Alex Tabarrok Interviewed on Freakonomics Radio: The Economics of Bounty Hunting

Independent Institute Research Director Alex Tabarrok is interviewed by Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio in “To Catch a Fugitive,” on the enormous advantages of private bounty hunting over government police enforcement of bail jumping.

Download audio file (20:14 minutes)

Here also is a transcript of the interview.

Please also see the following books from Dr. Tabarrok:

Judge and Jury: American Tort Law on Trial, authored with Eric Helland

Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime

Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science

The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society, edited with David Beito and Peter Gordon

Here also are key related articles by him:

“The Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit of Justice” (Wilson Quarterly, January 2011)

“The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Privateers” (The Independent Review, Spring 2007)

“Bring on the Bounty Hunters”

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