Monthly Archives: February 2013

Concussions, Defenseless Receivers & Moral Hazard: A Rule that Would Work

The game of football (aka American gridiron) is at risk to a slow decline as parents are increasingly likely to prohibit their sons from playing.  The NFL, and to a lesser extent collegiate and high school leagues, have changed rules … Continue reading

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Sexual Barter during the Holocaust

The other day over at the Duck Dan Nexon asked readers to point him in the direction of research that might assist him to form an opinion about legal prostitution.  I tried to leave a comment with links to a few … Continue reading

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What is the good conflict data?

I got an email today from a 2nd year law school student who, unlike many of the folks who email me, did due diligence trying to answer the question prior to writing me.  This is the query. Professor Moore, I … Continue reading

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Buggin Out is the Chicken Man?!? Way.

I would not have anticipated that Duckie from Pretty in Pink could grow up to become Alan Harper of Two and a Half Men. Now I have learned that Buggin Out of Do the Right Thing grew up to become … Continue reading

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What’s the Baseline for Policy Relevance?

Over at Duck of Minerva Dan Nexon offers an interesting post responding to Eric Voeten’s Monkey Cage post about two recent articles that reach opposite conclusions about the impact of a nuclear arsenal on country’s tendency to make stronger demands during coercive … Continue reading

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Violence against Women: Guns and Knives

The other day I retweeted Jessica Valenti’s tweet about this HuffPo article: In the first eight weeks after [Newtown] more than 90 women were shot to death by their partners or family members. Unlike many (most?) people I share stuff … Continue reading

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Q&A with a Prospective PhD Student

I recently had an email exchange with a student we are recruiting for our PhD program (said student looks really great!), and it occurs to me that others may find some of my answers useful, so… First, many of your … Continue reading

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