The Gaps in the Generality

Facts about recessions and unemployment (and matching) Professor Cowen raises an interesting point in this recent Marginal Revolution blog post. If micro-data on unemployment recovery really is typically better explained by the supply-side of employment (I’d need to read more in that area to feel more confident myself), is the periodic case for dramatic effortsContinue reading “The Gaps in the Generality”

Personal Reflection: Three Things I Changed My Mind on in the Past Year

Seth Carter 1.) One can listen to and enjoy mumble rap without endorsing either its subject matter or its, let’s say, ‘unique’ take on artistry in the genre. I won’t speak much on this, but I have come to terms with some (not all or most) of the mumble rap sub-genre being enjoyable for meContinue reading “Personal Reflection: Three Things I Changed My Mind on in the Past Year”

An Update on the SSRN Paper Regarding Corporate Lobbying and Taxation Effects

Excellent news the past few weeks! My research paper disseminated on SSRN, “Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking,” has placed in several Top Ten lists amongst recent papers, including all those submitted thus far for the year of 2021 in their respective categories. Currently, the paper is: #1 in LSN (Law): Legislative and Political Process#3Continue reading “An Update on the SSRN Paper Regarding Corporate Lobbying and Taxation Effects”

McClure, Thomas, and Horowitz Continue to Wow – Application of Sequestered Capital Theory to 1929 Crash

In one of my prior posts, “Austrian Alert” I highlight an application of sequestered capital theory written by the authors as a way to fill in the gaps of Hayek’s struggle with Austrian Business Cycle Theory. Here, we have a paper by McClure, Thomas, and Horowitz further applying their theory to better make sense ofContinue reading “McClure, Thomas, and Horowitz Continue to Wow – Application of Sequestered Capital Theory to 1929 Crash”

Life, Liberty, but What About Property?

No, it’s not trendy in this particular day and age as a fundamental basis for good society, but here’s the thing: I unabashedly love property rights and their institutions. Of all the foundations that have made up free and prosperous societies in the past, whether you cite Democracy, Liberty, Equality, or what have you, IContinue reading “Life, Liberty, but What About Property?”

My Currently Published and Working Papers in Economics, Philosophy, History, and Literature Available Online!

Seth Carter – Academia.edu The link provided directs to my academia.edu account where I have some of my more formal (and more youthful) research and other writing available for free reading! Other free sources hosting my writing and research include this page by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics and this one byContinue reading “My Currently Published and Working Papers in Economics, Philosophy, History, and Literature Available Online!”

Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking: Clarification of the Relationship Between Corporate Lobbying and Firm Tax Benefits

Paper Link My first original, published and well-received economic research paper in 2018 utilizing public choice theory, econometrics, and computational analysis to determine the nature and size of firm unrecognized tax benefits and marginal effective tax rate changes resulting from changes in individual corporate lobbying expenditures at the federal level. Based on panel data ofContinue reading “Lobbying as Source of Rent Seeking: Clarification of the Relationship Between Corporate Lobbying and Firm Tax Benefits”