PEC - Volume One

An interdisciplinary journal focused on government and public policy in North and South Carolina.

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Intellectual Diversity and Academic Professionalism

James R. Otteson

Pages: 8 – 19  |  First Published: August 2018

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No Free Lunch: How State Map Acts Inadvertently Damage Property Values as They Aim to Lower Road Expenditures

Craig J. Richardson, Russell M. Smith, Joseph Sloop

Pages: 20 – 43  |  First Published: August 2018

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The Political Economy of Resource Misallocation in the Energy Sector: A Case Study of South Carolina’s V. C. Summer Nuclear Project

Jody W. Lipford

Pages: 44 – 75  |  First Published: August 2018

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The Political Economy of Craft Beer in North Carolina (and Beyond)

Christopher Koopman, Adam C. Smith

Pages: 76 – 98  |  First Published: August 2018

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Classical Liberalism’s History, Heritage, and Relevancy to Our Times

Richard M. Ebeling

Pages: 99 – 107  |  First Published: August 2018


What Are Economic-Impact Studies Really Measuring?

Roy Cordato

Pages: 108 – 111  |  First Published: August 2018


State Tax Policy and Growth: A Research Note

Peter M. Frank

Pages: 112 – 118  |  First Published: August 2018



Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

Deirdre McCloskey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2016. Pp. xlii + 787. $32.12, hardcover

Book Review by: Michael Munger, Duke University

Pages: 119 – 121  |  First Published: August 2018


The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream

Tyler Cowen New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017. Pp. ix + 241. $28.99, hardcover

Book Review by: Robert Whaples, Wake Forest University

Pages: 122 – 124  |  First Published: August 2018


PEC - Volume One
Political Economy in the Carolinas
Volume One

August 2018