This paper uses panel data for the US states to investigate state-based free market (SBFM) think tanks’ effect on eight key economic policy objectives. The authors find that SBFM think tanks have had a "pro-market" effect on several of the policies they aim to influence.
This paper is the first to investigate the relationship between hate groups and hate crime empirically. We do so using panel data for the U.S. states between 2002 and 2008. Contrary to conventional wisdom, we find little evidence that hate groups are associated with hate crime in the United States.