who Rescued Chile?” (1999), Liberty, February, [co-authored with Karen Araujo. It can be seen at Liberty's home page and read by clicking here]. Also see the interview (in Italian) with Dr. Cobin by Interazione about the Pinochet case: "dagli Usa per riabilitare il 'criminale' Pinochet" by Alberto Mingardi (February 2000)..

“Spurgeon's View of Preaching” (1989), The Banner of Truth (July), pp. 18-23.

Policy studies and commentaries

A Case for Evangelical Covenant Marriage” (2002)

Bare, Beer, Baby Ruth and Blessings” [re: Christians playing the lottery] (2003)

“The Economics of Referendum 48 for the Common Person,” The Washington Institute for Policy Studies, Seattle, Wash., October 1995.

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