Research

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Tarko, Vlad and Ryan Safner. (2022) “International Regulatory Diversity Over 50 Years: Political Entrepreneurship within Fiscal Constraints.” Public Choice 193(1-2): 79-108


Published Preprint

Safner, Ryan. (2021) “‘Public Good,’ or ‘Good for the Public?’ Political Entrepreneurship and the Public Funding of Scientific Research.” Journal of Private Enterprise 36(1): 743-771


Published Preprint

Safner, Ryan. (2016) “Institutional Entrepreneurship, Wikipedia, and the Opportunity of the Commons.” Journal of Institutional Economics 12(4): 743-771


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Safner, Ryan. (2016) “The Perils of Copyright Regulation.” Review of Austrian Economics 29: 127-137


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Articles Under Review

Gangotena, Santiago and Ryan Safner. (2022) “The Production of Increasing Returns: Physical Technology, Institutional Technology, and the Pitfalls of Production Functions.” (Revise & Resubmit requested)


Preprint

Safner, Ryan. (2022) “Honor Among Thieves: How 19th Century American Pirate Publishers Simulated Copyright Protection.” Economic Governance (conditional acceptance)


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Safner, Ryan. (2022) “I Don’t Always Teach the History of Economic Thought…But When I Do, I Prefer a Tournament.” (Revise and Resubmit requested)


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Research in Progress

“A Tale of Two Capitals: Modeling the Interaction between Ideas, Physical Capital, and Growth.” (with Santiago Gangotena)

Distributing Patronage: Censorship, Freedom of the Press, and Copyright in the English Transition from Natural State to Open Access Order

Pirate Thy Neighbor: The Protectionist Roots of U.S. Recognition of Foreign Copyrights

Kickstart My Art: Is Crowdfunding a Substitute or a Complement to Intellectual Property Laws?

Cryptocopyright? The Prospects of Protecting Intellectual Property on the Blockchain

The Network Origins of Economic Growth (with Santiago Gangotena)

Is Augury for the Birds? (with Sainabou Jallow)

The Division of Labor, Increasing Returns, and Competitive Firms