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    • Anarchy, Preferences, and Robust Political Economy 

      Crampton, E.; Taylor, B. (University of Canterbury. Economics., 2009)
      We consider the relative robustness of libertarian anarchy and liberal democracy to meddlesome preferences. Specifically, we examine how the liberty of those wishing to engage in externally harmless activities is affected ...
    • The Cost of Cost Studies 

      Crampton, E.; Burgess, M.; Taylor, B. (College of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2011)
      We review methods and assess the policy influence of a series of publicly-funded Cost of Illness studies, mostly published since 1990. Our analysis shows that headline cost estimates, including the influential paper by ...
    • What's in a cost? Comparing economic and public health measures of alcohol's social costs 

      Crampton, E.; Burgess, M.; Taylor, B. (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2012)
      Studies based on a cost of illness method frequently assert large social costs from a variety of risky activities, the harms from which most typically fall upon the risk-taker himself. Many of these costs are inadmissible ...