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Walter Block Publications

This page provides links to online Block publications, and information on selected other publications (e.g., some books). More comprehensive lists are linked immediately below.

CVs and Comprehensive Lists of Publications


Defending the Undefendable: The Pimp, Prostitute, Scab, Slumlord, Libeler, Moneylender, and Other Scapegoats in the Rogue’s Gallery of American Society (New York: Fleet Press, first printing 1976, second printing 1980, third printing 1985; New York: Fox and Wilkes, fourth printing, 1991).

Labor Economics from a Free Market Perspective: Employing the Unemployable. Toh Tuck Link, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. 2008.

Some books available in Large Print format here.

General Economics and Teaching

General Economics

Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
Relation of Economics to Social Values
Sociology in Economics

Economics Education and Teaching of Economics

History of Economic Thought and Methodology

History of Thought: Individuals

Economic Methodology

Mathematical and Quantitative Methods

Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics


Market Structure and Pricing

Perfect Competition

Welfare Economics

Ronald Coase and Social Cost

Analysis of Collective Decision-Making

Constitutional Economics
Economic Models of Political Processes: Elections, Legislatures and Voting Behavior

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment

Prices, Business Fluctuations and Cycles

Money and Interest Rates

Monetary Policy, Central Banking and the Supply of Money and Credit

International Economics


International Migration

International Finance

Financial Economics

Public Economics

Structure and Scope of Government

Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

National Government Expenditures and Related Policies

Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
National Security and War

Health, Education and Welfare

Analysis of Health Care Markets

Government Education Policy

Welfare and Poverty

Labor and Demographic Economics

Demographic Economics

Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation

Particular Labor Markets

Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining

Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies


Law and Economics

Basic Areas of Law

Contract Law
Criminal Law
Gun Control
Abortion Issues

Regulation and Business Law

Other Substantive Areas of Law

Industrial Organization


Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises: Privatization

Antitrust Policy

Regulation and Industrial Policy

Industry Studies: Services

Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities

Business Administration and Business Economics, Marketing, Accounting

Business Administration

Marketing and Advertising

Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth

Economic Development

Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

Economy-wide Country Studies

Economic Systems

Capitalist Systems

Property Rights
Political Economy

Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics

Renewable Resources and Conservation; Environmental Management


Environmental Economics

Urban, Rural and Regional Economics

General Regional Economics

Production Analysis and Firm Location

Housing Supply and Markets

Transportation Systems

Regional Government Analysis

Land Use and Other Regulations
  • Block, Walter, Preface Zoning: Its Costs and Relevance for the 1980s, Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1980, pp. xi-xx; reprinted as Is Zoning Obsolete?, Free Urban Land Markets,in ERC Transcript Reprint Series, December 1980, No. 12

Other Special Topics


Cultural Economics

Economics of the Arts and Literature
Religion (Jewish)
Religion (Catholic)
Religion (Christianity)

Working Papers

Book Reviews

  • Block, Walter. Book review of Hardin, Russell (2009) How Do You Know? The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Block, Walter, The Trouble With Democracy: Review of Brian Caplan’s The Myth of the Rational Voters , Aug 25 2007
  • Block, Walter. “Kevin Carson as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Book Review of Carson, Kevin A. 2004. Studies in Mutualist Political Economy. Self-published: Fayetteville, AR” The Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 20, No.1, Winter 2006, pp. 35-46
  • Review of Kyle Bagwell, Coordination Economies, Advertising, and Search Behaviour in Retail Markets, Cross Cultural Management, 2003
  • Block, Walter. Book review of Pipes, Richard, Property and Freedom: The Story of how Through the Centuries Private Ownership has Promoted Liberty and the Rule of Law, New York: Knopf, 2000, in The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2002. pp. 97-101.
  • Review of Thomas Vietorisz, The Economic Development of Harlem (Praeger, 1970), 2001
  • Block, Walter. Book Review of Fulda, Joseph S., Eight Steps Toward Libertarianism, Bellevue, WA: Free Enterprise Press, 1997, in The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 2000, pp. 247-256
  • Block, Walter.  “Review Essay of Bethell, Tom, The Noblest Triumph: Property and Prosperity Through the Ages, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998,” in The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 1999, pp. 65-84
  • Block, Walter. Book Review of Simon, Julian, The State of Humanity, in The Freeman, Vol. 46, No. 10, October 1996, p. 712
  • Review of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Economics and Ethics of Private Property (Kluwer, 1993), review published in Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, vol. 7, num 1, Mars. 1996, pp. 161-165
  • Block, Walter. Book Review of Disaster in Red: The Failure and Collapse of Socialism, Richard Ebeling, ed., New York: Irvington-on-Hudson, 1995, in Freeman, Vol. 45, November 1995, pp. 738-739
  • Block, Walter. Book Review of Michael Levin, Feminism and Freedom, New Brunswick, N.J.:  Transaction, 1987, in The Journal of Libertarian Studies, 1991, Vol. X, No. 1, pp. 97-106
  • Review of Helen Brown, Having It All, 1984
  • Book Note (review of Hans-Hermann Hoppe), Democracy: The God that Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order.

Other Publications

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