Tom Garrett

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Ph.D. Economics
West Virginia University,
Morgantown, West Virginia

M.A. Economics
West Virginia University,
Morgantown, West Virginia

B.S. Economics
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania,
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Thomas A. Garrett

Published Papers

"The Distributional Burden of Instant Lottery Ticket Expenditures: An Analysis by Price Point"
FORTHCOMING: Public Finance Review.

"Crime and Arrests: Deterrence or Resource Reallocation?"
with Lesli S. Ott
Applied Economics Letters, August 2011, 18(12), pp. 1171-75.

"Government Growth and Private Contributions to Charity"
with Russell M. Rhine
Public Choice, April 2010, 143(1-2), pp. 103-20.

"War and Pestilence as Labor Market Shocks: U.S. Manufacturing Wage Growth 1914-1919"
Economic Inquiry, October 2009, 47(4), pp. 711-25.

"Income and Lottery Sales: Transfers Trump Income from Work and Wealth"
with Cletus C. Coughlin
Public Finance Review, July 2009, 37(4), pp. 447-69.

"Inter-temporal Differences in the Income Elasticity of Demand for Lottery Tickets"
with Cletus C. Coughlin
National Tax Journal, March 2009, 62(1), pp. 77-99.

"Evaluating State Tax Revenue Variability: A Portfolio Approach"
Applied Economics Letters, February 2009, 16(3), pp. 243-6.

"Red Ink in the Rearview Mirror: Local Fiscal Conditions and the Issuance of Traffic Tickets"
with Gary A. Wagner
Journal of Law and Economics, February 2009, 52(1), pp. 71-90.

"Do Casinos Export Bankruptcy?"
with Mark W. Nichols
Journal of Socio-Economics, August 2008, 37(4), pp. 1481-94.

"Why People Choose Negative Expected Return Assets - An Empirical Examination of a Utility Theoretic Explanation"
with Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
Applied Economics, January 2008, 40(1), pp. 27-34.

"Regional Disparities in the Spatial Correlation of State Income Growth"
with Gary A. Wagner and David C. Wheelock
Annals of Regional Science, September 2007, 41(3), pp. 601-18.

"Spatial Dependence in Models of State Fiscal Policy Convergence"
with Cletus C. Coughlin and Rubén Hernández-Murillo
Public Finance Review, May 2007, 35(3), pp. 361-84.

"Creating a Policy Environment for Entrepreneurs"
with Howard J. Wall
Cato Journal, Fall 2006, 26(3), pp. 525-52.

"Why Did Income Growth Vary Across States During the Great Depression?"
with David C. Wheelock
Journal of Economic History, June 2006, 66(2), pp. 456-66.

"Political Allocation of Agriculture Disaster Payments in the 1990s"
with Thomas L. Marsh and Maria I. Marshall
International Review of Law and Economics, June 2006, 26(2), pp. 143-61.

"A Spatial Analysis of State Banking Regulation"
with Gary A. Wagner and David C. Wheelock
Papers in Regional Science, November 2005, 84(4), pp. 575-95.

"State Lottery Revenue: The Importance of Game Characteristics"
with Russel S. Sobel
Public Finance Review, May 2004, 32(3), pp. 313-30.

"Inefficient Education Spending in Public School District: A Case for Consolidation"
with Marvin E. Dodson, III
Contemporary Economic Policy, April 2004, 22(2), pp. 270-80.

"Aggregated vs. Disaggregated Data in Regression Analysis: Implications for Inference"
Economics Letters, October 2003, 81(1), pp. 61-65.

"The Political Economy of FEMA Disaster Payments"
with Russel S. Sobel
Economic Inquiry, July 2003, 41(3), pp. 496-509.

"The Revenue Impacts of Cross-Border Lottery Shopping in the Presence of Spatial Autocorrelation"
with Thomas L. Marsh
Regional Science and Urban Economics, July 2002, 32(4), pp. 501-19.

"On the Measurement of Rent Seeking and its Social Opportunity Cost"
with Russell S. Sobel
Public Choice, July 2002, 112(1), pp. 115-36.

"Economies of Scale and Inefficiencies in County Extension Councils: A Case for Consolidation?"
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, November 2001, 83(4), pp. 811-25.

"The Leviathan Lottery? Testing the Revenue Maximization Objective of State Lotteries as Evidence for Leviathan"
Public Choice, October 2001, 19(1/2), pp. 101-17.

"An International Comparison of Lotteries and the Distribution of Lottery Expenditures"
International Review of Applied Economics, April 2001, 15(2), pp. 213-27.

"Earmarking Lottery Revenues for Education: A New Test of Fungibility"
Journal of Education Finance, Winter 2001, 26(3), pp. 219-38.

"A Test of Shirking Under Legislative and Citizen Vote: The Case of State Lottery Adoption"
Journal of Law and Economics, April 1999, 42(1), pp. 189-208.

"Gamblers Favor Skewness, Not Risk: Further Evidence From United States' Lottery Games"
with Russell S. Sobel
Economics Letters, April 1999, 63(1), pp. 85-90.

"Taxation and Product Quality: New Evidence from Generic Cigarettes"
with Russell S. Sobel
Journal of Political Economy, August 1997, 105(4), pp. 880-87.

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