Best Paper Winners in The Journal of Private Enterprise

Each year the Association of Private Enterprise Education awards the best academic article published in The Journal of Private Enterprise. The award is presented to the author(s) that made a significant contribution to the research and literature of free markets.

Past Recipients

2021 Private School Choice and Character: More Evidence from Milwaukee
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 35, Issue 3, Fall 2020
Corey A. DeAngelis and Patrick Wolf
2020 The Durability of Legislative Benefits and the Role of the Executive Branch’s Settlement Authority
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 34, Issue 1, Spring 2019
Bryan P. Cutsinger
2019 Is Bitcoin Intrinsically Worthless?
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 33, Issue 1, Spring 2018
William Luther
2018 How the City Air Made Us Free: The Self-Governing Medieval City and the Bourgeois Revaluation
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 32, Issue 4, Winter 2017
Andrew T. Young
2017 The Implicit Costs of Government Deposit Insurance
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 31, Issue 2, Summer 2016
Thomas L. Hogan and William J. Luther
2016 Challenging the Empirical Contribution of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 30, Issue 1, Spring 2015
Phillip W. Magness and Robert P. Murphy
2015 A Note on the Market Provision of National Defense
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 29, Issue 2, Spring 2014
Peter T. Leeson, Cristopher J. Coyne, and Thomas K. Duncan
2014 Not all NGDP Is Created Equal: A Critique of Market Monetarism
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 29, Issue 1, Fall 2013
Alexander W. Salter
2013 Praise and Profits: Cultural and Institutional Determinants of Entrepreneurship
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 27, Issue 2, Spring 2012
Benjamin Powell and Cortney S. Rodet
2012 Civilizing Society
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 27, Issue 1, Fall 2011
Claudia R. Williamson
2010 Alertness, Action, and the Antecedents of Entrepreneurship
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 25, Issue 2, Spring 2010
Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein
2009 Making Room for Business Ethics: Rights as Metanorms for Market and Moral Values
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 24, Issue 2, Spring 2009
Douglas B. Rasmussen and Douglas J. Den Uyl
2008 Housing Prices and Economic Freedom
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 23, Issue 2, Spring 2008
Noel D. Campbell, Andres Jauregui, and Kirk C. Heriot
2007 Short Run Macroeconomic Performance and Economic Freedom: Can Economic Growth Rates be Higher and More Stable?
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 23, Issue 1, Fall 2007
Jody W. Lipford
2006 What’s Wrong—and What’s Right— with Stakeholder Management
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 22, Issue 2, Spring 2006
John R. Boatright
2005 Entrepreneurship in Post-Socialist Economies
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 21, Issue 1, Fall 2005
Tomi Ovaska and Russell S. Sobel
2004 The Laffer Curve for Amnesty
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 20, Issue 1, Fall 2004
E. Bruce Hutchinson and J.R. Clark
2003 Male-Female Life Expectancy and Economic Freedom
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 19, Issue 1, Fall 2003
J. Wilson Mixon Jr. and Gary H. Roseman
2002 The Emergence of the London Stock Exchange as a Self-Policing Club
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring 2002
Edward Stringham
2001 The Emergence of the London Stock Exchange as a Self-Policing Club
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 17, Issue 2, Fall 2001
Charles C. Cox
2000 Economic Freedom, Globalization and Human Rights: Can We Have It All?
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 15, Issue 2, Spring 2000
Wesley T. MilnerHangover Without the Party: The Impact of Threatened Drug Price Controls on Pharmaceutical Investment
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 16, Issue 1, Fall 2000
David W. Kreutzer and William C. Wood
1999 The End of the World As We Know It?: Some Thoughts on Economics of Moral Decline
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 14, Issue 2, Spring 1999
Michael DeBowActive Labor Market Policies and Measured Unemployment in Europe
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Volume 15, Issue 1, Fall 1999
Edward Bierhanzl
1998 Production, Profits, and the Environment
The Journal of Private Enterprise
James R. EdwardsTaking Deming Seriously: Considering the Case Against Incentives
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Dwight Lee

Protectionism: A Public Choice Perspective
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Alden Abbott and Gordon Brady

Market Alternatives for Crime Control: Entrepreneurial Response to Government Failure
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Bruce L. Benson

Market Alternatives for Crime Control: Entrepreneurial Response to Government Failure
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Ken Schoolland

1997 Private Enterprise and Environmental Amenities: The Case of Coastal Beaches
The Journal of Private Enterprise
James R. RinehartGovernment: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Paul A. Cleveland
1994-95 The Entrepreneur as Hero
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Candace A. AllenPrivate Property, Entrepreneurship and Poverty
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Don Matthews
1993-94 Will Government Policy Strangle Private Enterprise?
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Jon G. Udell and Robert W. PricerCost-Benefit Analysis of Small Business Assistance: Do Entrepreneurs Really Need ‘Assisting’
The Journal of Private Enterprise
William C. Wood
1992-93 Entrepreneurship, Growth and Quality of Life: Implications for Public Policy
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Michael H. Horris, Pamela S. Lewis, and Donald L. SextonAssessing Firm Failure Fictions
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Bruce A. Kirchoff
1991-92 Entrepreneurship: A Natural Institution?
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Arnold F. McKeeThe Seeds of Entrepreneurship
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Dwight R. Lee

The Strategy of Alliances
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Tyzoon Tyebjee

1990-91 The Reemployment Demonstration Initiatives: Small Business and the Operative Element
The Journal of Private Enterprise
John Trinkaus and Steve WolleyEconomic and Public Policy Issues Affecting Venture Capital
The Journal of Private Enterprise
W. Keith Schilit