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Robert Higgs

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Speeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesLibertarian Papers

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of LibertyMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

Robert Higgs is senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review. He is the 2007 recipient of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty, and the 2015 Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom.

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The Drive for Regulatory Harmonization

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
Business support for regulatory harmonization at the federal level gave birth to an unmanageable offspring that strangled market forces.
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The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

08/19/2011Books
The Gilded Age — lasting from 1865 to World War I — was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. Robert Higgs explains why.
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The Catastrophic Impact of War on Liberty

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

07/26/2011Audio/Video
Recorded at Mises University 2011. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.
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Contra Conventional Measures of the Growth of Government

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

07/26/2011Mises Daily Articles
Transfer spending is the Godzilla that threatens to consume New York, Tokyo, Berlin, and nearly every other city on the planet.
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