Matthew D. Mitchell

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Research Fellow

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Vol. 8 Iss 2, 2015, Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Christopher Koopman, Matthew D. Mitchell and Adam D. Thierer
Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 4,384 (2,725)
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sharing economy, collaborative economy, peer-production economy, peer-to-peer economy, ride-sharing, asymmetric information, lemons, Akerlof, Internet innovation, online innovation, rent-seeking, e-commerce, Uber, Airbnb

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The Sharing Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
Christopher Koopman, Matthew D. Mitchell and Adam D. Thierer
Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 1,041 (27,313)
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sharing economy, collaborative economy, asymmetric information, lemons problem, Akerlof, online innovation, regulation, inefficiency, reputation feedback, markets, network, public interest, regulatory capture, rent-seeking, e-commerce, ride sharing

3.

The Pathology of Privilege: The Economic Consequences of Government Favoritism

Mercatus Research, July 2012
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 256 (153,128)
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crony capitalism, rent seeking, privilege, unproductive entrepreneurship

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Bottling Up Innovation in Craft Brewing: A Review of the Current Barriers and Challenges

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Christopher Koopman
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity
Downloads 168 (225,656)
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Brewing, Barriers, Entry, Beer, Regulations, Innovation

A Fresh Start: How to Address Regulations Suspended During the Coronavirus Crisis

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 May 2020
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Matthew D. Mitchell and Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 118 (299,514)
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healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis, regulation, regulatory reform

A Fresh Start: How to Address Regulations Suspended During the Coronavirus Crisis

Mercatus Center Policy Brief Special Edition, 2020
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Apr 2020
Adam D. Thierer, Matthew D. Mitchell and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 47 (507,669)

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regulation, reform, health, policy, tradeoffs, BRAC, commission, regulatory, license, licensing, coronavirus, virus, outbreak, CON

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Rethinking Taxi Regulations: The Case for Fundamental Reform

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Sep 2016
Michael D. Farren, Christopher Koopman and Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 165 (229,234)
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taxis, sharing economy, regulation, regulatory capture, asymmetric information, transactions costs, platform markets

7.

Do Certificate-of-Need Laws Limit Spending?

Mercatus Working Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, September 2016
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 131 (276,089)
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Economics of Regulation, Certificate of Need, Supply Constraints, Regulatory Capture, Special Interests, Rent-Seeking

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Supreme Court Justices and Supreme Court Nominations: Do Nomination Battles Affect the Decisions of Sitting Justices?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 May 2007
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 117 (299,860)

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supreme court, strategy, separation of powers, president, senate, ideological shirking

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Economic Freedom and Economic Privilege

Heritage Foundation's 2013 Index of Economic Freedom
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 83 (375,176)

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Economic Freedom, Privilege, Regulation, Subsidies, Bailout, Monopoly

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First, Do No Harm: Three Ways that Policymakers Can Make it Easier for Healthcare

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Mar 2020
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 82 (377,866)
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coronavirus; COVID-19; pandemic; health, healthcare, Medicaid, public health, regulation, health professional, occupational licensing, hospital, medicine, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, optician, physician, telemedicine, health insurance, certificate of need, health data

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A Tragedy of the Anticommons: Local Option Taxation and Cell Phone Tax Bills

Public Choice, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-60
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2015
Matthew D. Mitchell and Thomas Stratmann
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
Downloads 80 (383,461)
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anticommons, fiscal federalism, overlapping tax jurisdictions, vertical externalities

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T.E.L. It Like It Is: Do State Tax and Expenditure Limits Actually Limit Spending?

George Mason University – Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 10-71
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Mar 2011
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 78 (389,070)
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Tax and Expenditure Limits, State Spending, Institutions

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Ending Farm Subsidies: Unplowed Common Ground

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 74 (400,784)
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Farm Bill, Farm, Subsidies, Food Stamps, Distribution, Income

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The Economics of a Targeted Economic Development Subsidy

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Jan 2020
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students
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targeted economic development subsidies, economic development, regional growth, job growth, incentives, subsidies, rent-seeking

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Phasing Out Certificate-of-Need Laws: A Menu of Options

Mercatus Policy Brief
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Mar 2020
Matthew D. Mitchell, Elise Amez Droz and Anna K. Parsons
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 55 (465,707)
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Certificate-of-need laws; healthcare; hospitals; regulation; healthcare policy; regulatory reform; competition; quality competition; nonprice competition; Medicare; Hospital Compare

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Wireless Taxes and Fees: A Tragedy of the Anticommons

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Thomas Stratmann
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
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Public Choice, Tragedy of the Anticommons, Rent-Seeking, Tax, Mobile Service

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State Budget Gaps and State Budget Growth: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

George Mason University – Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 10-42
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 Mar 2011
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 48 (494,095)
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State Budget Gaps, State Spending

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A Balanced Budget Amendment: What Can We Learn From State Experience?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 44 (511,754)

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Balanced Budget Requirement, Constitution, State, Federal, Fiscal, Growth

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What Went Wrong with the Bush Tax Cuts

Mercatus Research, November 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Andrea Castillo O'Sullivan
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 44 (511,754)

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tax cuts, fiscal policy

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Overcoming the Special Interests that Have Ruined Our Tax Code

Excerpt from Adam J. Hoffer and Todd Nesbit, eds., For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2018.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 May 2018
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 39 (535,454)
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tax policy, taxation, tax subsidies, tax code, government favoritism, cronyism, special interests

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Would More Infrastructure Spending Stimulate the Economy?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Veronique de Rugy
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Stimulus, Growth, Spending, Infrastructure, Economy, Deficit

22.

Uncontestable Favoritism

Public Choice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Jul 2018
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 32 (572,272)

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rent seeking, contests, uncontestable, corruption, cronyism, crony capitalism, favoritism, privilege

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Raising the Bar: ICU Beds and Certificates of Need

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 May 2020
Matthew D. Mitchell, Thomas Stratmann and James B. Bailey
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy and Providence College Department of Economics
Downloads 30 (583,673)

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healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis, certificate of need laws, hospital beds, hospital resources

24.

How Lame are Lame Ducks?

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Christopher Koopman, Matthew D. Mitchell and Emily Hamilton
Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Lame Duck, Congress, Legislators, Vote, Election, Special Interest

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Ridesharing vs. Taxis: Rethinking Regulations to Allow for Innovation

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 Jun 2020
Michael D. Farren, Christopher Koopman and Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 27 (602,074)

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taxis, sharing economy, regulation, regulatory capture, asymmetric information, transactions costs, platform markets

26.

A Culture of Favoritism: Corporate Privilege and Beliefs About Markets and Government

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 28 Mar 2019
Matthew D. Mitchell, Scott Eastman and Tamara Winter
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Independent and Independent
Downloads 24 (622,102)

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favoritism, culture, corporate welfare, privilege, rent-seeking, cronyism, crony capitalism

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In the Long Run, We Are All Crowded Out

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Jakina Rian Debnam
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University
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Crowding Out, Government Spending, Stimulus, Public Works

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Institutions and State Spending: An Overview

The Independent Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 35-49, Summer 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Nicholas Tuszynski
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 21 (643,085)
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Fiscal Policy, Budget, Spending, State, Statutes, Constitutions

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Outlawing Favoritism: The Economics, History, and Law of Anti-Aid Provisions in State Constitutions

Mercatus Working Paper
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 26 Mar 2020
Matthew D. Mitchell, Anne Philpot, Jonathan Riches and Veronica Thorson
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Independent and Independent
Downloads 19 (657,339)

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gift clauses, anti-aid clauses, targeted economic development subsidies, state constitutions, law, economics, favoritism, cronyism

30.

What Can Government Do to Create Jobs?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Unemployment, Employment, Growth, Recovery, Government, Intervention

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An Interstate Compact to End the Economic Development Subsidy Arms Race

Mercatus Research Series
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jul 2020
Michael D. Farren and Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 16 (679,097)

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economic development, economic growth, public finance, subsidies, subsidy in kind, tax benefits, state government, local government, expenditures, intergovernmental relations, institutions and growth, regional development

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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Spend (as Much): The Fiscal Effect of Separate Taxing and Spending Committees in State Legislatures

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Matthew D. Mitchell and Pavel A. Yakovlev
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Duquesne University
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State Spending Restraint: An Analysis of the Path Not Taken

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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State, Spending, Budget, Restraint, Growth

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Spending Restraint in Florida

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell and Tate Watkins
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
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Florida, Budget, Spending, Restraint, Fiscal, Balanced, Budget, Growth

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 176
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Luigi Zingales, a Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity

Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 26, No. 3, February 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Oct 2014
Matthew D. Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Luigi, Zingales, American, Capitalism, Prosperity, Loan, Guarantee, Credit, Bailout, Federal, Government, Special Interest, Monopoly